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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Dark Star Orchestra, in its 16th year of doing Grateful Dead tribute concerts, returns to Penn's Peak at 8 p.m. Friday.

Friday night, Dark Star Orchestra makes a return visit to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

They keep coming back because they draw very well at the local area's largest venue.

Dark Star's shows are built off the extensive catalog of the Grateful Dead. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use the catalog of original songs and often played covers to create a unique set list for the show.

This allows music fans both young and old to share in the experience.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Lehighton Area High School Choral Department will present its 97th annual Spring Choral Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m.

The program will feature members of the Concert Choir, Music Express, Sextet, and Varsity Voices.

The concert is titled "An Afternoon of Pop Music" and will feature popular music selections from the recent past. A donation will be collected at the door to help support the program.

Friday, May 16, 2014
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The Lehighton Area High School Chorus sings on the steps at the state capitol in Harrisburg recently. The chorus, under the direction of David Perkins, will be hosting its annual spring choral concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the high school.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Considering TV's tradition of copying what works, then copying those copies, it says a lot that no show rips off "The Good Wife."

Or dares to try. A whip-smart blend of workplace derring-do and domestic melodrama, this CBS series has kept safe distance from TV's echo chamber, immune to a discernible formula or gimmick. It manages to stay both mainstream and offbeat. A neat trick.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

How amazing is "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"?

Pretty amazing.

Thanks to terrific casting, "TASM2" pulls you in and makes the characters and storyline stick.

Andrew Garfield ("The Social Network," 2010) is a slender, tentative, conflicted Peter Parker-Spider-Man. He is tremulous of voice, with a perplexed look, complete with furrowed brow, and body language that's more puppy dog than pit bull. Even in the Spider-Man suit, Garfield projects world-weariness and a snarky attitude.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 18 is "Music Sunday" at Zion United Church of Christ, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton.

The service will be held in the sanctuary of Zion UCC at 10:15 a.m. and is under the direction of Bradly R. Cressley, Director of Music.

This unique order of worship is one completely of music. Featured will be the church's Chancel Choir as well as the Choraliers (Junior Choir). Both the Junior and Senior bell Choirs will also perform.

Additionally, Zion's Sanctuary Sounds, an 11 piece instrumental group, will assist in the service with hymns and special music.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Tommy James and the Shondells, whose hits include "Crimson and Clover" and "I Think We're Alone Now," will be coming to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 18. It's one of five new shows announcedfor the mountaintop venue. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

Five more concerts were added to the calendar of Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

They are:

The Zombies, Aug. 17, 8 p.m.

Ana Popovic, Sept. 13, 8 p.m.

Tommy James & the Shondells, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

Robin Trower, Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

The Tubes, Nov. 1, 8 p.m.

Tickets for all five concerts go on sale Saturday.

The Zombies are an English rock band. Formed in 1961 in St. Albans and led by Rod Argent on piano and Colin Blunstone on vocals, the band scored hits in the mid- and late-1960s with "She's Not There," "Tell Her No" and "Time of the Season."

Friday, May 9, 2014

"Bears."

The title says it all.

It's as simple as that in the Disneynature documentary about a family of Alaskan Kodiak Brown bears.

Wait.

Where's the voice of Morgan Freeman?

Morgan Freeman is the go-to guy for voice-overs, television commercials and animal kingdom documentaries. "March of the Penguins" (2005) wouldn't have been the same without the voice of Morgan Freeman.

John C. Reilly narrates "Bears."

Yes, that John C. Reilly, known for playing goofy, doofus-like clods in comedies, i.e., "Step Brothers" (2008).

Monday, April 28, 2014
Blue Oyster Cult will be returning Friday night to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Next up at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe is the double-header concert, Blue Oyster Cult and Foghat, on Friday, May 2.

For nearly four decades, Blue Oyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. The Long Island based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work.

Blue Oyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Two concerts are featured this weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Tonight, the rock band Queensryche will be performing at 8. Opening will be Red Dragon Cartel.

At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sha Na Na is presenting its 45th anniversary show and will highlight songs from the movie "Grease." Sha Na Na was cast as Johnny Casino and the Gamblers in the iconic film.