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Winter Blues Guitarmageddon returns to Scranton Cultural Center with Joe Louis Walker on Feb. 25

Winter Blues Guitarmageddon returns to Scranton Cultural Center with Joe Louis Walker on Feb. 25

From a press release: After a year away, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host its sixth annual Winter Blues Guitarmageddon – a one-night blues festival featuring an eclectic mix of local, regional, national, and international touring artists – in the Grand Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 25. Grammy-nominated, six-time Blues Music Award […]

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Dirty Nil and James Barrett open for Menzingers at Scranton Cultural Center on Black Friday

Dirty Nil and James Barrett open for Menzingers at Scranton Cultural Center on Black Friday

From a press release: Announced back in August, Philadelphia-based punk band The Menzingers will be return to their hometown to play a special all-ages Black Friday show at the Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 26. Earlier this month, their current tourmates The Dirty Nil were added to the bill, along with Scranton indie rock singer/songwriter […]

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Scranton Cultural Center hosts free ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ screening on Oct. 30

Scranton Cultural Center hosts free ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ screening on Oct. 30

From a press release: Just before Halloween, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will present a free showing of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. The event will be held in Shopland Hall on the fourth floor of the Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., […]

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Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

From a press release: Scranton is the birthplace of Joe Biden, the current president of the United States, and the hometown of the father of former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is the location of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in the NBC sitcom “The Office.” It’s where the Pennsylvania Polka started. It […]

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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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