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Scranton’s on the Fringe for the second year in a row; film festivals, workshops and performances are set to take place

SCRANTON — A drag queen playing eight Gameboys, a young family trapped inside an Applebee’s, and a show about farts. It’s not MTV’s Thursday fall lineup — it’s the Scranton Fringe Festival. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, the second Scranton Fringe Festival takes over venues throughout downtown Scranton with more than 50 performances produced […]

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Diva Productions presents ‘The Bristol’ at The Olde Brick Theater in Scranton

SCRANTON — Power and painted ladies. Big money and miners. Welcome to “The Bristol,” an original play based on real events in the Providence neighborhood of Scranton. Local playwrights Margo L. and Marnie Azzarelli blended history, comedy and drama into the show, offering new insight into the city’s oldest section of town. Produced by Diva […]

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Spring Film Festival at the Dietrich Theater to take move-goers on many journeys

TUNKHANNOCK — “Brooklyn” tells the story of a young Irish immigrant. “Florence and the Uffizi Gallery,” brings viewers to Italy. “Lady in the Van” takes place in London. “No Place on Earth” goes back in time to Nazi Germany. “Rembrandt” is set in Amsterdam. The Dietrich Theater’s 2016 Spring Film Festival has a rich, star-studded […]

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Sobriety movie night at the Dietrich Theater to feature ‘Days of Wine and Roses’

TUNKHANNOCK — Anyone whose life has been affected by addiction is invited to come out for the second free Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies Night at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 at the Dietrich Theater. Admission, popcorn and soda are all free and door prizes will be given. The movie selection is “Days of Wine […]

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Ninth annual East German Film Festival at The University of Scranton to focus on East German art and artists

SCRANTON — The ninth annual East German Film Festival at The University of Scranton will expose the active engagement of filmmakers with other visual media, including painting and sculpture. In addition to showing three films made in East Germany between 1961 and 1987, the film festival will feature commentary on both the films and the […]

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More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater’s After School Players, Readers Meeting Writers groups succeed

Bravo to the Dietrich Theater’s After School Players! Their performance last Saturday was absolutely tremendous. I loved their monologues, how they froze between each scene and their acting was superb. They performed the play “Class Action” by Brad Straight, which won critical acclaim for its entertaining yet realistic portrayal of life in junior and senior […]

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Dietrich Theater to celebrate 15th anniversary with ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ double feature

TUNKHANNOCK — The Dietrich Theater is celebrating the anniversary of its 15th year since it re-opened on April 13, 2001. The first celebration will be a double feature at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24, with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) and the new sequel, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” A coffee service will […]

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More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater’s Spring Film Festival is around the corner

Can you believe that in less than a month, the Dietrich Theater will kick off its annual Spring Film Festival? This winter is just flying by and I am ready for the great weather and films that spring will bring to northeast PA and the Dietrich. For this festival we bring in 21 films in […]

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Scranton Fringe Festival to present all ages music series beginning in March

SCRANTON — Starting March 2016, Scranton Fringe will present an all ages music performance at the AFA Gallery in downtown Scranton on the first Saturday of the month. The Scranton Fringe Festival, a performing arts multi-venue and multi-day event that kicked off its first year in 2015, is set to return Sept. 29 through Oct. […]

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Abington Heights High School saxophone player Taylor Messina to appear on Food Network show ‘American Diner Revival’

CLARKS SUMMIT — An upcoming episode of Food Network’s “American Diner Revival,” hosted by Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag, will include the music of Abington Heights High School junior Taylor Messina. In addition to his school work and extracurricular activities, the honor student, marching and jazz band saxophone player, and track and cross country athlete […]

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