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Monday, October 11, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The Golden Boys put on a spectacular show Friday night at Penn's Peak. From left are, Fabian, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell. The show was featured as Dick Fox's Golden Boys show.

For several hours on Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Dick Fox's "Golden Boys" took their fans back to their teen years during live performances of their many songs.

As Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon and Fabian, came on stage the audience cheered and clapped. No wonder. All three superstars from the Bandstand era were heart throbs from the 60s and they still had all the exuberance and appeal of their youth.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The co-founder of Facebook (FB), the world's most successful social media website is, if the film, "The Social Network," is to be believed, anti-social.

It all started in fall 2003, according to "Social Network," when Harvard University student Mark Zuckerberg (played with resolute inward focus by Jesse Eisenberg) was jilted by his girlfriend, Erica (Rooney Mara).

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Billy Cobham will be performing at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 8:30 p.m. Friday

The iconic drummer Billy Cobham and his band perform at an exclusive show at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Friday, October 8.

The Opera House will be one of only two East Coast venues the band will visit in 2010.

Cobham's notoriety rose in 1971 performing with the Miles Davis on A Tribute to Jack Johnson. John McGluahglin recruited him for the Mahavishnu Orchestra, the jazz-fusion supergroup.

After Mahavishnu, Cobham released the seminal fusion albums Spectrum and Crosswinds along with many others.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. – Just like the opening lyrics of the Molly Hatchet hit "Flirtin' With Disaster," 59-year-old Dave Hlubek was "traveling down the road" with his "pedal to the floor."

But Hlubek, who founded the Southern rock band and played guitar under the strobe lights of concert venues, had to face flashing lights instead Thursday. The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office charged the aging rocker, who lives in Port St. Lucie, with driving under the influence. Hlubek and his bandmates formed the group in 1975 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is the third significant fall studio movie, along with "The Town" and "The American." Look for several Oscar nominations for "Wall Street."

"Wall Street," its full title references a Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) line in the original "Wall Street" (1987) and perhaps Neil Young's song, "Rust Never Sleeps" (1979), picks up the story in a post 9/11 Wall Street when Gekko is released after serving eight years in prison.

"One gold money clip, with no money in it," the guard says, then hands him a cell phone the size of a shoe.

Friday, September 24, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS @$:The Temptations perform at Penn's Peak before a large crowd, Thursday night.

It wasn't just a concert last night by the Temptations at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. It was a show; a choreographed song and dance act by some of the most dapper gentlemen that have ever visited the Peak.

The Temptations took the audience down Memory Lane not just with an array of 60s and 70s hits like "I Wish It Would Rain" and "Get Ready," but with stage presence that is such a trademark of the 60s Motown: bands like the Four Tops, The Supremes, and The Jackson 5.

Friday, September 24, 2010

When Cuban Ballet-trained dancers Victor Alexander and Maray Gutierrez defected their native Cuba fifteen years ago, their biggest concern was to assimilate happily and productively as Americans.

Now, performing at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 25 as members of the Chicago contemporary dance company, Concert Dance, Inc. they are especially inspired to present a series of dance compositions based on their experiences in Cuba and from the group's recent travels in China, the Czech Republic and Scotland.

Friday, September 17, 2010

"Going the Distance" has dreadful cinematography, including poor lighting and composition; pedestrian editing and a rudimentary screenplay with a [Judd] Apatow for destruction.

So, what's to like?

Drew Barrymore, she of the Hollywood screen family dynasty, and her sometimes on, sometimes off again, real-life boyfriend Justin Long, he of the Apple-PC television commercials (he was Apple).

While they are no Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, Long and Barrymore are likeable enough to nearly make going the distance with "Going the Distance" worth it.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Enter the Haggis

JTAMS Productions presents Enter the Haggis live at The Mauch Chunk Opera House at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m.

The band will be collecting non-perishable goods at the show, which will be donated to local charity organization as part of what the band is calling the ETH Community Initiative.

Over the past three albums and five years, Toronto's Celtic rock band Enter The Haggis has found itself at the center of a grassroots success story ever teetering on the brink of mainstream success.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The 40th annual Lehighton Area Halloween Parade will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

Julie Harris said there are only two members of the Halloween Parade Committee who were members when the parade was revitalized in 1970. They are Charles Harris and Hilbert "Hilly" Haas.

The registration deadline for the parade is Friday, Oct. 15.

Registration forms can be obtained at:

Ÿ Larry Markley Insurance (Coal Street).

Ÿ Carbon County Music and More (First Street).

Ÿ Diggity Dog (First Street).