James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

VIDEO PREMIERE: Resilient rocker Karen Bella takes a shot of ‘Jack Honey’ in debut music video

Early in March, the gang here at Camp Rattler in West Pittston was contacted by our superstar PR agent Denise Kovalevitch of DMK Publicity, her boutique agency located in the greater Philadelphia area. Denise, who I have known since the mid-’90s, works with clients such as Blues Traveler, Candlebox, Steve Vai, Corey Glover of Living […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New York City hosts free star-studded ‘Homecoming’ concert in Central Park on Aug. 21

New York City hosts free star-studded ‘Homecoming’ concert in Central Park on Aug. 21

From a press release: Today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, music industry legend Clive Davis, Live Nation, and New York City Economic Development Chair Danny Meyer announced the all-star lineup set to perform at the “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 21. Presented […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA comics Zack Hammond and Dan Hoppel wrap up national tour in Dunmore on July 31

NEPA comics Zack Hammond and Dan Hoppel wrap up national tour in Dunmore on July 31

As venues began to open again in the spring, Northeastern Pennsylvania comedians Zack Hammond and Dan Hoppel wasted no time getting back on the road to give people what they need most after the worst year in living memory – a really good laugh. Friends and fans back home have been following their cross-country exploits […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

Earlier today, the New York Yankees announced that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fan favorite Hoy Jun Park and fellow infielder Diego Castillo were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 28-year-old reliever Clay Holmes and his 5.57 career ERA. This was a great trade! …for the Pirates. Catcher Rob Brantly was sent back to Scranton to make room […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton will present Best of the Eagles on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. Best of the Eagles is one of the top Eagles tribute acts in the country with authentic live performances of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Impractical Jokers’ bring the laughs to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 30, 2022

‘Impractical Jokers’ bring the laughs to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on April 30, 2022

From a press release: The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, the creators and stars of truTV’s hit show “Impractical Jokers” and TBS’ “The Misery Index,” has rescheduled The Scoopski Potatoes Tour, which means they have set a new date for Wilkes-Barre. Off the heels of a successful Season 3 launch of their game show “The Misery Index,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

Former Wilkes-Barre musician Strand of Oaks returns to F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 21

From a press release: Following the announcement of a new album and tour earlier this month, it was announced today that Strand of Oaks will be back at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 21 as part of the venue’s “Chandelier Concert Series.” Brooklyn indie rock band The Still Tide will open […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Free Rockin’ the River concert series begins July 16 and continues on Friday nights through July 30 in Wilkes-Barre

Free Rockin’ the River concert series begins July 16 and continues on Friday nights through July 30 in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Announced last month, the free Rockin’ the River concert series returns to the Wilkes-Barre River Common this Friday, July 16. It is the first in a series of three consecutive Friday evening performances. The community is invited to bring a chair or a blanket to the Millennium Circle Portal (92 N. […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

Despite plenty of offense and a return to form for top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders lost three of their last four games to the Syracuse Mets in extra innings, including today’s 9-8 defeat at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders split this home series three games to three but also lost a […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders become colorful Vejigantes

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders become colorful Vejigantes

It was opening night for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ alter ego “Vejigantes” at PNC Field in Moosic on Thursday, June 17. Taking the name from a character in Puerto Rican folklore, the team played the game in these colorful uniforms as part “Copa de la Diversión” or “Fun Cup,” a “season-long event series specifically designed to […]

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