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Learn ‘The Art of Chinese Tea Ceremony’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 12

Learn ‘The Art of Chinese Tea Ceremony’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 12

From a press release: As part of its Arts Engage initiative, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is sponsoring “The Art of Chinese Tea Ceremony” featuring Dr. Kathy Wang, an authority on the subject, in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. Tea ceremonies have been performed […]

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NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

From a press release: Last week, State Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Moosic) announced that 12 venues in Pennsylvania’s 8th District will receive a total of $10.7 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program. Cartwright voted to establish the program through the bipartisan COVID-19 relief package passed in December of 2020, then enhance it by helping […]

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The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

The Menzingers return home for Black Friday concert at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26

From a press release: For local music fans, the holidays are coming a bit earlier this year. It was announced today that Philadelphia punk band The Menzingers will be return to their hometown to perform at the Scranton Cultural Center on Friday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m., the day after Thanksgiving. Typically, the group hosts […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

When your dream is to become a full-time musician, a global pandemic is a nightmare scenario. Over the last year, though, James Barrett took his already emotional and introspective approach to songwriting and used the anxiety and loneliness of the quarantine to dig deeper into what he started with his debut full band album, “The […]

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Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton will present Best of the Eagles on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. Best of the Eagles is one of the top Eagles tribute acts in the country with authentic live performances of […]

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Scranton Cultural Center will host free Outdoor Summer Concert Series with local artists

Scranton Cultural Center will host free Outdoor Summer Concert Series with local artists

From a press release: Today, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton announced a new Outdoor Summer Concert Series that will be free and open to the public. The monthly concerts will take place on Friday nights outside of the Scranton Cultural Center and will feature a variety of local and […]

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Broadway in Scranton announces new dates for Scranton Cultural Center shows in 2021 and 2022

Broadway in Scranton announces new dates for Scranton Cultural Center shows in 2021 and 2022

From a press release: For over a year, the entire Broadway and touring theatre community has been looking forward to reopening venue doors and welcoming back the public. Soon, local fans will once again be able to enjoy the laughter, love, and entertainment that only live performances can provide. Today, Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern […]

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Scranton Cultural Center hosts ‘Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show’ fundraiser on March 11

Scranton Cultural Center hosts ‘Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show’ fundraiser on March 11

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced a new interactive fundraising initiative that will feature live music, theatrical performances, and free giveaways. Presented by Montage Mountain Resorts, “Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show” will be live streamed on Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in collaboration with Posture […]

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Broadway in Scranton reschedules all 2021 shows at Scranton Cultural Center due to COVID-19

Broadway in Scranton reschedules all 2021 shows at Scranton Cultural Center due to COVID-19

From a press release: NAC Entertainment and the Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania announced this week that the next season of Broadway in Scranton shows at the Scranton Cultural Center has been rescheduled “as COVID-19 continues to uproot even the best-laid plans.” Those plans were set to begin next week with “Buddy: The Buddy […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

VIDEO PREMIERE: High school nostalgia hits Scranton pop punks Anytime Soon in ‘Jelly Donut Season’

COVID-19 prevented most people from having one of those fun summers with friends you never forget, but it didn’t stop Anytime Soon from recreating that feeling in their new music video, despite all the extra work it would take to produce during the pandemic. The Scranton-based band released their latest single, “Jelly Donut Season,” on […]

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