Saturday, July 12, 2014

Local Entertainment

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The annual combined picnic of the Bowmanstown/Parryville Lions Club, Bowmanstown Fire Co., and Bowmanstown Fire Co. Auxiliary will be held Friday through Sunday at the fire company.

On Friday, the ultimate oldies' group, Remember When, will be performing.

One of the most popular oldies' band in the region, Remember When plays the best of the oldies, on stage from 7-10 p.m.

Keyboardist Bud Wychulis, guitarist Jim Martuscelli, and drummer Rick Martuscelli have been entertaining audiences for a combined total of nearly 70 years.

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Ron Gower/times news

A feature attraction at the Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville are the African penguins. This one looks like he's posing for photo. The zoo has dozens of animals besides the penguins, including zebras, ostriches, tortoises, and kangaroos.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Professional wrestling, a tractor pull, and two demolition derbies are highlights at the 11th annual Carbon County Fair.

The fair will be held Aug. 11-15 along Little Gap Road near Palmerton.

At this year's fair, there will be live entertainment, along with a wide array of fair food, agricultural displays, exhibits and rides. Not to disappoint you, get ready for two demolition derbies, the antique field stock tractor pull and new this year, a professional wrestling event that includes a ladies bout as well as a steel cage match.

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Old Crow Medicine Show at Penn's Peak

The Old Crow Medicine Show, which recorded songs such as "Wagon Wheel" and "Down Home Girl," will be coming to Penn's Peak for a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 22. The music of Old Crow Medicine Show blends American roots, folk, blues, gospel, bluegrass and rock. This is the band's first appearance at Penn's Peak. Tickets are available for $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A spectacular fireworks display Saturday night will occur at the annual block party of the Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company.

The festival will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the fire company grounds.

On Friday, the band Nite Flyte will entertain, with a seafood dinner served from 4-7 p.m.

On Saturday, Night Wind is the featured band, followed by the fireworks display.

The band Boomerang entertains on Sunday.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The 76th annual St. Joseph Parish Festival in Summit Hill will be held tomorrow through Sunday, with a St. Gabriel Procession occurring at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and fireworks being fired Sunday after 10 p.m.

The festival features kiddie rides, homemade ethnic foods including halupki, halushki, bleenies, and funnel cake, and live entertainment.

Friday, the band It Takes Two performs from 7 to 10 p.m.

Saturday night entertainment features Becky and the Beasts from 7 to 10 p.m.

On Sunday, Asking Andy plays from 6-10 p.m. followed by the fireworks display.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

LONDON (AP) – She dreamed a dream, and now Susan Boyle says she wants to make someone else's dream come true.

The Scottish singer is searching for an unknown to duet with her on her upcoming album, "The Gift."

Aspirants can upload videos of themselves singing "Silent Night" to Boyle's website ( and her YouTube channel. The competition closes July 23, with a winner announced July 26.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

On Sunday evening, July 11, the Lehighton Band along with their guests, the Zion Opera Workshop, will present a concert at the band shell in Eurana Park, Weatherly beginning at 7 p.m.

This concert will feature a varied selection of band pieces including marches, patriotic selections, music from the movies as well as a very delightful overture, "Overture De Argentina."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A free showing of the film version of "The Secret," the New York Times bestselling book, will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Coaldale's Angela Triplex Theatre.

"The presentation of 'The Secret' represents the start of a series of spiritual-based films projected to air at the Angela as a way to help people see and act on the potential existing in the world around them," says Kathy Ruff, Coaldale. "It's my hope these programs will be a catalyst to bring people of different faiths together to make a difference."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stephen King has written some awesome books: "Carrie," "Christine," and "The Shining," to name a few.

His latest release, "Blockade Billy," is entertaining, but it won't be placed on the same literary pedestal as the above titles.

Granted "Blackade Billy" is a novella, and not a novel, but perhaps we've gotten too used to King's suspenseful tales that grip you from cover-to-cover. "Blockade Billy" doesn't do that.

"Blockade Billy" is a delight for baseball fans. It even mentions some old-time greats like Clete Boyer.