Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Irishman’ paints Scorsese mob film legacy with mature brush

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Irishman’ paints Scorsese mob film legacy with mature brush

Before an advance screening of “The Irishman” began last Monday at R/C Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre, filmmaker Robert May stood in the same theater where his directorial debut, “Kids for Cash,” premiered locally and told the crowd that he felt it was important to have a local screening in addition to those planned at the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

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