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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band will be appearing at Penn's Peak Friday night.

Betts and Great Southern are in concert at 8 p.m.

This is one of two concerts at the venue this weekend.

On Saturday night, Bruce in the USA, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, will be presented.

The list of upcoming concert events at Penn's Peak is as follows:

February

Ÿ 18 - Dickey Betts and Great Southern. 8 p.m. Tickets $27 advance, $32 day of show.

Ÿ 19 - Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show.

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Layne "The Doc" Roberts and Leah Holmes will be hosting the "Doc & Leah with the Daily Bump and Grind" on Penn's Peak Radio. The show, which debuts Monday, airs 9 am. to 1 p.m.

Layne Roberts, known as "The Doc" on Penn's Peak Radio, said his daily 9-1 Office Party is being "re-invented."

Starting Monday, The Doc will have a co-host, a new format, and even a new name: Doc & Leah with the Daily Bump and Grind.

The show will still air live, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"It will be a very eclectric show," said The Doc.

The co-host is Leah Holmes, who will just go by the name "Leah."

Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Sea Chanters Chorus of the U.S. Navy Band will be performing at Lehighton Area High School on Friday, March 18. The event is co-sponsored by the TIMES NEWS and Lehighton Area High School Chorus.

Sea Chanters Chorus, an ensemble of the U.S. Navy Band, will be appearing in Lehighton Area High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on March 18.

The event is being co-sponsored by the TIMES NEWS and the Lehighton Area High School Chorus.

Advance tickets can be secured by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: TIMES NEWS, Concert Tickets, P. O. Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235.

Specify how many tickets (up to 4) that you will need.

The Sea Chanters is the United States Navy's official chorus.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"The Eagle" is a compelling swords and sandals adventure movie based on a legendary story with solid direction, acting and action.

The movie is directed by Kevin Macdonald, who directed the acclaimed "The King of Scotland" (2006), for which Forest Whitaker received an actor Oscar.

Jeremy Brock ("The Last King of Scotland") wrote the screenplay, based on the novel, "The Eagle of the Ninth" by Rosemary Sutcliff.

"The Eagle," while it has action aplenty, is thankfully without a lot of graphic violence in its four major battle scenes.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
ron gower/times news

"Bruce in the USA," a tribute to Bruce Springsteen, will be at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe Saturday night. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and is one of two concerts at the venue this weekend. On Friday night, Dickie Betts and Great Southern will be at the Peak at 8 p.m. Betts is a former member of the Allman Brothers Band.

Friday, February 11, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Heroes's Couch, a comical play by Rob Frankel, will be presented by more than 30 Tamaqua Area Middle School Drama Club students in the Tamaqua Auditorium today starting tonight at 7 p.m. Mrs. Kristine Schellhammer is the Drama Club Advisor. A special showing of the play was also held Thursday afternoon for students during school hours.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Railroad Earth

It's a double-header weekend at Penn's Peak.

On Friday night, a crowd favorite - Railroad Earth - returns to the venue. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show.

Saturday night, forget the cold with Parrot Beach singing the songs of Jimmy Buffet. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of the show.

Members of Railroad Earth don't define what "kind" of music they play – they just play it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Gary Allan

Several more concerts for spring and summer in 2011 were announced for Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Just recently announced were the return of two country superstars, Randy Travis and Gary Allan.

Travis, whose hits include "Three Wooden Crosses" and "On the Other Hand," will be at the Peak on Friday, April 1. Tickets are already on sale for this event.

Allan, whose number one songs include "Nothing On But the Radio" and "Tough Little Boys," is making a return to the venue on Friday, May 6. Tickets for the Gary Allan concert will be sold to the general public on Feb. 26.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce hosts its 17th annual WinterFest Weekend, February 19 and 20, on President's Day Weekend.

A mix of family-activities, special shopping and dining promotions and Opera House performances mark a weekend of winter fun.

Ice and wood carvers ply their trades in the downtown Josiah White Park next to the Jersey Central train station and also give demonstrations two blocks up the street at the Mauch Chunk Opera House both afternoons.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

JTAMS Productions Presents TUSK "The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience" on Valentine's Day Weekend, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 8:30 p.m.

TUSK "The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Experience" Covers the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection, they not only play the music but they recreate the stage show of this great band. TUSK covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years.