Rich Howells

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thrill the World in Scranton, 10/25/14

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Thrill the World in Scranton, 10/25/14

For the first time ever, Scranton participated in the global zombie flash mob Thrill the World, not only to break the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’” but to fundraise for the Scranton Cultural Center‘s Creative and Performing Arts Academy and the Matthew Flynn Memorial Scholarship. The numbers have […]

 Sara Pokorny

Scranton will ‘Thrill the World’ to break world record and fund youth scholarships

Flash mobs, while fun, are also something that fizzled out as quickly as they rolled into your local mall – if you’ve seen one group of awkward dancers, you’ve seen them all. Exceptions can be made, however, especially when it involves breaking a world record. Though it’s in its eighth year globally, this is the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center joins attempt to break world record for largest ‘Thriller’ dance

From a press release: On Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., tens of thousands of dancers throughout the world will come together for “Thrill the World,” a global flash mob which attempts to break the world record for “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’” This year, the Scranton Cultural Center will join the celebration, which […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Austin Burke auctions his original artwork at the Scranton Cultural Center

Austin Burke auctions his original artwork at the Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will feature Austin Burke, former President of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce and one of the founding board members of the Cultural Center, as he releases his original artwork of the most iconic buildings, landscapes, and celebrations of Northeastern Pennsylvania. His featured pieces […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Broadway in Scranton 2014-2015 season at Cultural Center announced

Broadway in Scranton 2014-2015 season at Cultural Center announced

The 2014-2015 Broadway in Scranton season was just announced yesterday, featuring “Mamma Mia,” “Sister Act,” and “Flashdance.” The 55th season at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple (420 North Washington Ave., Scranton), brought to the downtown venue by the Broadway Theatre League and Albert Nocciolino, also includes “Million Dollar Quartet,” 2011 Tony Award […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Audition dates set for Scranton Cultural Center production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s ‘The Happy Elf’

Audition dates set for Scranton Cultural Center production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s ‘The Happy Elf’

From a press release: Although it’s still summer in NEPA, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple as it gears up for its production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s “The Happy Elf.” The SCC (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) will host a series of auditions throughout […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center open houses invite students to join Creative and Performing Arts Academy this fall

Scranton Cultural Center open houses invite students to join Creative and Performing Arts Academy this fall

From a press release: As the curtain closes on its inaugural and highly successful Summer Camp program, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) will expand its new and vibrant Creative and Performing Arts Academy (CaPAA) to include a wide variety of course offerings throughout the fall and spring. […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: ’60s rock band Glass Prism resurrected for live ‘Rock Opera’ in Scranton

ARCHIVES: ’60s rock band Glass Prism resurrected for live ‘Rock Opera’ in Scranton

For a band that broke up in 1971, the Glass Prism are definitely four busy guys. In between recent interviews for various newspapers, local and college radio, and television, guitarist and pianist Tom Varano caught up with NEPA Scene to tell the story of his Scranton-based progressive rock band once again, one that he has […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Felix Sarco brings counterculture music to the Scranton Cultural Center

ARCHIVES: Felix Sarco brings counterculture music to the Scranton Cultural Center

“Only in Scranton” is all I can think when I’m watching the psychedelic funk rock quintet known as Felix Sarco’s Polar Power Manifesto Magnet Supernova as they scream, writhe, dance, thrash, and just generally rock their way through a tune called “Once Upon a Mountain Top,” which is written from the perspective of a god […]

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