Scranton, PA Entertainment

Goodbye Julie, the people's friend

MOOSIC, Pa. — Newswatch 16's Jon Meyer takes a look back at the long and inspiring career of Julie Sidoni as she leaves WNEP to start the next chapter of her life. We have all been proud to serve alongside you. Good luck Julie!
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Wilkes-Barre hardcore band One Step Closer debuts ‘This Place You Know’ on Run for Cover Records

“This place you know, sometimes it hides the truth and it lets people go.”. One Step Closer vocalist Ryan Savitski cries out this declaration just over halfway through the opening track on the band’s new album, the aptly titled “This Place You Know” that was released today via Run for Cover Records, a label that has been home to fellow Northeastern Pennsylvanians like Tigers Jaw, Title Fight, Petal, and Captain, We’re Sinking.
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Scranton storefronts become stages for socially distant live theater

SCRANTON, Pa. — If you love the vibe of live theater but aren't really digging crowds during the pandemic, Fringe Under Glass could be for you. Starting Thursday, September 23, 2021, the arts come alive, safely, behind storefront windows in the Electric City. It's a mix of live theater, music,...

Ovation Playhouse presents ‘Disney’s Descendants: The Musical’

Tired of ads? Subscribers enjoy a distraction-free reading experience. Wyoming Valley Mall and Ovation Playhouse, Wilkes-Barre’s area’s newest performing arts troupe, are partnering once again as Ovation Playhouse hits the stage with their workshop production of Disney’s Descendants: The Musical. The show is based on the Disney Channel Original Movies written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott.
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Scranton's Fringe Under Glass returns

The Scranton Fringe Festival’s “Fringe Under Glass” returned Thursday night. Like last year, it combines the performing arts with a walking tour downtown. Thursday night was the first of four performances. The others are scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Acts perform behind the windows of various storefronts while audiences watch from outside, listening via wireless headsets. Each performance lasts about 10 to 15 minutes, and a tour guide will then take audiences to the next stop. Meet at AFA Gallery, 101 Penn. Ave. For information, visit or

Eagles Weekend

Rock 107 bringing you the Eagles, this weekend. We’ll feature a flock of Eagles music all weekend and give you a chance to win tickets to the “Best of the Eagles" America's Top Eagles Tribute Band October 1st Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. "Best of the Eagles" America's...

julie sidoni

Pittston, Pa. -- WVIA, the PBS and NPR affiliate for Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, has selected Julie Sidoni as the organization’s new News Director. Sidoni will start at WVIA on Oct. 4, 2021.
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Russello Project releases album, plans show

The Russello Project has released its debut album and will perform live in Scranton this weekend. The album, “11 : 11,” includes “soundscapes” that will be familiar to audiences who have heard the Russello Project perform live. The songs are “based on emotional experiences” and connect strongly with audiences, taking them “on a dynamic, heartfelt journey stirring memories and emotions,” according to the band.