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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
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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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Writer Bud Cole lives in the Lehigh Valley. The following was written for our weekly publications serving the Lehigh Valley area, including the East Penn Press).


Special to the TIMES NEWS

My wife Bev and I have been driving through Jim Thorpe for many years on our way to and from other destinations, but we had not placed the quaint borough on our "places to visit" list until recently. What we found was a wonderful place for a day visit or longer and it is within an hour's drive from anywhere in the Lehigh Valley.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The World's "Largest Model," as listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, will be featured on Penn's Peak Radio tomorrow morning.

"The Doc" Layne Roberts, host of the daily "Bump and Grind" show on the radio station each morning, said his guest tomorrow will be "Amazon Eve."

The radio station broadcast can be heard on Channel 80 on your TV dial or viewed live each morning on Digital Channel 113.

The Doc said she will be appearing after 9 a.m.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

"The Music Never Stopped" is based on a case study of Dr. Oliver Sacks, physician, author and professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center.

Sacks wrote "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" (1995); "Awakenings" (1990), which became an Oscar-nominated movie starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro; and "Musicophilia: Tales of Music and The Brain" (2007), basis for a PBS-TV "Nova" series show.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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Amanda Reiber, left, of Summit Hill, uses wrench to tighten nuts on stand she and Allen Graver are putting together for the annual St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill. The 77th annual event will be held Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, on the church grounds. There will be live entertainment each evening.

Monday, July 11, 2011
Ryan Pelton

The annual Carbon County Fair along Little Gap Road near Palmerton will be staged Aug. 10-14, with the theme "Going Hog Wild."

Among the highlights will be the return of professional wrestling, a concert by Elvis impersonator Ryan Pelton and The Difference Band, two demolition derbies, and a "fireworks spectacular."

Pelton will be at the fair two nights - Friday and Saturday.

Monday, July 11, 2011
Nicole Donatone

On Friday night, country superstar Keith Urban will be performing at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Opening for him is another top country performer, Jake Owen.

The pre-show concert, in the AT&T Pavilion, will be by local singer Nicole Donatone, who recently released her first CD.

Donatone, employed by Penn's Peak Radio and who has been performing at various local carnivals and festivals, will be at the Pavilion from 5-7:15 p.m. You must have a ticket for the Keith Urban concert to attend Donatone's event.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Tickets are still available for the Pennsylvania Blues Festival at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton.

The festival will take place over 2 days - Saturday, July 30th and Sunday, July 31st - at the Valley Lodge, located on the north side of Blue Mountain along the scenic-base.

A special feature of the festival is the Friday Night Pre-Fest Jam hosted by Chicago's own Studebaker John & The Hawks and a Saturday Night Jam hosted by Baltimore's own Big Daddy Stallings.