NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Queer NEPA hosts LGBTQ Pride Series events across Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area throughout June

Queer NEPA hosts LGBTQ Pride Series events across Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area throughout June

From a press release: Local LGBTQ+ activists Queer NEPA have announced a full month of events in June for the organization’s second annual Pride Series celebrating queer resilience and identity. Coinciding once again with national LGBT Pride Month, this year also marks the historic 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising of 1969, which was a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Coheed and Cambria plays free live acoustic show at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 16

Coheed and Cambria plays free live acoustic show at Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre on May 16

From a press release: Before Coheed and Cambria embark on a North American tour in support of their latest album, “The Unheavenly Creatures,” it was revealed today that Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X will bring the modern progressive rock band to the Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre for a live acoustic show this Thursday, […]

 Ryan Mullaney

PHOTOS: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 11/18/18

PHOTOS: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 11/18/18

The holidays came early to Wilkes-Barre as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra rolled into town like Santa Claus for two back-to-back concerts at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 18. The popular Christmas rock opera band made the second show special by surprising the 250,000th fan through the doors, Lauren Casey, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

NEPA’s own TSO, Twelve Twenty-Four, rocks the holidays in local venues from Nov. 24-Dec. 22

From a press release: Following the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 19th annual stop in Wilkes-Barre, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s own Christmas rock opera band, Twelve Twenty-Four, will begin its 17th tour by releasing a new album. Twelve Twenty-Four will put out the new EP, “Transcendence,” this Saturday, Nov. 24, celebrating their third studio release with their first live concert […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Creating punk rock music, comics, animation, and videos with Tedd Hazard

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Creating punk rock music, comics, animation, and videos with Tedd Hazard

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

While the NEPA Scene Podcast recorded a show with John Mikulak, whose local documentary inspired the new Netflix movie “The Polka King,” several Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians were in New York City yesterday performing polka music with its star, Jack Black, on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which aired later that night on CBS. Black […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Netflix releases first trailer for ‘The Polka King’ starring Jack Black as Hazleton con man

As NEPA Scene reported yesterday, Netflix has finally settled on an official release date for its new comedic drama, “The Polka King,” so today the streaming service dropped the first trailer for the anticipated film, which stars comedian, actor, and musician Jack Black as real-life Hazleton polka legend Jan “Lewan” Lewandowski. No area has anticipated […]

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