Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

COVID-19 prevented most people from having one of those fun summers with friends you never forget, but it didn’t stop Anytime Soon from recreating that feeling in their new music video, despite all the extra work it would take to produce during the pandemic. The Scranton-based band released their latest single, “Jelly Donut Season,” on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Platinum singer Jesse McCartney plays free online concert for Marywood University students on Dec. 5

Platinum singer Jesse McCartney plays free online concert for Marywood University students on Dec. 5

From a press release: Platinum-selling singer, songwriter, and actor Jesse McCartney, who was recently seen as the runner-up on the third season of “The Masked Singer,” will play a private online concert for students of Marywood University in Scranton on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The “Winter Concert” will be live streamed through a […]

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Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady shares confessional new single ‘Surrender’

Scranton bluesman Clarence Spady shares confessional new single ‘Surrender’

From a press release: Today, acclaimed Pennsylvania bluesman Clarence Spady released “Surrender,” the debut single from his first album in 13 years. Not one to hide from the mistakes of his past, nor to let his guard down long enough for those demons to return, Spady was inspired to write “Surrender” after one of his […]

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Wynton Marsalis leads Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 6

Wynton Marsalis leads Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 6

From a press release: This season, the Circle Drive-In Theatre has hosted live country and rock concerts, and next month, it will add jazz to its repertoire. It was announced over the weekend that the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet, led by Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis, is […]

 Rich Howells

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Holiday Peeps and other Just Born candies from Bethlehem won’t be available until 2021

Over the weekend, Just Born Quality Confections in Bethlehem revealed that its popular candies like Marshmallow Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamales will not be available for Halloween or Christmas this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. While designated as an “essential business” by the state and federal government, Just Born temporarily suspended production […]

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Comedians Chris Distefano and Andrew Santino perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 10

Comedians Chris Distefano and Andrew Santino perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 10

From a press release: Jim Breuer won’t be the only national comedian coming to the Circle Drive-In – television stars Chris Distefano and Andrew Santino will perform stand-up in person at the outdoor theater in Dickson City on Saturday, Oct. 10. Presented locally by SLP Concerts, this live show is part of the pair’s Steamy […]

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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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Live Vaudeville Variety Show entertains all ages at Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Aug. 13

Live Vaudeville Variety Show entertains all ages at Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Aug. 13

The Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City isn’t just hosting concerts this summer – they’re expanding to magic, comedy, juggling, and acrobatics. The Scranton Comedy Club will present a Family-Friendly Vaudeville Variety Show at the drive-in on Thursday, Aug. 13. The live in-person entertainment, which features several local acts, will be projected onto the movie […]

 Scott Kucharski

PHOTOS: Almost Queen and Philadelphia Freedom at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/20

PHOTOS: Almost Queen and Philadelphia Freedom at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, 07/17/20

If “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” Friday night is for “Killer Queen.” Following a massive kickoff with local bands the night before, the “Live from the Lot” summer concert series continued rocking the parking lot outside the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Friday, July 17 with two popular tribute bands. […]

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’90s hitmakers Spin Doctors headline Mountainfest at Montage Mountain in Scranton on March 6

’90s hitmakers Spin Doctors headline Mountainfest at Montage Mountain in Scranton on March 6

From a press release: On Friday, Montage Mountain in Scranton announced that its next Mountainfest, set for Saturday, March 6, 2021, will be headlined by New York City jam band Spin Doctors, best known for chart-topping 1990s hits like “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” from their Top 3 Billboard smash “Pocket Full […]