Rich Howells

Taking Back Sunday guitarist plays with new band Fate’s Got a Driver at The Keys in Scranton on March 31

Taking Back Sunday guitarist plays with new band Fate’s Got a Driver at The Keys in Scranton on March 31

Fate’s Got a Driver, a new post-hardcore band featuring guitarist Eddie Reyes of platinum emo rock group Taking Back Sunday, is currently traveling the country on their Happy to Be Sad Tour. They will stop at The Keys in downtown Scranton to headline a show dubbed Taking Back Sunday Funday on Sunday, March 31. Scranton […]

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Actors Circle presents comedy ‘The Clean House’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 21-31

Actors Circle presents comedy ‘The Clean House’ at Providence Playhouse in Scranton March 21-31

From a press release: Community theatre group Actors Circle will present award-winning playwright, poet, and essayist Sarah Ruhl’s comedy “The Clean House” at the Providence Playhouse in Scranton on Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 31. Directed by Eric Lutz, well-known for his many and varied performances in local theater groups, this romantic comedy is […]

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Steamtown String Fling springs back into Scranton Cultural Center on March 15

Steamtown String Fling springs back into Scranton Cultural Center on March 15

From a press release: Following up a successful debut last year, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host the second annual Steamtown String Fling this Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. This year’s lineup will once again feature Dave Brown and the Dishonest Fiddlers as the headlining act, joined by Serene Green, […]

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‘Roast Battle’ comic Olivia Grace headlines comedy night at The Keys in Scranton on March 15

‘Roast Battle’ comic Olivia Grace headlines comedy night at The Keys in Scranton on March 15

From a press release: New York City comedian Olivia Grace, known for her appearances and writing on Comedy Central, will headline a night of stand-up comedy at The Keys in Scranton on Friday, March 15. Fellow New York comic Lizzy Cassidy will open with locals Elliott Elliott and Angelia Petrillo, who will also host the […]

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Live and Bush celebrate 25th anniversary of iconic albums in Allentown, Holmdel, and Bethel this summer

Live and Bush celebrate 25th anniversary of iconic albums in Allentown, Holmdel, and Bethel this summer

From a press release: Seminal rock bands Live and Bush are joining forces for The ALT-IMATE Tour, a high-powered co-headlining summer run that will see these two iconic acts celebrating the 25th anniversary of their respective landmark albums, “Throwing Copper” and “Sixteen Stone.” Produced by Live Nation, this hits-packed road show with special guests Our […]

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After ‘Late Show’ debut, NEPA comedian Samantha Ruddy performs at Scranton Cultural Center on March 23

After ‘Late Show’ debut, NEPA comedian Samantha Ruddy performs at Scranton Cultural Center on March 23

Following her network television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS in January, Scranton-born comedian Samantha Ruddy is returning home from New York City to headline a night of stand-up comedy in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. She will […]

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Billy Joel’s band Lords of 52nd Street plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 11

Billy Joel’s band Lords of 52nd Street plays at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 11

From a press release: The Lords of 52nd Street are New York’s favorite band. They have sold more than 150 million records. They helped establish Billy Joel’s formidable sound in the 1970s and ’80s. And they continue to perform their legendary hits still to this day. It was announced today that The Lords of 52nd […]

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Direct from Broadway, Rocktopia blends rock and classical music in Wilkes-Barre on May 8

Direct from Broadway, Rocktopia blends rock and classical music in Wilkes-Barre on May 8

From a press release: Direct from its smash hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation Rocktopia will continue to tour the country in 2019. An explosive musical concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, Rocktopia features the works of musical innovators across centuries – including Journey, Mozart, […]

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4th annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon heats up Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 15

4th annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon heats up Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 15

From a press release: Featuring expert guitar work that is sure to melt this cold weather away, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host the fourth annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon in the Grand Ballroom this Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Due to increasing popularity, Winter Blues Guitarmageddon IV has expanded to […]

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VIDEO: Scranton comedian Samantha Ruddy makes TV debut on ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Born in Scranton, Samantha Ruddy has been living in New York City since 2014 and working hard as both a stand-up comedian and comedy writer. It all paid off recently when she made her network television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS. Recorded late last year in front of a live […]

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