Monday, May 22, 2017


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives will perform at 8 o’clock tonight at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.

If you were to give country music an address, you might say it’s at the corner of sacred and profane, two doors up from the blues and folk, and just across the street from gospel, R&B and rock ’n’ roll.

And on a deeper emotional and spiritual level, it resides where Saturday night meets Sunday morning.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

What’s happening at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

• Saturday, Ted Vigil’s John Denver tribute, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 7, Adam Ezra Group, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 8, Hollywood Nights Bob Seger tribute, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 9, Motet, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 13, The Whigs, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 14, Dala, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 15, Eaglemania, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 21, The Ten Band, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 22, The Slambovian Pre-Halloween Mischief Night, 8 p.m.

Monday, September 26, 2016

NEW YORK — Movie stars don’t open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks.

The pair, once co-stars in “Philadelphia,” have together dominated the last three weeks of the box office.

After Clint Eastwood’s Miracle on the Hudson docudrama “Sully,” starring Hanks as Captain Chesley Sullenberger, topped ticket sales of the last two weeks, “The Magnificent Seven” rode Washington’s star power to an estimated $35 million debut over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Trace Adkins comes to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. Sept. 29.

His trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively.

His hits include “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me” and “Every Light in the House” to name a few.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Rock, folk, country, blues — you want it, you got it.

There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Make sure to mark your calendars.

• Aug. 19, The Smithereens and Martha Davis and The Motels, 8 p.m.

• Aug. 24, Ted Nugent, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 9, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 10, Dwight Yoakam, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 29, Trace Adkins, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 30, Jim Breuer, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will present an evening of acoustic rock and blues on Aug. 13.

The evening will feature “The Fat Cats” and “Crossroads Duo” beginning at 7 p.m. Dinner will be available before the show.

The Fat Cats are Jim Juranis and Bill Lindenmuth, who specialize in acoustic classic rock.

Crossroads Duo is composed of Sterling Kock and Jack Kulp, who specialize in original and cover acoustic blues.

For more information, call 570-668-1192 or visit The art center is located at 125 Pine St. in Tamaqua.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Blues Traveler is coming to Penn’s Peak July 29. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Blues Traveler lands at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. July 29.

After selling millions of records and logging thousands of miles on the road, Grammy award-winning band Blues Traveler continues to chart new musical directions as evident on their latest recording, “Blow Up The Moon.”

A clever collaboration between various artists, “Blow Up the Moon” sees Blues Traveler keeping an open-minded perspective on making music and enlists an eclectic mix of songwriters influenced by the band’s remarkable 25-plus year career.

Friday, July 15, 2016

LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards nominations told us what is already evident — the power and reputation of streaming services Netflix and Amazon are on the rise, and broadcast networks and even longtime premium cable star HBO are paying the price.

In Thursday’s announcement of prime-time Emmy contenders, television academy voters also signaled their regard for what people of color are bringing to the industry table: Each of the top acting categories included at least one minority nominee. It’s a reality the Oscars have failed to embrace in recent years.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The audience at Penn’s Peak Old Crow Medicine Show July 21 may not know Margo Price yet but after listing to her personal lyrics and classic country style, they will be hooked.

“I’m just writing the music I want to hear,” said Price of her solo debut album, “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.”

Saturday, May 28, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley may be known for his boozy party songs like “Drunk on a Plane” or “5-1-5-0,” but as a singer, he loves going dark.

He’s even named his new album “Black.”