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Entertainment

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO A member of the band Great White appears at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe a few years ago. Great White returns for a concert Friday night.

On Friday at Penn's Peak, two of the top hard rock bands from around the turn of the century will perform in concert.

Great White, which had the hit "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" and Vixen, an all-girl band, will be on stage for a double-header show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 on the day of the concert.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

With "Guardians Of The Galaxy," it's as if those comic-book "Bam!-Pow!-Zoom!" panels are right up there on the big screen.

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" director James Gunn is making his big-screen directorial debut. Gunn was screenwriter for "Super," 2010; "Dawn Of The Dead," 2004; "Scooby-Doo," 2002; "The Specials," 2000; and "Tromeo And Juliet," 1996.

As you can see from his film credits, Gunn has a cheesy sensibility. Gunn doesn't take the Marvel Comics universe too seriously.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Zion Opera Workshop will once again be presenting a Broadway style revue.

The revue will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12 in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater. There is no charge for admission to this concert.

There will be full chorus numbers as well as many solos, duets, trios and group numbers.

The full group will be performing "Let it Go" from Disney's hit movie, Frozen. This song will feature Tara Crowe in a solo.

The large group will also perform "You Can't Stop the Beat" from the "Broadway" musical and movie, Hairspray.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

"Lucy" is a foreign art house film masquerading as a blockbuster, or vice versa.

Luc Besson's crackling direction keeps the story moving faster than you can say "CPH4."

CPH4 is the synthetic substance that gives Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) superpowers that would make the Hulk or any Marvel Comics superhero green with envy.

Monday, August 4, 2014
TN FILE PHOTO Professional wrestler Gene Snisky, left, gets hit by a ladder from an opponent in a WXW pro wrestling match. Snisky, a graduate of Panther Valley High School, will be seen Thursday night wrestling for Total Nonstop Action wrestling on Spike Television.

Professional wrestler Gene Snisky, a native of Nesquehoning who wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment under the name "Snitsky," will be featured in a bout on Total Nonstop Action wrestling on Thursday.

TNA is a competitor of the WWE.

Snisky makes a cameo appearance as part of a team put together by villanous owner Dixie Carter.

Following the bout, Carter has a confrontation with wrestler Bully Dudley, who threatens to harm her.

It's one of only two appearances on TNA for Snisky. He did appear briefly on the program last Thursday.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Megastar Kenny Rogers is coming to Penn's Peak.

The sensational performer will be bringing his highly acclaimed annual Christmas show to the venue at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20.

With him will be country singer Linda Davis. Tickets are $55 and $65.

It's one of three new shows announced for Penn's Peak.

Uriah Heep has set a date for Friday, Sept. 26. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 on the night of the concert.

Dark Star Orchestra presents its annual Thanksgiving Eve show on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 on the day of the show.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Incendio will bring Latin music to the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Friday.

Two shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this weekend capture the very soul of different, but equally transcendent, types of music.

On Friday, Flamenco and World music are at the heart of the Latin guitar sound of Incendio.

On Saturday, the acclaimed Philadelphia entertainer Eddie Bruce pays tribute to the great Tony Bennett, on the eve of the icon's 88th birthday.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Life Itself" is a harrowing, if heartfelt, documentary about movie critic Roger Ebert, best-known sitting opposite Gene Siskel on TV's "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" movie review and movie clips shows.

The documentary, made with the cooperation of Roger Ebert's then-wife and now widow, Chaz Ebert, doesn't pull too many punches in its sometimes brutal assessment of Roger Ebert, who died in 2013.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Zion UCC, Second and Iron Streets, Lehighton, will be hosting its fifth annual summer Music Academy on Sunday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

This free program is offered to any school aged child grades K-12, college students and to younger children accompanied by a parent.

This program offers multiple choices for the participants.

They can participate in one or all of the offered stations.

There will be a station where musical crafts are designed. This is a favorite for many of the younger participants.

Monday, July 28, 2014
Special to the Times News The rock band Firehouse will be performing at Penn's Peak with Winger on Friday, Sept. 5

Ziggy Marley, a six-time Grammy winner, and Emmy winner, humanitarian, and singer-songwriter, makes a visit to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe Thursday.

The Fly Rasta Tour concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 at the door.

Ziggy Marley has released 12 albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age 10 when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley.