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Thursday, December 16, 2010

National Wildlife Federation has teamed up with the Warner Bros Picture film Yogi Bear to inspire kids and families to learn about wildlife and get outside

The film opens nationwide on December 17, with NWF serving as the production's official education partner.

A live-action/CG animated adventure, Yogi Bear brings everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear to the big screen in eye-popping 3D.

The story centers around Jellystone Park™, which has been losing so much business that greedy Mayor Brown decides to shut it down and sell the land.

Monday, December 13, 2010
Johnny Winter plays the blues at Penn's Peak Saturday night. JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Johnny Winter still knows how to let his fingers do the talking.

The Texas guitar legend returned to Penn's Peak Saturday night, headlining an evening of hot blues players.

Mike Zito, another Lonestar State guitar slinger, preceded Winter on stage with a fiery set, but was still reverent to Winter, proclaiming what an honor it was to be on the same bill.

When Winter took to the stage at about 9:45 p.m., he didn't disappoint. It might have been cold outside, but Winter heated things up at the Peak.

Monday, December 13, 2010
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The Varsity Voices of Lehighton Area High School perform during annual choral concert. Members are, l-r, Sam Cerimele, Kristen Campbell, Evy Heckman, Schyler Cordova, Michael Perkins, Daniel Edmunds, Arthur Terembula, Kirk Arner, Cat Varley, and Bri Oswald.

Monday, December 13, 2010
Lehighton choral concert

One Lehighton Area High School student plays a drum and another a tambourine during choral concert held at the school. The concert was directed by David Perkins and featured the Concert Choir, Guys Double Quartet, Girls Sextet, Varsity Voices, and Music Express.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Lehighton Area Middle School Music Department will present their 18th annual holiday program Wednesday, Dec. 15, in the auditorium.

The fifth and sixth grade groups will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The seventh and eighth grade band and choirs will start at 7:45 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble will begin the program.

"Herald Angel Swing," a laid-back swing piece, will kick off the concert. Gary Higgins, a eighth grade saxophonist, will be featured on this first selection.

Monday, December 13, 2010
Soloist at LAHS choral concert

Lehighton Area High School senior Brianna Oswald sings "The Christmas Story" during annual holiday choral concert at Lehighton Area High School. Other soloists were Samantha Cerimele and Kirk Arner.

Friday, December 10, 2010
Johnny Winter (second from left) and his band, including (from left) Vito Liuzzi, Paul Nelson and Scott Spray, return to Penn's Peak Saturday night.

Johnny Winter remains one of the best standard bearers for the blues ever to pick up a six-string.

Now 66, the legendary Texas guitar slinger is still alive and well, to borrow the title from one of his songs.

Winter and his band have made several appearances at Penn's Peak over the years, and they return to the Jim Thorpe area venue on Saturday night, headlining an evening of blues music.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Disney animation elves have been busy. They've created a holiday treat, a new do for Rapunzel, titled, appropriately enough, "Tangled."

You're probably familiar with the story of Rapunzel, a teen locked away in a tower by an evil witch. And her hair grows and grows and grows. In this version, Rapunzel is rescued not by a prince, but a bandit, albeit one who makes good.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Lehighton Area High School Chorus will be presenting their 55th Annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The program entitled "Swing Into Christmas" will be held in the auditorium at Lehighton High School.

A nominal admission fee is charged. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society and Holiday Educare.

The concert will feature the schools Concert Choir which is a mixed curricular ensemble and the award-winning show choir "Music Express".

Monday, December 6, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Brent Harris, left, and Joy Dougherty combine for a solo during cantata held last night at Zion United Church of Christ in Lehighton. The cantata was comprised of choir members from 21 churches.

They made a joyful noise unto the Lord last night in Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton.

Singers from choirs of 21 churches combined for a cantata, with the program filling nearly the capacity the massive auditorium of Zion UCC.

Entitled "On This Very Night," the cantata had selections by the ecumenical choir, by soloists, and, of course, audience participation.

The narration was by Doc Holiday and Kathy Long.

Accompanying the vocalists was the 21-piece Zion Festival Orchestra.