Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 8, 04/19/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 8, 04/19/16

A longtime crowd favorite was finally given his due on Tuesday, April 19 at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, winning the audience vote at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant with original songs bursting with energy and positivity. Scranton musician Joe “Quincy” Terry, who plays bass with progressive alternative rock band Eye on Attraction, has […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 7, 04/12/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 7, 04/12/16

The first place winner of Season 1 of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, comedian Zack Hammond, took the audience vote once again during Week 7 of Season 3 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant with his envelope-pushing, no-hold-barred jokes and quick-witted delivery. The Luzerne comic, whose new comedy album “Appalling” was recorded using recording […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 6, 04/05/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 6, 04/05/16

A very different type of comedian won the audience vote at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent on Tuesday, April 5, entertaining the audience in a unique way every time he entered Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. Previously, Bobby Keller told cheesy dog jokes with the help of his puppet Dog Pesci. On this particular […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 03/29/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 5, 03/29/16

A few familiar faces from last season of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent won the audience vote again on Tuesday, March 29 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant in a different lineup with some lively alternative punk rock songs. Scranton band Crock Pot Abduction, which features members of Pulak, rocked a fun acoustic set […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton alternative folk pop band A Season Underground

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton alternative folk pop band A Season Underground

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, Week 4, 03/22/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 4, 03/22/16

Another comedian who has performed several times at NEPA Scene’s Got Talent was given his due on Tuesday, March 22, winning the audience vote at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant with a solid set of angry but funny jokes about himself as well as those watching. Bryan Walsh was on-point with his cynical […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Musicians Nicholas DeSouza and Elonda ‘Vibez’ Crowell

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Musicians Nicholas DeSouza and Elonda ‘Vibez’ Crowell

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was Nicholas DeSouza from Stroudsburg and Elonda “Vibez” Crowell from Paterson, New Jersey on March 15. Their victory was particularly special […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 03/15/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 3, 03/15/16

For the first time in the history of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, the audience vote was tied between two acts, so rather than break the deadlock and choose one ourselves, we decided to declare both the winners of Week 3 on Tuesday, March 15, so while they […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 03/08/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 2, 03/08/16

Another crowd-favorite comedian from past seasons of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent won the audience vote on Tuesday, March 8 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, proving once again that the area’s comedy scene is stronger than ever. Dan Hoppel, a 33-year-old Dunmore resident who came in a close second place in the Season […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/01/16

PHOTOS: NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, Week 1, 03/01/16

Season 3 of the NEPA Scene’s Got Talent open mic and talent competition got off to a strong start on Tuesday, March 1, pulling in 20 acts and a great crowd to keep the night busy at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. The show was an even split of local musicians and comedians […]