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Friday, November 8, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Former WWE superstar Gene Snisky stands with his wife, the former Diahann Ouly, left, a Coaldale native, and Lisa Hiles of Summit Hill. Snisky will be featured in the main event of a pro wrestling show to benefit the Ameican Cancer Society at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Panther Valley High School gymnasium.

For five years Gene Snisky wrestled with the World Wrestling Federation. He was featured in many main events during which he wrestled such stars as John Cena, The Undertaker, Kane, and The Big Show.

During those five years, the Nesquehoning native fought in the squared circle in arenas around the world, including Japan, Australia, Europe, and Canada. "I went through three passports in those five years," he said.

Snisky currently wrestles with Allentown-based WXW C4, which has televised shows weekends on Blue Ridge Communication TV 13.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The "Redneck Birthday Party" dinner show will be held at the Parkview Inn in Summit Hill on Nov. 2.

The Parkview Inn, 204 W. Ludlow St., Summit ill will host a "Redneck Birthday Party" dinner show on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The show is a White Rose Production.

This is the last in the series of White Rose Productions.

The show and party has some great down home "fixings", hilarity and some mystery.

The Melonjuice twins, Bobby Jo Bobby and Jo Bobby Jo are throwing a surprise birthday party that will be charged with excitement. When a past redneck lover returns, the party gets hectic.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Scott Hanna from Riegelsville is an inking artist that draws for both Marvel and DC comics. He is currently working on Iron Man, Wolverine Infinite, and the Adventures of Superman.

From mingling with Star Wars' Mandalorian Mercs and Star Trek's Klingons, to schmoozing with comic book artists and publishers, to trading for a beloved Superman comic book that your mother threw away when you were eleven years old, it was all happening at Lehigh Valley Comic Con.

The Lehigh Valley Comic Con, which is held quarterly, packed hundreds of comic book fans into the Schnecksville Fire House, where thousands of new and vintage graphic novels from action heroes to kid's comedies to Classics Illustrated were sold, traded and discussed among the local fan base.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Renowned folk-music composer and performer Jay Smar to be in concert at St. Mark's and St. John's Episcopal Church, 21 Race Street, Jim Thorpe, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, September 14.

Rev. John Wagner, pastor of the church, said Smar's performance will be followed by a "folk mass," at which all baptized Christians will be invited to receive Christ's Body and Blood. A free-will offering will be collected.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Greater Hazleton Shrine Club will hold its first annual Dinner Dance Friday, September 20, 2013 at Sand Springs Country Club.

Kicking off the event will be the legendary Richie Molinaro and Mr. lou. Richie and Lou will be doing their tribute to the greatest music of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The fun-filled evening will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner and cash bar.

Richie and Mr. Lou will take the stage at 8 p.m. for their high-energy show and dance.

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Performing during a rehearsal are, from left, Rachel Rega as "Grandma Hood;" Jocelyn Rega, 11, as "Little Red Riding Hood;" and Cierra Conahan, 10, Amelia Cassell, 11, and Kelsey Kraemer, 8, as "The Three Little Pigs."

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre (TACT) is presenting its musical performance of Big Bad Musical this weekend and next at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center.

Directed by Kevin Killian, the comical musical show will feature 17 local performers between the ages of 6 and 22, involved in a trial in fairytale world.

Some characters represented will be Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma Hood, Three Little Pigs, Shepherd with the Boy Who Cried Wolf, Evil Stepmother, Fairy Godmother and so on.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Nicole Donatone and The Hawks perform at the Palmerton Park in a free concert. They will be playing a summer schedule as The Hawks came out of retirement to provide the band Donatone needed.

A concert Sunday at the Gazebo in Palmerton Park featured country singer Nicole Donatone with local duo The Hawks.

The Hawks, longtime performers, had retired from the concert scene several years ago. They agreed to perform as backups this year to Donatone.

Someone casually said to the Hawks, "I'm glad you're making music again," as they walked by the gazebo.

Duane Hawk replied, "We wouldn't be doing it if it wasn't for Nicole."

Four years ago Lisa and Duane hung up the guitar and keyboard and said they were finished playing.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Most of us have read "The Great Gatsby," or are familiar with F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 book, esteemed by many literary experts as "The Great American Novel."

Several versions of "Gatsby" have made it to the big and small screen, including a 1926 silent film disparaged by none other than Zelda and F. Scott, and a 1974 movie starring Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

It's a classic double-header tomorrow night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

On stage will be Eddie Money, with special guest Gary U.S. Bonds.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 at the door.

Eddie Money's debut album was in 1977 and the masses immediately fell in love with his sound.

That album contained "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise" and quickly went double platinum.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Area High /Junior High School Drama Club members rehearse in preparation for their production of The Wiz!, which will be shown tonight, Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium.

The powerful silver slippers, unmistakable characters, and, of course, the long and winding yellow brick road.

Join the Palmerton Area High/Junior High School Drama Club on their quest to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The club will perform their rendition of The Wiz! at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium. The cost of admission is $5 for students, and $8 for adults.