Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett deals with change in ‘First Days of July’

This weekend, Scranton singer/songwriter James Barrett will once again live out a longtime dream and return to the Scranton Cultural Center to open The Menzingers’ annual NEPA Holiday Show – this time with a full band. To give locals a taste of what that will sound like, he is premiering a brand new single today, […]

 Rich Howells

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

The Menzingers shake up NEPA Holiday Show lineup at Scranton Cultural Center on Dec. 22

Since it was first announced in October, fans of The Menzingers have been eager to learn who would perform with them at the punk band’s annual Scranton homecoming – the NEPA Holiday Show at the Scranton Cultural Center – on Saturday, Dec. 22. For years, fellow Scranton bands Tigers Jaw; Captain, We’re Sinking; and Three […]

 Rich Howells

After cancer diagnosis, musicians fundraise for Bog co-owner Brian Craig at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 23

After cancer diagnosis, musicians fundraise for Bog co-owner Brian Craig at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 23

The Scranton music and arts scene owes much to Brian Craig, so it’s only appropriate that artists and friends alike plan to give back to him in his time of need. It was announced publicly today that Craig, well-known in the area as the co-owner of The Bog in downtown Scranton, a drummer in several […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Musical mermaid comedy ‘Fruit of the Sea’ swims to Scranton Cultural Center Sept. 27-29

Musical mermaid comedy ‘Fruit of the Sea’ swims to Scranton Cultural Center Sept. 27-29

From a press release: “Fruit of the Sea,” a modern American fish tail and nautical cabaret, is coming from New York City to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Thursday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Sept. 29 as part of the fourth annual Scranton Fringe Festival. In this show, a pet store clerk […]

 Rich Howells

Experience ‘Rocky Horror’ with a live shadow cast at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 3

Experience ‘Rocky Horror’ with a live shadow cast at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 3

It may be a few days after Halloween, but there’s never a bad time to watch “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with a rowdy crowd, especially with a live shadow cast to reenact the debauchery shown on screen. Sweet Translucent Dreams, known for their reoccurring shows in Bethlehem and Emmaus, will return to Scranton for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn how to excel in nonprofits and the arts in free panel discussion at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 15

Learn how to excel in nonprofits and the arts in free panel discussion at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 15

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council will present a free panel discussion, “Nurturing and Sustaining Yourself in the Nonprofit and Arts World,” in the Ladies Parlor at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Sept. 15 from […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Masters of the Telecaster’ with ‘SNL’ bandleader G.E. Smith shred at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 21

‘Masters of the Telecaster’ with ‘SNL’ bandleader G.E. Smith shred at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 21

From a press release: Blazing riffs, hot licks, and jaw-dropping guitar mastery will be on full display when “Masters of the Telecaster,” featuring three of the world’s preeminent blues rock guitarists, take the stage of the Grand Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn how to earn a living in performing arts at free panel discussion at Scranton Cultural Center on July 21

Learn how to earn a living in performing arts at free panel discussion at Scranton Cultural Center on July 21

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture, and Education Council will present a free panel discussion, “Performance for a Living,” in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center on Saturday, July 21 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. The panel features local artists who work in the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Vintage Ensemble reinvents theatre classic ‘Our Town’ at Scranton Cultural Center April 27-May 5

New Vintage Ensemble reinvents theatre classic ‘Our Town’ at Scranton Cultural Center April 27-May 5

From a press release: With a mission of reinventing the familiar, the New Vintage Ensemble is set to delight audiences with a fresh interpretation of an American theatre classic. Featuring new costumes, music, digital projection, and creative performances, the local theatre group will present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, in partnership with the Scranton Cultural […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: Watch full String Fling and Guitarmageddon concerts from Scranton Cultural Center

VIDEOS: Watch full String Fling and Guitarmageddon concerts from Scranton Cultural Center

Following the success of the third annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon on Feb. 16, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple debuted a new regional music showcase, the Steamtown String Fling, on March 23, and Electric City Television was there to film them both to air intermittently on the Scranton public access channel. If you […]

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