Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 09/13/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 09/13/16

The final week of Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, Sept. 13 went out with a bang, drawing the biggest crowd and number of performers this season for a night packed with fun and surprises at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. The competition throughout the extended evening was tight and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 07/12/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 07/12/16

During the third week of Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, July 12, two crowd favorites from last season won the audience vote at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant – one who had won before and another who was finally given his due. Scranton band Crock Pot Abduction put on […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 07/05/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 07/05/16

The second week of Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, July 5 saw the debut of several new faces at the open mic and talent contest at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, and one even won the audience vote with an unexpectedly hilarious story. Dane Bower from West Wyoming was […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 06/28/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 06/28/16

We’re trying something new with Season 4 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, letting the audience at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant choose two winners each night – one in the category of comedy/poetry/spoken word/performance art and one for music/dance – and holding two separate showcases at the end to determine the winners of […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Up-and-coming teenage rock band The Tellerz

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Up-and-coming teenage rock band The Tellerz

Professionally recorded on Mondays at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com on Tuesdays, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 05/31/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent Finals Showcase at Thirst T’s, 05/31/16

Season 3 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent was full of surprises and firsts for the ongoing open mic and talent contest, and the Finals Showcase on Tuesday, May 31 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant was no different with new live collaborations, song premieres, and even a giant frog suit. Audiences over the […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 05/17/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 12, 05/17/16

The final qualifying week of Season 3 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, May 17 was packed with a variety of acts, some returning from previous weeks and some completely new to the event. In the end, the audience at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant chose a group of young newcomers as […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 11, 05/10/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 11, 05/10/16

A longtime supporter and unexpected contestant won the audience vote at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, May 10, proving once again that it’s not only anybody’s game, but that first-time performers can win right alongside more experienced acts every week at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. Scranton photographer Lisa Petz has been […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 10, 05/03/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 10, 05/03/16

For the second time in Season 3 – and the second time in the history of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent – two performers tied the audience vote on Tuesday, May 3, and since they were both so good, we decided that both of them should win and go on to the Finals Showcase at Thirst […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 9, 04/26/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 9, 04/26/16

A young drummer from Season 2 returned with a new band to rock Season 3 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, April 26, winning the audience vote with an energetic three-song set at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. Tanner Snyder, a.k.a. DrummerBoy, was joined by Shane Ely, Dylan Pidich, and Matt Wrubel […]