Inside Stories

NEPA film industry discusses nominees for 2017 Best Picture Academy Award

NEPA film industry discusses nominees for 2017 Best Picture Academy Award

Best Picture. It’s a coveted honor that stands at the apex of the Academy Awards. During an evening when fashion fans tune in to see the red carpet procession and film aficionados watch intently for winners in each category, Best Picture is the category even the most apathetic of movie viewers check in to see. […]

Scranton Fringe Festival returns to Electric City Sept. 27 through Oct. 1

Scranton Fringe Festival returns to Electric City Sept. 27 through Oct. 1

SCRANTON — The Scranton Fringe Festival has announced its return to multiple venues throughout the Electric City for 2017. Dedicated to presenting uncensored, unique and engaging works to bold audiences, the festival will showcase theater, dance, puppetry, magic and more from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. In its third year, the festival has added an […]

Trance-fusion festival Camp Bisco to return to Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Trance-fusion festival Camp Bisco to return to Pavilion at Montage Mountain

SCRANTON — Electronic and trance-fusion music festival Camp Bisco is returning to Northeastern Pennsylvania for the third year in a row. Festival organizers have announced the three-day event, headlined by jamtronica pioneers The Disco Biscuits, is scheduled for July 13 through 15 at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain & Montage Mountain Waterpark, 1000 Montage Mountain […]

Art of the Week: ‘Nature’ by Brittany Boote

Art of the Week: ‘Nature’ by Brittany Boote

“Nature” Materials: Digital photography Created by: Brittany Boote Location: Wilkes-Barre About the artist: Brittany Boote is a resident of NEPA. Her affinity for the camera began as a teenager when she signed a contract with Manhattan based talent agency CED as an actress and model, exposing her to art culture, fashion, and photography. She began […]

Former Turkey Hill in Wilkes-Barre to reopen under new owner and sell beer

Former Turkey Hill in Wilkes-Barre to reopen under new owner and sell beer

WILKES-BARRE — A convenience store that closed two years ago will reopen under new ownership and sell beer. Blackman Beer Stop LLC is planning to set up shop in the former Turkey Hill store on the corner of Blackman and South Main streets. Attorney John Rodgers said the owners VED LLC of Scranton received approval […]

Party Gras raises money for United Neighborhood Centers

Party Gras raises money for United Neighborhood Centers

SCRANTON — “Mardi Gras” might mean “Fat Tuesday” in French, but that isn’t stopping the United Neighborhood Centers from holding its Party Gras event Friday, Feb. 24., a full four days before the actual Fat Tuesday. Party Gras is an annual fundraising event for the United Neighborhood Centers, held at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel […]

F.M. Kirby Center announces Guitars & Stars featuring Kane Brown, Brett Young

F.M. Kirby Center announces Guitars & Stars featuring Kane Brown, Brett Young

WILKES-BARRE — A few of country music’s up and coming acts are slated to visit the Wyoming Valley and perform on one of its most intimate stages. Guitars & Stars will take place at 7 p.m. April 18 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. Featured acts will be Kane Brown, Brett Young, Dylan […]

Kingston woman offers advice for throwing Academy Award party

Kingston woman offers advice for throwing Academy Award party

KINGSTON — Just as Hollywood rolls out the red carpet for Oscar Night, Jayanne Czerniakowski will roll out a similar red walkway to the door of her Kingston home next Sunday evening as she welcomes friends to an Academy Awards party. The veteran hostess, who describes herself as a fan of themed gatherings rather than […]

Electric City Music Conference announces dates, begins taking applications

Electric City Music Conference announces dates, begins taking applications

SCRANTON — Producers of the Electric City Music Conference have announced the three day gathering of musicians and industry professionals will take place Sept. 14 through 16. The event will feature a multi-venue music festival, conferences and panels discussing the music industry and the Steamtown Music Awards. Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians who wish to perform at […]

‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ stars to perform at F.M. Kirby Center May 11

‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ stars to perform at F.M. Kirby Center May 11

WILKES-BARRE — Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are known for their comedic improv antics on the recently returned, highly-rated television series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The pair will take the stage for a live improv show at 8 p.m. May 11 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. Mochrie and Sherwood have made […]

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