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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center hosts virtual Christmas concert with Jim Brickman on Nov. 29

Scranton Cultural Center hosts virtual Christmas concert with Jim Brickman on Nov. 29

From a press release: Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman will be taking the nation by winter storm this holiday season with the Comfort & Joy at Home 2020 Virtual Tour. A portion of each ticket purchased for the live event on Sunday, Nov. 29 will benefit the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center receives grant for theater repairs, hosts virtual events

Scranton Cultural Center receives grant for theater repairs, hosts virtual events

From a press release: Today, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple announced that it received an $8,000 Community Needs Grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation to assist with repairs to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. “Age, weather, and deterioration of the original plumbing created further damage to the theater wall, which required […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

Scranton Cultural Center announces new Director of Development Betsy McGrath Ardizoni

From a press release: Today, the board of directors of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and its executive director, Deborah Moran Peterson, announced Betsy McGrath Ardizoni as the organization’s director of development. Ardizoni joined the Scranton Cultural Center as its development director in January. “As the organization embarks on capital projects to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Broadway in Scranton announces 2021 season with 4 musicals and 3 special shows at Scranton Cultural Center

Broadway in Scranton announces 2021 season with 4 musicals and 3 special shows at Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: NAC Entertainment and the Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania have announced the new Broadway in Scranton season. Featuring four season shows along with three specials, the season begins in February of 2021 and runs through August at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Before the new Broadway in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Fest cancels Big Gay StorySlam, hosts online drag show with Pissi Myles instead

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival announced today that its popular Big Gay StorySlam scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at the Scranton Cultural Center has been canceled, but its host, drag queen Pissi Myles, will perform in a free Facebook Live stream that night instead. Scranton Fringe organizers wrote: Hello friends! With everything […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center plans virtual 90th anniversary celebration, invites patrons to submit memories

Scranton Cultural Center plans virtual 90th anniversary celebration, invites patrons to submit memories

From a press release: This year marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of Scranton’s historic Masonic Temple, which has served as the home of the Scranton Cultural Center for over three decades. Although the facility is currently closed due to government guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic, it won’t stop the organization from celebrating this […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA – my friends on ‘both sides’ outside Trump town hall in Scranton, 03/05/20

The streets surrounding the Scranton Cultural Center were blocked off and lined with both protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump waiting for him to arrive at his first town hall of 2020 on Thursday, March 5. In addition to the Fox News broadcast, there is so much national coverage of what went on inside […]

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Bestselling humorist David Sedaris delivers free talk and book signing at Scranton Cultural Center on April 6

Bestselling humorist David Sedaris delivers free talk and book signing at Scranton Cultural Center on April 6

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Library System has announced that bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris is 2020’s American Masters Lecture speaker in its Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series. Sedaris is the author of 11 collections of essays, many of which appeared first in The New Yorker. The titles of his books […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

5th Winter Blues Guitarmageddon features ‘Next Generation’ of artists at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 21

5th Winter Blues Guitarmageddon features ‘Next Generation’ of artists at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 21

From a press release: For the fifth year, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host Winter Blues Guitarmageddon in the Grand Ballroom on Friday, Feb. 21, this time with renowned blues singer and saxophonist Vanessa Collier making her Scranton debut as headliner. Throughout the years, Winter Blues Guitarmageddon has evolved into a […]