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Entertainment

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Model sea airplane demonstrations and displays will be held at the beach area of the Mauch Chunk Lake Park on Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, weather permitting.

There is free parking and free admission to the event. The food and snack stand at the beach area will also be open and refreshments will be available.

The beach provides an excellent view of the air show that will be presented by the Tuscarora RC Flyers and other model airplane enthusiasts.

Be sure to bring your folding chairs or blankets to enjoy the show.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Country music singer Gary Allan will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak. Officials at Penn's Peak say only a limited number of tickets remain for this concert. The visit to Penn's Peak is part of Allan's "Get Off The Pain" tour, in promotion of his eighth studio album. The performer's hits include "Nothing On But the Radio," "Tough Little Boys," and "Life Aint Always Beautiful."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

More concerts have been added to the Penn's Peak schedule.

Singer and actor Chris Isaak makes his debut at the Jim Thorpe venue on Sunday, June 12.

In addition, coming in September is a "British Invasion Show" featuring The Yardbirds and The Spencer Davis Group.

One more show added is Hollywood Nights with special guest Separate Ways the Band on June 17.

Isaac is touring as the result of his latest CD, "Mr. Lucky."

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Hailey Hoherhack, left, and Josiah Behrens have lead roles in "South Pacific," being presented Friday and Saturday in Jim Thorpe High School auditorium.

The Drama Club of Jim Thorpe Area School District will present the musical "South Pacific" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jim Thorpe Area High School auditorium.

South Pacific was written in 1949 by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

The musical is based off the book "Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener.

The story weaves together characters and elements from several stories into a single plotline about an American nurse at a U.S. Naval base, during World War II, who falls in love with an ex-patriot French farmer with a dark past.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Lehighton Area High School Choruses will be presenting their 94th Annual Spring Choral Concert on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m.

This year's program will highlight selections from past and current Broadway shows.

"Broadway Bash" will feature the Concert Choir; Girl's Sextet; Men's Choir; Women's Choir; Guy's Augmented Quartet; "Varsity Voices"; and the award-winning show choir, "Music Express".

The choirs are under the direction of Mr. David Perkins and accompanied by Rebecca Hoffner, and Elyse Kistler.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Angela Petro/TIMES NEWS Country singer Travis Tritt performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Travis Tritt brought his distinct country southern rock sound to a packed house on Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

"I hope you left your troubles behind," Tritt said to the crowd. "I came here to party. I want you to sing along, dance, scream, and holler."

That is just what the audience did as Tritt performed songs ranging the span of his twenty plus year career.

The opening song "Put Some Drive in Your Country" set the theme for the night. He sang most of his hits and also performed a few cover songs honoring the old outlaw sound.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Lehighton Area Middle School music department will hold its 17th annual Spring Instrumental Concert on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m.

The fifth and sixth grade band, under the direction of Mr. Weidner, will begin the program.

"Character," composed by Larry Clark will be their first selection. The band will then perform the Native American inspired original "Anasazi" by John Edmondson and "Manhattan Beach," a classic march by John Phillip Sousa. They will conclude their portion of the program with Journey's "Any Way You Want It."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The movie, "Arthur," while not dethroning the original comedy starring Dudley Moore, has its court jester moments of mirth.

Russell Brand, reprising the title role, has no easy task. Dudley Moore is still King "Arthur."

Brand, gifted actor that he is with an uncanny ability for spontaneous monologue, dialogue, wordplay and body language, try as he might, can only do so much to make us forget that we are, in fact, viewing a man whose life is out of control.

Monday, April 18, 2011
ANGELO PETRO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lead vocalist Paul Sinclair performs at the Get the Led Out concert held Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

"We are home," proclaimed Paul Sinclair, the lead vocalist for Get The Led Out, during their triumphant return visit to Penn's Peak on Friday night.

The Philadelphia based band credits Penn's Peak as where it all started for them. After a successful and exciting debut at the venue seven years ago, they are always welcomed back by a large and passionate audience.

From the opening song "Immigrant Song", famous for the wailing cry during the beginning of the song, to the closing song "Whole Lotta Love", the energy was undeniable.

Thursday, April 14, 2011
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The Eddie Forman Orchestra performed recently at the Lakeside Ballroom in Barnesville. The Eddie Forman Orchestra, also known as "E.F.O.", is a Massachusetts polka band that has been performing before audiences since 1968. Eddie started the band while he was still in high school, and has been creating and recreating music ever since. Eddie was inducted in the International Polka Music Hall of Fame in 1996. The E.F.O. has made seventeen recordings.