NEPA Scene Staff

Acoustic concert and drum circle to be held on Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Acoustic concert and drum circle to be held on Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

From a press release: When most people think of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, walking, jogging, biking, and fishing come to mind. Now, they can add music to the list. For the second time this season, a free acoustic concert will be held at the Amphitheater along the Central New Jersey extension of the Lackawanna […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Cultural Center’s revamped Comedy Variety Series features Joe Ohrin and Brad Todd

Scranton Cultural Center’s revamped Comedy Variety Series features Joe Ohrin and Brad Todd

From a press release: As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, and the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is giving audiences just that with the Comedy Variety Series (formerly “Up and Coming Comedy”), which will offer a new spin on the popular series as it transforms Shopland Hall into an […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

The Moonshine officially renamed The Leonard, with opening planned for spring

The Moonshine officially renamed The Leonard, with opening planned for spring

With a nod to the building’s roots, the Scranton theater most recently known as The Moonshine has officially been renamed The Leonard after receiving the most votes during an event held there in the summer. On June 26, the American Advertising Federation hosted a “Mix at The Moonshine” in honor of new and returning board […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Music-filled Roof-A-Thon on Wendy’s roof benefits American Red Cross

Music-filled Roof-A-Thon on Wendy’s roof benefits American Red Cross

From a press release: Local bands, a silent auction, DJs broadcasting from a roof, and the opportunity to win prizes, including autographed music memorabilia, will highlight the 9th annual Roof-A-Thon, which will be held Sept. 12-13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Wendy’s (709 Davis St., Scranton). Sponsored by Quality Served Fast, Inc., our […]

 Rich Howells

A Social State finds a little piece of ‘Heaven’

A Social State finds a little piece of ‘Heaven’

Scranton indie rockers release new album tomorrow

he small bar at the corner of Penn Avenue and Linden Street in downtown Scranton is often this noisy, with bands playing well into the night, but tonight, The Keys has no patrons – just four guys playing their hearts out to an empty room, practicing for one of their biggest shows to date. It’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Friday Scranton map for Sept. 5, 2014

First Friday Scranton map for Sept. 5, 2014

The map for First Friday Scranton on Sept. 5 is here: Click here for a printable PDF. 1. AFA Gallery – Mark Chuck, Dana Gabel, and Travis Prince. 2. AFA Gallery (Upstairs) – Michael B. Harris and Judith Snyder. 3. Artwork’s Gallery & Studio – In Color: Rolfe Ross. 4. Bella Faccias Personalized Chocolates, Inc. […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: La Festa Italiana, Scranton, 08/30/14

PHOTOS: La Festa Italiana, Scranton, 08/30/14

If there’s one festival in Scranton that’s guaranteed to be a hit each and every year, it’s La Festa Italiana. The 39th annual event was packed shoulder to shoulder around Courthouse Square as we took in the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds, which included a lively set by Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms from Columbus, Ohio.

 Rich Howells

Behind the Grey launch Indiegogo campaign to fund debut album

Behind the Grey launch Indiegogo campaign to fund debut album

Scranton metal band Behind the Grey started an Indiegogo campaign yesterday to fund their debut full-length album, offering some affordable perks to fans looking to help out. Aside from the usual MP3s, CDs, and signed merchandise, which range from $1 to $50, the band is asking $50 for a private lesson with any member, $100 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Actors Circle holding auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

Actors Circle holding auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

From a press release: Actors Circle is holding auditions for “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry this Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence Rd., Scranton). Three characters are needed: an African-American man, about 40; a female, about 60-70; and a male, 40-50. Show dates are […]