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When restaurants close, Americans lose more than just a meal

When restaurants close, Americans lose more than just a meal

Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a video of himself on March 15 saying: “No more restaurants.” Seated in his palatial kitchen with two miniature horses, Whiskey and Lulu, beside him, the former California governor pronounced: “We don’t go out, we don’t go to restaurants. We don’t do anything like that any more.” Stay at home as much […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

The annual Scranton Fringe Festival is set to return on Sept. 24-Oct. 4, so it has not been canceled or postponed like so many other events have been due to the coronavirus. Its organizers and participants, however, have been forced to cancel many other live performances in the meantime, so the event launched its own […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New book about ‘The Office’ tells ‘Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s’

New book about ‘The Office’ tells ‘Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s’

From a press release: When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when “The Office” finale aired… or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, […]

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How social distancing can ‘flatten the curve’ and help fight spread of coronavirus

How social distancing can ‘flatten the curve’ and help fight spread of coronavirus

As the coronavirus spreads into more and more communities, public health officials are placing responsibility on individuals to help slow the pandemic. Social distancing is the way to do it. Geriatrician Thomas Perls explains how this crucial tool works. What is social distancing? Social distancing is a tool public health officials recommend to slow the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Grammy-winning Infamous Stringdusters jam at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 9

Grammy-winning Infamous Stringdusters jam at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on April 9

From a press release: After recently wrapping up over 20 dates across the country, including stops in Portland, Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, and Denver, Grammy Award-winning jamgrass band The Infamous Stringdusters will begin the month of April with a concert at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Thursday, April 9. The group has performed locally […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Folk icon Art Garfunkel gets ‘Close-Up’ at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 24

Folk icon Art Garfunkel gets ‘Close-Up’ at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 24

From a press release: It was announced today that Grammy Award-winning folk music icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Art Garfunkel will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 24 at 8 p.m. as part of his In Close-Up Tour. His previous visit to the Kirby Center was in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Against Me! and Baroness co-headline punk/metal show at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 30

Against Me! and Baroness co-headline punk/metal show at Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 30

From a press release: It was announced today that Florida punk rock band Against Me! and Georgia metal band Baroness will co-headline a North American tour this spring that stops at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Saturday, May 30. Special guests Drug Church, a New York hardcore punk band, will open the all-ages show. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NY ‘disco metal’ band Makes My Blood Dance plays in Pittston on Feb. 22 and Scranton on March 20

NY ‘disco metal’ band Makes My Blood Dance plays in Pittston on Feb. 22 and Scranton on March 20

From a press release: New York City rock band Makes My Blood Dance, who mixes disco, glam, electro-pop, and metal into their music, will make two stops in Northeastern Pennsylvania on their Power of the Lightside Tour in support of their new single. The first will be at the Border Bar (170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston) […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Folk icons Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 24

Folk icons Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on July 24

From a press release: It was announced today that two of folk music’s most celebrated icons, Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie, will share the stage at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, July 24 at 8 p.m. Over the last half a century, the legendary Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mount Pocono electro-pop artist Blaque Rose releases debut EP ‘Super Natural’ with animated Valentine video

Mount Pocono electro-pop artist Blaque Rose releases debut EP ‘Super Natural’ with animated Valentine video

From a press release: To coincide with Valentine’s Day, Mount Pocono electro-pop artist Blaque Rose has partnered the release of his debut EP today with an animated music video aimed straight at the heart. Animated by Brandi Meadows, “Silver Train” uses adolescent imagery like baby cherubs, spin the bottle, and picking dandelions to describe a […]

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