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Comedic play ‘At Home at the Zoo’ staged at real petting zoo in Lake Ariel Aug. 5-7

Comedic play ‘At Home at the Zoo’ staged at real petting zoo in Lake Ariel Aug. 5-7

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present Edward Albee’s absurd comedy “At Home at the Zoo” at an actual zoo, the Safari Farm Petting Zoo in Lake Ariel, on Thursday, Aug. 5 through Saturday, Aug. 7. Featuring a trio of adult actors, the play focuses on Peter, his life with his wife, […]

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Breaking Benjamin returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Papa Roach on Sept. 18

Breaking Benjamin returns to Montage Mountain in Scranton with Papa Roach on Sept. 18

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum-selling Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin will return to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. with Papa Roach and Memphis May Fire, presented by Hazleton active rock radio station 97.9X. Fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning […]

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Nominations for 2021 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton are now open

Nominations for 2021 Steamtown Music Awards in Scranton are now open

Starting today, nominations for the 2021 Steamtown Music Awards are open from now until Tuesday, Oct. 5. The public can nominate their favorite artists and music industry professionals for the eighth annual local music awards ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18 and serve as the opening of the Electric City Music Conference […]

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Langan, Frost & Wane debuts with psych folk album and Wilkes-Barre concert on Aug. 15

Langan, Frost & Wane debuts with psych folk album and Wilkes-Barre concert on Aug. 15

From a press release: Langan, Frost & Wane is the collaboration of three ambitious songwriters writing in the folk tradition and drawing candidly from the folk revival of the mid-20th century. It began as a vessel for Brian Langan (Langan) and RJ Gilligan (Frost) to explore a territory they otherwise had no outlet for in […]

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Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 6

Rusted Root vocalist Michael Glabicki performs as a duo at River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Aug. 6

From a press release: With Rusted Root on hiatus, the frontman of the multi-platinum Pittsburgh jam band, Michael Glabicki, has been touring as a duo with Rusted Root’s longtime guitar player and backing vocalist Dirk Miller, including a 2019 stop in Scranton. The pair will return to Northeastern Pennsylvania to perform at the River Street […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

Earlier today, the New York Yankees announced that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fan favorite Hoy Jun Park and fellow infielder Diego Castillo were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 28-year-old reliever Clay Holmes and his 5.57 career ERA. This was a great trade! …for the Pirates. Catcher Rob Brantly was sent back to Scranton to make room […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

Scranton indie/alt rocker James Barrett comes out of 2020 stronger with new music and fall concert

When your dream is to become a full-time musician, a global pandemic is a nightmare scenario. Over the last year, though, James Barrett took his already emotional and introspective approach to songwriting and used the anxiety and loneliness of the quarantine to dig deeper into what he started with his debut full band album, “The […]

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Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

Tribute band ‘Best of the Eagles’ performs at Scranton Cultural Center on Oct. 1

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton will present Best of the Eagles on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. Best of the Eagles is one of the top Eagles tribute acts in the country with authentic live performances of […]

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Scranton Jazz Festival returns as free multi-venue event downtown on Aug. 6-8

Scranton Jazz Festival returns as free multi-venue event downtown on Aug. 6-8

From a press release: All of downtown Scranton will serve as center stage when the award-winning Scranton Jazz Festival returns to the Electric City on Friday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 8. The festival was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, but now that state health and safety restrictions have been lifted, it’s time […]

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Marywood University in Scranton offers handmade art workshops from July 18-Aug. 21

Marywood University in Scranton offers handmade art workshops from July 18-Aug. 21

From a press release: Marywood University in Scranton is offering Continuing Education Summer Art Workshops during the months of July and August. These workshops include: Papermaking Workshop: Sunday, July 18 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in the Paper Room on the second floor of the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts Participants will make pulp from recycled […]