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Entertainment

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Sammy Kershaw

Country singer Sammy Kershaw is busier these days than a CSI investigator.

He's touring, he's been doing benefit concerts to help fishermen and Gulf coast residents cope with the oil spill, and he has announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor in Louisiana in the Oct. 20 primary.

Friday night, his itinerary brings him to Penn's Peak where he makes his initial appearance in a concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are economically priced at $25 and $20.

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Met a star

Sydney Strubinger, 8, a second grade student at the L. B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe, gets a hug from country singer John Michael Montgomery when she attended concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Sydney is the granddaughter of Jim and Diane Strubinger of Jim Thorpe. She attended the show with her "grammy."

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Old Crow Medicine Show

Few entertainers have been as excited about performing in Jim Thorpe as the Old Crow Medicine Show.

The band is appearing at Penn's Peak tonight at 8 o'clock. Tickets are $30 at the door.

Old Crow Medicine Show, who specializes in its unique brand of American roots music with a rock and roll attitude, got its name from the Indian village of Old Crow, Yukon, Canada.

The band has always had an interest in Native Americans and has played on numerous reservations.

Friday, July 16, 2010
B-52s members (from left) Keith Strickland, Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson perform the band's unique dance rock at Penn's Peak Thursday night. JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

If there is one thing certain about The B-52s, it is that wherever they perform, a dance party is sure to follow.

Penn's Peak got a dose of The B-52s' infectious grooves Thursday night, and the crowd kept shaking its collective booty.

Once considered part of the New Wave movement of rock when they first broke on the scene in the late 1970's, the group from Athens, Georgia has endured long after many of their contemporaries have faded.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Childhood's End, a national touring Pink Floyd tribute Band, performs at The Mauch Chunk Opera house, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe on Saturday, July 17, at 8:30 p.m.

Childhood's End is a central NY based Pink Floyd tribute band featuring over 100 years of combined experience in all facets of the business.

The current line-up of Eric Garboushian on drums, Gregory John on guitars, Jimmy Puma on bass and vocals, Tim Robinson on guitars and vocals and Steve Schad on keyboards and vocals provide a complete visual and dynamic musical performance.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The annual combined picnic of the Bowmanstown/Parryville Lions Club, Bowmanstown Fire Co., and Bowmanstown Fire Co. Auxiliary will be held Friday through Sunday at the fire company.

On Friday, the ultimate oldies' group, Remember When, will be performing.

One of the most popular oldies' band in the region, Remember When plays the best of the oldies, on stage from 7-10 p.m.

Keyboardist Bud Wychulis, guitarist Jim Martuscelli, and drummer Rick Martuscelli have been entertaining audiences for a combined total of nearly 70 years.

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Ron Gower/times news

A feature attraction at the Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville are the African penguins. This one looks like he's posing for photo. The zoo has dozens of animals besides the penguins, including zebras, ostriches, tortoises, and kangaroos.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Professional wrestling, a tractor pull, and two demolition derbies are highlights at the 11th annual Carbon County Fair.

The fair will be held Aug. 11-15 along Little Gap Road near Palmerton.

At this year's fair, there will be live entertainment, along with a wide array of fair food, agricultural displays, exhibits and rides. Not to disappoint you, get ready for two demolition derbies, the antique field stock tractor pull and new this year, a professional wrestling event that includes a ladies bout as well as a steel cage match.

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Old Crow Medicine Show at Penn's Peak

The Old Crow Medicine Show, which recorded songs such as "Wagon Wheel" and "Down Home Girl," will be coming to Penn's Peak for a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 22. The music of Old Crow Medicine Show blends American roots, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and rock. This is the band's first appearance at Penn's Peak. Tickets are available for $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A spectacular fireworks display Saturday night will occur at the annual block party of the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company.

The festival will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the fire company grounds.

On Friday, the band Nite Flyte will entertain, with a seafood dinner served from 4-7 p.m.

On Saturday, Night Wind is the featured band, followed by the fireworks display.

The band Boomerang entertains on Sunday.