Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Alyssa Lazar

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Alyssa Lazar

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was young singer/songwriter Alyssa Lazar on Nov. 17. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash, courtesy of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 11/17/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 11/17/15

A young wild card entered the final week of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition on Nov. 17 and won the audience vote with a stunning first-time performance at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Alyssa Lazar sang her own music as well as a cover of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedy show in Clarks Summit raises money for new tractor at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary on Dec. 1

Comedy show in Clarks Summit raises money for new tractor at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary on Dec. 1

From a press release: Laughing to raise money sounds, well, funny, but that’s precisely the point of this year’s #GivingTuesday event for Indraloka Animal Sanctuary at Everything Natural in Clarks Summit. Every year following Thanksgiving, malls, stores, and online sales around the nation begin the mad countdown to Christmas, selling, selling, selling. But #GivingTuesday is […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Singer/songwriter James Barrett opens up ‘The Window’

SONG PREMIERE: Singer/songwriter James Barrett opens up ‘The Window’

There’s an undeniable passion in the music of James Barrett, so much so that, after finishing the recording of his latest song just last night, he asked NEPA Scene to premiere it exclusively right away, and we were more than happy to oblige today. The young singer/songwriter from Clarks Summit recorded a demo of “The […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Mat Burke

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Mat Burke

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was Clarks Summit singer/songwriter Mat Burke on Sept. 29. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash, courtesy of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 09/29/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 09/29/15

Another newcomer to NEPA Scene’s Got Talent came in to Thirst T’s Bar & Grill unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and swept the audience vote with an animated performance that mixed earnest folk rock with the boundless energy of punk music. Currently a Clarks Summit resident, Mat Burke has taken his act around the country, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 4, 09/22/15

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 4, 09/22/15

After a 15-year-old singer won the audience vote the week before, another young high schooler captured everyone’s attention at Week 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill. 18-year-old singer/songwriter James Barrett, the vocalist and guitarist of Clarks Summit alternative rock band Emberá, won with his heartfelt original music, including a […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter James Barrett

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Clarks Summit singer/songwriter James Barrett

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was Clarks Summit singer/songwriter James Barrett on Sept. 22. The weekly winner receives $50 in cash, courtesy of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, […]

 Rich Howells

‘No Cover, No Excuses!’ showcases varied acoustic musicians on July 3 in Clarks Summit

‘No Cover, No Excuses!’ showcases varied acoustic musicians on July 3 in Clarks Summit

Clarks Summit guitarist Jason Vo, one of the weekly audience vote winners at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, is organizing a new acoustic music showcase at Duffy’s Coffee House that shows just how broad the word “acoustic” can be. “No Cover, No Excuses!” will run from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, July 3, featuring eight local […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary celebrates 10-year anniversary with Clarks Summit fundraiser on May 11

Indraloka Animal Sanctuary celebrates 10-year anniversary with Clarks Summit fundraiser on May 11

From a press release: This year marks a decade since the founding of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany in 2005, a place to inspire and empower the community, especially children, in ways to better care for themselves and the environment while helping animals in need. In honor of this anniversary and also to announce exciting […]