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Look up and learn Scranton history with free guided walking tours downtown June 8-Sept. 21

Look up and learn Scranton history with free guided walking tours downtown June 8-Sept. 21

From a press release: Have you ever really looked closely at the buildings you pass by every day? If you’re interested in learning about the history and architecture of downtown Scranton, the Lackawanna Historical Society will offer guided walking tours at 11 a.m. on Saturdays during the summer. These free tours will focus on the […]

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First-ever Lackawanna County Heritage Fair takes over Montage Mountain in Scranton May 29-June 2

First-ever Lackawanna County Heritage Fair takes over Montage Mountain in Scranton May 29-June 2

From a press release: After several years of talks, meetings, and planning, the inaugural Lackawanna County Heritage Fair will finally be held on Wednesday, May 29 through Sunday, June 2 at Montage Mountain Resorts in Scranton. This celebration of the food, culture, and history of the Scranton area will bring families, friends, and cultures together […]

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With new info revealed by X-ray, see Everhart Museum’s mummy before Scranton exhibit closes on April 7

With new info revealed by X-ray, see Everhart Museum’s mummy before Scranton exhibit closes on April 7

From a press release: The Everhart Museum and Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton used modern technology to learn new information about the life of a centuries-old Peruvian mummy that has been taken out of storage to be briefly featured in the exhibition “Preserved: Traditions of the Andes,” which closes this Sunday, April 7. Dr. […]

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New book ‘Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History’ tours Pennsylvania pubs with rebellious histories

New book ‘Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History’ tours Pennsylvania pubs with rebellious histories

From a press release: The insurrectionist past of the Wooden Keg Tavern in St. Clair is one of many exciting stories that comes to life in “Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History: Pennsylvania Pubs Where Rabble-Rousers and Rum Runners Stirred up Revolutions,” a new book from Sunbury Press in Mechanicsburg. Author M. Diane McCormick takes a […]

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Life of John F. Kennedy commemorated in photos at Everhart Museum in Scranton Sept. 28-Dec. 31

Life of John F. Kennedy commemorated in photos at Everhart Museum in Scranton Sept. 28-Dec. 31

From a press release: A new exhibition commemorating the private life and public trajectory of President John F. Kennedy will be on view at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton on Friday, Sept. 28 through Monday, Dec. 31, with a reception and tour on Wednesday, Oct. 10 that includes an […]

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Learn history of ‘Heynabonics: How We Talk in NEPA’ at Osterhout Library in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 20

Learn history of ‘Heynabonics: How We Talk in NEPA’ at Osterhout Library in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 20

From a press release: Whether you grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania or you’re just passing through, there’s no denying that locals have a particular dialect in the Valley. Jokingly referred to as “Heynabonics” by the hilarious comedy video by One Laugh at Least and the Community Film Project that went viral in 2007, the quirky […]

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Hip-hop turns 45 – rap music’s path from pariah to Pulitzer

Hip-hop turns 45 – rap music’s path from pariah to Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize win is a major milestone for hip-hop, a genre that celebrates its 45th birthday this month. It’s also a triumph that many, a mere decade ago, would have never predicted. As someone who teaches and studies the politics of hip-hop and rap, I was pleasantly surprised myself. I thought of hip-hop’s […]

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The album at 70 years old: a format in decline?

The album at 70 years old: a format in decline?

The album – or at least, the 33rpm vinyl record that spawned the format – turns 70 years old this year. But it isn’t ageing gracefully. Even five years ago, Bob Lefsetz declared that “the album is dying in front of our very eyes” – and given how comprehensively streaming services are decimating record sales, […]

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Celebrate Christmas in July with ‘Christmas Vacation’ and book market at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

Celebrate Christmas in July with ‘Christmas Vacation’ and book market at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

From a press release: It’s almost halfway to Christmas, so the Lackawanna Historical Society will celebrate Christmas in July with a literary marketplace and cult classic movie screening at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Wednesday, July 25, complete with holiday music and Christmas decorations. Gates at the drive-in theater (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson […]

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Ride Route 66 at exhibit with car cruise and kids’ movie at Misericordia University in Dallas June 16-Aug. 12

Ride Route 66 at exhibit with car cruise and kids’ movie at Misericordia University in Dallas June 16-Aug. 12

From a press release: Take a geographical and historical tour down of one of the world’s most iconic highways when Misericordia University in Dallas hosts “America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66” from Saturday, June 16 through Sunday, Aug. 12 in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery. Organized by NRG! Exhibits, “America’s Road” shares the history […]

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