Apr
23
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
Apr 23 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

 

 

 

 

JP Williams, Host
JP Williams (Guitar / Vocalist / Composer) was born in New York City and first started performing acoustic Blues & Folk music at college coffee houses and local nightclubs while in college in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He then returned to NYC where he performed for several years at many famous city nightclubs with other aspiring singer/songwriters and musicians. He continued to write songs and perform after moving once again to Pennsylvania, first as a solo act and now with his own JP Williams Blues Band (Winner – Steamtown Music Awards Best Blues Act 2016). He performs regularly and records his original music with an extraordinary group of talented musicians at nightclubs and festivals. His musical style is derived from the classic blues performers he experienced in his youth such as Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and John Lee Hooker, a love of the (acoustic) Delta Blues guitar musicians, are combined and mixed with influences of Rock, and Soul music. His latest CD, “Everblue” reflects these influences. It has been featured on several “Best of 2018” Blues lists and charts and is enjoying worldwide radio airplay and recognition

Awards:
Winner “Best Blues Act 2016” Steamtown Music Awards – Scranton Wilkes-Barre
Nominations:
“Best Guitarist 0f 2017” Steamtown Music Awards – Scranton Wilkes-Barre
“Best Blues Act 2018” Steamtown Music Awards – Scranton Wilkes-Barre

CD Releases:
Everblue – Sept. 2018
Stolen Cadillac – Nov. 2017
Smokin’ Hot – Sept. 2017
Mixed Bag – July 2016

Jason P. Yoder
Jason P. Yoder is an American Blues Performing Songwriter. His finger-style guitar technique blends moving rhythms, catchy melodies, and thought provoking lyrics. Jason’s love for the Blues shows in his music, but he does not limit his sound to the traditional. Country, Rock and Jazz influences can be heard peeking through his music as well.

While Jason prefers the acoustic guitar, he is not shy when it comes to playing other instruments. The first instrument Jason learned, other than voice, was the actually the Trumpet.  He can be heard on his albums and singles playing the piano, bass guitar, trumpet, mandolin, lead guitar, banjo, percussion, etc.

In his extensive years of study Jason P Yoder has learned with great artists! Roy Book Binder, John Cephas, and John Jacksons are some of the many great artists Jason has studied under. Some of the sounds Jason learned from these great Bluesmen can be heard throughout his music.

Stacia Abernatha
Stacia Abernatha is a singer songwriter from Williamsport, PA. Singing an eclectic array of styles & genres, her passion runs deep in blues/americana, folk & world music. Stacia loves to collaborate and share musical moments with others. She’s performed two consecutive years at The Billtown Blues Festival and has shared the stage with legendary blues artists Tas Cru and The Nighthawks. She’s 3-year alum at The Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop. Stacia placed as a semi-finalist at The International Blues Challenge 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee. She will perform as part of the Billtown Gospel Blues Revue at The Billtown Blues Festival in June. For original music & upcoming shows/collaborations visit www.staciasings.com

Tom Perrone
Born in 1970 and raised in the small town of Old Forge in Northeast Pennsylvania, Tom Perrone Jr. has been a bluesman since he was 13 years old when his parents bought him his first harmonica. After a few years of driving the family crazy with his relentless practicing Tom began entertaining his friends and family with soulful harmonica arrangements he had learned over the years. Tom’s very first band was a blues band in the early 1990’s called Blue Heat. Although the band didn’t last long his desire to play the blues did. Between raising a family and day jobs, Tom’s harmonica career had to take a back seat for a while. As he nears 50 years old Tom can be seen more often on stage at local jams and open mics pursuing his passion for playing the blues. Some of his influences are Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sonny Terry, Little Walter, and the Blues Brothers.

ABOUT UGM:
Underground Microphone is NEPA’s premier LIVE performance series which features our region’s finest talent. Each week we bring you an exclusive up close and personal lineup of poetry, comedy, music and more!  Voted 2017’s Best New Event by readers of Electric City, Underground Microphone offers the unique experience that honors the Weekday Warrior!  Reward yourself with an evening out downtown or a quick drink and entertainment after work.

Located in the Lower Level, the Raymond Hood Room is transformed into a listening room café where artists and their work are respected and supported. This very special space is named after the architect who designed the Scranton Cultural Center in the 1920s. Hood is widely known for his Art Deco and Neo Gothic design style which is evident throughout the entire building. Nationally recognized works include 30 Rockefeller Plaza, American Radiator Building, Daily News, The Emporis, Tribune Tower and The Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach among others.

Doors open at 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 PM!
No Cover – Cash Bar for 21+ – Valid ID required
Exceptional Entertainment — Classic Atmosphere

Artists: For anyone interested in performing: there are no rules. We encourage free form prose, poetry, stand up, improv and original music. It’s the perfect space to test out new material or projects.  For information on how you can become involved, contact Maria at marias@sccmt.org or (570) 346-7369 x102.

