NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Glynn Lunney, legendary Apollo flight director for NASA and Old Forge native, dies at 84

Glynn Lunney, legendary Apollo flight director for NASA and Old Forge native, dies at 84

From a press release: Glynn Lunney, a legendary NASA engineer from Lackawanna County, died on Friday, March 19 at the age of 84. An employee of NASA since it was formed in 1958, Lunney was a flight director for the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, and he was lead flight director for Apollo 7, the […]

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Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, announces new album, ‘Wolves,’ with single ‘My Weakness’

Candlebox, feat. Pittston guitarist Brian Quinn, announces new album, ‘Wolves,’ with single ‘My Weakness’

From a press release: Today, multi-platinum post-grunge band Candlebox, which currently features Pittston native Brian Quinn on lead guitar, announced the release date of their seventh studio album with a new single. Titled “Wolves,” this album is the follow-up to the Seattle rockers’ 2016 record “Disappearing in Airports” and its fresh modern sound, a vibe […]

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VIDEO: WVIA wins Pa. Broadcasters Award for Scranton Civic Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ presentation

VIDEO: WVIA wins Pa. Broadcasters Award for Scranton Civic Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ presentation

From a press release: WVIA has earned a Judges’ Merit television award in the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters’ 2021 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards for its holiday presentation of “The Nutcracker” by the Scranton Civic Ballet Company. “WVIA was honored to present this performance to the people of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. This award is a […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

Every time I think this column is done for the week, I discover a few more songs or albums that deserve your attention. A few of them work perfectly for your headphones as you dig your vehicle out of the snow, while others are better suited for dancing around your living room after you come […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton and Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day parades postponed until September

Scranton and Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day parades postponed until September

On Sunday, the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade Association announced that it will move its annual event from March to Saturday, Sept. 18, and today, Mayor George C. Brown followed suit and postponed the Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Sunday, Sept. 19. These are tentative dates, as the onset of the coronavirus pandemic postponed and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pennsylvania breweries team up for release of PA Pride Pilsner collaboration beer on Feb. 5

Pennsylvania breweries team up for release of PA Pride Pilsner collaboration beer on Feb. 5

From a press release: In a continued effort to connect the Pennsylvania craft beer community with local agriculture, Deer Creek Malthouse in Glen Mills and the website Breweries in PA have once again teamed up following the success of their popular “PA Pride” collaboration beer. The original PA Pride, a hazy pale ale beer released […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Brendan Brisk, Kali Ma, Condition Oakland, Sleeplore, Chris Cashmere, White Witch, and more

January may be a slow month for entertainment like movies and television (even slower during a pandemic), but it’s been a busy time for local music, so much so that I have to save a few notes for next week. I even had the pleasure of seeing a band play live in front of a […]

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