Friday, April 28, 2017

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Monday, April 3, 2017

While Justin Timberlake had a showstopping moment alongside Chris Stapleton at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards, it was the Backstreet Boys who shined brightly at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards.

The boy band had the night’s liveliest moment Sunday in Las Vegas: the fivesome brought the party vibe to life while singing their classic “Everybody (Backstreet Back)” along with duo Florida Georgia Line.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo "Star Wars" spin-off has begun production.

The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that shooting began at London's Pinewood Studios on Monday. To kick off the untitled Han Solo movie, the studio released a photo of the cast at the controls of the Millennium Falcon. Ehrenreich, who plays a younger version of Harrison Ford's iconic smuggler, is seated amid cast members including Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover, who plays Lando Calrissian.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

After seeing “The Founder,” you may never look at a Big Mac the same way.

For that matter, you may never think about a fast-food restaurant the same way, either.

“The Founder” is about Ray Kroc (a splendid Michael Keaton), a milkshake device salesman who bought out the McDonald brothers, Richard “Dick” McDonald (a great Nick Offerman) and Maurice “Mac” MacDonald (a fine John Carroll Lynch), whose San Bernardino restaurant was the model for fast-food efficiency.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

What’s happening at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

• Saturday, Ted Vigil’s John Denver tribute, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 7, Adam Ezra Group, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 8, Hollywood Nights Bob Seger tribute, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 9, Motet, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 13, The Whigs, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 14, Dala, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 15, Eaglemania, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 21, The Ten Band, 8 p.m.

• Oct. 22, The Slambovian Pre-Halloween Mischief Night, 8 p.m.

Monday, September 26, 2016

NEW YORK — Movie stars don’t open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks.

The pair, once co-stars in “Philadelphia,” have together dominated the last three weeks of the box office.

After Clint Eastwood’s Miracle on the Hudson docudrama “Sully,” starring Hanks as Captain Chesley Sullenberger, topped ticket sales of the last two weeks, “The Magnificent Seven” rode Washington’s star power to an estimated $35 million debut over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Tamaqua Community Art Center will present an evening of acoustic rock and blues on Aug. 13.

The evening will feature “The Fat Cats” and “Crossroads Duo” beginning at 7 p.m. Dinner will be available before the show.

The Fat Cats are Jim Juranis and Bill Lindenmuth, who specialize in acoustic classic rock.

Crossroads Duo is composed of Sterling Kock and Jack Kulp, who specialize in original and cover acoustic blues.

For more information, call 570-668-1192 or visit The art center is located at 125 Pine St. in Tamaqua.

Friday, July 15, 2016

LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards nominations told us what is already evident — the power and reputation of streaming services Netflix and Amazon are on the rise, and broadcast networks and even longtime premium cable star HBO are paying the price.

In Thursday’s announcement of prime-time Emmy contenders, television academy voters also signaled their regard for what people of color are bringing to the industry table: Each of the top acting categories included at least one minority nominee. It’s a reality the Oscars have failed to embrace in recent years.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Dierks Bentley may be known for his boozy party songs like “Drunk on a Plane” or “5-1-5-0,” but as a singer, he loves going dark.

He’s even named his new album “Black.”

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) — It's been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle's EMP Museum is marking the anniversary with an exhibition honoring "Star Trek" and its influence on pop culture and society.

"Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds" opens Saturday and is filled with geeky artifacts from all the Star Trek series and movies — from sections of the original Enterprise bridge to a costume worn by Benedict Cumberbatch in the latest movie.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

He’s played with everyone, he’s toured everywhere, and he can lead a raucous big band or hold an audience silent with a solo acoustic blues.

Now multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg performs with his quintet at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Tarrytown, New York, Bromberg began studying guitar when he was 13 and eventually enrolled in Columbia University as a musicology major.