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Travelocity founder Terry Jones gives business speech at Wilkes University on Oct. 21

Travelocity founder Terry Jones gives business speech at Wilkes University on Oct. 21

From a press release: Terry Jones, founder of travelocity.com and founding chairman of kayak.com, will deliver the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Oct. 21. Jones will deliver the lecture “On Innovation: Powerful Ideas to Create a More Innovative Organization” at the Dorothy Dickson Darte […]

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Bret Alexander of The Badlees will be immortalized as hologram for futuristic performances

Bret Alexander of The Badlees will be immortalized as hologram for futuristic performances

From a press release: Michael Jackson. Tupac Shakur. Frank Zappa. Ronnie James Dio. Whitney Houston. Roy Orbison. The list of dead musicians whose holograms have performed for live audiences continues to grow, so how long will it be before an artist from Northeastern Pennsylvania is immortalized? Not long, according to The Mediatwist Group. The digital […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre expands computer science education for young Luzerne County students

Wilkes-Barre expands computer science education for young Luzerne County students

From a press release: The CSforALL movement to bring computer science to all U.S. students marked a major growth milestone today. Along with 126 organizations, Wilkes-Barre Connect has made a new commitment to advance computer science education access and opportunity for youth across the United States at the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase. “Our team here […]

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Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

Ticketmaster plans safe return to live events with new SmartEvent technology

From a press release: Ticketmaster, the largest ticket distribution company in the United States, recently announced the development of SmartEvent, a new suite of technology tools that gives event organizers the ability to adapt protocols to meet evolving needs of capacity, distancing, and other logistics throughout the reopening journey for concerts, sports, comedy shows, and […]

 Rich Howells

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer Jay Luke warns against addictive tech in ‘Trapped in Your Cell’

SONG PREMIERE: Scranton singer Jay Luke warns against addictive tech in ‘Trapped in Your Cell’

Cell phones have become such an essential part of life for so many people that it’s becoming difficult to remember a time without them in the modern world. Scranton singer/songwriter Jay Luke not only remembers that time but often captures it in his 1970s and ‘80s-influenced rock music, particularly on his latest single premiering today […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre completes $762,500 Wi-Fi upgrade project

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre completes $762,500 Wi-Fi upgrade project

From a press release: The Luzerne County Convention Center Authority announced today that the installation of an enterprise-grade, controller-based wireless LAN system at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been completed, pending final inspection. The system will provide wireless network coverage throughout the venue, including the event floor as well […]

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‘Bizarre World of Frank Zappa’ comes to life as a hologram at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 1

‘Bizarre World of Frank Zappa’ comes to life as a hologram at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on May 1

From a press release: Live music’s premier hologram production company Eyellusion has announced that a who’s who of Zappa fan favorite musicians will support “The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” hologram tour, which will make its debut this April in the United States. The nine U.S. shows will kick off Friday, April 19, including a […]

 The Conversation

The ghost of Roy Orbison tours U.S. as hologram, stopping in Pennsylvania on Nov. 9

The ghost of Roy Orbison tours U.S. as hologram, stopping in Pennsylvania on Nov. 9

On Oct. 1, the U.S. leg of the Roy Orbison hologram tour kicked off in Oakland. At each stop, a computer-generated hologram of Orbison will be performing alongside an orchestra and band. [The tour comes to the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey on Nov. 2, the Xcite Center at […]

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Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

Grocery delivery service app Instacart expands into NEPA starting Sept. 12

From a press release: If you hate grocery shopping or have just become too busy (or lazy) to go out and shop, Instacart has a quick and easy solution. The national service/app is launching in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area next week to do all your grocery shopping for you. Plus, they’re planning to bring on over […]

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Northeast PA Innovation Conference in Scranton covers latest bioscience and health tech Aug. 10-11

Northeast PA Innovation Conference in Scranton covers latest bioscience and health tech Aug. 10-11

From a press release: Wilkes University’s Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and tecBRIDGE are hosting the second annual Northeast Pennsylvania Innovation Conference at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Friday, Aug. 11. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the conference opening at 9 a.m. This year’s […]