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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Officials at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe said there is a change for the March 25 concert at the venue.

Jani Lane will NOT be appearing with Slaughter.

Due to unforeseen illness, Lane has cancelled the appearance, but there have been some additions to the show.

The new lineup for the concert now includes Slaughter with support acts Taunted By Tomorrow and Wicked Sins.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will start at 8 p.m.

All tickets are just $24.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Blue Valentine" is yet another example of Hollywood de-glamming for an Oscar.

The Oscar hunt here takes place in the semi-hinterlands of Pennsylvania namely, Carbondale, Lackawanna County, and Honesdale, Wayne County.

On the hunt for an Oscar is Michelle Williams, nominated for an actress Oscar for her role in "Blue Valentine," as an emotionally-conflicted mother and wife.

Alas, the Oscar went to this year's uber-favorite Natalie Portman for her role in "Black Swan" as an even more psychologically-troubled young woman.

Friday, February 25, 2011
The giant floating pig, symbolic of Pink Floyd's "Animals" album, rises above the crowd at Penn's Peak during the performance of The Pink Floyd Experience".

You will believe a pig can fly.

A replica of the giant pink floating pig, a mascot for Pink Floyd's "Animals" album and tour from the 1970's, made its appearance at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe Thursday evening as part of the performance by tribute band the Pink Floyd Experience.

The six piece band, led by San Diego native Tom Quinn on guitar and vocals, strives to replicate not only the music of the British progressive supergroup but the eye-catching visuals of its concerts as well.

Friday, February 25, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Having lead roles in "The Music Man," being presented March 3-5 by Zion Opera Workshop in Lehighton, are Bryan Buffington, left, as Harold Hill, and Jessica Schafer, who plays Marian Paroo.

"The Music Man," the musical by Meredith Wilson that has in it the catchy tune "Seventy-Six Trombones" is coming to Lehighton.

It will be the 42nd annual production of the Zion Opera Workship, a non-denomination community theater based at Zion U.C.C. Church, Lehighton.

The show will be staged in Derr Hall of the church on March 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, March 5, at 2 p.m.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The ironically-titled "Biutiful," a foreign film Oscar nominee, has an actor Oscar-nominated, note-perfect performance by Javier Bardem.

Bardem (supporting actor Oscar winner, 2007's "No Country for Old Men") submerges his devastating handsomeness to portray a man facing a fatal disease, life-threatening and spirit-crushing poverty in the back streets of contemporary Barcelona, Spain.

This is not the sunny Barcelona of Woody Allen's 2008 glib comedy, "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," in which Bardem also starred.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
special to the times news The Pink Floyd Experience, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will be performing at 8 p.m. this evening at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, doing songs from Floyd's "Animals" LP.

When Pink Floyd toured in 1977 on their "In the Flesh" tour, a major part of the show included "flying pigs."

The tour promoted Pink Floyd's "Animals" album, which was sandwiched between the better-known "Wish You Were Here" and "The Wall" LPs.

Tonight at Penn's Peak, in a concert beginning at 8 p.m., "The Pink Floyd Experience" will re-create an "In the Flesh" concert complete with the "flying pigs."

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $30.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
special to the times news The Pink Floyd Experience, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will be performing at 8 p.m. Thursday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, doing songs from Floyd's "Animals" LP.

When Pink Floyd toured in 1977 on their "In the Flesh" tour, a major part of the show included "flying pigs."

The tour promoted Pink Floyd's "Animals" album, which was sandwiched between the better-known "Wish You Were Here" and "The Wall" LPs.

Thursday at Penn's Peak, in a concert beginning at 8 p.m., "The Pink Floyd Experience" will re-create an "In the Flesh" concert complete with the "flying pigs."

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and $30.

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.