Guests: Please be reminded that since this is a performance space, we do ask that you keep the conversation to a whisper.  We recognize that this is a social setting, and there is ample lobby space for interacting and networking.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Apr
24
Wed
2019
“The Flight of Jackie Cochran” by award winning playwright Nancy Hasty
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Lackawanna County Commission for Women &

Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple present
“The Flight of Jackie Cochran”
 By Award Winning Playwright, Nancy Hasty
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:00pm)
Shopland Hall, 4th Floor, Scranton Cultural Center
Seating is General Admission, First-Come, First-Served
Show runs approximately two hours with one intermission
Ticket includes a post-show reception with light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soda and cash bar for mixed drinks
Nancy Hasty’s one woman show, “The Flight of Jackie Cochran,” tells the story of a brilliantly gifted – though mostly forgotten – aviatrix and her improbable mystifying life. With only a second grade education, Jackie was the recipient of honorary doctorates; growing up barefoot in a flour sack, she was later named one of the “Ten Best Dressed Women in America;” born in obscurity and poverty in the Florida backwoods, she became a friend to presidents and royalty. Her life also a life of dazzling accomplishments and many firsts: the first woman to break the sound barrier, fly a bomber, and later a jet, over the ocean; make a blind instrument landing, take off and land on an aircraft carrier. She commanded the WASPs in World War II and set more speed, distance and altitude records than anyone, man or woman, in the history of aviation. She was also beautiful, and made other women beautiful too. Her cosmetics company, Wings to Beauty, was so successful she was hailed as Business Woman of the Year – twice — and she lectured at Harvard.
Nancy’s previous plays have been produced in NYC in numerous theaters, including off-Broadway and Broadway, as well as internationally. She has toured cross-country with her one woman show, “Florida Girls,” and a Broadway production of another of her plays is currently in the works.
All proceeds from the show are being donated to the Scranton Cultural Center to assist in their building restoration and ongoing operation. Doors will open at 5 pm and the show will start at 6pm!
Apr
28
Sun
2019
Nineteenth Annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine
Apr 28 @ 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Nineteenth Annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine @ Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple | Scranton | Pennsylvania | United States

Nineteenth Annual
Evening of Fine Food and Wine

$100 Per Person
$125 Per Patron

Wine and dine your way through the historic Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.  Evening of Fine Food and Wine is a unique event that allows attendees to sample tasting portions and wine pairings prepared and selected by signature area restaurants, all while exploring one of Scranton’s most treasured architectural gems.  This limited seating event always sells out, so be sure to reserve your spot!

Cocktail hour music provided by Kenny McGraw.  Dessert hour music provided by The Fab Three.

Presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, Scranton Rent All, and LT Verrastro.  Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Apr
30
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
Apr 30 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

ABOUT UGM:
Underground Microphone is NEPA’s premier LIVE performance series which features our region’s finest talent. Each week we bring you an exclusive up close and personal lineup of poetry, comedy, music and more!  Voted 2017’s Best New Event by readers of Electric City, Underground Microphone offers the unique experience that honors the Weekday Warrior!  Reward yourself with an evening out downtown or a quick drink and entertainment after work.

Located in the Lower Level, the Raymond Hood Room is transformed into a listening room café where artists and their work are respected and supported. This very special space is named after the architect who designed the Scranton Cultural Center in the 1920s. Hood is widely known for his Art Deco and Neo Gothic design style which is evident throughout the entire building. Nationally recognized works include 30 Rockefeller Plaza, American Radiator Building, Daily News, The Emporis, Tribune Tower and The Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach among others.

Doors open at 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 PM!
No Cover – Cash Bar for 21+ – Valid ID required
Exceptional Entertainment — Classic Atmosphere

Artists: For anyone interested in performing: there are no rules. We encourage free form prose, poetry, stand up, improv and original music. It’s the perfect space to test out new material or projects.  For information on how you can become involved, contact Maria at marias@sccmt.org or (570) 346-7369 x102.

Guests: Please be reminded that since this is a performance space, we do ask that you keep the conversation to a whisper.  We recognize that this is a social setting, and there is ample lobby space for interacting and networking.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

May
4
Sat
2019
Public Building Tour
May 4 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Take a tour of the Scranton Cultural Center housed at the historic Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral. Tours meet in the main lobby at 10:00am and take approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Tours are free, however donations to the Scranton Cultural Center are appreciated.

 

Can’t make the tour this week, try the audio tour via the SCC Tour Skill on your Alexa Device.

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May
7
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
May 7 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

ABOUT UGM:
Underground Microphone is NEPA’s premier LIVE performance series which features our region’s finest talent. Each week we bring you an exclusive up close and personal lineup of poetry, comedy, music and more!  Voted 2017’s Best New Event by readers of Electric City, Underground Microphone offers the unique experience that honors the Weekday Warrior!  Reward yourself with an evening out downtown or a quick drink and entertainment after work.

Located in the Lower Level, the Raymond Hood Room is transformed into a listening room café where artists and their work are respected and supported. This very special space is named after the architect who designed the Scranton Cultural Center in the 1920s. Hood is widely known for his Art Deco and Neo Gothic design style which is evident throughout the entire building. Nationally recognized works include 30 Rockefeller Plaza, American Radiator Building, Daily News, The Emporis, Tribune Tower and The Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach among others.

