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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 […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brian Langan, Ed Cuozzo, Tisburys, Kali Ma, JT & the Blue Mountain Stone, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brian Langan, Ed Cuozzo, Tisburys, Kali Ma, JT & the Blue Mountain Stone, and more

I can’t say that I’ve ever watched a band perform inside a building while standing outside and looking in through a window before, but these are strange times we’re living in. Thankfully, you don’t have to do the same to support local music, but you can get an idea of what I saw at the […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw document DIY making of ‘Hesitation’ music video

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw document DIY making of ‘Hesitation’ music video

From a press release: Following the release of their new single at the beginning of the month, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw has been uploading homemade videos chronicling the fun creative process behind the music video for “Hesitation.” Kingston native Dana Takacs, who compiled the footage into four episodes that are available now, was […]

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NEPA comedians perform in stand-up showcases in Olyphant on Jan. 29 and Emmaus on Jan. 30

NEPA comedians perform in stand-up showcases in Olyphant on Jan. 29 and Emmaus on Jan. 30

From a press release: Since the coronavirus pandemic largely shut down live entertainment, comedy shows have been few and far between. Laughs are sorely needed in these trying times, so several Northeastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia comics are coming together for three back-to-back stand-up comedy showcases at the end of the month. The first features Brendan […]

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VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw conjure backyard magic show in ‘Hesitation’

VIDEO: Scranton indie rockers Tigers Jaw conjure backyard magic show in ‘Hesitation’

From a press release: 2021 could use a little magic right now, and Tigers Jaw has a few tricks up their sleeve. Yesterday, the Scranton indie rock band released “Hesitation,” the third single from their upcoming album on Hopeless Records, and a music video written and directed by guitarist Shane Moran of Kingston punk/shoegaze band […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton punk band The Menzingers launch Patreon with weekly music content for fans

Scranton punk band The Menzingers launch Patreon with weekly music content for fans

A few live streamed concerts just aren’t enough to keep working musicians in business during the coronavirus pandemic, so artists are finding creative ways to generate income and stay connected to their fans. Last year, Scranton/Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers recorded and released a whole new version of their 2019 album “Hello Exile” that stripped […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pa. Liquor Board grants $2 million to produce and promote local beers and wines in 2021

Pa. Liquor Board grants $2 million to produce and promote local beers and wines in 2021

From a press release: Last month, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved grants totaling $2,016,699.35 for 18 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs and projects, and to enhance the Pennsylvania wine industry and increase production of Pennsylvania-made wines. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw ends a sour year with introspective single ‘Lemon Mouth’

Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw ends a sour year with introspective single ‘Lemon Mouth’

From a press release: As a sour 2020 comes to an end in just a few weeks, Scranton indie rock band Tigers Jaw released “Lemon Mouth” on Dec. 2, the second single from their forthcoming album due out in 2021, which will hopefully be a much better year. Originally a demo by vocalist/keyboardist Brianna Collins […]

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Philadelphia DJ Shizz Lo plays Black Friday show at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 27

Philadelphia DJ Shizz Lo plays Black Friday show at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 27

From a press release: Those who are looking to get away from the holiday hustle and bustle this week can listen to Philadelphia DJ and producer Shizz Lo live on Black Friday, Nov. 27 at the recently reopened Stage West in Scranton. Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at 6 p.m., […]

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