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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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See ‘A Day in the Life of an Anthracite Miner’ through 1940s art tour in Scranton on Jan. 7

See ‘A Day in the Life of an Anthracite Miner’ through 1940s art tour in Scranton on Jan. 7

From a press release: To kick off Anthracite Mining Heritage Month, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host a program by local historian Charles Kumpas entitled “A Day in the Life of an Anthracite Miner: The Remarkable Coalmining Artwork of Remo Trieste Russo” at the society’s headquarters, the Catlin House, in Scranton on Sunday, Jan. 7 […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts old fashioned Christmas in Scranton on Dec. 8

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts old fashioned Christmas in Scranton on Dec. 8

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society will host their annual Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at their headquarters, the Catlin House in Scranton. Stop by to see traditional Christmas decorations and enjoy wassail and sweet treats, stories, crafts, and music. This year, the Society will feature a special […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton is now free year-round

Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton is now free year-round

From a press release: Effective Oct. 1, the Steamtown National Historic Site will no longer charge a park entrance fee. Since 2005, the National Park Service charged a $7 admission fee for visitors 16 and older. After conducting a detailed analysis of costs associated with collecting and managing park entrance fee revenue, it was determined […]

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Railfest hosts train rides, demonstrations, music, movies, mysteries, and more in Scranton Sept. 2-3

Railfest hosts train rides, demonstrations, music, movies, mysteries, and more in Scranton Sept. 2-3

From a press release: Railfest is a celebration of railroading past, present, and future that is held annually on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend at the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton. This year, the event takes place on Sept. 2-3, with an opening ceremony on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. […]

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

Celebrate Christmas in July with marketplace and ‘Christmas Vacation’ 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 marketplace and movie screening at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Tuesday, July 25. Gates at the drive-in theater (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) open at 7 p.m., and admission is $7. Get […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site generated $7.4 million in economic benefits for Scranton area in 2016

Steamtown National Historic Site generated $7.4 million in economic benefits for Scranton area in 2016

From a press release: A new National Park Service report shows that 99,600 visitors to the Steamtown National Historic Site in 2016 spent $5,403,500 in communities near the park in downtown Scranton. That spending supported 86 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $7,432,400. “NPS Centennial initiatives, […]

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Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month

Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month

From a press release: The College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University in Dallas is hosting three special presentations in honor of National Women’s History Month in March. The Women’s Issues Forum on Thursday, March 23 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in Huntzinger Room 218 will focus on issues involving gender and the role of […]

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