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Thursday, February 2, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) – Adele is nominated for six Grammys, and she'll be on deck to collect anything she wins: The 23-year-old singer is set to perform at the awards show.

Adele had surgery on her vocal cords last year, and the Grammys will be the first time she has performed live in five months, The Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Smith Auditorium in Zion United Church of Christ, 2nd and Iron Sts. in Lehighton is a hub of activity right now but it's not just during Sunday morning worship services.

Zion Opera workshop, which has been a mainstay at Zion UCC for the last 42 years, is in full swing once again.

This year's chosen show is Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls. It will be staged on March 1, 2, and 3.

It's a story that all centers on a bet.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Performing at the free rock 'n' roll show on January 28 at the Laurel Mall are, l-r, Jeff Bonomo ( There and Back Again ), Denise Betz ( The Laurel Mall), Richie Molinaro ( Richie Molinaro and Mr. Lou), and Mario Jordan ( The Fuzzy Park Band). Molinaro is the coordinator of the event.

Richie Molinaro's fourth annual Rock 'n' Roll Show will be held at the Laurel Mall in Hazleton on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Another talented line up of performers are scheduled to appear.

Molinaro in association with the Laurel Mall will once again present their annual FREE Rock n Roll Show. This years line up will include "There and Back Again" one of North Eastern Pennsylvania's top high energy bands.

There and Back Again will perform tunes from the 80's to today's hottest hits.

Monday, January 9, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Ronna Halpin directs performers in song during the musical.

A special post-holiday musical called "Hope Has Hands" was held Sunday night at the Calvary Evangelical United Methodist Church in Lewistown Valley, Walker Township, near Tamaqua.

The musical, which was arranged by Russell Mauldin, featured musical performances by Dale Cresswell, Carol Metzler, Phyllis Paisley, Kelly Boyd, Denise Hafer, Carol Steigerwalt, Delroy Steigerwalt, Helen Leatherman, Terry Messner, Carl Heisler, Debbie Berk, Margie Heisler, Carol Stein, Marlyn Wehry and Jazmine Goho.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce hosts its 18th annual WinterFest Weekend Feb. 18 and 19 on President's Day Weekend.

A mix of family-activities, special shopping and dining promotions and Opera House performances are scheduled.

Ice and wood carvers ply their trades in the downtown Josiah White Park next to the Jersey Central train station and also give demonstrations two blocks up the street at the Mauch Chunk Opera House both afternoons.

The weekend will also feature a Jim Thorpe Chamber of Commerce fundraiser Mug Walk.

Thursday, January 5, 2012
special to the times news

During a recent trip to NYC, Lance Williams, Tamaqua, met Kim Cattrall following her performance in "Private Lives" at The Music Box theatre. Catrall may be best known for portraying Samantha in the "Sex In The City" productions.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Tonight, at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, some of the greatest songs of the past decades will be sung when the Fabulous Greaseband makes an appearance.

The concert is at 8 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door for $22 each.

Tomorrow night, a special New Year's Eve event is slated with Live Wire, considered "the world's greatest AC/DC tribute," will be on the large stage.

It's a concert for all ages and the concert starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 the night of the show.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Pictured is a current photo of Bon Jovi

Despite heavy rumors both off and online, Bon Jovi, is surely still with us, in contradiction to many random internet blogs claiming that the New Jersey singer suffered a lethal heart attack in an east coast hospital.

That blog spread like wild fire over the internet in the last few days. The 49-year old Bon Jovi, wanting to let everyone known that he was not in the hospital or was dead, posted a photo of himself on his Facebook fan page holding a hand-written sign stating the words, "Heaven looks like New Jersey. Dec. 19th, 2011, 6:00."

Thursday, December 1, 2011

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) – Florida authorities say country singer Mindy McCready is missing with her 5-year-old son, and a judge has given her until Thursday to return the boy.

The state Department of Children and Families says a missing persons report was filed with Cape Coral police Tuesday night after McCready took her son Zander from her father's home.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Aimee Hull and Emma Osenbach perform to the music "Party on the Floor."

Dozens of Tamaqua Area Middle School students entertained classmates and family members during the annual talent show held recently in the school district auditorium.

Some of the talent consisted of vocal solos, dancing, flag and baton twirlers, comedy skits and others.

Christopher F. Czapla, principal, stated his appreciation to all the students, parents and staff who put the event together.

Czapla also expressed appreciations to the organizers.