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Meet producers of PBS’ ‘Retro Report’ at free WVIA event in Pittston on Nov. 12

Meet producers of PBS’ ‘Retro Report’ at free WVIA event in Pittston on Nov. 12

From a press release: VIA Public Media will host the producers of the new television current events series “Retro Report” on PBS for a screening and community conversation this Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. The public is invited to make free reservations at wvia.org. “Retro Report” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

In memory of radio legend Harry West, WVIA airs ‘WARMLand’ documentary Oct. 3-4

In memory of radio legend Harry West, WVIA airs ‘WARMLand’ documentary Oct. 3-4

From a press release: VIA Public Media in Pittston will be airing a special rebroadcast of the WVIA original documentary “WARMLand Remembered” in remembrance of longtime WARM “The Mighty 590” radio personality Harry West, who passed away last Friday, Sept. 27 at the age of 89. The documentary will air this Thursday, Oct. 3 at […]

 Ken Jones

Emotional, introspective instrumentation – the return of the Russello Project

Emotional, introspective instrumentation – the return of the Russello Project

A few years ago, I was lucky to have seen what I consider one of the greatest musical nights I’ve ever experienced. It was in the humble former venue of Diane’s Deli in Pittston, and it included a few bands that featured phenomenal guitarists. Two of those bands were the Phyllis Hopkins Trio and the […]

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Susquehanna Brewing hosts two-day Oktoberfest in Pittston Sept. 13-14

Susquehanna Brewing hosts two-day Oktoberfest in Pittston Sept. 13-14

From a press release: This weekend, Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston is hosting its annual Oktoberfest, a two-day event full of live music, food and, of course, plenty of beer that’s been “brewed right,” on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon-9 p.m. On Friday, Serene Green will perform at the brewery (635 […]

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Gaslight Theatre presents comedic Shakespeare shows throughout Luzerne County Sept. 12-22

Gaslight Theatre presents comedic Shakespeare shows throughout Luzerne County Sept. 12-22

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will present their comedic fall production, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” in three locations around Luzerne County this month, including two free performances. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield (Reduced Shakespeare Company), “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is a saucy, […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Netflix releases Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ teaser trailer about NEPA hitman and crime family

VIDEO: Netflix releases Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ teaser trailer about NEPA hitman and crime family

In February, a commercial for “The Irishman” aired on television during the Oscars, but it simply confirmed that the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese film would be coming to Netflix this fall without showing any footage, instead opting for a simple voiceover as bullet shells fell past the names of stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, […]

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NYC ska legends Mephiskapheles play all-day Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on June 22

NYC ska legends Mephiskapheles play all-day Punk Rock BBQ at Border Bar in Pittston on June 22

From a press release: “Satanic ska” band Mephiskapheles is coming down from New York City to Pittston to perform at the second annual Punk Rock Bar-B-Q at the Border Bar on Saturday, June 22. Hosted by local music promotion and production team Camp Rattler, the event will feature live music inside as well as outside […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wire sculpture and photography exhibit opens at Art E Fekts Gallery in Pittston on June 13

Wire sculpture and photography exhibit opens at Art E Fekts Gallery in Pittston on June 13

From a press release: New works by wire sculptor Sean Brady and photographer Mary Kroptavich will be on display at the Art E Fekts Gallery in Pittston in an exhibit entitled “In the Absence of Sight,” which opens with an artists’ reception on Thursday, June 13 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Attendees can meet the artists […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

U.K. metal legends Cloven Hoof take first U.S. tour to Border Bar in Pittston on May 23

U.K. metal legends Cloven Hoof take first U.S. tour to Border Bar in Pittston on May 23

From a press release: While they released their debut album back in 1984, classic New Wave of British Heavy Metal pioneers Cloven Hoof never toured the United States until last fall. Yesterday, they kicked off the official continuation of their first-ever U.S. tour with Philadelphia progressive metal band Crown of Earth, which will stop at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Peculiar Slurp celebrates 1st year in Scranton with food specials and entertainment May 20-25

Peculiar Slurp celebrates 1st year in Scranton with food specials and entertainment May 20-25

From a press release: Gene and Miranda Philbin, a husband and wife team from Pittston, started Peculiar Culinary Company back in 2012 by hosting pop-up dinners and catered special events around Northeastern Pennsylvania. They added a food truck in 2015 and traveled as far as Allentown and Easton for festivals and other events. After several […]

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