Rich Howells

The Office Super Fan Festival at Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton postponed, new date TBA

The Office Super Fan Festival at Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton postponed, new date TBA

The Office Super Fan Festival, a brand new event celebrating the hit sitcom at The Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels Bar & Grill in downtown Scranton, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The convention, which will feature “The Office” cast members, screen-used props and wardrobe, trivia and cosplay contests, a disco party, Dundie […]

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

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 […]

 Rich Howells

Chris Stapleton cancels Scranton concert as other Montage Mountain shows remain up in the air

Chris Stapleton cancels Scranton concert as other Montage Mountain shows remain up in the air

Like all 2020 concerts, the few shows left scheduled at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton still seem to be up in the air just one month before the season is set to open. Today, Nashville country singer Chris Stapleton postponed and rescheduled his upcoming All-American Road Show, though his planned stop at Montage […]

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Marywood University in Scranton presents 2020 Senior Art Exhibits online

Marywood University in Scranton presents 2020 Senior Art Exhibits online

From a press release: This week, the Art Department at Marywood University in Scranton presented its 2020 Senior Exhibits featuring art therapy, painting, graphic design, illustration, photography, and art education through its online catalog. Turning to the potential of offering the exhibits online, senior undergraduate and graduate art students knew that while in-person exhibits are […]

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Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy unleashes solo album ‘Warrior’ with new Scranton band

Carbondale drummer Carl Canedy unleashes solo album ‘Warrior’ with new Scranton band

From a press release: Following the news last month that classic heavy metal band The Rods changed their lineup and are working on a new album, founding drummer Carl Canedy released a new solo album this month featuring fellow musicians from Northeastern Pennsylvania. The respected drummer and producer from Carbondale debuted “Warrior” digitally on Friday, […]

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Scranton promoter brings heavy metal musicians together for pandemic relief song ‘No Road to Ruin’

Scranton promoter brings heavy metal musicians together for pandemic relief song ‘No Road to Ruin’

From a press release: With the world in a current state of lockdown, quarantine, and uncertainty due to COVID-19, positivity seems to be in short supply. And in the wake of the virus’ stranglehold on day-to-day activities as well as the global economy, music venues have closed, concerts have been canceled, and tours are postponed […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton/Philly indie rockers The Tisburys adjust to the ‘Fading Light’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton/Philly indie rockers The Tisburys adjust to the ‘Fading Light’

In the midst of this pandemic, everyone seems to be going through a transition of some kind, and The Tisburys are no different. The first single from their upcoming album tackles that very topic, as does the entire record, which will now be released in a different way thanks to COVID-19. Like all of us, […]

 Rich Howells

Both Peach Music Festival and Camp Bisco rescheduled for 2021 at Montage Mountain in Scranton

Both Peach Music Festival and Camp Bisco rescheduled for 2021 at Montage Mountain in Scranton

This rainy Monday morning, the sad news broke that both the ninth annual Peach Music Festival and the 18th annual Camp Bisco at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton are canceled and rescheduled for the same weekends next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The good news is that fans […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet releases first new single since 2017 hiatus, ‘Silver Sun’

NEPA jamgrass band Cabinet releases first new single since 2017 hiatus, ‘Silver Sun’

When bands utter the words “indefinite hiatus,” it usually means the end of new music and live shows – and possibly the band itself. For Cabinet, however, it just meant slowing things down for a while. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre jamgrass group hasn’t toured since they decided to step back at the end of 2017, but they’ve […]

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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 […]