NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA airs ‘The Nutcracker’ by Scranton Civic Ballet for first time on TV Dec. 20-27

WVIA airs ‘The Nutcracker’ by Scranton Civic Ballet for first time on TV Dec. 20-27

From a press release: For the first time, WVIA will produce and air the Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s annual presentation of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. on WVIA-TV. This is the ballet company’s 34th annual “The Nutcracker” presentation. Typically, it is shown as a live educational performance for 1,200 school children […]

 Rich Howells

‘Shirts for the Scene’ online store helps NEPA musicians affected by pandemic

‘Shirts for the Scene’ online store helps NEPA musicians affected by pandemic

This year has been difficult for everyone, but those in the arts and entertainment industry have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. For musicians, live streams are great, but they cannot replace concerts in front of a live audience, whether they’re trying to make a living or playing purely for the love of […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Alt 92.1 host Johnny Popko launches own podcast, The Popko Project, about local music and more

EXCLUSIVE: Alt 92.1 host Johnny Popko launches own podcast, The Popko Project, about local music and more

When Scranton alternative rock radio station Alt 92.1 suddenly disappeared from the airwaves last month, many listeners were shocked and disappointed, but none more so than Johnny Popko, the host of Alt-Natives on Alt 92.1 and one of the most recognizable personalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania media. In nearly 17 years, Popko has been employed by […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton emo rock band The Maguas tell the glum but hopeful truth in ‘One of Us Is Lying’

Scranton emo rock band The Maguas tell the glum but hopeful truth in ‘One of Us Is Lying’

The Maguas may not have had the year that they were looking forward to, but they certainly have the perfect record for these sad and self-reflective times. The Scranton emo rock band released “One of Us Is Lying” on Nov. 20 and it already has over 200,000 streams on Spotify, which speaks to their rapidly […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

From a press release: This week, Sheetz announced a limited edition craft beer brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” this first-ever beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing Company and will be released this weekend. Brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s vanilla doughnut holes, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton offers virtual visits from Santa on Nov. 27-Dec. 20

Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton offers virtual visits from Santa on Nov. 27-Dec. 20

From a press release: The Steamtown National Historic Site may have canceled the annual Santa Train this year, but Santa Claus is still coming to town this year – just electronically. The Electric City Trolley Museum in downtown Scranton is offering “A Virtual Visit with Santa from the North Pole,” an interactive children’s show on the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

From a press release: Like so many things this year, the holidays are going to be a bit different at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House in Scranton. However, there will be new holiday happenings this season, some virtually and others socially distanced. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the LHS will be teaming up with Brookvalley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Philadelphia DJ Shizz Lo plays Black Friday show at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 27

Philadelphia DJ Shizz Lo plays Black Friday show at Stage West in Scranton on Nov. 27

From a press release: Those who are looking to get away from the holiday hustle and bustle this week can listen to Philadelphia DJ and producer Shizz Lo live on Black Friday, Nov. 27 at the recently reopened Stage West in Scranton. Doors at Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) open at 6 p.m., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

Clarence Spady pays tribute to Scranton roots with new ‘Electric City Band’ branding

From a press release: Clarence Spady has long represented his hometown of Scranton as an acclaimed, internationally renowned blues musician. His recent signing to Nola Blue Records and plans for a new album in 2021 show a renewed focus on his musical legacy as an ambassador of Scranton. At the same time, Scranton has been […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everhart Museum in Scranton closes until February of 2021 due to COVID-19 surge

Everhart Museum in Scranton closes until February of 2021 due to COVID-19 surge

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge in Northeastern Pennsylvania, many Scranton restaurants and small businesses have been forced to close temporarily after employees tested positive for the virus. Others have shut their doors to protect their own staff members and customers. Today, the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in […]

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