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EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2022 performers for Scranton ceremony

EXCLUSIVE: Steamtown Music Awards announces 2022 performers for Scranton ceremony

The Steamtown Music Awards will return to The V-Spot in Scranton on Thursday, Sept. 15, and today the organizers of the Electric City Music Conference are announcing the artists that will perform at the event exclusively on NEPA Scene. This year, the award ceremony will feature live performances by The Human Beings, Sweetnest, Bullied by […]

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Post-apocalyptic pop culture explored in comedic play ‘Mr. Burns’ in Scranton July 21-23

Post-apocalyptic pop culture explored in comedic play ‘Mr. Burns’ in Scranton July 21-23

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival will present the dark comedy “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” at the Peoples Security Theater at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton on Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23. Award-winning playwright Anne Washburn’s imaginative play propels the audience forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers University Drive ‘Heal’ with album release show at Jazz Cafe on Aug. 26

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton alt rockers University Drive ‘Heal’ with album release show at Jazz Cafe on Aug. 26

Two years filled with “an insane amount of work,” buckets of “blood, sweat, and tears,” and two months of touring the country supporting Cold are finally culminating in August when University Drive releases their third album with a hometown event announced today. This afternoon, Scranton-based alt rock outfit revealed the title of the anticipated record, […]

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Before returning to Scranton, Philly indie rockers The Tisburys grow ‘Garden’ on ‘Main Street’

Before returning to Scranton, Philly indie rockers The Tisburys grow ‘Garden’ on ‘Main Street’

From a press release: Originally formed in Scranton, Philadelphia-based indie rock/power pop band The Tisburys are showing their musical growth with “Garden,” the first single from their upcoming third album, “Exile on Main Street,” due out Sept. 16 via Sacks of Phones. Released on June 30, the song was recorded with Justin Nazario (Riverby, Dweller) […]

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Life’s work of photographer Alex Seeley on display in Scranton at ArtWorks Aug. 1-31

Life’s work of photographer Alex Seeley on display in Scranton at ArtWorks Aug. 1-31

From a press release: The newly established Alex Seeley Memorial Fund has announced an exhibition of Alex Seeley’s work at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio in downtown Scranton from Monday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 31. “Perseverance: The Life’s Work of Alex Seeley” will have an opening reception to the public during the First Friday Scranton […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton comedian Samantha Ruddy performs on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Scranton comedian Samantha Ruddy performs on ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Last night, Scranton-born comedian Samantha Ruddy returned to the national stage for a coveted set on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC. Performing at Studio 6B at Rockefeller Center in her current home of New York City, she joked about flying on a tiny plane, accidentally getting a “Karen” haircut, violent video games, […]

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Motionless In White comes home to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Ice Nine Kills and Black Veil Brides on Sept. 9

Motionless In White comes home to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Ice Nine Kills and Black Veil Brides on Sept. 9

From a press release: After a widely celebrated sold-out run earlier this year, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, and Scranton metal band Motionless In White have announced that they will reunite this summer for a second leg of their Trinity of Terror Tour. The new dates on this triple co-headlining North American tour will […]

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Free ‘Wake Up with the Arts’ breakfast highlights small businesses in Lackawanna County on June 30

Free ‘Wake Up with the Arts’ breakfast highlights small businesses in Lackawanna County on June 30

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department will celebrate the diverse array of small businesses in Northeastern Pennsylvania with a free “Wake Up with the Arts” breakfast, workshop, and panel discussion on creative entrepreneurship on Thursday, June 30. The new shopnepatoday.com website, a local directory of creative businesses and services along […]

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Steamtown Music Awards honor Old Friends and Main St. Jukebox owner Tom LeFevre with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Steamtown Music Awards honor Old Friends and Main St. Jukebox owner Tom LeFevre with Lifetime Achievement Awards

Today, organizers of the Electric City Music Conference announced that two Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented at the 2022 Steamtown Music Awards ceremony. The ninth annual local music awards will honor legendary Scranton roots rock band Old Friends and Tom LeFevre, the owner and operator of Stroudsburg record store Main Street Jukebox. The award […]

 Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening music festival debuts at Scranton Iron Furnaces on Aug. 6

EXCLUSIVE: Good Things Are Happening music festival debuts at Scranton Iron Furnaces on Aug. 6

As if the past two years of a global pandemic and political unrest wasn’t enough for the average person to deal with, inflation has driven the cost of living to new heights in 2022. As so many struggle to make ends meet, particularly in the working class city of Scranton, it may be difficult to […]