NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA premieres new documentary ‘Agnes 50: Life After the Flood’ on June 23

From a press release: This June marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes’ devastation of Northeastern Pennsylvania. WVIA will commemorate the day with “Agnes 50,” a multi-platform initiative that will explore the events of June 23, 1972, as well as the response in the years after. The initiative will include the original documentary film “Agnes […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg for 2-night run on April 1-2

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet returns to Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg for 2-night run on April 1-2

From a press release: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass group Cabinet will return to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg for a two-night run of psychedelic roots rock and bluegrass folk music on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2. The Dirty Grass Players, a four-piece new-grass band from Baltimore, will open on Friday while the Wilkes-Barre-based Brendan Brisk […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Hatchet Factory in Forty Fort opens rage room to release the stress of 2020

From a press release: The owners of The Hatchet Factory in Forty Fort have announced a new addition to their unique business with the grand opening of Rage at the Factory, the area’s first rage room. Denise Ogurkis, Nicole Smith, and Nicholas Smith have expanded their presence in Luzerne County by taking over a space […]

 Rich Howells

John Oliver pokes fun at Forty Fort and its funny name on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

John Oliver pokes fun at Forty Fort and its funny name on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

Comedian John Oliver’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight” has talked about Scranton several times on HBO. In last night’s episode, a lesser-known town in Northeastern Pennsylvania received a mention – and a light ribbing. During the main segment on Joe Biden winning the presidential election and “Donald Trump’s various attempts to overturn the results” […]

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Luzerne County concert series drives bands through 6 neighborhoods on flatbed truck every Friday from July 10-Aug. 7

Luzerne County concert series drives bands through 6 neighborhoods on flatbed truck every Friday from July 10-Aug. 7

From a press release: Last year, music filled the air near the Luzerne County Courthouse and brought the community together for the first Rockin’ the River Summer concert series along the Wilkes-Barre River Common. This year, the coronavirus pandemic is keeping people closer to home, but Luzerne County is not going to let COVID-19 stop […]

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Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns play virtual Loop.tv Music Festival live on Twitch on April 25

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns play virtual Loop.tv Music Festival live on Twitch on April 25

From a press release: Today, Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns announced that they will be performing on the virtual Loop.tv Music Festival on Saturday, April 25 on Twitch, the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment. The free online festival will live stream performances of both rising and favorite artists, including Hanson, Francesco […]

 Rich Howells

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns release ‘Stranger’ EP on Jan. 31 with Desmond Child collaborations

Lehighton rockers Another Day Dawns release ‘Stranger’ EP on Jan. 31 with Desmond Child collaborations

After making their Billboard chart debut last year, Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns has been building buzz for their next EP with some big moves. “Stranger” is set for release next Friday, Jan. 31 on all major streaming platforms, and the first single, “Taste of Heaven,” is already receiving airplay on Hazleton active […]

 Rich Howells

Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns makes Billboard Heatseekers chart debut with ‘A Different Life’

Lehighton hard rock band Another Day Dawns makes Billboard Heatseekers chart debut with ‘A Different Life’

Four months after Another Day Dawns released their debut EP, the hard rock band from Lehighton has begun charting on Billboard. This past weekend, “A Different Life” hit No. 10 on Billboard’s Northeast Heatseekers chart, an impressive feat considering the five-song album was released independently with no major label backing them up. The chart is […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: Hayley Jane and the Primates return to NEPA for Jazz Cafe and Peach Music Festival shows

VIDEO INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: Hayley Jane and the Primates return to NEPA for Jazz Cafe and Peach Music Festival shows

Following their first appearance at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton last summer, up-and-coming Boston rock band Hayley Jane and the Primates performed a special concert at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains in October, followed by another show at Mountain Sky in Jermyn the next day. In between those gigs, they stopped at […]

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Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery holds grand opening at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 3

Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery holds grand opening at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 3

From a press release: Mohegan Sun Pocono has announced that it will host a grand opening celebration for the all-new Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery in the Wilkes-Barre casino on Saturday, Feb. 3 starting at 2 p.m., preceded by a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. Located near the […]

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