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Wilkes University hosts virtual talk with NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ host Terry Gross on April 25

Wilkes University hosts virtual talk with NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ host Terry Gross on April 25

From a press release: Terry Gross, National Public Radio’s award-winning host and co-executive producer of “Fresh Air,” will deliver the Wilkes University Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities on Sunday, April 25. The event begins at 3 p.m. and will broadcast at wilkes.edu/rosenn. The talk was originally scheduled to take place in April of […]

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NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

Every time I think this column is done for the week, I discover a few more songs or albums that deserve your attention. A few of them work perfectly for your headphones as you dig your vehicle out of the snow, while others are better suited for dancing around your living room after you come […]

 Rich Howells

Just Born in Bethlehem confirms Peeps are back with new flavors after pandemic delays

Just Born in Bethlehem confirms Peeps are back with new flavors after pandemic delays

This week, Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem announced that its popular marshmallow Peeps will be back on shelves just in time for the Easter season. While designated as an “essential business” by the state and federal government, Just Born temporarily suspended production at its Bethlehem and Philadelphia manufacturing facilities last March to “ensure the […]

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‘Second Nature’ virtual art exhibit combines writing and drawing at Penn College in Williamsport through April 9

‘Second Nature’ virtual art exhibit combines writing and drawing at Penn College in Williamsport through April 9

From a press release: An area graphic designer’s 100-day dedication to a drawing and writing practice has culminated in an exhibit at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. “Second Nature,” featuring works by Sarah Patterson, also offers inspiration on establishing a journaling routine. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Gallery at Penn College is […]

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F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual conversation with comedian Eddie Izzard on Feb. 12

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual conversation with comedian Eddie Izzard on Feb. 12

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced that it will present stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and activist Eddie Izzard in a “global online conversation” with host Elliott Forrest on Friday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m., in partnership with ArtsRock. Tickets, which are $15 for a single view, $25 per household, […]

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Clarence Spady pays tribute to fellow bluesman Lucky Peterson with ‘When My Blood Runs Cold’

Clarence Spady pays tribute to fellow bluesman Lucky Peterson with ‘When My Blood Runs Cold’

From a press release: Texas blues legend Lucky Peterson passed away on May 17 at age 55, so Clarence Spady paid tribute to his longtime friendship with the late guitarist/keyboardist on his own version of “When My Blood Runs Cold.” The Scranton-based bluesman first heard from Peterson perform the bone-chilling song from his 2000 album […]

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The Rods’ entire heavy metal catalog will be reissued for 40th anniversary, starting with ‘Crank It Up’

The Rods’ entire heavy metal catalog will be reissued for 40th anniversary, starting with ‘Crank It Up’

After undergoing some major lineup changes earlier this year, heavy metal band The Rods are going back to their classic roots. High Roller Records, a German label that specializes in traditional heavy metal, will reissue all their music for the group’s 40th anniversary, starting with a new version of “Crank It Up” mixed by Fred […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton band catches a psychedelic Great Wave under the dreamy ‘Autumn Sun’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton band catches a psychedelic Great Wave under the dreamy ‘Autumn Sun’

“Avant pop. Dream alt. Noise folk. Psychedelic jazz punk.” These are some of the ways Great Wave describes their sound as it floats towards your ears and envelops you in an otherworldly atmosphere of beautiful and mysterious echoes. Much like these ethereal sounds and their enigmatic vibes, vocalist/guitarist Charles Davis gives cryptic answers when asked […]

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Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

From a press release: Clarence Spady has long represented his hometown of Scranton as an acclaimed, internationally renowned blues musician. His recent signing to Nola Blue Records and plans for a new album in 2021 show a renewed focus on his musical legacy as an ambassador of Scranton. At the same time, Scranton has been […]

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Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

Scranton Comedy Club reopens in Dunmore with NYC comic Wellie Jackson on Nov. 28

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. Now, after months of delays due to COVID-19, the club is coming back with a limited occupancy event at the Holiday Inn Scranton East in Dunmore on Saturday, Nov. […]