Inside Stories

GRRRLS NIGHT to debut at Ale Mary’s

GRRRLS NIGHT to debut at Ale Mary’s

SCRANTON — When Jess Meoni of West Scranton is on stage reading poetry at an open mic night, she’s strong enough to give it and strong enough to take it. But the 25-year-old realizes not all women have the initiative to do her thing alongside a largely male dominated infrastructure. It’s mostly men who get […]

Heading to Philadelphia? Here are 10 things to do in the city of brotherly love this weekend

Heading to Philadelphia? Here are 10 things to do in the city of brotherly love this weekend

Celebrate Christmas, step back to the Roaring Twenties, experience a little Shakespeare in the park of enjoy some history and culture with a Jarana Beat. There’s so much to do in Philadelphia this weekend. Plan ahead and if you plan accordingly you might be able to check off at least these 10 events. BlackStar Film […]

Lake Fest promises fun on and around Harveys Lake

Lake Fest promises fun on and around Harveys Lake

HARVEYS LAKE — Let’s say you have a grubby old drop cloth. If it’s ragged, so much the better. The ideal way to recycle it, as the Sebolka family of Harveys Lake has discovered, is to use it as the roof of your “Flintstone Mobile.” “I don’t go out (in the water) on this at […]

A brew at the zoo: adults only party at Philly zoo

A brew at the zoo: adults only party at Philly zoo

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Zoo is a great place for families. It’s also a great place for having some beers on a hot summer night among the animals. On July 25, the Summer Ale Festival returns to the zoo. According to press materials, the annual favorite “combines exceptional food and drink, live music and games […]

Now showing: Inaugural summer movie fest at the Dietrich Theater

Now showing: Inaugural summer movie fest at the Dietrich Theater

Ronnie Harvey is the general manager at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, but his informal title is “film buff extraordinaire.” Harvey works with a film booker in New York to curate the Dietrich’s spring and fall festivals — they look at a large group of popular independent movies and single out selections based on feedback […]

Motionless in White Keyboardist talks music, makeup and the APMAs

Motionless in White Keyboardist talks music, makeup and the APMAs

When Josh Balz was younger he used to go to Music Go Round and buy cheap guitars and drum kits. He just wanted to play music. The keyboard ended up calling him the loudest—one keyboard in particular. “When I first got into it I went to RadioShack and I got one of those keyboards with […]

So ‘Real World’ is still a show — and you could be the next cast member

So ‘Real World’ is still a show — and you could be the next cast member

First thing’s first — are you the realest? If so, MTV’s ‘Real World’ wants you to be one of the next group of strangers picked to live in a house, stop being polite and start getting real. The reality series will be holding an open casting call from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, […]

NEPA Yarn Bombers to strike Scranton and they need your help

NEPA Yarn Bombers to strike Scranton and they need your help

SCRANTON — Last year’s Arts on the Square event was hit by one of the more pleasant types of explosives —a yarn bomb— courtesy of the NEPA Yarn Bombers. The guerrilla group has been replenishing their reserves of artistic ammunition ever since, and on July 25 they’ll return to downtown Scranton to leave their mark […]

‘Shrek the Musical’ offers a moral about not judging

‘Shrek the Musical’ offers a moral about not judging

NUANGOLA — When Dane Bower was a little kid, he “used to be obsessed with” the book “Where the Wild Things Are.” So maybe it’s especially fitting that Bower portrays the title ogre in “Shrek the Musical,” another story about someone who looks pretty scary on the outside but isn’t so scary once you get […]

Beach Boys to celebrate making music for 50 years at Kirby Center

Beach Boys to celebrate making music for 50 years at Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — The Beach Boys will stop at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on tour marking the 50th anniversary of their 1964 hit” Fun Fun Fun.” The boys will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 as part of the Wells Fargo Concert and Comedy Series. Tickets are currently on sale through the […]