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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Having the lead roles in the production of "Winnie-the-Pooh," which will be held at the Lehighton Borough Annex, are, Pooh, Zane Bachert; Rabbit, Mike Kabana; Piglet, Marissa Miller, and seated, Christopher Robin, Keith Shelly II.

The Children's Musical Theatre Group of Musique Performers will present "Winnie-the-Pooh" on Friday and Saturday in Lehighton

The musical will be staged in the Lehighton Borough Annex Auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show.

Zane Backert as the lead role of Winnie-the-Pooh and Kane Zerbe plays Eeyore.

Others in the performance are Kanga (Teah Garisson), Roo (Kim Klein), Owl (Ryan Mirorelli), and many of Christopher Robin's (Keith Shelly II) other friends as they journey through the Hundred-Acre Woods.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A new Woody Allen film at the start of the summer movie blockbuster season is, well, out of season.

Allen, who has virtually cranked out a film per year since long about 1969, used to release films with the predictability of falling leaves.

Just about when Allen's fans would be putting on their corduroys, a post-Memorial Day Allen film would be just around the corner on art cinema marquees.

That was back when Allen made nearly all of his films within walking distance of his Manhattan apartment.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Two concerts are featured this weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Ÿ Tonight, Hollywood Nights will appear with Separate Ways the Band at 8 p.m. Hollywood Nights pays tribute to Bob Seger. Separate Ways the Band features music from Journey.

Ÿ On Saturday, Robin Trower will be making a return visit to Penn's Peak in a concert starting at 8 p.m. Trower is engaged in a national tour supporting his latest CD, "The Playful Heart."

Monday, June 13, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Chris Isaak performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, giving an incredible show that consisted of ballads, up-tempo songs, and some covers from the 60s and 70s.

Chris Isaak has been given the nickname "Mr. Lucky" because of the success he's had with his music and acting.

Last night at Penn's Peak, it was obvious that his talent and showmanship are probably more responsible for his amazing accomplishments than Lady Luck.

Isaak put on a terrific show, singing his own songs as well as an assortment of cover tunes of his recording heroes like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison.

He demonstrated a personality rarely seen by modern performers.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
David Wilcox

Singer-Songwriter, David Wilcox will perform Friday, June 10, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

"I write like my life depends on it." said Wilox.

He has sold over 750,000 discs and has been writing songs for 30 years.

Wilcox's music is distilled in a solid folk/blues/pop mode. He believes that the right song at the right time changes people's lives.

Wilcox sings with a mellow fluency that suggests James Taylor and the late Nick Drake.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Peter Noone appears in 2010 concert at Penn's Peak. The singer with his Herman's Hermits band is back at the venue on Friday, July 22.

If you grew up in the 60s, you obviously know who Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits are.

This phonomenal band who brought us such hits as "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" and "Henry the Eighth" is coming to Penn's Peak on Friday, July 22.

Meanwhile, tickets go on sale Saturday for a July 21 concert by Sweet. This is the debut appearance for Sweet, a 70s band best known for the song "Little Willie."

Next Friday, June 17, on the Penn's Peak stage will be Hollywood Nights, with special guest Separate Ways the Band.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Chris Isaak will stage a concert Sunday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. The event begins at 8 p.m.

On Sunday night, coming to Penn's Peak is a star of the Showtime television network, a performer who has been in numerous films and TV shows including the acclaimed 2006 "Superbowl Sunday" edition of Friends, and who has had 25 years of success as a recording artist.

Chris Isaak, a rocker from San Francisco who is touring to promote his latest album release Mr. Lucky, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Tickets are $47 and $42.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Nicole Donatone

Local country singer Nicole Donatone, who has opened at Penn's Peak and other venues for such major artists as Randy Travis, John Michael Montgomery, and Restless Heart, has her own Web site.

Fans can follow her at www.nicoledonatone.com.

The site has her bio, appearances, numerous photos, and news.

Donatone, who is employed at Penn's Peak Radio, is getting ready to release her first album. It was recorded at Ron Fairchild Music in Nashville, Tenn.

The date for the release will be announced.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

By now it's de rigueur to ascribe psychological issues to comic book heroes when their escapades are translated to the big screen.

We've seen this with Superman's abandonment issues, Batman's post-traumatic stress over the slaying of his parents and Iron Man's figurative -- and literal -- change of heart.

We humans seem to like our heroes to have feet of clay, going back to Greek myth and, in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the Bible's Old Testament (King David is a prime example).

So, why should we feel any differently about superheroes, albeit mutants?

Friday, June 3, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Country singer Easton Corbin on stage at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Easton Corbin played a show at Penn's Peak last night and did something that's very difficult for a young performer.

He delivered a play list that kept attention during virtually the entire show.

Like on albums, most artists generally have a couple of songs which don't agree with everyone's taste - unless it's an album from traditionalists like George Strait, Alan Jackson, Bill Anderson, or the late Buck Owens.