Rich Howells

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

For years, there have been sporadic updates about “The Irishman,” the highly anticipated film that will reunite director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro, but now the mafia movie with real-life local connections is closer than ever to production thanks to Netflix. The leading streaming entertainment subscription service has acquired the worldwide rights to […]

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Celebrate Women’s History Month in March with art, activities, and activism in Scranton

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March with art, activities, and activism in Scranton

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania Writers, Artists, and Musicians (W.A.M.), in conjunction with the Lackawanna County Commissioners, have announced the inaugural use of The Globe Gallery in downtown Scranton to celebrate National Women’s History Month. The first event the venue will host is a kickoff on Friday, March 3 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in […]

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Roaring Brook Twp. author debuts historical romance novel during First Friday Scranton on March 3

Roaring Brook Twp. author debuts historical romance novel during First Friday Scranton on March 3

From a press release: Cecelia Mecca, a Scranton native and resident of Roaring Brook Township, is launching her debut historical romance novel, “The Thief’s Countess,” at Library Express at The Marketplace at Steamtown on Friday, March 3. After successfully launching a prequel novella, “The Ward’s Bride,” in February into the Top 20 in three of […]

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Baritone Anthony Brown tells story of singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 10

Baritone Anthony Brown tells story of singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 10

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Anthony Brown to Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. for “I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Own Words & Song.” The first show in the new Lobby for the Arts series taking place in the Kirby Center’s […]

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Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘For Your Eyes Only’ July 13, local history movies Aug. 3 and Sept. 1

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘For Your Eyes Only’ July 13, local history movies Aug. 3 and Sept. 1

From a press release: Join the Lackawanna Historical Society this summer for evenings of classic films and fun at the historic Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. Each month, they will feature a different movie in a great retro atmosphere. On Wednesday, July 13, the society will celebrate the 35th anniversary of James Bond’s “For Your […]

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Sample Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey and learn the drink’s Pennsylvania history on June 24 in Scranton

Sample Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey and learn the drink’s Pennsylvania history on June 24 in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society will introduce Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey to Scranton on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Wigle is a family-owned small-batch craft distillery that features local organic grains in their spirits. Meredith Grelli, co-owner of Wigle, will make a presentation on Pennsylvania whiskey at the Society’s headquarters at the […]

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Famous couples paired with wine and desserts at Everhart Museum in Scranton on Feb. 9

Famous couples paired with wine and desserts at Everhart Museum in Scranton on Feb. 9

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton has announced a special event that pairs famous or infamous couples in history with a most appropriate dessert wine and delectable treats. “Ever

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New Italian-American heritage group SIAMO holds first event at Adezzo in Scranton on Jan. 31

New Italian-American heritage group SIAMO holds first event at Adezzo in Scranton on Jan. 31

From a press release: SIAMO is a new, all-volunteer Italian-American heritage group based in Scranton dedicated to promoting the Italian language, history, and culture through free or low-cost events for anyone of all ethnic backgrounds to enjoy. The group’s first event, an Italian language meetup, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. […]

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WVIA holds free ‘Mercy Street’ preview screening and panel with Civil War reenactors in Pittston on Jan. 10

WVIA holds free ‘Mercy Street’ preview screening and panel with Civil War reenactors in Pittston on Jan. 10

From a press release: WVIA invites the public to a special preview screening of the premiere episode of PBS’ new six-part Civil War hospital drama “Mercy Street” and Civil War panel discussion on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. Seats in the studio (100 WVIA Way, […]

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Genealogist, author, and ‘Genealogy Roadshow’ host Mary Tedesco speaks at WVIA in Pittston on Dec. 20

Genealogist, author, and ‘Genealogy Roadshow’ host Mary Tedesco speaks at WVIA in Pittston on Dec. 20

From a press release: WVIA Public Media will present a special presentation by Mary M. Tedesco, a professional genealogist, author, and co-host of PBS’ hit show, “Genealogy Roadshow,” on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. Seating in the Sordoni High Definition Theater (100 WVIA Way, Pittston) is […]