Sara Pokorny

‘Little Women: The Broadway Musical’ sings praises of strong females at Misericordia

‘Little Women: The Broadway Musical’ sings praises of strong females at Misericordia

Before Katniss Everdeen, Hermione Granger, Buffy Summers and, hell, even Wonder Woman, there was a group of fictional girls that embodied female empowerment, and one in particular who could give today’s leading ladies a run for their money – and they were created in the mind of Louisa May Alcott nearly 150 years ago. This […]

 Sara Pokorny

Vivian Shipley reads from the humorous side of her poetry at Misericordia on March 16

Vivian Shipley reads from the humorous side of her poetry at Misericordia on March 16

Up until her early 30s, Vivian Shipley never wrote a poem in her life. It’s an attribute you wouldn’t think to pin on her, considering her accolades: a two-time recipient of the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement, the Library of Congress’s Connecticut Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Literary Community, the Connecticut Book […]

 Sara Pokorny

Beelzebubs keep the legacy of a capalla music relevant, passionate, and fun

Beelzebubs keep the legacy of a capalla music relevant, passionate, and fun

The human voice is a powerful thing, our main vehicle of communication that evokes every emotion, from anger to pure joy. Put a group of voices together, spin the sound so it forms songs that encompass both the musical and instrumental aspects, and you’ve got a feeling unlike any other – a cappella will do […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Kids for Cash’ documentary screens at the United Nations, receives Oscar buzz

‘Kids for Cash’ documentary screens at the United Nations, receives Oscar buzz

From a press release: The critically acclaimed documentary “Kids for Cash,” detailing the infamous judicial scandal that rocked Luzerne County and Northeastern Pennsylvania, is set to screen at the United Nations today, the eve of the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Just named by Variety as an Oscar contender, […]

 Rich Perry

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Kenton makes fun and energetic self-titled debut

ALBUM REVIEW: Ryan Kenton makes fun and energetic self-titled debut

Before I begin this album review, I’m going to take a quick trip down memory lane. I attended my first club when I was 15 years old (yes, NEPA used to have underage clubs), and soon after that, I attended my first party or rave, which baptized me into DJ culture and the world of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Misericordia Players present the farce ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ on Nov. 13-15

Misericordia Players present the farce ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ on Nov. 13-15

From a press release: The Misericordia Players will present the award-winning farce “Lend Me a Tenor” by Ken Ludwig on Nov. 13-15 at 8 p.m. in the Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. “Lend Me a Tenor” was a huge hit when it premiered in London’s West End in 1986. It opened on Broadway in 1989, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tufts Beelzebubs to perform a cappella holiday concert at Misericordia on Nov. 23

Tufts Beelzebubs to perform a cappella holiday concert at Misericordia on Nov. 23

From a press release: Tufts University’s oldest all-male a cappella group, the Beelzebubs, will kick-off the holiday season with the concert, “Christmas with the Tufts Beelzebubs,” in Lemmond Theater at Misericordia University (301 Lake St., Dallas) on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Recognized as leaders of contemporary a cappella, the Bubs, as they are […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everyday beauty of NEPA’s suburban landscapes captured in realistic, yet abstract paintings

Everyday beauty of NEPA’s suburban landscapes captured in realistic, yet abstract paintings

'Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz' runs through Nov. 21 at the University of Scranton

From a press release: The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery will showcase the beauty that can be found in suburban architecture in Northeastern Pennsylvania in an exhibit that runs until Friday, Nov. 21. “Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz” will be on display in the gallery located on the fourth floor of Hyland […]

 Sara Pokorny

British professor to discuss Dickens and Misericordia’s new master’s program with English university

Local students will be introduced to BA to MA program with University of Reading in England

English majors at Misericordia University are about to see – and benefit from – a collaboration with some friends across the pond; a seamless transition into the master’s degree program in English literature at a renowned school in England is on the horizon. From Oct. 22-25, the Department of English at Miseri will host Dr. […]

 Sara Pokorny

NEPA Scene among winners of 2014 NEPA Blog of the Year Awards

NEPA Scene among winners of 2014 NEPA Blog of the Year Awards

The 2014 NEPA BlogCon was held this past weekend at Misericordia University in Dallas, and afterwards, the NEPA Blog of the Year Awards were distributed, including one award to NEPA Scene. The winners were announced just before the annual convention on Oct. 9 via Twitter: Congrats to @lulacpolletter @nafsnep @nepascene @thewingmen1 on winning a #NEPABOTY! […]