Rich Howells

From gospel to metal, The Contact Collective fuses genres into soulful sounds from Stroudsburg to Scranton

From gospel to metal, The Contact Collective fuses genres into soulful sounds from Stroudsburg to Scranton

Stroudsburg rock fusion band The Contact Collective blends soul, gospel, jazz, funk, reggae, new-age, and even a little metal into a sound that they say “tastes like mom’s cookin’ but feels like a summer’s breeze.” In the wide-ranging music scene of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the relatively new group has still managed to stand out since forming […]

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Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg hosts drive-by art exhibition on June 27

Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg hosts drive-by art exhibition on June 27

From a press release: Leave it to artists to find a creative way to bring people together while staying apart. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pocono Arts Council has announced a brand new drive-by art exhibition slated for Saturday, June 27 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. In case of rain, it will move to […]

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Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley offers 14-Day Quarantine Pack with takeout and delivery

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley offers 14-Day Quarantine Pack with takeout and delivery

From a press release: Today, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, the award-winning craft brewery and brewpub in Hawley, announced that a specially assembled variety package of 14 beers will be available for customers to pick up as a to-go order to get them through the next 14 days of quarantine, which is urged by the state of […]

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Mount Pocono electro-pop artist Blaque Rose releases debut EP ‘Super Natural’ with animated Valentine video

Mount Pocono electro-pop artist Blaque Rose releases debut EP ‘Super Natural’ with animated Valentine video

From a press release: To coincide with Valentine’s Day, Mount Pocono electro-pop artist Blaque Rose has partnered the release of his debut EP today with an animated music video aimed straight at the heart. Animated by Brandi Meadows, “Silver Train” uses adolescent imagery like baby cherubs, spin the bottle, and picking dandelions to describe a […]

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Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley wins 2 ‘Best of Craft Beer Awards’ in international competition

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley wins 2 ‘Best of Craft Beer Awards’ in international competition

From a press release: Today, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, the award-winning craft brewery and brewpub in Hawley, announced it has won two bronze medals in the 2020 Best of Craft Beer Awards, an international beer competition that took place Feb. 7-9 in Bend, Oregon. During the course of the three-day judging, 262 medals were awarded across […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Scranton alt rock trio The Boastfuls take their shot with debut single ‘Tequila’

As their moniker implies, Scranton alternative rock band The Boastfuls have had plenty to brag about since their debut in the Northeastern Pennsylvania music scene last year, making a name for themselves at every local venue as a premier bar band while working on their own their own material, even earning the title of Best […]

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After sold-out opening, new Scranton speakeasy Madame Jenny’s plans weekly jazz music and 1920s fun

After sold-out opening, new Scranton speakeasy Madame Jenny’s plans weekly jazz music and 1920s fun

From a press release: The secret is out, and downtown Scranton’s speakeasy, Madame Jenny’s, is a hit with locals looking for something new to do… or, rather, something old to do again in modern times. This clandestine cocktail bar opened its doors last weekend with swingin’ sounds of the Madame Jenny’s House Jazz Band on […]

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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 […]

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Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

Pick the best mac and cheese in the Poconos at bake-off benefit in Stroudsburg on Nov. 4

From a press release: Everyone loves mac and cheese, but who makes it the best – home cooks or professionals? As the cold weather arrives in Northeastern Pennsylvania, warm up with some of the area’s best comfort food while supporting the Pocono Arts Council at the Starving Artist Mac & Cheese Bake-Off. The sixth annual […]

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Pocono production of cloning play ‘A Number’ comes to Cooperage in Honesdale on Nov. 2

Pocono production of cloning play ‘A Number’ comes to Cooperage in Honesdale on Nov. 2

From a press release: As announced last month, the Pocono Mountains Theater Company will return to The Cooperage Project in Honesdale with a production of “A Number,” a play addressing the subjects of human cloning and identity by award-winning British playwright Caryl Churchill, on Friday, Nov. 2. “A Number” explores the fragility of personal identity […]