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Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) – "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas.

The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox's "Rio 2" in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated original.

Monday, March 31, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS In a scene from Panther Valley High School's "Harmony Scholars" are students, l-r, Claudia Smith, Kayla Reese, Tayler Nalesnik, Hunter Davidyock, Darrian DeMatto, Kayla Kashlak, and Jordan Devitt. The performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium.

Virtually all schools have concerts and plays.

Harmony Scholars, which will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Panther Valley High School auditorium is different.

Advisor and director Kathy Crampsie describes it as a "parody of songs." There are 20 numbers ranging from Broadway to "Saturday Night Live." All have lip-syncing.

For each selection, students do the lip-syncing to skits, wearing outlandish outfits.

In some, boys dress as girls, wearing short dresses and wigs. It's all about fun.

Friday, March 14, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Legendary guitarist Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown visit the Mauch Chunk Opera House Saturday.

Pack a bag. Buckle up. Hit the gas. British rockers Savoy Brown visit Jim Thorpe's Mauch Chunk Opera House at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Featuring the legendary guitarist Kim Simmonds, they celebrate the release of their brand-new CD, "Goin' To The Delta," and invite you to ride shotgun on their musical road trip.

It's the sound of a band with the wind in their sails. Following 2011's acclaimed "Voodoo Moon" and last year's whip-cracking live set, "Songs From The Road," Savoy Brown are in a swagger, and you can hear the momentum on these 12 love letters to American blues.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Sideguys featuring Davy Knowles will performing live at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Chunk Opera House,

The Sideguys featuring Davy Knowles will performing live at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Chunk Opera House, located at 14 W. Broadway.

A two-for-one ticket special is available. Cost is $20 for two.

The Sideguys is a team of R&B, Rock and Jazz musicians who have worked with the biggest names in the music industry, all with solo recordings themselves dating as far back as the mid 1980s and 1970s.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A free performance featuring great classical music and large, elaborate puppets will take place Saturday at the Sovereign Majestic Theater in Pottsville.

The Museum of Music will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sovereign Majestic Theater, 209 Centre St., Pottsville.

This fun family event is free.

Museum of Music is a fun, creative event for all ages linking many cultures and ethnicities to great classical music. Large, elaborate puppets come to life and, together with handlers and professional musicians, tell the lively story of how music has evolved from around the world.

Musical selections include excerpts from jazz, opera, Hungarian, Russian, German, English, Spanish, Latin and American repertoire.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Tartan Terrors will be performing at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

The Tartan Terrors return to the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

They perform at The Mauch Chunk Opera House, at 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, on Saturday, March 8, which is the evening before Jim Thorpe's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor.

With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, standing-room only audiences understand why Dig This Magazine declares "(The Terrors) one act to keep an eye on!"

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.

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

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.