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Friday, June 29, 2012

There are concerts scheduled tonight and tomorrow night at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

Tonight, US Rails with the Sterling Koch Band perform at 8:30.

The Cast of Beatlemania will perform at the Opera House on Saturday, June 30th, at 8 p.m.

The latest album of U.S. Rails, Southern Canon, is a formidable testament to how tightly knit Ben Arnold, Tom Gillam, Joseph Parsons, Scott Bricklin and Matt Muir have become as a band. They produce some of the finest driving rock 'n' roll and folk rock and around.

Monday, June 25, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Robert Morgan, an Australian actor who plays the lead Viking, Stoic, in the production of "How to Tame Your Dragon" at the Mohegan Sun Arena, stands next to one of the smaller dragons in the production. Some of the dragons have wing spans up to 46 feet.

Twenty-three dragons, some with wing spans up to 46 feet, come to life in a unique production that kicks off Wednesday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre.

"How to Train Your Dragon," which was a successful film, has been converted into a spectacular performance that not only presents the fire-breathing creatures in realistic proportions, but retains the story that was set in the movie.

The Mogehan Sun performances, eight events through July 1, is the first of 27 cities in America where it will be presented.

Friday, June 15, 2012
Drew Bonner

The streets of Linz, Austria, will soon be filled with the sounds of music as the world's best tuba and euphonium players gather for the annual International Tuba and Euphonium Conference and a Tamaqua man will be right in the center of things.

Drew Bonner, son of Joseph and Sandy Bonner of Tamaqua, will make the trip half way around the world with the 15 member Pennsylvania State University Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. The group has been invited to participate and perform at the 2012 ITEC in Linz from June 23 through July 1.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

On Thursday evening, June 14, the Lehighton Band will begin the 2012 series of "Concerts Under The Stars."

At this program, the band will have as their special guests the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band. The concert will begin in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Beginning the program will be the Prep Band of the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band.

Under the direction of Jacki DePue, the band will play several selections including "La Bamba" and "Carnival Of Venice."

Monday, May 14, 2012
Dark Star Orchestra, best known for re-creating concerts of the Grateful Dead, has a concert set for Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, May 31.

Three more concerts have been announced to the 2012 lineup at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

They are:

Ÿ Lita Ford on Thursday, July 12. Tickets go on sale to the public on May 18.

Ÿ Paul Revere & the Raiders on Friday, Oct. 26. Tickets go on sale to the public on May 18.

Ÿ The Lettermen - The Christmas Tour on Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets go on sale to the public on June 2.

Tickets for all three concerts are available to Sneak Peek Club members.

Monday, April 30, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Performers from left are Dave Shiffert, Lehighton; Kathy Rimm, Hazleton; Ivan Munoz, 17, Hometown; Faith Roberts, 12; Damian Munoz, 16, Hometown; Steven Moyer, 18, West Penn; Nathan Gerace, 14, Tamaqua; and Jack Kulp, Tamaqua.

Numerous youth and adult performers took to the stage during the Tamaqua Community Arts Center free Open Stage event held recently at the center.

The next free open stage event will be held May 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the center, 125 Pine Street.

Registration starts at 5:30 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, contact center director Micah Gursky at (570) 668-6899 or via the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership website,

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The 33rd annual Carbon-Tamaqua ACS Telethon airs Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 live from Penn's Peak beginning at noon and continuing until midnight each day.

The telethon can be found on Blue Ridge Cable TV 13 and Service Electric TV channel 22, but area residents are encouraged to come and see the live performances of some of the area's best talent, while supporting the ACS at Penn's Peak, located on Maury Road in Jim Thorpe.

There is no charge for admission and dining services are available at Roadies Restaurant located at The Peak.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Alicia Hirsch of the Lehigh Valley, author of "Wildwood by the Sea: Nostalgia and Recipes" will be signing books at the Lehighton Area Memorial Library from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17. The book is packed with photos, recipes, and memories of the boardwalk, beach and ocean at the New Jersey vacation spot.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On Saturday, March 31, the Philadelphia Zoo in partnership with the world-renowned Dr. Seuss Enterprises L.P. present the opening of "Trail of the Lorax," an engaging exhibit that educates visitors on conservation and saving wildlife.

The Zoo is also happy to partner with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's new 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax.

The "Trail of the Lorax" exhibit at the Zoo will run from March 31st through October 31st.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Judy Hoppes, left, and Pam Zelinsky, both of New Ringgold, laugh as they dance together during the Power of Purple pre-relay event.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities held their "Power of Purple" pre-event party over the weekend in honor of those who survived cancer, as well as to remind people of their June Relay For Life.

The Power of Purple event, which was held at the Hometown Fire Company, consisted of music, games, dancing, door prizes, giveaways and food.