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Monday, October 3, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Country singer Jo Dee Messina performs during her Music Room Series at Penn's Peak on Saturday.

Country singer Jo Dee Messina wasted no time getting the audience into a festive mood during concert Saturday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

She opened her show with a chorus of "Let It Snow."

After that, she tried hard to keep the show upbeat as she presented her "Music Room Series," which consisted of fielding questions from the audience, introducing her 2-year-old son, and, of course, singing her songs.

Friday, September 30, 2011
Country singer Jo Dee Messina will be performing in her "Music Room Series" at 8 p.m. Saturday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Jo Dee Messina, one of country music's most congenial performers who has had a long string of hits, makes a return to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe tomorrow.

She's back with her popular "Music Room" series, during which she takes fans' requests, tells stories, and likely has some special surprises.

Messina said she is looking forward to returning to the venue, which is her third time performing here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"There's no crying in baseball," Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) told us in "A League of Their Own" (1992).

There is crying in "Moneyball" and not only when Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) hears his daughter, Casey (Kerris Dorsey) sing "The Show" (the original was released in 2008 by Lenka). This scene alone should net an Oscar actor nomination for Pitt, who may be a dual nominee (his other Oscar actor nod could be for "The Tree of Life").

Monday, September 26, 2011

"I Don't Know How She Does It" is an entertaining romantic comedy more of a drama with comedy.

Sarah Jessica Parker plays Kate, a high-powered Boston investment firm executive married to Richard (a fine Greg Kinnear), an architect whose career has just taken an upward turn.

Kate's boss (Kelsey Grammer) assigns her to a new account, which requires additional domestic travel, especially to New York City to meet with the prospective client, Jack (a charming Pierce Brosnan).

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rusted Root is one band that doesn't fit neatly into one musical category.

Blending folk, acoustic, and world music with African, Native American, and Latin American influences, the Pittsburgh-based sextet defies explanation.

This hard-touring group of musicians could easily stake a claim as one of the great jam bands on the scene today.

Their performance at Penn's Peak on Friday night was no exception.

Thursday, September 22, 2011
Rusted Root returns to Penn's Peak Friday night.

When Rusted Root had an opportunity to return to Penn's Peak, there was no hesitancy on agreeing.

"We love Penn's Peak," said lead singer Mike Glabicki. "It's one of the best venues in the country."

In fact, the band is working on producing a new DVD and Glabicki is hoping some filming can be done at Penn's Peak for it. "I'm not sure yet if we'll be filming for the DVD."

Rusted Root is at Penn's Peak at 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets at the door are $29.

It's one of three concerts this weekend at Penn's Peak.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

38 Special has been playing music since the mid-1970's, but on Friday night at Penn's Peak, the group played with the enthusiasm and spirit of a band new to the music scene.

38 Special has always been a band that has stayed true to their Southern rock roots while still offering commercial appeal, and their set demonstrated why they are able to still draw a crowd after three decades on stage.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
 The Southern rock band .38 Special will be performing at Penn's Peak tomorrow. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

It'll be a rockin' time at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday when returning to the venue is .38 Special, a Southern rock band which has been together for over three decades.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $32 and $37.

Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse.

Monday, September 12, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS A 32 member chorus from several churches sings during 9/11 service in Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill. The choir was directed by David Perkins, and also sang in St. Peter's Lutheran and UCC Church, West Penn Township.

September 11, 2001 was remembered in unique style at two local churches yesterday.

"Homeland" was the title of a musical program staged at Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church, Summit Hill, and St. Peter's Lutheran and UCC Church, West Penn Township.

The program consisted of a combined, 32 member choir from several churches, including the two host churches.

Under the direction of David Perkins, music director at Christ Presbyterian Church, the chorus sang a number of patriotic and Americana selections.

About 100 people attended the Summit Hill service.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

One day you may meet your own true love.

The movie, "One Day," proposes you may already have, but didn't realize it.

Emma (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) are University of Edinburgh graduates who meet annually for friendship and frolic. She's drawn up a strict list of rules. They rarely get past the big R, as in Romance.