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Thursday, March 17, 2011

The career of Allentown native Amanda Seyfried should survive "Red Riding Hood" relatively unscathed.

You may not.

It's not often a movie is so bad you feel compelled to bolt half-way through.

The couple in front of me at the screening of "Red Riding Hood" did just that.

Alas, your dedicated, steadfast, professional movie reviewer stayed to the very end of "Red Riding Hood." For the big reveal, see "Credit Readers Anonymous" below.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A local concert scheduled on Saturday by Loretta Lynn, a legendary country music singer, has been postponed.

The concert was set for Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

The new date is Friday, Oct. 14. Tickets for the Saturday concert will be honored at the Oct. 14 performance.

The show was called off because Lynn has undergone emergency knee surgery.

She had been scheduled to put on a concert Friday night in Philadelphia but that concert also was postponed due to the surgery.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Arrival performs the music of Abba Friday night at Penn's Peak. The concert gets underway at 8 o'clock.

"Dancing Queen" and "Tell Her About It" are two of the songs likely to be sung in separate concerts at Penn's Peak this weekend. And although Abba and Billy Joel won't actually be singing them, it will appear as though they are.

Tomorrow night at the Jim Thorpe venue, Arrival brings "The Music of Abba" in a concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 and $23.

Saturday night, it is Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot Performing the music of Billy Joel and more. The concert is at 8 p.m. and tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"The Adjustment Bureau" accomplishes a nifty trick: It turns a potentially dry treatise on free will versus fate into an action film.

We have novelist Philip K. Dick, who wrote the short story, "Adjustment Team," on which the screenplay is based, to thank for that.

"The Adjustment Bureau" posits the ultimate in conspiracy theories, with the Bureau an FBI or CIA of cosmic chiropractors who adjust one's fate.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Trinity Praise Band of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton, will hold a benefit concert for Hunger Relief at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. The concert will benefit the Trinity Pantry and World Vision.

Trinity's Food Pantry (a satellite of Shepherd House, Inc.) provides emergency food relief for the needy in our community. World Vision works with people in poverty in the U.S. and works with nearly 100 countries internationally in poverty and responds to when disaster strikes.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Special to the TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh High School students who will perform in the spring musical "Once on This Island" include (front row, l-r) Jacob Heintzelman (Papa Ge), Lydia DeLong (TiMoune), Maggie Surdovel (Asaka) (back row, l-r), Anthony Connell (Agwe) and Jill Zeiser (Erzulie).

Ever imagine what it must feel like to be stranded on an island?

Those who attend the Northern Lehigh High School Little Theatre Company's spring musical can find out for themselves up close and personal.

The three-day musical, "Once on This Island", will show at 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rock stalwarts Journey, Foreigner and special guest Night Ranger will all perform one night on one stage at The 2011 Great Allentown Fair.

The show is part of Journey's Eclipse Tour making a run this summer in major venues across North America. It stops at the Fair on Wednesday, August 31.

This is the third concert to be announced for the Fair's venerable Grandstand venue, celebrating its 100th year of existence this year.

Monday, March 7, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Lead singer Davy Carlton of the Irish band The Saw Doctors performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Saturday.

The Saw Doctors, which are labeled an Irish rock band, had more pop in their style during their show at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Saturday..

The result was an enjoyable evening for a decent crowd - including a loyal following who sang along with many of the lyrics.

Audience members danced to some of the tunes, responded to the dialogue, and showed appreciation for the talent shown by the quintet from Tuam, County Galway.

Saturday, March 5, 2011
The Saw Doctors will be at Penn's Peak in concert at 8 p.m. this evening.

The Saw Doctors, a rock band from Ireland, is coming to Penn's Peak for a concert at 8 p.m. this evening.

Tickets are $29 and $24.

Touring to promote their latest release, 2010's The Further Adventures of The Saw Doctors, the band is hitting the U.S.

Born out of Tuam, County Galway, some 24 years ago, The Saw Doctors are an Irish rock band renowned for their live performances.

As with any band, they have had an ever-changing lineup, but two members have remained constant since their inception, Leo Moran and Davy Carton.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Kashmir" The Ultimate Zeppelin Tribute, will be at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, on Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Kashmir The Live Led Zeppelin Tribute Experience wanted to celebrate what some consider to be the number one rock radio song of all time "Stairway to Heaven." This is occurring 40 years to the day at the Opera House.

Kashmir is lead by lead singer Jean Violet who not only has what is widely considered one of the very best "Robert Plant" voices but he has an uncanny resemblance to the "Golden God" Robert Plant.