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Entertainment

Thursday, March 6, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A free performance featuring great classical music and large, elaborate puppets will take place Saturday at the Sovereign Majestic Theater in Pottsville.

The Museum of Music will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sovereign Majestic Theater, 209 Centre St., Pottsville.

This fun family event is free.

Museum of Music is a fun, creative event for all ages linking many cultures and ethnicities to great classical music. Large, elaborate puppets come to life and, together with handlers and professional musicians, tell the lively story of how music has evolved from around the world.

Musical selections include excerpts from jazz, opera, Hungarian, Russian, German, English, Spanish, Latin and American repertoire.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"The Monuments Men" is anything but monumental.

That's too bad. The fact-based story about the United States' military mission to recover world-renowned works of art confiscated and hidden by the German Nazis during World War II has the earmarks of a bonafide thriller: priceless art, war, Nazis and a stellar cast, including and directed by George Clooney.

A catalogue of attributes doesn't always add up to a great work of art, much less entertaining cinema. "Monuments Men," at times, is a monumental bore.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Tartan Terrors will be performing at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

The Tartan Terrors return to the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

They perform at The Mauch Chunk Opera House, at 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, on Saturday, March 8, which is the evening before Jim Thorpe's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor.

With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares "(The Terrors) one act to keep an eye on!"

Friday, February 28, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A Rolling Stones tribute show by The Glitter Twins will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

It's 1973 all over again. The Rolling Stones had just released Sticky Fingers, and anyone who loved rock 'n' roll was blown away by it. It was a time when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards seemed to rule the music world.

You're not in a time warp; you are watching and listening to the Glimmer Twins, an eight-piece Rolling Stones tribute band, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Saturday, March 1, in Jim Thorpe.

Experience a youthful, energetic Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in their Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street prime, raw and unfettered.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It's not nearly as surprising as who will receive an Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, as who has not received a competitive Oscar.

The list, to name a few, includes Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Peter O'Toole.

That said, the year 2013 is memorable for brilliant directing, brave acting and superb productions. It was a year for the ascendancy of African-American directors and actors, as well as for fact-based stories.

This year, there could even be a WeightWatchers honor in the first category:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Four more concerts were added to Penn's Peak line-up for 2014.

They are:

Ÿ Sunday, May 4 - The Winery Dogs, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance and $27 day of concert.

Ÿ Sunday, May 18 - Paul Barrere and Fred Tacket of Little Feat with special guest, The New Orleans Suspects, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 advance and $25 at door.

Ÿ Friday, June 13 - Live Wire, The World's ULTIMATE AC/DC Concert Experience, with special guest, Exciter, Judas Priest Tribute, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance and $22 day of show.

Monday, February 24, 2014
Prez, Josiah Behrens shares a hug with Mae, Evy Heckman while secretary, Mabel played by Laura Cressley tries to reason with boss Myron Hassler played by Brandon Cressley.

Zion Opera Workshop will be staging its 44th annual production in Lehighton, "The Pajama Game."

The hilarious musical will be staged Thursday, Feb. 27; Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall of Zion United Church of Christ. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m..

Advance tickets are recommended for all performances. to Present "The Pajama Game" for its 2014 Performance

Friday, February 21, 2014

Usually, the merchandise tie-in, toys and product promotions occur immediately before, during or after the release of a major motion picture.

With "The Lego Movie," the toys were there first.

Lego (from the Danish, "leg godt" (play well) is the brainchild of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter in Denmark. From 1949 to 2013, an estimated 560 billion Lego were manufactured. The colorful interlocking plastic bricks and accompanying gears, figurines and parts are connected imaginatively to construct vehicles, buildings and displays.

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.