Doors open at 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 PM!
No Cover – Cash Bar for 21+ – Valid ID required
Exceptional Entertainment — Classic Atmosphere

Artists: For anyone interested in performing: there are no rules. We encourage free form prose, poetry, stand up, improv and original music. It’s the perfect space to test out new material or projects.  For information on how you can become involved, contact Maria at marias@sccmt.org or (570) 346-7369 x102.

Guests: Please be reminded that since this is a performance space, we do ask that you keep the conversation to a whisper.  We recognize that this is a social setting, and there is ample lobby space for interacting and networking.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

May
10
Fri
2019
SCC Youth Theatre Program’s production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”
May 10 @ 7:00 PM – 9:15 PM

The Scranton Cultural Center’s Youth Theatre Program’s Production of
MEREDITH WILLSON’S “THE MUSIC MAN”

PERFORMANCES: Friday, May 10 at 7pm – Saturday, May 11 at 11am – Sunday,May 12 at 2pm

Book, Music and Lyrics By: Meredith Willson
Story By: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

$5 Per Person | Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre
Featuring Young Performers in PreK-12th!

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, Gerrity’s Supermarkets, PenFed Credit Union and Lackawanna County ARTS Engage. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

ABOUT THE SHOW!
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized perofrmance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Event Seating is General Admission, First-Come, First-Served, Held in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre on the First Floor of the Scranton Cultural Center. The Seating chart for the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre reflects the general layout for this event, but specific seat locations are subject to change.

NO REFUNDS / NO EXCHANGES

May
11
Sat
2019
SCC Youth Theatre Program’s production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”
May 11 @ 11:00 AM – 1:15 PM

The Scranton Cultural Center’s Youth Theatre Program’s Production of
MEREDITH WILLSON’S “THE MUSIC MAN”

PERFORMANCES: Friday, May 10 at 7pm – Saturday, May 11 at 11am – Sunday,May 12 at 2pm

Book, Music and Lyrics By: Meredith Willson
Story By: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

$5 Per Person | Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre
Featuring Young Performers in PreK-12th!

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, Gerrity’s Supermarkets, PenFed Credit Union and Lackawanna County ARTS Engage. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

ABOUT THE SHOW!
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized perofrmance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Event Seating is General Admission, First-Come, First-Served, Held in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre on the First Floor of the Scranton Cultural Center. The Seating chart for the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre reflects the general layout for this event, but specific seat locations are subject to change.

NO REFUNDS / NO EXCHANGES

May
12
Sun
2019
SCC Youth Theatre Program’s production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”
May 12 @ 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM

The Scranton Cultural Center’s Youth Theatre Program’s Production of
MEREDITH WILLSON’S “THE MUSIC MAN”

PERFORMANCES: Friday, May 10 at 7pm – Saturday, May 11 at 11am – Sunday,May 12 at 2pm

Book, Music and Lyrics By: Meredith Willson
Story By: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

$5 Per Person | Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre
Featuring Young Performers in PreK-12th!

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, Gerrity’s Supermarkets, PenFed Credit Union and Lackawanna County ARTS Engage. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

ABOUT THE SHOW!
By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

THE MUSIC MAN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized perofrmance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Event Seating is General Admission, First-Come, First-Served, Held in the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre on the First Floor of the Scranton Cultural Center. The Seating chart for the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre reflects the general layout for this event, but specific seat locations are subject to change.

NO REFUNDS / NO EXCHANGES

May
14
Tue
2019
Underground Microphone
May 14 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

UNDERGROUND MICROPHONE

ABOUT UGM:
Underground Microphone is NEPA’s premier LIVE performance series which features our region’s finest talent. Each week we bring you an exclusive up close and personal lineup of poetry, comedy, music and more!  Voted 2017’s Best New Event by readers of Electric City, Underground Microphone offers the unique experience that honors the Weekday Warrior!  Reward yourself with an evening out downtown or a quick drink and entertainment after work.

Located in the Lower Level, the Raymond Hood Room is transformed into a listening room café where artists and their work are respected and supported. This very special space is named after the architect who designed the Scranton Cultural Center in the 1920s. Hood is widely known for his Art Deco and Neo Gothic design style which is evident throughout the entire building. Nationally recognized works include 30 Rockefeller Plaza, American Radiator Building, Daily News, The Emporis, Tribune Tower and The Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach among others.

Doors open at 6:00 PM and entertainment starts at 7:00 PM!
No Cover – Cash Bar for 21+ – Valid ID required
Exceptional Entertainment — Classic Atmosphere

Artists: For anyone interested in performing: there are no rules. We encourage free form prose, poetry, stand up, improv and original music. It’s the perfect space to test out new material or projects.  For information on how you can become involved, contact Maria at marias@sccmt.org or (570) 346-7369 x102.

Guests: Please be reminded that since this is a performance space, we do ask that you keep the conversation to a whisper.  We recognize that this is a social setting, and there is ample lobby space for interacting and networking.

Sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.