Thursday, May 28, 2015
     
SUBMITTED PHOTO The Weight, featuring former members of The Band, will perform the music of The Band June 12 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Come and take a load off June 12 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe with The Weight.

Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us.

Spottiswoode & His Enemies perform with "40 Story Radio Tower" tonight.

Back by popular demand Spottiswoode & His Enemies return to perform another episode of "40 Story Radio Tower" tonight at 8 o'clock.

"40 Story Radio Tower" is a stage show recorded live for podcast. It's a celebration of the spoken word, through plays, comedies, and poetry, and of new live music, all presented in a radio show format.

"Pitch Perfect 2" is not quite as compelling as "Pitch Perfect," the 2012 surprise hit about a college women's competitive a cappella singing group. The original film grossed $115 million worldwide. The sequel outgrossed the original in five days.

Both films, based on the nonfiction book, "Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory," by Mickey Rapkin, benefit from a cultural trend.

Come and take a load off June 12 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe with The Weight. Replicating the music of The Band is a tall order. But interpreting the music of The Band is an art. Songs that have reverberated across history for decades continue to speak to millions of us.