NEPA Scene Staff

University of Scranton String Orchestra performs with John-Morgan Bush on Oct. 30

University of Scranton String Orchestra performs with John-Morgan Bush on Oct. 30

From a press release: Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present a concert featuring the university’s String Orchestra and guest artist John-Morgan Bush on Saturday, Oct. 30. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center (342 Jefferson Ave., Scranton), situated at the corner of Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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., […]

 Rich Howells

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

Over the last decade or so, Jess Meoni and Bobby Keller have been organizing all types of shows and events in the area, including the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest and the NEPA Horror Film Festival, respectively. After combining both of them into one last year, they decided to do it twice this […]

 Rich Howells

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

If you believe rock ‘n’ roll peaked in the 1970s, The Mesos are the band for you. And like many of those bands, the group started in a grimy old basement, this one in the Scranton/Dunmore area during the winter of 2017. “After The Kids Laughing At Pedestrians – The KLAP, for short – disbanded, […]

 Ken Jones

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

REVIEW: Russello Project transports Scranton crowd to another world with introspective tunes

It was a cool autumn night in downtown Scranton, and I entered Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club shivering not from the cold, but anticipation. Due to the ever-long pandemic and the trials and tribulations of raising a newborn at the same time, Saturday, Sept. 25 would be my first time attending a live music performance in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 27 categories announced in Scranton

EXCLUSIVE: 2021 Steamtown Music Award nominees in 27 categories announced in Scranton

Today, the Electric City Music Conference announced the nominees for the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards. Online voting begins at noon on Thursday, Oct. 14 on the ECMC Facebook page. For the second year, every award will have an online voting component. The online voting will contribute to 50 percent of the vote for each category, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

From a press release: Marion L. Munley, a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and pioneer in women’s equality, will become the first woman included in Scranton’s Distinguished Citizens Memorial when her monument is unveiled on Friday, Oct. 15 on the Spruce Street side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse at 1 p.m. Munley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2021 performers and presenters for Scranton ceremony

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2021 performers and presenters for Scranton ceremony

The Electric City Music Conference announced today that the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards will return to The V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 18. The event will again be held both indoors and outdoors, with the parking lot enclosed by a tent. Nominees for the eighth annual awards will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 13. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Interdisciplinary artist J. Morgan Puett speaks at Marywood University in Scranton on Oct. 20

Interdisciplinary artist J. Morgan Puett speaks at Marywood University in Scranton on Oct. 20

From a press release: The Marywood University Art Department will present a lecture by award-winning interdisciplinary artist J. Morgan Puett as part of its Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. The event will take place in the Comerford Theater, located in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences (206 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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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