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Musikfest in Bethlehem goes virtual in 2020 with 80 online and TV performances July 31-Aug. 9

Musikfest in Bethlehem goes virtual in 2020 with 80 online and TV performances July 31-Aug. 9

From a press release: More than 80 performers and 30 partners are joining with ArtsQuest to keep the music alive and free for the community during a very different Musikfest on Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 9. The 2020 Musikfest will include 40 all-new exclusive concerts shown via musikfest.org as part of Virtual Musikfest, […]

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‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy reschedules comedy show at Stage West in Scranton for Sept. 22

‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy reschedules comedy show at Stage West in Scranton for Sept. 22

From a press release: Lock up your “hamberders,” America – Randy Bobandy is back on the road this fall for another greasy “Cheeseburger Picnic.” Randy (played by Patrick Roach) will be bringing his unique comedy performance to the venues across the country. Based on the character from the hit TV series “Trailer Park Boys,” Randy’s […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton comedian Samantha Ruddy releases debut comedy album while working on ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’

Scranton comedian Samantha Ruddy releases debut comedy album while working on ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’

For seven years, Samantha Ruddy’s career in stand-up comedy has built up to this moment. After her big break on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and landing a job on “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” she released her debut comedy album one month ago… the same day a national emergency was declared in the […]

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WVIA partners with Pennsylvania Department of Education for Learning at Home programming

WVIA partners with Pennsylvania Department of Education for Learning at Home programming

From a press release: With Pennsylvania’s schools closed indefinitely, many families will struggle to find a path for continuing their child’s education. WVIA and Pennsylvania Public Television have announced a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to expand its recently launched Learn at Home initiative to provide instructional programming through the seven PBS member […]

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WVIA changes afternoon schedule to educational programs for students during school closures

WVIA changes afternoon schedule to educational programs for students during school closures

From a press release: Beginning on Monday, March 23, WVIA will change its afternoon television schedule from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. to air programs that can provide learn-at-home opportunities for students staying at home during school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each program airing during this block will have curriculum and additional resources that parents […]

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New book about ‘The Office’ tells ‘Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s’

New book about ‘The Office’ tells ‘Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s’

From a press release: When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when “The Office” finale aired… or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, […]

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‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on March 20

‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on March 20

From a press release: Lock up your “hamberders,” America – Randy Bobandy is back on the road for another greasy “Cheeseburger Picnic.” Randy (played by Patrick Roach) will be bringing his unique comedy performance to the venues across the country. Based on the character from the hit TV series “Trailer Park Boys,” Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

All it took was one Instagram post to drive Scranton into a frenzy. After hanging out with fellow co-star John Krasinski in New York City on Wednesday, “The Office” actor Brian Baumgartner jumped on his Instagram shared an old photo of them with Jenna Fischer at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton taken during “The […]

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Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 premiere with live Q&A in NEPA theaters on Jan. 5

Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 premiere with live Q&A in NEPA theaters on Jan. 5

From a press release: After traveling through space and time, the TARDIS is returning to movie theaters nationwide for a special one-day-only appearance. On Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m., Whovians across the nation can gather at their local cinema to see the “Doctor Who” Season 12 premiere episode, followed by an exclusive early unveiling […]

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Barry Bostwick joins Barbara Eden on stage for ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1

Barry Bostwick joins Barbara Eden on stage for ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1

From a press release: When it was first announced back in June, Hal Linden was set to appear opposite Barbara Eden in the A.R. Gurney play “Love Letters” at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., but due to a scheduling conflict, Barry Bostwick will take his […]

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