NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

From a press release: Today, the board of directors of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and its executive director, Deborah Moran Peterson, announced Betsy McGrath Ardizoni as the organization’s director of development. Ardizoni joined the Scranton Cultural Center as its development director in January. “As the organization embarks on capital projects to […]

 The Conversation

How drawing helped a Penn State professor cope with his mental illness and combat stigma

How drawing helped a Penn State professor cope with his mental illness and combat stigma

I’ve lived much of my life with anxiety and depression, including the negative feelings – shame and self-doubt – that seduced me into believing the stigma around mental illness: that people knew I wasn’t good enough, that they would avoid me because I was different or unstable, and that I had to find a way […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Graphic design exhibit of Penn College of Technology in Williamsport moves online for first time in 12 years

Graphic design exhibit of Penn College of Technology in Williamsport moves online for first time in 12 years

From a press release: In keeping with other creative adjustments being made during the coronavirus pandemic, the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s annual graphic design student exhibit has moved online for the first time in its 12-year history. A May 1 reception for the exhibit was originally planned in The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton’s Stage West expands with new State College music venue opening Feb. 21 in old Crowbar

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton’s Stage West expands with new State College music venue opening Feb. 21 in old Crowbar

The owner of Stage West in Scranton and DamnMillennial! Promotions is expanding his brand with a new venue that brings up a lot of old memories for Penn State graduates and those who live in Central Pennsylvania. Today, Steve Masterson announced exclusively through NEPA Scene that he is opening Stage West – State College next […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Explore ‘Graffiti Scapes’ of Mid-Atlantic ghost towns at Penn College exhibit in Williamsport through Oct. 6

Explore ‘Graffiti Scapes’ of Mid-Atlantic ghost towns at Penn College exhibit in Williamsport through Oct. 6

From a press release: A fascination with abandoned buildings and landscapes inspired Enola resident Michael Hower to begin working in digital photography seven years ago. His current body of work that focuses on ghost towns of the Mid-Atlantic, “Graffiti Scapes,” is on display now at The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport through Sunday, Oct. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Laugh and learn with unique Stand Up Science comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 20

Laugh and learn with unique Stand Up Science comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on Feb. 20

From a press release: Award-winning stand-up comedian and science podcast host Shane Mauss will present Stand Up Science, a one-of-a-kind show with local professors, scientists, and comedians that is equal parts “ahas” and “hahas,” at Stage West in Scranton on Wednesday, Feb. 20. As the host, Mauss will kick the evening off with some of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

From a press release: The organizers of the Electric City Music Conference decided to get healthy by losing weight while raising money for charity before this year’s event in Scranton. The duo had donors sponsor each pound lost with a financial commitment. Joe Caviston and Ken Norton lost a combined 68 pounds and raised $2,160 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After 21 years, Metallica returns to Bryce Jordan Center in State College on Oct. 20

After 21 years, Metallica returns to Bryce Jordan Center in State College on Oct. 20

From a press release: They dropped a few hints this past weekend and now it is official – Metallica’s WorldWired Tour returns to North America this fall. Following last summer’s 25-date sold-out stadium run, this year Metallica is bringing the in-the-round production currently being seen in European arenas to the United States and Canada, kicking […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Alumni play ‘A Night of Penn State Jazz’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 26

Alumni play ‘A Night of Penn State Jazz’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 26

From a press release: Penn State alumni representing four northeast regional campuses will be offering “A Night of Penn State Jazz” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Oct. 26. A pre-event mixer is planned for 6:30 p.m. when the doors open. The concert, featuring Penn State’s Centre Dimensions jazz ensemble, will begin […]

 Rich Howells

Al Pacino will play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in upcoming HBO movie

Al Pacino will play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in upcoming HBO movie

After suspending production back in 2014, it was reported today that an HBO movie about Joe Paterno is moving forward again with Academy Award winner Al Pacino cast as the disgraced former Penn State football coach, with Barry Levinson serving as director and executive producer. Levinson previously directed another HBO project, “You Don’t Know Jack,” […]