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Entertainment

Monday, February 17, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS PHOTOS Icicles hang from the train station roof in Jim Thorpe Sunday afternoon.

Mother Nature blessed Jim Thorpe's annual WinterFest celebration Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of snow and freezing temperatures.

While much of the historic section of town participated, many of the activities were centralized at Josiah White Park located at the old Mauch Chunk Train Station and visitor's center.

Activities included ice and wood carving, Civil War reenactors, a mug walk, magic show and entertainment at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Southside Film Institute presentation of "City Lights" at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, scheduled for today has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date, the Opera House website states.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Some people sleep with their mobile phone in bed, or right next to them on a nightstand.

For others, their hand is often wrapped around their mobile phone.

Still others seem lost if they don't know where their phone is.

While the term "significant other" usually applies to a spouse, partner or companion, it could be argued that the mobile phone has became a significant other for some.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Chris MacDonald as Elvis Presley, who will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The 20th annual Winterfest will be held this coming weekend in Jim Thorpe, and included is a full schedule of entertainment at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Both Friday and Saturday evenings, the Opera House features the band TUSK, the fine Fleetwood Mac tribute that has become very popular in the Jim Thorpe area.

TUSK covers all the hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years.

Monday, February 10, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Having roles in the musical "Once Upon A Mattress," which will be staged at Lehighton Area Middle School on Tuesday and Wednesday, are, l-r, Kylie Kresge, Christopher Jensen, Xander Karpowicz, and Emily Barkanic.

Lehighton Area Middle School will present the musical "Once Upon A Mattress" on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students / seniors. The snow date is Thursday, Feb. 13.

The show is under the direction of Laura Welkey, Middle School music teacher, and features students from grades 5 through 8.

The lead rolls include:

Ÿ Madison DeLuca, grade 7, as Winnifred the Woebegone.

Ÿ Xander Karpowicz, grade 8, as Prince Dauntless the Drab.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

"August: Osage County" is an embarrassment of (rhymes with riches).

The men in the film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play for drama by Tulsa, Okla., native Tracey Letts (who also wrote the film's screenplay) are deserving of equal-opportunity insults.

"August: Osage County" is a film to relish. The "August: Osage County" sauce is hot. Oscar-nominated Julia Roberts, as Barbara Weston (best supporting actor, female), and Meryl Streep, as Barbara's mother, Violet Weston (best actor, female), lay it on thick.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/METRO GRAPHICS

Valentine's Day is around the corner and if you have a romantic story to share about how you or your spouse proposed, we would love to hear about it.

Send us your special story and we will pick what we believe to be the most romantic.

That couple will receive a $50 gift card for dinner at Roadie's Restaurant at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

We will announce the winner and publish as many stories as we can in our Friday, Feb. 14 edition.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

For many film aficionados, a Coen Brothers film is an event.

"Inside Llewyn Davis" is a non event.

The film, set during a cold snowy winter in 1961, mainly in New York City's Greenwich Village nascent folk music scene, follows the career and personal train wreck that is the life of a guitar-strumming, songwriting, folksinger, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac).

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Irving Rosenfeld has a comb-over like you wouldn't believe.

We get to see Irving, played by Christian Bale, meticulously prepare his coif before be attends an important meeting.

That opening scene is worth the price of admission to "American Hustle."

And that's not to take away from the many hilarious, heart-rending and wild scenes in the crime caper comedy directed by David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook," 2012).

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Zion Opera Workshop in Lehighton will Present "The Pajama Game" for its 2014 Performance

The show will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 27; Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m.

Advanced tickets are recommended for all performances as it is anticipated they will sell out.

The musical will be staged in Smith Auditorium of Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton.