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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.

Friday, July 25, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The McLovins will be playing the music of Phish when they appear Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

Two concerts are scheduled this weekend at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

Tonight, the lively music of Latin guitars will be heard when the passionate guitarists of Incendio take the stage. The concert starts at 8 o'clock.

On Saturday, The McLovins do the music of Phish in a concert starting at 8 p.m.

Over the last decade, Incendio, a Latin guitar world fusion group, has committed a unique alchemy of composition, technique and performance to seven critically acclaimed international CD releases.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The 44th Annual Men of Marian Summer Picnic will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The three-day picnic/festival will be held on the grounds of Marian Catholic High School in Hometown.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday with music provided by "Kartune."

Friday will be Alumni Night.

Saturday features entertainment from the country band "Crazy Hearts" at 5 p.m., while Sunday sees the return of the ever popular "Remember When" at 4 p.m.

A huge flea market will again be a part of the picnic, offering deals and bargains.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"Begin Again" is one of the most unromantic romantic comedies in recent memory.

There's little romancing, but lots of talking about romance, and plenty of singing about romance in "Begin Again."

The film is of chief interest for the performance of its star, Keira Knightley, who finally breaks free of her bodice-bound costume drama roles, namely those in "Anna Karenina" (2012),"The Duchess" (2008), "Silk" (2007), "Atonement" (2007), "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) and "King Arthur"(2004).

Friday, July 18, 2014

B.B. King, whose name is as synonymous with blues as Hank Williams is to country, will make a special appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe this evening.

The concert starts at 8 p.m., and tickets will be available at the door. Ticket prices are $45 and $55.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

"Earth To Echo" echoes several summer sci-fi and coming-of-age movies, notably "Cloverfield" (2008), "The Goonies" (1985), "Stand By Me" (1986), "E.T." (1982) and "American Graffiti" (1973).

While "Earth To Echo" is derivative, it is "the" discovery of the 2014 summer movie season so far, with performances by four pre-teen relative unknowns in their big-screen leading role debuts.

"Earth To Echo" is simply a lot of fun. It's uncomplicated, unassuming and naive in its story of teen-age angst. It can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A music double-header comes to Penn's Peak this evening, when John Hiatt and The Combo appear with The Robert Cray Band.

Concert time is 8 o'clock and tickets are $45 reserved and $55 premium.

The concert by Hiatt, one of rock's most astute singer-songwriters, comes one day after the release of his new album, "Terms Of My Surrender."

Monday, July 14, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Mary Fulton, left, and Jackie Colancecco cook up some tasty wings at the St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill last year. Wings are just one of the many ethnic and American foods that will be available during the 80th annual St. Joseph's Festival July 18-20.

Hurry, hurry, hurry. Step right up.

It's time for the St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the annual three-day event. The festival will be held July 18-20 on the grounds of the church on West Ludlow Street. Hours of operation are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

"Transformers: Age Of Extinction" is a transformative movie-going experience.

It's one of those movies that makes you feel differently after you depart the movie theater.

The fourth installment of "Transformers" (seen in Imax 3-D for this review), delivers for fans of the series as this summer's No. 1 blockbuster movie so far.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is collaborating on a book about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice" will be released by Alfred A. Knopf on Nov. 4. The book will be co-written by Washington Post correspondent and editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran.