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Support small businesses in Luzerne County by shopping on new local website

Support small businesses in Luzerne County by shopping on new local website

From a press release: The Chambers of Commerce in Luzerne County have joined forces to create a free online platform to support local small businesses and to encourage the community to safely shop small for the holidays through the Luzerne County Local initiative, which launches on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28. Each year, over […]

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Luzerne County Chambers launch Project EVOLVE to support businesses affected by COVID-19

Luzerne County Chambers launch Project EVOLVE to support businesses affected by COVID-19

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre, Greater Hazleton, Greater Pittston, and Back Mountain Chambers of Commerce have launched a new economic development initiative called Project EVOLVE. Project EVOLVE is an initiative designed to identify solutions and align external innovation to assist local businesses as they adjust to, and thrive in, the new post-COVID economy. […]

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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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Hazleton folk punk Tedd Hazard declares ‘Marshall Law’ and releases George Floyd protest EP

Hazleton folk punk Tedd Hazard declares ‘Marshall Law’ and releases George Floyd protest EP

With protests against racial injustice, riots tearing cities apart, eroding trust in law enforcement and government, an ongoing global pandemic, a shutdown causing businesses to collapse while unemployment rises, and political division at an all-time high, there may be no better time for some punk rock music. Just two months after releasing the strangely prophetic […]

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Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance announces NEPTA Award winners in online ceremony

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance announces NEPTA Award winners in online ceremony

From a press release: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent new shows from being staged across the area this year, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance was still able to host its 23rd annual NEPTA Awards for 2019 productions online on Sunday, June 7. The NEPTA Awards is usually held as an elegant dress-up event […]

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Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will live stream annual NEPTA Awards on June 7

Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will live stream annual NEPTA Awards on June 7

From a press release: While the coronavirus pandemic continues to prevent new shows from being staged across the area, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance will still host its 23rd annual NEPTA Awards for last year’s productions. The NEPTA Awards is usually held as an elegant dress-up event in the spring that highlights and honors the […]

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B Street Band plays Xmas tribute to Bruce Springsteen at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 20

B Street Band plays Xmas tribute to Bruce Springsteen at Stage West in Scranton on Dec. 20

From a press release: Following a sold-out charity show in Hazleton last week hosted by baseball manager Joe Maddon, the Bruce Springsteen tribute act The B Street Band will perform at Stage West in Scranton this Friday, Dec. 20. The band, which has local ties and claims the title of the “longest-running tribute band in […]

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NEPA’s own holiday rock orchestra, Twelve Twenty-Four, tours local and national venues Nov. 30-Dec. 27

NEPA’s own holiday rock orchestra, Twelve Twenty-Four, tours local and national venues Nov. 30-Dec. 27

From a press release: As the Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes its

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Wilkes-Barre with original ‘Christmas Eve’ shows on Nov. 22

Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to Wilkes-Barre with original ‘Christmas Eve’ shows on Nov. 22

From a press release: The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra will bring its anticipated Winter Tour back to Wilkes-Barre. Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all – “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.” TSO’s show started small, performing to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which […]

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PPW’s ‘Brawl at the Mall’ brings live wrestling to Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Aug. 10

PPW’s ‘Brawl at the Mall’ brings live wrestling to Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Aug. 10

From a press release: PPW, an independent wrestling company based in Hazleton, will host its first-ever wrestling event in Scranton at an usual venue, bringing regional talent as well as a WWE Superstar to The Marketplace at Steamtown on Saturday, Aug. 10. The “Brawl at the Mall,” held on the second floor in the atrium […]

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