Rich Howells

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer created and played by Sylvester Stallone in a long-running film franchise, has inspired many to pursue their dreams, but none have followed in the Italian Stallion’s footsteps quite like West Scranton native Mike Kunda. From his childhood into adulthood, he has always wanted to be Rocky, but how does one […]

 Rich Howells

After ‘Late Show’ debut, NEPA comedian Samantha Ruddy performs at Scranton Cultural Center on March 23

After ‘Late Show’ debut, NEPA comedian Samantha Ruddy performs at Scranton Cultural Center on March 23

Following her network television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS in January, Scranton-born comedian Samantha Ruddy is returning home from New York City to headline a night of stand-up comedy in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. She will […]

 Rich Howells

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Starwood, Disposable, and These Idol Hands channel alien energy at Jazz Cafe in Plains

REVIEW/PHOTOS: Starwood, Disposable, and These Idol Hands channel alien energy at Jazz Cafe in Plains

It’s no surprise that when Philadelphia’s resident alien rock band Starwood landed in the Wilkes-Barre area, they brought with them a diverse musical lineup that would strike most crowds as strange, but those gathered at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains were ready for a strangely fun night on Saturday, Feb. 9. A week […]

 Rich Howells

Philly alien cyborg band Starwood beams into River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 9

Philly alien cyborg band Starwood beams into River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Feb. 9

Philadelphia “cyber art rock” band Starwood, who have some local musical connections, will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania to headline a show at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains this Saturday, Feb. 9 with New Jersey ska/surf punks Disposable and Scranton “sleaze rock” band These Idol Hands. Founded with members of defunct but memorable Scranton […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Striking mural in Marketplace at Steamtown depicts Scranton’s opioid epidemic in new light

Striking mural in Marketplace at Steamtown depicts Scranton’s opioid epidemic in new light

From a press release: A new eye-catching mural addressing the realities of the opioid epidemic has been installed inside of The Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton. Local artist Eric Bussart spray-painted the storefront piece, which addresses an issue that the Department of Health has deemed to be the worst public health crisis in Pennsylvania, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ visit Pocono Mountains to ‘get away from it all’ in latest episode

ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ visit Pocono Mountains to ‘get away from it all’ in latest episode

From a press release: Hit comedy television show “The Goldbergs” will “get away from it all” when Erica Goldberg and Geoff Schwartz plan a secret romantic getaway to the Pocono Mountains in an all-new episode entitled “Major League’d,” airing this Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. on ABC. As part of the episode, Geoff (played […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: The Roots, YWCA Temple Guard, and Bluestone at Gov. Tom Wolf Inaugural Celebration, 01/15/19

PHOTOS: The Roots, YWCA Temple Guard, and Bluestone at Gov. Tom Wolf Inaugural Celebration, 01/15/19

After a formal afternoon ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 15 where Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman were sworn in and delivered speeches, the newly elected (and, in Wolf’s case, reelected) Democrats were able to let loose a bit that night at the Moving Pennsylvania Forward Inaugural Celebration at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Former Wilkes-Barre musician kicks off Strand of Oaks tour at F.M. Kirby Center on April 10

Former Wilkes-Barre musician kicks off Strand of Oaks tour at F.M. Kirby Center on April 10

From a press release: After releasing a new song and music video today, it was announced that folk rock band Strand of Oaks will kick off their North American tour at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the venue’s “Chandelier Concert Series,” in partnership with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philly hip-hop legends The Roots perform at Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural celebration in Harrisburg on Jan. 15

Philly hip-hop legends The Roots perform at Gov. Tom Wolf’s inaugural celebration in Harrisburg on Jan. 15

From a press release: Today, the Wolf Inaugural 2019 Committee announced that influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia hip-hop band The Roots will perform at Governor Tom Wolf’s Moving Pennsylvania Forward Inaugural Celebration at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Tickets for the inauguration […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival assembles 60+ spontaneous acts in Bethlehem Jan. 25-26

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival assembles 60+ spontaneous acts in Bethlehem Jan. 25-26

From a press release: Comedy Central’s Astronomy Club and comedy duo Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna of “Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast” will headline the sixth annual SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on Friday, Jan. 25 from 6 p.m.-midnight and Saturday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. […]

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