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Entertainment

Friday, February 28, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A Rolling Stones tribute show by The Glitter Twins will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

It's 1973 all over again. The Rolling Stones had just released Sticky Fingers, and anyone who loved rock 'n' roll was blown away by it. It was a time when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards seemed to rule the music world.

You're not in a time warp; you are watching and listening to the Glimmer Twins, an eight-piece Rolling Stones tribute band, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Saturday, March 1, in Jim Thorpe.

Experience a youthful, energetic Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in their Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street prime, raw and unfettered.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

It's not nearly as surprising as who will receive an Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, as who has not received a competitive Oscar.

The list, to name a few, includes Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Peter O'Toole.

That said, the year 2013 is memorable for brilliant directing, brave acting and superb productions. It was a year for the ascendancy of African-American directors and actors, as well as for fact-based stories.

This year, there could even be a WeightWatchers honor in the first category:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Four more concerts were added to Penn's Peak line-up for 2014.

They are:

Ÿ Sunday, May 4 - The Winery Dogs, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance and $27 day of concert.

Ÿ Sunday, May 18 - Paul Barrere and Fred Tacket of Little Feat with special guest, The New Orleans Suspects, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 advance and $25 at door.

Ÿ Friday, June 13 - Live Wire, The World's ULTIMATE AC/DC Concert Experience, with special guest, Exciter, Judas Priest Tribute, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance and $22 day of show.

Monday, February 24, 2014
Prez, Josiah Behrens shares a hug with Mae, Evy Heckman while secretary, Mabel played by Laura Cressley tries to reason with boss Myron Hassler played by Brandon Cressley.

Zion Opera Workshop will be staging its 44th annual production in Lehighton, "The Pajama Game."

The hilarious musical will be staged Thursday, Feb. 27; Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall of Zion United Church of Christ. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m..

Advance tickets are recommended for all performances. to Present "The Pajama Game" for its 2014 Performance

Friday, February 21, 2014

Usually, the merchandise tie-in, toys and product promotions occur immediately before, during or after the release of a major motion picture.

With "The Lego Movie," the toys were there first.

Lego (from the Danish, "leg godt" (play well) is the brainchild of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter in Denmark. From 1949 to 2013, an estimated 560 billion Lego were manufactured. The colorful interlocking plastic bricks and accompanying gears, figurines and parts are connected imaginatively to construct vehicles, buildings and displays.

Monday, February 17, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS PHOTOS Icicles hang from the train station roof in Jim Thorpe Sunday afternoon.

Mother Nature blessed Jim Thorpe's annual WinterFest celebration Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of snow and freezing temperatures.

While much of the historic section of town participated, many of the activities were centralized at Josiah White Park located at the old Mauch Chunk Train Station and visitor's center.

Activities included ice and wood carving, Civil War reenactors, a mug walk, magic show and entertainment at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Southside Film Institute presentation of "City Lights" at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, scheduled for today has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date, the Opera House website states.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Some people sleep with their mobile phone in bed, or right next to them on a nightstand.

For others, their hand is often wrapped around their mobile phone.

Still others seem lost if they don't know where their phone is.

While the term "significant other" usually applies to a spouse, partner or companion, it could be argued that the mobile phone has became a significant other for some.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Chris MacDonald as Elvis Presley, who will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The 20th annual Winterfest will be held this coming weekend in Jim Thorpe, and included is a full schedule of entertainment at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Both Friday and Saturday evenings, the Opera House features the band TUSK, the fine Fleetwood Mac tribute that has become very popular in the Jim Thorpe area.

TUSK covers all the 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.

Monday, February 10, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Having roles in the musical "Once Upon A Mattress," which will be staged at Lehighton Area Middle School on Tuesday and Wednesday, are, l-r, Kylie Kresge, Christopher Jensen, Xander Karpowicz, and Emily Barkanic.

Lehighton Area Middle School will present the musical "Once Upon A Mattress" on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students / seniors. The snow date is Thursday, Feb. 13.

The show is under the direction of Laura Welkey, Middle School music teacher, and features students from grades 5 through 8.

The lead rolls include:

Ÿ Madison DeLuca, grade 7, as Winnifred the Woebegone.

Ÿ Xander Karpowicz, grade 8, as Prince Dauntless the Drab.