NEPA Scene Staff

Graphic design exhibit of Penn College of Technology in Williamsport moves online for first time in 12 years

Graphic design exhibit of Penn College of Technology in Williamsport moves online for first time in 12 years

From a press release: In keeping with other creative adjustments being made during the coronavirus pandemic, the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual graphic design student exhibit has moved online for the first time in its 12-year history. A May 1 reception for the exhibit was originally planned in The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use

Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Commissioners – Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, and Chris Chermak – have approved the reopening of the four county parks for limited use beginning today at 7 a.m. McDade Park in Scranton, Merli-Sarnoski Park in Greenfield Township, Covington Park in Covington Township, and Aylesworth Park in Jermyn will be […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold performs on first ‘NEPA Live From Home’ episode

VIDEO: Nick Coyle of Lifer and Cold performs on first ‘NEPA Live From Home’ episode

Last week, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza and Karl Hall in Wilkes-Barre announced “NEPA Live From Home,” a live music series featuring regional artists performing safely from their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. Performances are posted every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on the Facebook and Instagram pages of both Mohegan Sun Arena and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Scranton Fringe Fest’s First Friday drag show with singer/comedian Pissi Myles

VIDEO: Scranton Fringe Fest’s First Friday drag show with singer/comedian Pissi Myles

From a press release: First Friday Scranton was once again held online due to the coronavirus pandemic, so to keep everyone entertained, the Scranton Fringe Festival hosted a virtual pop-up show on Friday, May 1 starring Pissi Myles. Myles is an accomplished drag comedian, singer, and hostess from New Jersey who has become a recurring […]

 The Conversation

Small businesses still struggle to receive aid after hurricanes, coronavirus, and other disasters

Small businesses still struggle to receive aid after hurricanes, coronavirus, and other disasters

The U.S. government has committed hundreds of billions of dollars to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic. But early reports suggest larger companies are gobbling up much of the aid, while many of the neediest ones – particularly those with only a few dozen employees – aren’t benefiting. For example, large, generally profitable companies […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Fest hosts free First Friday drag show live with comedian Pissi Myles

Scranton Fringe Fest hosts free First Friday drag show live with comedian Pissi Myles

From a press release: First Friday Scranton is once again online due to the coronavirus pandemic, so to keep everyone entertained, the Scranton Fringe Festival is hosting a virtual pop-up show this Friday, May 1 starring Pissi Myles. Myles is an accomplished drag comedian, singer, and hostess from New Jersey who has become a recurring […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

VIDEO: Filter, Cold, Breaking Benjamin, Candlebox, and Lifer members cover Filter hit ‘Take a Picture’ in quarantine

Inspired by the many well-known musicians teaming up for quarantine performances, Berwick native Nick Coyle brought some his fellow Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians and national recording artists together to cover Filter’s hit song “Take a Picture” safely from home. Coyle, a solo artist as well as the singer of Wilkes-Barre nu metal band Lifer and guitarist/backing […]

 Rich Howells

Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opens May 1 with coronavirus safety protocols

Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opens May 1 with coronavirus safety protocols

Some people believe the concept of the drive-in theater is old and outdated, but during a pandemic that requires social distancing, there may be no better place to watch a film in public. While indoor movie theaters across the country remain closed due to COVID-19, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City is preparing to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Historical Society engages public with COVID-19 Archive, photography workshop, and video lectures

Lackawanna Historical Society engages public with COVID-19 Archive, photography workshop, and video lectures

From a press release: The past few months have proved to be a historic time that will undoubtedly be studied by scholars in the future. To make their jobs easier, the Lackawanna Historical Society has started the LHS COVID-19 Archive project, a virtual “instant archive” for members of the community to record their thoughts and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Love From Philly virtual music festival features John Oates, Kurt Vile, G. Love, and more playing May 1-3

Love From Philly virtual music festival features John Oates, Kurt Vile, G. Love, and more playing May 1-3

From a press release: Love From Philly, a citywide virtual music and arts festival scheduled for this weekend, has announced its daily lineups. Running Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3, each day of the webcast will present a different stage reflecting the diversity of Philadelphia’s music scene. Confirmed artists include Kurt Vile, Philadelphia Freeway, […]

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