Wednesday, July 23, 2014
     

B.B. King, whose name is as synonymous with blues as Hank Williams is to country, will make a special appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe this evening.

The concert starts at 8 p.m., and tickets will be available at the door. Ticket prices are $45 and $55.

TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Mary Fulton, left, and Jackie Colancecco cook up some tasty wings at the St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill last year. Wings are just one of the many ethnic and American foods that will be available during the 80th annual St. Joseph's Festival July 18-20.

Hurry, hurry, hurry. Step right up.

It's time for the St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the annual three-day event. The festival will be held July 18-20 on the grounds of the church on West Ludlow Street. Hours of operation are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.

"Earth To Echo" echoes several summer sci-fi and coming-of-age movies, notably "Cloverfield" (2008), "The Goonies" (1985), "Stand By Me" (1986), "E.T." (1982) and "American Graffiti" (1973).

While "Earth To Echo" is derivative, it is "the" discovery of the 2014 summer movie season so far, with performances by four pre-teen relative unknowns in their big-screen leading role debuts.

"Earth To Echo" is simply a lot of fun. It's uncomplicated, unassuming and naive in its story of teen-age angst. It can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

B.B. King, whose name is as synonymous with blues as Hank Williams is to country, will make a special appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe this evening. The concert starts at 8 p.m., and tickets will be available at the door. Ticket prices are $45 and $55.