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Multi-platinum country artist Lee Brice is back at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 8

Multi-platinum country artist Lee Brice is back at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 8

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum-selling country music star Lee Brice will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $39.50, $59.50, $69.50, and $79.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale next […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gaslight Theatre peers into Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi ‘Kaleidoscope’ at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 26-29

Gaslight Theatre peers into Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi ‘Kaleidoscope’ at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre Aug. 26-29

From a press release: What would you do if you were a million miles from Earth and your rocket ship was hit by a meteor and suddenly split open, leaving you floating in space with only your communicator to link you to your six crew members? The Gaslight Theatre Company will present “Kaleidoscope” by science […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

’80s hit-makers Night Ranger return to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 7

’80s hit-makers Night Ranger return to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 7

From a press release: It was announced today that multi-platinum rockers Night Ranger, known for ’80s hair metal hits like “Sister Christian,” “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” and “(You Can Still) Rock in America,” will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Checking in with Hoy Jun Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Checking in with Hoy Jun Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Ahoy, matey! Since being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates and promoted to the Majors, former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders offensive standout Hoy Jun Park has continued to produce results, as seen here at PNC Park last weekend. The lefty is hitting .235 in 51 at bats with one home run, five RBIs, and four runs on 12 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

From a press release: Last week, State Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Moosic) announced that 12 venues in Pennsylvania’s 8th District will receive a total of $10.7 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program. Cartwright voted to establish the program through the bipartisan COVID-19 relief package passed in December of 2020, then enhance it by helping […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA pride and creative groups host LGBTQ poetry contest with ‘Live Out Proud’ theme

NEPA pride and creative groups host LGBTQ poetry contest with ‘Live Out Proud’ theme

The NEPA Rainbow Alliance, NEPA Pride Project, and NEPA Creative have teamed up for a new poetry contest that is open to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community in Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wyoming Counties. “The purpose of this contest is to bring creative expression to life within the Greater Wyoming Valley LGBTQ+ community. We’re looking for […]

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Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates travels to Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9

Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates travels to Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 9

From a press release: The latest global conquest of Josh Gates, host of the hit Discovery Channel series “Expedition Unknown,” finds him in Wilkes-Barre again this fall. On Saturday, Oct. 9, Gates will bring “An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters, and Tales of Adventure” to the Keystone Grand Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Pocono. This exploration of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rising Seattle rocker Aryon Jones performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 29

Rising Seattle rocker Aryon Jones performs at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 29

From a press release: It was announced today that up-and-coming rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ayron Jones will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 29 as part of the venue’s “Chandelier Concert Series.” St. Louis rockers Hounds will open the intimate show in the Chandelier Lobby. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Blaze Pizza opens new Wilkes-Barre location on Aug. 11, offering free build-your-own artisanal pies

Blaze Pizza opens new Wilkes-Barre location on Aug. 11, offering free build-your-own artisanal pies

From a press release: Today, Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced that it will open a new location in Wilkes-Barre, making it easier for local residents to get “an upgraded pizza experience” with fast artisanal pizza. The build-your-own pizza concept, known for its chef-driven recipes and casually hip restaurants, will be opening on Wednesday, Aug. 11 at […]

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Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 27

Annual Middleswarth Chip Eating Contest is back at Sabatini’s in Exeter on Nov. 27

From a press release: Declared “the most Pennsylvania thing ever” on its flyer, the annual Middleswarth Potato Chip Eating Contest is coming back for a sixth year, leaving nothing but empty Weekender bags and millions of tiny crumbs in its wake. If you’ve ever scarfed down a bag or cardboard bucket of this local snack […]