John 'Fud' Zavacki

BUT I DIGRESS: Learning to love ‘Dawson’s Creek’ in my 40s – a lesson in open-mindedness

BUT I DIGRESS: Learning to love ‘Dawson’s Creek’ in my 40s – a lesson in open-mindedness

I’m Fud, and I love “Dawson’s Creek.” Hang on, that’ll need some clarification… In 1998, I was 30 years old. That’s also the same year “Dawson’s Creek” premiered. So, being 30, I assumed the show was just another pedantic, predictable teen drama (to those under 40, allow me to qualify – although in 2016, saying […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: New trailer released for ‘The Barre,’ a crime drama series based in Wilkes-Barre

With filming wrapped up earlier this year, a new trailer for “The Barre,” a crime drama series set and produced in Wilkes-Barre, has been released online. Premiering last night at a live event at the Passion Lounge in Wilkes-Barre, the trailer shows a glimpse into the gritty story of gangsters, drugs, and violence that will […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey competing in Season 8 of ‘Ink Master’

VIDEO: Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey competing in Season 8 of ‘Ink Master’

In a special live episode on Spike last night, Arizona tattoo artist Anthony Michaels was named the winner of Season 7 of “Ink Master.” A trailer that debuted soon after revealed that Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey will have a chance to compete in Season 8. Malarkey, who is known for her intricate black […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Reality TV series ‘Cops’ filming for first time in Hazleton over the next 8 weeks

Reality TV series ‘Cops’ filming for first time in Hazleton over the next 8 weeks

As the beginning of each episode of “Cops,” it states that it’s “filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement,” and for the next eight weeks, that location will be Hazleton, Pennsylvania. According to a press release sent from Mayor Jeff Cusat’s office, the show’s production team will be filming eight episode […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and ‘Kevin Can Wait’ star Kevin James performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 24

Comedian and ‘Kevin Can Wait’ star Kevin James performs at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 24

From a press release: Returning to Monday nights on CBS this fall with his new sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” comedian and actor Kevin James will perform stand-up at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50-$85, are on sale now and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Homegrown Music Concerts season begins May 31 on WVIA-TV, features Bog Swing Group, Tauk, and more

New Homegrown Music Concerts season begins May 31 on WVIA-TV, features Bog Swing Group, Tauk, and more

From a press release: WVIA-TV’s “Homegrown Music Concerts” will air an all-new season beginning on Thursday, March 31. Recorded at WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, the six episode series airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on WVIA-TV. The season premiere features the television debut of jazz ensemble The Tom Hamilton Band. Other acts included […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Big Brother’ casting call will be held at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on March 31

‘Big Brother’ casting call will be held at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on March 31

From a press release: Do you have what it takes to be the last remaining Houseguest? You’ll have the chance to prove it when WYOU holds a “Big Brother” casting call on Thursday, March 31 at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre. “Big Brother” Season 17 alum and Scranton native John McGuire, also known as the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre duo The ClamStompers’ new ‘X-Files’ song makes you want to believe

STREAMING: Wilkes-Barre duo The ClamStompers’ new ‘X-Files’ song makes you want to believe

The ClamStompers, comprised of Katie Kelly and Aaron McCurdy, may have just put out their debut EP, “Dwayne,” on Jan. 16, but they’re already back at it, releasing “The Ballad of Mulder and Scully” for those who appreciate science fiction, classic country and folk music, government conspiracies, or a strange combination of all those things. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and actor Kevin James returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 24

Comedian and actor Kevin James returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 24

From a press release: It was announced today that comedian and actor Kevin James will make his long-awaited return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m., presented by the Kirby Center and AM Productions. Tickets, which are $36, $52, and $76, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Red Green returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on ‘I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!’ tour on April 4

Red Green returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on ‘I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!’ tour on April 4

From a press release: The man who is known worldwide for his humor, his insight, and his wisdom about life and the people one encounters in it is back with a brand new show – “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe!” Red Green returns to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre on […]