NEPA Scene Staff

Pittston’s Shawn Klush plays Elvis holiday show at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 12

Pittston’s Shawn Klush plays Elvis holiday show at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 12

From a press release: The “Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular” Holiday Show, starring Shawn Klush backed by The Fabulous Ambassadors, will grace the Keystone Grand Ballroom of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Dec. 12. The all-ages show featuring the best music of Elvis Presley kicks off at 3 p.m. Tickets, which start at $25, […]

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WVIA documentary on prison rehab program ‘A Call to CARE’ premieres Oct. 14

WVIA documentary on prison rehab program ‘A Call to CARE’ premieres Oct. 14

From a press release: WVIA will premiere the original documentary film “A Call to CARE” on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV. “A Call to CARE” is a one-hour film produced by WVIA that explores the Court-Assisted Re-Entry Program, an effort to help individuals released from prison with a moderate-to-high risk of recidivism […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

4 NEPA women break stigma of pole dancing with new Scranton studio opening Oct. 30

4 NEPA women break stigma of pole dancing with new Scranton studio opening Oct. 30

From a press release: A studio specializing in an often misunderstood art form, pole dancing, will open soon in downtown Scranton. Four local women – Ashley Matthews of Dunmore, Anjannette Roczniak of Old Forge, Shyla Lintz of Pittston, and Francesca Goldsack of Gouldsboro – teamed up in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic to open […]

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Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, unleash new album ‘Wolves’ and pack up for tour

Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, unleash new album ‘Wolves’ and pack up for tour

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum post-grunge band Candlebox, which currently features Pittston native Brian Quinn on lead guitar, unleashed a new album called “Wolves” on all major streaming platforms as well as CD and vinyl. Produced by Dean Dichoso at the legendary Henson Studios in Los Angeles, California, this is the Seattle-based rockers’ seventh […]

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The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

From a press release: It has been eight years since local legends The Badlees performed a full set with their entire lineup, so anticipation is building for a brand new event that will reunite the Selinsgrove roots rock band. The inaugural Pittston Prohibition will poke fun at its playful name by bringing all kinds of […]

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Bret Alexander of The Badlees will be immortalized as hologram for futuristic performances

Bret Alexander of The Badlees will be immortalized as hologram for futuristic performances

From a press release: Michael Jackson. Tupac Shakur. Frank Zappa. Ronnie James Dio. Whitney Houston. Roy Orbison. The list of dead musicians whose holograms have performed for live audiences continues to grow, so how long will it be before an artist from Northeastern Pennsylvania is immortalized? Not long, according to The Mediatwist Group. The digital […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

TJ Bell and I initially met in the winter of 2009 at a tiny “drinkers” bar called Nak’s by the Tracks in Exeter. I had just recently returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania from a New York City burnout and was, at the time, finishing the first draft of a textbook on artist management and development for […]

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Mayors of NEPA unite against consumer fireworks in letter to legislators

Mayors of NEPA unite against consumer fireworks in letter to legislators

From a press release: During the pandemic, Wilkes-Barre Mayor George C. Brown began meeting with other Northeast Pennsylvania mayors to pool resources and work on common issues in the area. On June 24, they joined together under the banner of “Mayors of Northeastern Pennsylvania” to write a letter to express their distress with the increased […]

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Peculiar Slurp becomes Peculiar Kitchen with new menu and fresh look after 3 years in Scranton

Peculiar Slurp becomes Peculiar Kitchen with new menu and fresh look after 3 years in Scranton

From a press release: Just before turning three years old in May, Peculiar Slurp in downtown Scranton has been “reimagined” as Peculiar Kitchen, offering creative new menu items for meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans surrounded by striking pieces of art. Owned by husband and wife team Gene and Miranda Philbin, the restaurant serves new American […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: Blues rocker Kaleigh Baker and the killer tale of the ‘Pittston Pistol’

A Camp Rattler profile: Blues rocker Kaleigh Baker and the killer tale of the ‘Pittston Pistol’

Kaleigh Baker is a Florida-based singer/songwriter that is organically and unapologetically armed to the teeth with unbridled vocal enormity. Possessing equal parts soul, blues, and rock, she weaves a tapestry of tension, beauty, and intrigue that will chill the most jaded of critics. This tidal wave of emotion smashes like a war hammer into your […]

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