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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 www.TamaquaArts.org. 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.”

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) — It's been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle's EMP Museum is marking the anniversary with an exhibition honoring "Star Trek" and its influence on pop culture and society.

"Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds" opens Saturday and is filled with geeky artifacts from all the Star Trek series and movies — from sections of the original Enterprise bridge to a costume worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the latest movie.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

He’s played with everyone, he’s toured everywhere, and he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues.

Now multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg performs with his quintet at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Tarrytown, New York, Bromberg began studying guitar when he was 13 and eventually enrolled in Columbia University as a musicology major.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dark Star Orchestra is bringing its Spring Tour East 2016 to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. May 13.

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2,000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Days before his death, Prince tweeted a photo of a custom-made purple piano intended to be a centerpiece of his scheduled tour.

The piano, which was delivered to Prince's home at Paisley Park in Minnesota a few weeks ago, was a rush job that had to be completed in about three months, said Chris Gero, vice president of Yamaha Entertainment Group, based in Franklin, Tennessee.

"We were on the top end of the idea, but it accelerated so fast," Gero said Friday, revealing the behind-the-scenes work that went into its manufacture.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, said guitarist Steven Van Zandt, calling it the kind of legislation that's like an "evil virus" spreading around the U.S.

Van Zandt told The Associated Press they decided not to perform Sunday in Greensboro because of the law, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms based on their biological sex and bans state lawsuits for any type of workplace discrimination.