Rich Howells

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

If you believe rock ‘n’ roll peaked in the 1970s, The Mesos are the band for you. And like many of those bands, the group started in a grimy old basement, this one in the Scranton/Dunmore area during the winter of 2017. “After The Kids Laughing At Pedestrians – The KLAP, for short – disbanded, […]

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2 teen casts take on musical ’13’ at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore Oct. 15-17

2 teen casts take on musical ’13’ at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore Oct. 15-17

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present the musical “13” in Dunmore on Friday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 17. The Jason Robert Brown production is double cast and features actors from both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. “Double casting is something we regularly do at Act Out,” said Dan Pittman, the theater’s […]

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Interdisciplinary artist J. Morgan Puett speaks at Marywood University in Scranton on Oct. 20

Interdisciplinary artist J. Morgan Puett speaks at Marywood University in Scranton on Oct. 20

From a press release: The Marywood University Art Department will present a lecture by award-winning interdisciplinary artist J. Morgan Puett as part of its Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. The event will take place in the Comerford Theater, located in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences (206 […]

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4 NEPA women break stigma of pole dancing with new Scranton studio opening Oct. 30

4 NEPA women break stigma of pole dancing with new Scranton studio opening Oct. 30

From a press release: A studio specializing in an often misunderstood art form, pole dancing, will open soon in downtown Scranton. Four local women – Ashley Matthews of Dunmore, Anjannette Roczniak of Old Forge, Shyla Lintz of Pittston, and Francesca Goldsack of Gouldsboro – teamed up in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic to open […]

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Act Out Theatre in Dunmore hosts benefit weekend of family-friendly shows Sept. 24-26

Act Out Theatre in Dunmore hosts benefit weekend of family-friendly shows Sept. 24-26

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will host a benefit weekend and silent auction from Friday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 26. Funds raised will go directly to the daily operational costs of the Dunmore theater, as well as future programming. “We’ve got a fun-filled weekend and truly have something for everyone,” said […]

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VIDEO: Everhart Museum acquires historic Scranton paintings by Dunmore artist John Willard Raught

VIDEO: Everhart Museum acquires historic Scranton paintings by Dunmore artist John Willard Raught

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art has unveiled five paintings by Impressionist landscape artist and Dunmore native John Willard Raught (1857-1931) that were recently acquired by the Scranton museum. These works, which were obtained from the estate of a regional collector, will be on view in the John […]

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Comedic play ‘At Home at the Zoo’ staged at real petting zoo in Lake Ariel Aug. 5-7

Comedic play ‘At Home at the Zoo’ staged at real petting zoo in Lake Ariel Aug. 5-7

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present Edward Albee’s absurd comedy “At Home at the Zoo” at an actual zoo, the Safari Farm Petting Zoo in Lake Ariel, on Thursday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 7. Featuring a trio of adult actors, the play focuses on Peter, his life with his wife, […]

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NEPA comics Zack Hammond and Dan Hoppel wrap up national tour in Dunmore on July 31

NEPA comics Zack Hammond and Dan Hoppel wrap up national tour in Dunmore on July 31

As venues began to open again in the spring, Northeastern Pennsylvania comedians Zack Hammond and Dan Hoppel wasted no time getting back on the road to give people what they need most after the worst year in living memory – a really good laugh. Friends and fans back home have been following their cross-country exploits […]

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NYC comedian Solo Jones headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on June 18

NYC comedian Solo Jones headlines stand-up show at Scranton Comedy Club in Dunmore on June 18

Indoor entertainment is back, so the Scranton Comedy Club is selling season passes along with individual tickets to its next monthly stand-up show at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore. The first show of the summer will be held this Friday, June 18 with New York City headliner Solo Jones, who has opened for […]

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Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Rent’ with young casts May 14-16

Act Out Theatre in Dunmore presents ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Rent’ with young casts May 14-16

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group’s repertory productions of “Rent: School Edition” and Disney’s “Aladdin Kids” will be presented on Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16 in Dunmore. Act Out has been working with and following the recommendations of the state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring these shows […]

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