Rich Howells

Scranton photographer stops random subjects for ‘Street Portraits’

Scranton photographer stops random subjects for ‘Street Portraits’

Jason Riedmiller’s direct personality reflected in his straightforward, spur-of-the-moment work at The Bog this month

Those who know Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller recognize his penchant for blunt honesty and sarcasm. Now they’ll see the former in his portrait work – the latter is evident when you ask him about it. “I’ve always been kind of an arrogant dick. I’m not a learner,” he cracks when NEPA Scene inquires about any […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Motionless In White gets even creepier with stop-motion animation

If their last video for “Reincarnate” wasn’t scary enough for you, then Motionless In White‘s latest music video for “Dead as Fuck” probably will be, considering its creepy use of stop-motion animation and broken old dolls. The song is the next single from “Reincarnate,” the full-length album they released last month. Consistently engaging fans with […]

 Chris Hughes

PHOTOS: U.S. Navy Band Commodores, 10/30/14

PHOTOS: U.S. Navy Band Commodores, 10/30/14

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores marched into the Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton for a concert on Thursday, Oct. 30, providing a night of free jazz music to the public. First formed in 1969, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, currently made up of 18 members, has been performing big band jazz across the nation […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Teenagers from Outer Space’ invade the Scranton Cultural Center

‘Teenagers from Outer Space’ invade the Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: This month’s installment of “Bad Movie Thursdays with Mystery Science Theater 3000” at the Scranton Cultural Center features a terrible but zany little sci-fi confection from 1959 called “Teenagers from Outer Space.” When aliens who arrive on Earth with a plan to conquer the planet, hunky teen alien Derek rebels against […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

PHOTOS: Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam, 10/25/14

The Breaking Ground Poets held their first poetry slam of the season at TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 25, and it was standing room only for good reason. Maggie Gilbertson, Hayden Nichols, Mason Crawford, Aidan Cronin, Mitchell Winters, Claire Sheen, Cassi Miller, Jessica Yagloski, Kevin Parker, Mayling Ijomah, Adriana Adams, Abby Yurksza, Skyler […]

 Rich Howells

Archbald artist creepily illustrates your childhood nightmares

Archbald artist creepily illustrates your childhood nightmares

When Stephanie Lucas brought her artwork to FANtom Fest in Scranton earlier this month, her scarily realistic pencil illustrations clearly jumped out from her fellow vendors, which is difficult to do at a horror convention filled with ghouls who wait all year to do exactly that. Stephanie Lucas at FANtom Fest The 26-year-old Scranton native, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everyday beauty of NEPA’s suburban landscapes captured in realistic, yet abstract paintings

Everyday beauty of NEPA’s suburban landscapes captured in realistic, yet abstract paintings

'Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz' runs through Nov. 21 at the University of Scranton

From a press release: The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery will showcase the beauty that can be found in suburban architecture in Northeastern Pennsylvania in an exhibit that runs until Friday, Nov. 21. “Here and There: Paintings by Nina Davidowitz” will be on display in the gallery located on the fourth floor of Hyland […]

 Rich Howells

DOWNLOAD: Heavy Blonde release free ‘Sun’ EP

DOWNLOAD: Heavy Blonde release free ‘Sun’ EP

As promised when Heavy Blonde debuted the single “Johnny Got Fangs” last week, the band has released a free four-song EP this week, simply titled “Sun.” The songs can be streamed or downloaded below at no cost, but those who wish to support the Scranton group – made up of former And the Moneynotes members […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton will host its own performing arts Fringe Festival in 2015

Scranton will host its own performing arts Fringe Festival in 2015

From a press release: The Edinburgh Fringe Festival first took place in August 1947 and has since inspired communities worldwide to develop their own versions of this engaging performing arts-based model. In October 2015, Scranton will join the ranks of New York, Orlando, Chicago, Kansas City, and many other U.S. cities as the host of […]