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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.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dark Star Orchestra is bringing its Spring Tour East 2016 to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. May 13.

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2,000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Days before his death, Prince tweeted a photo of a custom-made purple piano intended to be a centerpiece of his scheduled tour.

The piano, which was delivered to Prince's home at Paisley Park in Minnesota a few weeks ago, was a rush job that had to be completed in about three months, said Chris Gero, vice president of Yamaha Entertainment Group, based in Franklin, Tennessee.

"We were on the top end of the idea, but it accelerated so fast," Gero said Friday, revealing the behind-the-scenes work that went into its manufacture.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, said guitarist Steven Van Zandt, calling it the kind of legislation that's like an "evil virus" spreading around the U.S.

Van Zandt told The Associated Press they decided not to perform Sunday in Greensboro because of the law, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms based on their biological sex and bans state lawsuits for any type of workplace discrimination.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Moviegoers didn't have much to go on with the mysterious "10 Cloverfield Lane," but the words "Cloverfield" and "J.J. Abrams" were enough.

The Abrams-produced monster movie, a so-called "spiritual successor" to 2008's found-footage hit "Cloverfield," opened with a better-than-expected $25.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That was good enough for second place to the Disney animated hit "Zootopia," which stayed on top with $50 million in its second week, a slide of only 33 percent from its opening weekend.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
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Robin Trower’s story started in the mid ’60s when he began his recording career in the rhythm and blues band the Paramounts. But the first time Trower truly surfaced on rock ’n’ roll’s radar was in 1967, with Procol Harum. He completed five albums and many tours with them before breaking away for a solo career in 1971.

Trower, known as an axman’s axman, is coming to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. April 22.

Monday, February 22, 2016

NEW YORK — Marvel’s R-rated anti-hero smash “Deadpool” continued to dominate movie theaters over the weekend, earning an estimated $55 million and trouncing a trio of newcomers.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taylor Swift’s official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling “1989” album brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for album of the year.

Swift was shocked when she won the night’s top prize, beating out Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes and the Weeknd. Swift used her speech to encourage young women who feel defeated at times or discouraged by others.

Monday, January 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES — The investigative journalism drama “Spotlight” won the top prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, while awards favorites Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio won the top acting prizes for “Room” and “The Revenant.”

Both actors won Golden Globe Awards and are considered front-runners for the Academy Awards, too.