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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Aug. 6

Ÿ 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: The Macungie Band

Ÿ 12:30 - 2 p.m.: Jake Kaligis & The New Constitution

Ÿ 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.: Mike Dugan Blues Mission

Ÿ 4 - 6:30 p.m.: Crazy Heart

Ÿ 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.: King Henry & The Showmen

Aug. 7

Ÿ 11 a.m. - Noon: Steve Brosky 'n' Jimmy Meyer

Ÿ 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.: The BC Combo with Bev Conklin

Ÿ 2 - 3:45 p.m.: The Vince Pettinelli Swing Band

Thursday, August 4, 2011

You may be familiar with the popular movie, "The Horse Whisperer," a 1998 fictional feature movie directed by and starring Robert Redford.

The documentary film, "Buck," a Sundance film festival audience winner, takes a look at the man behind the mythology of the horse whisperer.

Buck Brannaman is no myth. But he is legendary. No less than Robert Redford, who is interviewed in "Buck," marvels at his technique.

Brannaman apparently was the inspiration for Nicholas Sparks' "Horse Whisperer" novel and was a consultant for the movie version.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Zion United Church of Christ, Second and Iron Streets, Lehighton will be holding the second annual Music Academy starting Sunday, Aug. 7 and continuing through Aug. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Zion UCC church .

The academy is open to the public and is for children and teens of all ages.

This year there will be a middle school age and high school age band, vocal opportunities, and a music recorder class.

Once again, they will also feature "recycled rhythm" which is a craft opportunity for youngsters to create rhythm instruments out of household and recycled items.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

"Captain America: The First Avenger" is an entertaining addition to the Marvel Comics universe. It's possibly the best among the offerings since "Iron Man."

Director Joe Johnson ("Jurassic Park III," "October Sky," "The Rocketeer," "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids") captures the flavor of the World War II era when Steve Rogers is transformed into Captain America.

Johnson has a knack for period pieces, especially those of the pre- and circa World War II era. "Captain America" has a warm sepia tone. The sense for the first part of the movie is that of "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Monday, August 1, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Shakura S' Aida performs on the main stage during the Pennsylvania Blues Festival at Blue Mountain Ski Area on Sunday.

They juked and jived to the soul and rhythm like there was no tomorrow.

Hip was indeed in at the Pennsylvanis Blues Festival, which celebrated 20 years of Blues in the Poconos this past weekend as the event made a seamless transition to Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton.

Prior to this year, the event - then known as the Pocono Blues Festival - had been held from 1992 to 2010 at Big Boulder Ski Area in Kidder Township.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Peter Noone performs at Penn's Peak on Friday night.

From the moment Peter Noone entered the stage at Penn's Peak, his high energy excited and entertained his fans who came as far away as Canada and Brazil to see his show. Peter played to a nice size crowd on Friday night at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe.

Noone's charisma and boyish looks brought fans from all ages, from young children to women who are in the 80s.

The first 20 rows of seats were filled with "Noonatics" those special fans who attend nearly every show and are part of his fan club.

Noone announced that for "Rose of Canada," this was her 605th Peter Noone show.

Friday, July 22, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lead singer Joe Retta of the band Sweet, left, and founding member Steve Priest, the bass guitarist, perform at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Tonight at the Peak, Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits will be in concert at 8 p.m.

It was an appropriate start to their concert.

The band Sweet was at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe last night and opened with their 1975 hit "Action.

"I've got what everybody needs, satisfaction guarantees,

that everybody wants a piece of the action."

It was on-stage action for the rest of the night as the British rock band entertained with one wild hit after another.

Of course, the highlight of the concert was the singing of "Little Willy," a pop tune about a dancing maniac who won't go home.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sweet, which recorded hits like "Little Willy" and "Fox on the Run," will be performing Thursday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

We all remember the "Little Willy" fun song from the 70s and the lyrics:

"Little Willy, Willy won't, go home. 'but you can't push Willy around, Willy won't go."

Sweet, the band that had a hit with the song, will be making a stop tomorrow night at Penn's Peak, performing in concert at 8 o'clock.

Tickets, just $25, will be on sale at the door.

For Sweet, this might possibly be their first time making an Eastern Pa. appearance.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We've grown up with Harry Potter, that fictional English boarding school lad who happens to be a wizard.

For those with children, there were first the thick J.K. Rowling books read together through drowsy bedtime eyelids, and then the movies awaited with eager anticipation season to season and experienced side by side, to savor and compare.

"Words are an inexhaustible source of magic," Professor Albus Dumbledore says in the eighth and final, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

That rings true for Rowling, as well as readers and movie-goers.

Monday, July 18, 2011
ron gower/times news

The Yonder Mountain String Band, a type of modern blue grass band, performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. A large crowd attended the concert on Thursday. The band has several albums and has made numerous Penn's Peak appearances, playing music from several albums they've recorded. Two concerts are on tap for this week. On Thursday night, Sweet, which had a big hit with "Little Willie," will be on the stage at 8 p.m. On Friday night, it's Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits in concert.