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Singer of Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo becomes ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ June 27-Aug. 3

Singer of Scranton pop rockers Black Tie Stereo becomes ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ June 27-Aug. 3

From a press release: The Scranton Shakespeare Festival will start its eighth season tonight with the biblical musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which features a local lead singer in the title role. Stephen Murphy, vocalist and keyboardist for Scranton pop rock band Black Tie Stereo, will portray Joseph, sharing the stage with Michele […]

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Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers variety of free plays and musicals downtown June 27-Aug. 4

Scranton Shakespeare Festival offers variety of free plays and musicals downtown June 27-Aug. 4

From a press release: Eight years strong, the Scranton Shakespeare Festival is back in the Electric City this summer with another season of exciting and free professional theatre featuring stories from far and wide… and something very close to home. The festival kicks off this season on Thursday, June 27 with the upbeat musical “Joseph […]

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Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

Taking Back Sunday and Menzingers concert at Sands Bethlehem Event Center canceled

From a press release: A show that would have brought platinum-selling emo rockers Taking Back Sunday and Scranton punk rock band The Menzingers together has been canceled. The concert scheduled for Monday, July 1 at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center has been canceled “due to a scheduling conflict,” according to the venue. Refunds will be […]

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Classic TV stars Barbara Eden and Hal Linden read ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1, 2020

Classic TV stars Barbara Eden and Hal Linden read ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1, 2020

From a press release: It was announced today that the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will present A. R. Gurney’s play “Love Letters” starring Barbara Eden and Hal Linden on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. This nationally touring show delivers a once-in-a-lifetime evening featuring the […]

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Scranton metal band Motionless In White hits Top 5 on Billboard Album and Hard Rock charts with ‘Disguise’

Scranton metal band Motionless In White hits Top 5 on Billboard Album and Hard Rock charts with ‘Disguise’

From a press release: Scranton metal band Motionless In White made an impressive debut on the Billboard charts with their new album following its release on June 7. “Disguise” debuted at No. 4 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart while also claiming No. 2 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and No. 27 on the […]

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Lansford begins crowdfunding campaign to fund new mural by Scranton artists

Lansford begins crowdfunding campaign to fund new mural by Scranton artists

From a press release: A 501c3 nonprofit organization is working to brighten the small town of Lansford in Carbon County with a new mural that will be placed on Patterson Street on Route 209. Lansford Alive has teamed up with the Northeast Art Project, a Scranton-based mural company, to bring this project from an early […]

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby team travels to Ireland to take on Dublin Roller Derby

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby team travels to Ireland to take on Dublin Roller Derby

From a press release: After months of fundraising, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby is heading to the Emerald Isle to represent Northeastern Pennsylvania in two roller derby bouts against the Dublin Roller Derby. Members of the league’s B-level travel team, the Low Rolling Deuces, have been preparing, fundraising, and practicing in the hope of squaring off […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party will be at Stage West in Scranton on July 5

EXCLUSIVE: Electric City Music Conference announcement party will be at Stage West in Scranton on July 5

The Electric City Music Conference and Steamtown Music Awards will host a free announcement party at Stage West in Scranton on Friday, July 5, starting at 6 p.m. Although this party has been revamped this year and moved to a Friday night, it will still cater to the needs of the busy music community. The […]

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’90s EDM pioneers The Crystal Method get busy at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 9

’90s EDM pioneers The Crystal Method get busy at Stage West in Scranton on Aug. 9

From a press release: It was announced today that The Crystal Method, one of the United States’ longest-running electronic dance music artists that helped shape and spread the genre’s popularity in the 1990s with hits like “Busy Child,” “Comin’ Back,” and “Name of the Game,” will come to Stage West in Scranton on Friday, Aug. […]

 Rich Howells

5 NEPA bands reunite to celebrate 10th anniversary of Vintage Theater in Scranton on Nov. 22

5 NEPA bands reunite to celebrate 10th anniversary of Vintage Theater in Scranton on Nov. 22

Five years after one of Scranton’s greatest all-ages art and event spaces closed its doors, bands and actors who often performed at The Vintage will be new again for one night only. It was announced today that, to celebrate the nonprofit venue’s 10th anniversary, popular local bands that played during The Vintage’s five-year history will […]

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