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Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady signs with Nola Blue Records, plans new single and album

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady signs with Nola Blue Records, plans new single and album

From a press release: Today, Nola Blue Records in Lancaster announced the signing of acclaimed Pennsylvania bluesman Clarence Spady. A longtime fixture of the Northeast music scene, the Scranton-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist has been a regular performer at Greenwich Village’s iconic Terra Blues club, where he has been captivating travelers from all over the […]

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Scranton Comedy Club returns with outdoor show featuring Rich Vos on Aug. 22

Scranton Comedy Club returns with outdoor show featuring Rich Vos on Aug. 22

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Scranton Comedy Club was on a roll, opening in a newly remodeled location with successful monthly shows until the statewide shutdown. The club has since adapted to the times, organizing a Family-Friendly Vaudeville Variety Show at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City coming up this Thursday, Aug. 13 and […]

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Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia hosts drive-in shows with Struts, Front Bottoms, Bert Kreischer, and more

Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia hosts drive-in shows with Struts, Front Bottoms, Bert Kreischer, and more

From a press release: While fans may not be able to watch a baseball game inside Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia in person, they can see live performances right outside of the stadium starting next month. Today, Live Nation Philadelphia, in partnership with the Philadelphia Phillies, announced plans for a four-week local drive-in concert series […]

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Lehigh Valley prog metal band Monoceros releases 2nd album, ‘Tyrant of the Golden Line’

Lehigh Valley prog metal band Monoceros releases 2nd album, ‘Tyrant of the Golden Line’

From a press release: Lehigh Valley progressive metal band Monoceros has further established themselves in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey music scenes with the release of their second album, “Tyrant of the Golden Line,” on June 26. The long-awaited record is a follow-up to their 2016 debut release, “Heavy the Crown,” and is available for […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

Scranton music venue The Place relocating in Marketplace at Steamtown as Geisinger builds wellness center

A music venue that opened inside The Marketplace at Steamtown last fall will already have to move as Geisinger takes over former storefronts to build a musculoskeletal wellness center in downtown Scranton. Geisinger’s $20.9 million project was announced in October and will fill the two-floor space left by the Bon-Ton when it closed in 2015, […]

 Rich Howells

Hazleton folk punk Tedd Hazard declares ‘Marshall Law’ and releases George Floyd protest EP

Hazleton folk punk Tedd Hazard declares ‘Marshall Law’ and releases George Floyd protest EP

With protests against racial injustice, riots tearing cities apart, eroding trust in law enforcement and government, an ongoing global pandemic, a shutdown causing businesses to collapse while unemployment rises, and political division at an all-time high, there may be no better time for some punk rock music. Just two months after releasing the strangely prophetic […]

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Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival announced today that its popular Big Gay StorySlam scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at the Scranton Cultural Center has been canceled, but its host, drag queen Pissi Myles, will perform in a free Facebook Live stream that night instead. Scranton Fringe organizers wrote: Hello friends! With everything […]

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Scranton promoter brings heavy metal musicians together for pandemic relief song ‘No Road to Ruin’

Scranton promoter brings heavy metal musicians together for pandemic relief song ‘No Road to Ruin’

From a press release: With the world in a current state of lockdown, quarantine, and uncertainty due to COVID-19, positivity seems to be in short supply. And in the wake of the virus’ stranglehold on day-to-day activities as well as the global economy, music venues have closed, concerts have been canceled, and tours are postponed […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre completes $762,500 Wi-Fi upgrade project

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre completes $762,500 Wi-Fi upgrade project

From a press release: The Luzerne County Convention Center Authority announced today that the installation of an enterprise-grade, controller-based wireless LAN system at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been completed, pending final inspection. The system will provide wireless network coverage throughout the venue, including the event floor as well […]

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Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City hosts B-movie roadshow of ‘Dracula vs. Frankenstein’ on May 26

Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City hosts B-movie roadshow of ‘Dracula vs. Frankenstein’ on May 26

From a press release: Following a successful opening last weekend with coronavirus safety protocols in place, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City is welcoming a B-movie roadshow among its regular showings of mainstream Hollywood films. As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the movie industry, major indoor theater chains are still closed. In addition, studios and […]

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