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Brings attention to the area's arts and cultural events. Join Erika for interviews, reviews and commentaries on films, books, jazz, and classical music. Let Erika's ArtScene help you plan your weekend!

Brings attention to the area's arts and cultural events. Join Erika for interviews, reviews and commentaries on films, books, jazz, and classical music. Let Erika's ArtScene help you plan your weekend!
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Scranton, PA




Brings attention to the area's arts and cultural events. Join Erika for interviews, reviews and commentaries on films, books, jazz, and classical music. Let Erika's ArtScene help you plan your weekend!




John Schugard, Marnie Azarelli, James Scott Flannery; January 19 2018

Playwrights John Schugard, Marnie Azarelli, & James S. Flannery, speaking about their original one-act plays to be featured as part of "6x6"--6 one-act plays celebrating the start of DIVA Productions' 6th season, at the Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market Street in Scranton. Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Jan 25, 26 & 27) at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m. 570-209-7766 and on Facebook


John Aciukewicz - January 18 2018

John Aciukewicz, Executive Director of CASA of Luzerne County on the upcoming NEPA Sings! Competition: Auditions 2/3/18 at 10:00 a.m and finals 4/12/18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, PA or


Nezka Pfeifer, Sarah Sutton, Bill Teitsworth - January 19 2018

Nezka Pfeifer, curator; Sarah Sutton, assistant programming manager; and Bill Teitsworth, watercolor artist, talk about upcoming programs at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. More at


James Goode, Bryanna Kifolo & Dre-Land Goar - January 18 2018

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble member and co-director James Goode and actors Bryanna Kifolo and Dre-Land Goar talk about Lauren Gunderson's "I and You," to be presented through Jan. 28 at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Thursday through Saturday's shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows are at 3 p.m. More information at


Ryan Ward; Herb Shellenberger; January 17 2018

Ryan Ward of Marywood and Herb Shellenberger, co-curators of the exhibit, "Make, Believe: The Maslow Collection and the Moving Image" at Marywood University in Scranton from January 26 through March 21, 2018. There will be an opening reception 1/26 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and a gallery talk 2/7 at 4:00. The show will be in the Mahady Gallery and Maslow Study Gallery.


Dr. Rick Hoffenberg - January 16 2018

Dr. Rick Hoffenberg, associate professor of choral conducting at Marywood University in Scranton, and music director and conductor of the Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra, talks about the orchestra's upcoming performances featuring oboist Greg Hulse, at 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, and at 8 p.m. Jan. 21 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts on the Marywood University campus. More information at


Jim Gavenus; January 15 2018

Jim Gavenus, Award-winning Documentary Photographer and LCCC Assistant Professor, speaking about the exhibit, "Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote". The show features the work of Gavenus and Spider Martin, world-renowned photojournalist of the Civil Rights era. The exhibit opens at the Schulman Gallery Friday, January 19, with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and a gallery talk at 7:00. There is no admission charge. The show will run through February 21, 2018....


John Mikulak - January 12 2018

WVIA's John Mikulak, multimedia content producer at WVIA Public Media, and co-director/co-writer of the 2009 documentary film, "The Man Who Would Be Polka King," talks about that film and the feature film, "The Polka King." Each film has been released on Netflix on January 12, 2018. More information at


Rosemary Hay; Rudy Caporaso; January 18 2018

Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso, Co-artistic Directors of REV Theatre Company, speaking about the Youth Department of the United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA and its production of "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare on Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m. at UNC's Oppenheim Center for the Arts, 1004 Jackson Street in Scranton. Admission is free.


John Yogodzinski - January 10 2018

WVIA's Fiona Powell speaks with John Yogodzinski, executive director of Arthaus Projects(formerly the Converge Gallery) in downtown Williamsport, about "New Beginnings," a group exhibition sampling all 2018 artists, through Feb. 10. It's located at 140 W. 4th St. More information at or 570-435-7080.


Rev. Bill Carter, Msgr. Joseph Quinn, Pastor Mark Terwilliger - January 9 2018

Rev. Bill Carter of the First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, Msgr. Joseph Quinn of Our Lady of the Snows, and Pastor Mark Terwilliger of Countryside Community Church talk about "Holy Hootenanny!" taking place at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at St. Benedict's Church, 1849 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. The event features the Choirs of the Abington Ecumenical Ministerium. More information at


Shawn Bryant - January 8 2018

WVIA's Lisa Mazzarella speaks with Shawn Bryant, CEO of the Wellsboro Hotel Company, about the induction of the Penn Wells Hotel into the Historical Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The hotel is located on Main Street in Wellsboro. More information at


Ronald C. McCurdy; January 5 2018

Dr. Ronald McCurdy, Jazz Trumpeter and Professor of Music in the Thornton School of Music at USC, speaking about "The Langston Hughes Project--Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz", a multimedia concert with spoken word, live music and video images, produced by Dr. McCurdy and featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet. The event will be presented at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA, on Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 pm in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. 570-674-6719


Paula M. Baillie & Timothy Zieger - January 4 2018

Singer-Songwriter Timothy Zieger, and Paula M. Baillie, board member and program coordinator of The Gathering Place in Clarks Summit, talk about the Songwriters' Roundtable at The Gathering Place, taking place at 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar. 4 and Apr. 15. The Gathering Place is located at 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. More at


Lauren Stahl - January 3 2018

Writer Laura Stahl talks about her novel, "The Devil's Song," a Kaylie Jones Book, released on Jan. 2. She will take part in Wilkes University's Maslow Foundation Salon Reading Series at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. More at


Dr. Robert Wolensky - December 29 2017

Author Dr. Robert Wolensky, of the Anthracite Heritage Foundation & King's College, speaks about Anthracite Mining Heritage Month, which takes place Jan. 6-26 around the area. The events are free. More information and complete details at


Lenore Hart; December 28 2017

Lenore Hart, Author and Faculty Member of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University, speaking about her writing and reading from her work before the January 2018 residency for the Wilkes program. Hart will take part in a faculty reading on Sunday, January 7 at Barnes & Noble on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. and


Howard Grossman - December 27 2017

Howard Grossman, fundraising director at the Pittston Memorial Library, Wyoming Valley Art League Board Member and former executive director of the Economic Development Council of NEPA, speaking about the relationship between the arts and economic development in NEPA, and about the activities taking place at the Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-288-1020 or


Fiona Siobhan Powell; December 26 2017

Fiona Siobhan Powell, WVIA producer, storyteller and folklorist, speaking about Boxing Day as a holiday


Steve Glicken & John Prendergast - December 21 2017

Artists Steve Glicken & John Prendergast, proprietors of The Greenleaf Gallery, 121B Berwick St., Beaver Meadows, talk about the arts base they've created in the former St. Mary's Church of Beaver Meadows. It is open Wednesday through Sunday. More at or 857-221-5348.


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