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Thursday, March 10, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh High School students who will perform in the spring musical "Once on This Island" include (front row, l-r) Jacob Heintzelman (Papa Ge), Lydia DeLong (TiMoune), Maggie Surdovel (Asaka) (back row, l-r), Anthony Connell (Agwe) and Jill Zeiser (Erzulie).

Ever imagine what it must feel like to be stranded on an island?

Those who attend the Northern Lehigh High School Little Theatre Company's spring musical can find out for themselves up close and personal.

The three-day musical, "Once on This Island", will show at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rock stalwarts Journey, Foreigner and special guest Night Ranger will all perform one night on one stage at The 2011 Great Allentown Fair.

The show is part of Journey's Eclipse Tour making a run this summer in major venues across North America. It stops at the Fair on Wednesday, August 31.

This is the third concert to be announced for the Fair's venerable Grandstand venue, celebrating its 100th year of existence this year.

Monday, March 7, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Lead singer Davy Carlton of the Irish band The Saw Doctors performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Saturday.

The Saw Doctors, which are labeled an Irish rock band, had more pop in their style during their show at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Saturday..

The result was an enjoyable evening for a decent crowd - including a loyal following who sang along with many of the lyrics.

Audience members danced to some of the tunes, responded to the dialogue, and showed appreciation for the talent shown by the quintet from Tuam, County Galway.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Saw Doctors will be at Penn's Peak in concert at 8 p.m. this evening.

The Saw Doctors, a rock band from Ireland, is coming to Penn's Peak for a concert at 8 p.m. this evening.

Tickets are $29 and $24.

Touring to promote their latest release, 2010's The Further Adventures of The Saw Doctors, the band is hitting the U.S.

Born out of Tuam, County Galway, some 24 years ago, The Saw Doctors are an Irish rock band renowned for their live performances.

As with any band, they have had an ever-changing lineup, but two members have remained constant since their inception, Leo Moran and Davy Carton.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Kashmir" The Ultimate Zeppelin Tribute, will be at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Kashmir The Live Led Zeppelin Tribute Experience wanted to celebrate what some consider to be the number one rock radio song of all time "Stairway to Heaven." This is occurring 40 years to the day at the Opera House.

Kashmir is lead by lead singer Jean Violet who not only has what is widely considered one of the very best "Robert Plant" voices but he has an uncanny resemblance to the "Golden God" Robert Plant.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Officials at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe said there is a change for the March 25 concert at the venue.

Jani Lane will NOT be appearing with Slaughter.

Due to unforeseen illness, Lane has cancelled the appearance, but there have been some additions to the show.

The new lineup for the concert now includes Slaughter with support acts Taunted By Tomorrow and Wicked Sins.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m.

All tickets are just $24.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Blue Valentine" is yet another example of Hollywood de-glamming for an Oscar.

The Oscar hunt here takes place in the semi-hinterlands of Pennsylvania namely, Carbondale, Lackawanna County, and Honesdale, Wayne County.

On the hunt for an Oscar is Michelle Williams, nominated for an actress Oscar for her role in "Blue Valentine," as an emotionally-conflicted mother and wife.

Alas, the Oscar went to this year's uber-favorite Natalie Portman for her role in "Black Swan" as an even more psychologically-troubled young woman.

Friday, February 25, 2011
The giant floating pig, symbolic of Pink Floyd's "Animals" album, rises above the crowd at Penn's Peak during the performance of The Pink Floyd Experience".

You will believe a pig can fly.

A replica of the giant pink floating pig, a mascot for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album and tour from the 1970's, made its appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe Thursday evening as part of the performance by tribute band the Pink Floyd Experience.

The six piece band, led by San Diego native Tom Quinn on guitar and vocals, strives to replicate not only the music of the British progressive supergroup but the eye-catching visuals of its concerts as well.

Friday, February 25, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Having lead roles in "The Music Man," being presented March 3-5 by Zion Opera Workshop in Lehighton, are Bryan Buffington, left, as Harold Hill, and Jessica Schafer, who plays Marian Paroo.

"The Music Man," the musical by Meredith Wilson that has in it the catchy tune "Seventy-Six Trombones" is coming to Lehighton.

It will be the 42nd annual production of the Zion Opera Workship, a non-denomination community theater based at Zion U.C.C. Church, Lehighton.

The show will be staged in Derr Hall of the church on March 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The ironically-titled "Biutiful," a foreign film Oscar nominee, has an actor Oscar-nominated, note-perfect performance by Javier Bardem.

Bardem (supporting actor Oscar winner, 2007's "No Country for Old Men") submerges his devastating handsomeness to portray a man facing a fatal disease, life-threatening and spirit-crushing poverty in the back streets of contemporary Barcelona, Spain.

This is not the sunny Barcelona of Woody Allen's 2008 glib comedy, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," in which Bardem also starred.