NEPA Scene Staff

Disney creates four ‘Worlds of Fantasy’ on ice in Wilkes-Barre

Disney creates four ‘Worlds of Fantasy’ on ice in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Four Disney stories will be brought to life in January when “Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy” comes to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza. Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, the production visits Wilkes-Barre from Jan. 14-19 for nine performances. Tickets go on sale Nov. 7 and are […]

 Mark Uricheck

Prosody keep metal alive with Black Crown Initiate, debut new music

Prosody keep metal alive with Black Crown Initiate, debut new music

NEPA’s own steel-belted boot to the head, Prosody, will open the show for Black Crown Initiate at The Factory: Underground in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 24. Guitarist Chris Stroud and vocalist Ken Ebersole couldn’t be happier to give the boys from Reading a proper metallic welcome. “I’m not a fan of seven-string guitar players unless […]

 Mark Uricheck

Black Crown Initiate vent heavy, emotional metal in Wilkes-Barre

Black Crown Initiate vent heavy, emotional metal in Wilkes-Barre

Reading rockers play The Factory: Underground on Friday, Oct. 24

Black Crown Initiate’s bio is as heavy as their sound. The Reading, Pennsylvania-based progressive death metal band, which recently signed to eOne Music for the release of their album “The Wreckage of Stars,” describes their sound as “a sentient being at war with itself and everything else; an entity holding on for dear life as […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

PHOTOS: Bring the Heat, 10/18/14

After forming in 2009 and playing throughout the tri-state area, Bring the Heat took a few years off. When they came back from hiatus on Oct. 18 with new members and new music, they certainly lived up to their name and made a triumphant return. The Wilkes-Barre hardcore band was just one of several acts […]

 Michelle Beck

PHOTOS: Falling Hollywood and Those Clever Foxes, 10/17/14

PHOTOS: Falling Hollywood and Those Clever Foxes, 10/17/14

The Factory: Underground celebrated “Rocktober” on Friday, Oct. 17 with Erie’s Falling Hollywood, who came all the way from the other side of the state to share their alternative folk rock with Wilkes-Barre. Surrounded by Halloween decorations throughout the venue, local bands Those Clever Foxes and The Red Barons (not pictured, sorry) performed that night […]

 Sara Pokorny

What does the future look like to those with intellectual, developmental disabilities?

What does the future look like to those with intellectual, developmental disabilities?

The Arc of Luzerne County displays 'beautiful and creative' work at Third Friday Wilkes-Barre art walk

What do you see when you think about the future? Is it a big house? Plenty of kids? A life of travel, or perhaps settling down in the town you grew up? Every one vision differs from the next, depending upon who is creating it. Last year, a local organization that seeks to improve the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby series returns with Alexis P. Suter

Kirby Center’s Chandelier Lobby series returns with Alexis P. Suter

From a press release: Back by popular demand, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts announced the return of its “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series yesterday, which will feature one performance per month beginning in November and running through April 2015. The intimate music series, held in the spacious and comfortable confines […]

 Sara Pokorny

Band leader discovers the world through ‘Cirque du Soleil: Dralion’

Band leader discovers the world through ‘Cirque du Soleil: Dralion’

Show comes to Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre for five days starting tonight

For Stephen Poulin, it’s all about discovery – even of the smallest things. “I discovered a train around here this morning,” the “Cirque du Soleil: Dralion” band leader said via a recent phone interview, excitement creeping into his voice. ‘It’s wonderful. I always try to find one thing about each place I go to… and […]

 Guest Contributor

CONCERT REVIEW: The Wailers transcend traditional concert experience

CONCERT REVIEW: The Wailers transcend traditional concert experience

Review submitted by Giovanna Arcadu It was undeniable that hundreds of excited audience members came to hear The Wailers perform Bob Marley‘s songs of love and peace at the F.M. Kirby Center on Friday night, Oct. 10, and while the legend himself could not be there, it felt like he was performing that night, brought […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

PHOTOS: The Wailers, Mighty Mystic, and George Wesley Band, 10/10/14

The Wailers celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Legend,” Bob Marley‘s bestselling greatest hits compilation, at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 10. Mighty Mystic and Wilkes-Barre’s own George Wesley Band opened the night before The Wailers took the stage and performed “Legend” in its entirety, along with other classic reggae songs led […]

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