Sunday, July 13, 2014


Monday, January 13, 2014

Two more events have been put on the Penn's Peak concert schedule.

Back to the Eighties Show With Jessie's Girl and VOYAGE, musical tribute to the band Journey featuring Hugo, will be at the Jim Thorpe venue on Friday, March 7.

Tickets, which go on sale the general public on Jan. 17, are $22 in advance and $27 on the day of the show.

Get the Led Out will be back at Penn's Peak on Saturday, April 12, with tickets $28 in advance and $33 on the day of the show. Regular reserved seating is $36.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 17 for this concert, too.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Concert rescheduled

The double-header concert by Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat at Penn's Peak has been rescheduled for Friday, May 2.

It originally had been slated to be held on April 5.

Penn's Peak management says all tickets purchased for the April event will be honored at the May 2 concert.

Rhonda Vincent set

to release new album

Country and bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent, who is coming to Penn's Peak on March 22, will soon release a new album.

The album, "Only Me," is set for release on Jan. 28.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Let's make this perfectly clear.

This movie review contains a spoiler.

Spoiler alert!

You've heard of that.

It's when a movie reviewer or someone writing or discussing a movie gives away a key plot point, one that might "spoil" the movie for you if you haven't seen it because the suspense or surprise of not knowing the reveal, or story resolve, or plot outcome, is removed.

Monday, January 6, 2014
The oldies band Remember When will be doing a Valentines dinner dance at Penn's Peak on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Penn's Peak has announced its Valentine's concert for 2014.

The valentine's dinner dance is a perennial attraction at the Jim Thorpe area venue.

The oldies band, Remember When, will put on a dinner show on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the Remember When show at 7 p.m.

Reservations are required in advance and tickets went on sale today. The reservations can be placed through the Penn's Peak box office at 866-605-7325 or by calling Deb Biege at 610-826-9663.

Friday, January 3, 2014
Dancin' Machine

Considered by many to be the best disco tribute bands in the world, New York's Dancin' Machine bring their 10 piece band of seasoned New York musicians back to the The Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe for a "Night of All Star Music" on Saturday Jan. 11, at 8 p.m.

Dancin' Machine is a retro dance party and tribute to the hit days of disco. Once again recapture the days of "Boogie Fever" and do "The Hustle" to all of the top disco hits of the 70's. Dancin' Machine makes every concert event a party. Don't forget your bell bottom jeans and polyester shirt.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Recently, you couldn't turn on the TV without seeing Will Ferrell portraying Ron Burgundy.

In car commercials, promotional segments and actual broadcast news shows, there was Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, never breaking character.

In "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Will Ferrell continues the ruse as Ron Burgundy.

Ferrell, co-writing the screenplay with his producing-writing partner, Adam McKay, who is back to direct "Anchorman 2," misses no opportunity to show how dim-witted, self-absorbed, politically-incorrect and oblivious to it all is Ron Burgundy.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Apparently, not much happens in Montana and Nebraska.

Not much happens in "Nebraska" the film, either.

And yet, indelible images remain fixed in your mind's eye after seeing this modest film from director Andrew Payne ("Descendents," 2011; "Sideways," 2004).

Scenes depict the stark Nebraska landscape as Woody (Bruce Dern) and his son, David (Will Forte) drive from Billings, Mont., to Lincoln, Neb., to "claim" a $1 million-prize in a Publishers' Clearing House type magazine subscription promotion.

Thursday, December 26, 2013
The B-Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band, will beperforming at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

The popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, The B-Street Band, led by Hazleton native Willie Forte, has been in business since before there were tribute bands.

The B-Street Band performs at Jim Thorpe's Mauch Chunk Opera House on December 27 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this all-ages show are available at or by calling SoundCheck Records at 570-325-4009.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

"God, does anybody actually believe this?" Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) asks during "Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

"Everybody," replies Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson).

That is accurate based on the box-office records broken by "Catching Fire," sequel to "Hunger Games" (2012).

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Country singer Phil Vassar, who had a hit with "Just Another Day In Paradise" and who wrote "Little Red Rodeo," will be performing at Penn's Peak on Jan. 11. Tickets are still available for this concert.

A dozen new shows have been added in recent weeks to the 2014 concert lineup at Penn's Peak - just in time for Christmas gift-giving.

The concerts represent various genres of music including the sounds of the Grateful Dead (Dickie Betts and Great Southern), rock (Heart), metal (Queensryche), oldies (Happy Together Tour with the Turtles), and country (Don Williams).

For some of the concerts, tickets are already on sale.

Tickets go on sale Friday for concerts by Queensryche, Williams, and Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience.