Jamie Nelson and Michelle Christopher

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

“A little bit behind the beat. I mean, just enough to turn you on…” – Prince, “Joy in Repetition” Come with us and take a glimpse Behind the Beat, a new column on NEPA Scene where we – Jamie Nelson (owner and operator of 1Up Games in Forty Fort) and Michelle (Belly) Christopher (art teacher […]

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Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival screens porn murder movie ‘Mope’ and more at Opera House April 25-28

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival screens porn murder movie ‘Mope’ and more at Opera House April 25-28

From a press release: The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns for its third year with 90 new films, including dozens of Pennsylvania and United States premieres from all over the world, on Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 at the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. This years’ films were culled […]

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Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

From a press release: Two folk/Americana/jam musicians known for their bands and their nicknames – Patrick “Pappy” Biondo and Brian “Nugget” Gorby – have teamed up to blend groove and tradition as Kick & Banjo. Formerly with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Cabinet and the Hackensaw Boys from Virginia, respectively, they are uniquely qualified to perform this music. Playing […]

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Former Badlees singer Pete Palladino performs at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 17

Former Badlees singer Pete Palladino performs at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 17

From a press release: Singer/songwriter Pete Palladino, best known as the lead vocalist of Selinsgrove rock band The Badlees, will perform with an all-star lineup of local musicians, including some of his former Badlees bandmates, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, March 17. Doors at the Opera House (14 W. […]

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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 […]

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Former Fuel drummer Kevin Miller’s Smashed plays hits at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 14

Former Fuel drummer Kevin Miller’s Smashed plays hits at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 14

From a press release: Renowned multi-platinum drummer Kevin Miller, formerly of national rock bands Fuel and Tantric, launched a pop rock party band called Smashed last year, which is focused on performing some of the greatest songs of all time live with an all-star lineup of musicians. The Allentown native will bring his new project […]

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Progressive folk/bluegrass band Fireside Collective plays free show at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 15

Progressive folk/bluegrass band Fireside Collective plays free show at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on July 15

From a press release: Award-winning North Carolina progressive folk/bluegrass band Fireside Collective will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, July 15 at 7 p.m. as part of the venue’s Free Concert Series. To comply with local ordinances, patrons need a free ticket, which can be ordered online via ThunderTix, […]

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San Francisco folk band Front Country plays free concert at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on June 20

San Francisco folk band Front Country plays free concert at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on June 20

From a press release: The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe will present its first-ever Hump Day Party on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. with the progressive folk pop music of Front Country. Known for their live appearances at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Merlefest, Rockygrass, Wintergrass, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival, Anchorage Folk […]

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Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival will roll out the red carpet for a special opening night event with the screening of the new Ethan Hawke film “Blaze” and a live musical performance by its star, Ben Dickey, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, […]

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2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with a special red carpet opening night event that filmgoers and music fans won’t want to miss. The opening night feature film is “Blaze” (2018), […]

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