Rich Howells

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

Over the last decade or so, Jess Meoni and Bobby Keller have been organizing all types of shows and events in the area, including the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest and the NEPA Horror Film Festival, respectively. After combining both of them into one last year, they decided to do it twice this […]

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The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

The Badlees reunite for inaugural Pittston Prohibition on Sept. 19

From a press release: It has been eight years since local legends The Badlees performed a full set with their entire lineup, so anticipation is building for a brand new event that will reunite the Selinsgrove roots rock band. The inaugural Pittston Prohibition will poke fun at its playful name by bringing all kinds of […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

From a press release: Can you identify Scranton architectural landmarks? Do you know what natural feature originally covered Courthouse Square? Play along with the Lackawanna Historical Society’s 12th annual local history game show, “You Live Here, You Should Know This,” hosted virtually by Electric City Television. The first two rounds of the game will begin […]

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Boulders with 300-million-year-old fossils donated to McDade Park in Scranton

Boulders with 300-million-year-old fossils donated to McDade Park in Scranton

From a press release: Waste Management’s Alliance Landfill has donated two large pieces of the region’s distant history to the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park in Scranton. Landfill Manager Glenn Kempa said the boulders, each with vivid fossilized images of ferns and tree branches that shaded Taylor and Ransom Township over 300 […]

 Rich Howells

Italian circus pops up in Taylor Walmart parking lot from May 17-May 26 on first U.S. tour

Italian circus pops up in Taylor Walmart parking lot from May 17-May 26 on first U.S. tour

Scranton residents and shoppers of the Walmart Supercenter in Taylor may have noticed some large tents popping up in the parking lot over the last few days. It’s easy to assume that it’s just another flower tent or carnival that commonly set up next to local businesses and shopping centers, but what’s underneath here is […]

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LGBT pop opera ‘Bare’ debuts in NEPA at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore June 8-10

LGBT pop opera ‘Bare’ debuts in NEPA at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore June 8-10

From a press release: Following their recent move from Taylor to a new location in Dunmore, Act Out Theatre Group will present the Northeastern Pennsylvania premiere of “Bare: A Pop Opera” on Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. The musical follows a group of Catholic boarding school students as they struggle with issues of […]

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Act Out Theatre presents musical farce ‘Lucky Stiff’ in Taylor April 20-22 before move to Dunmore

Act Out Theatre presents musical farce ‘Lucky Stiff’ in Taylor April 20-22 before move to Dunmore

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present the hilarious musical farce “Lucky Stiff” this Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22. This will be the last production that will take place at Act Out’s Taylor location before the company moves to Dunmore in May. Director Kalen Churcher of Plymouth leads this cast […]

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Act Out Theatre celebrates ‘The Women of Shakespeare’ in Taylor March 23-25

Act Out Theatre celebrates ‘The Women of Shakespeare’ in Taylor March 23-25

From a press release: Act Out Theatre Group will present “The Women of Shakespeare” in Taylor beginning this Friday, March 23 and running until Sunday, March 25. The new show was conceived by Act Out’s artistic director, Dan Pittman. “I wanted to find a way to celebrate Women’s History Month in a unique fashion,” Pittman […]

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Be a guest of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Act Out Theatre in Taylor Feb. 23-March 4

Be a guest of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Act Out Theatre in Taylor Feb. 23-March 4

From a press release: Local audiences will be able to rediscover a “tale as old as time” when Act Out Theatre Group presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” in Taylor on weekends starting this Friday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, March 4. Director Dan Pittman, who became the artistic director of Act Out in August, is […]

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‘Dog Sees God’ reimagines Peanuts as real teenagers at Act Out Theatre in Taylor Jan. 12-14

‘Dog Sees God’ reimagines Peanuts as real teenagers at Act Out Theatre in Taylor Jan. 12-14

From a press release: What happens when members of the beloved Peanuts gang hit their teen years? Find out when the Act Out Theatre Group presents Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” in Taylor, which opened on Jan. 5 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 14. This is not your parent’s […]