The NEPA Creative Series: King’s prof wears many hats in local theater scene

The NEPA Creative Series: King’s prof wears many hats in local theater scene

Dave Reynolds of Wilkes Barre is the 23rd #NEPACreative of 2017. Dave brings creativity to the area through theater and giving a voice to original playwrights and artists. Day to day, Dave wears many different hats in the world of theater. He is a director, set designer, lighting designer, and both a theater artist and […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Wyoming couple uses photography to inspire teens

The NEPA Creative Series: Wyoming couple uses photography to inspire teens

Jamie Smith of Wyoming is the 21st #NEPACreative of 2017. Smith brings creativity to the area through the Social Fabric Collective — a nonprofit organization that provides professional photography equipment, education and inspiration to high school students who are as diverse as they are dynamic. Smith holds a degree in art studio from the University […]

‘Female drag queen’ to emcee Estella Sweet’s birthday bash in Wilkes-Barre

‘Female drag queen’ to emcee Estella Sweet’s birthday bash in Wilkes-Barre

When local drag queen and club proprietor Estella Sweet celebrates a birthday, she celebrates in style, and her annual birthday bash is returning this Memorial Day weekend. Sweet’s 35th birthday festivities kick off at 8 p.m. May 27 at Heat Bar & Nightclub in Wilkes-Barre. The evening will feature performances by Sweet and fellow queen […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Swoyersville youth finds outlet through Minecraft

The NEPA Creative Series: Swoyersville youth finds outlet through Minecraft

Elijah Stroud, also known as Golden Ninja 50 to the online world, is the 19th #NEPACreative of the year. Elijah hails from Swoyersville and brings creativity to the area through writing books and playing Minecraft. Elijah, 10, has always been fascinated with the video game Minecraft, so he decided to begin writing stories about the […]

Beyond Fallen to release latest CD at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton May 19

Beyond Fallen to release latest CD at Irish Wolf Pub in Scranton May 19

A local heavy metal band that has entertained audiences in the U.S. and abroad has completed work on its latest album and is gearing up to play a CD release party at an area show. Beyond Fallen will headline a night of music that begins at 7 p.m. May 19 at the Irish Wolf Pub […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Madison Township artist creates using pastels

The NEPA Creative Series: Madison Township artist creates using pastels

The 18th #NEPACreative is Maria Montoro-Edwards from Madison Township. Maria brings creativity to the area through pastel landscapes and figures. She always knew art would be part of her life. “I think the Crayola box of 64 crayons started my passion for art. I loved to receive a new box and couldn’t wait to rearrange […]

‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ stars to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ stars to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — A night of entertainment hosted by a local healthcare organization and featuring two internationally celebrated improvisational comedians will demonstrate that humor can be healing. Geisinger Health will present Laughter is the Best Medicine on May 11 at the F.M. Kirby Center. Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” fame […]

Wilkes-Barre-based rock band Unveiling The Oppression to host showcase

Wilkes-Barre-based rock band Unveiling The Oppression to host showcase

When Pittston songwriter Paul Williams finished his military service and began civilian work, he nearly left making music behind him. “That transition was tough, and I focused on work,” Williams said. But meeting another local musician at work put Williams back in touch with his creative side and launched the development of his band. Unveiling […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Dani-elle Kleha creates original country music

The NEPA Creative Series: Dani-elle Kleha creates original country music

The 17th #NEPACreative is Dani-elle Kleha from Jermyn. Dani-elle is a 21 year old Nashville performing and recording artist, CMA member, and singer-songwriter. “My debut Nashville-recorded album ‘Eleven’ is the creative piece behind my career,” Kleha said. “‘Eleven’ is a 10-song album comprised of songs that I either wrote or co-wrote.” Kleha said the album […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Stylist Ashley Evert helps express individuality

The NEPA Creative Series: Stylist Ashley Evert helps express individuality

The 16th #NEPACreative of 2017 brings hair color to a whole new, magical level. Her name is Ashley Evert, and she brings creativity to the area through her work with hair. Ashley specializes in creative color services — the rainbow hair you see in BuzzFeed articles and on Pinterest boards. “I use my creativity to […]