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Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Lehighton woman has made the most of business trips to California. She tries to find celebrities and photograph them.

Lisa Gower has shot dozens of different movie stars, singers, and athletes. Often she stands across the street from movie premieres, watching the stars enter. This has given her the opportunity to actually meet several of them, including Ben Stiller, who she described as "very personable."

Stiller stepped off the red carpet at a movie premiere and crossed the street to chat with onlookers, including Lisa.

Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Doughboys

Plainfield, New Jersey's "The Doughboys" return to the the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, March 6, at 8:30 p.m. with special guests The Easy Outs.

And at 2 p.m., you can meet-and-greet The Doughboys at the new home of "Sound Check Records" which is now located at 23 Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

The Doughboys' will be promoting their brand-new second album" Act Your Rage.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
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Zion Opera Workshop, a community theater, presents "Once Upon A Mattress" on March 4, 5, and 6 in Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton, with a special matinee performance on March 6. Tickets can be secured from any cast member or at Carbon County Music and More in Lehighton. Among cast members are, front l-r, Kane Zerbe, Dylan Krum, Josiah Behrens; second row l-r, Adam Reichard, Michael Warkala, Darrin Wagner; back l-r, Sean Maloney, Justin Plocinik, Steven Pierre, and Jim Blakeslee.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Boris Garcia

JTAMS Productions is presenting Boris Garcia & Cabinet for a night of Jamgrass live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe on Saturday, February 27 at 8:30 p.m.

Boris Garcia isn't a person but a band, an ensemble that starts with what is called jamgrass – "We're all folkies at heart," remarked one band member, "but our music also fuses American music into a rich, ever-evolving sound.

Bluegrass, jazz, rock, folk, Celtic, soul, blues, you can hear them all."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Panther Valley High School will present its play this week, Thursday and Friday, Feb. 25 and 26, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. "Daddy's Girl" features students Jacob Tokosh, Bobbie Ann Craigie, and Kahley Caputo. Back row are John Cooper, co-producer; Codey Drum; Aric Shubeck; Alex Debaun; and Paul David. Posing in the picture frame to the rear is Danielle Natividad.

Get ready for a heart warming comedy "Daddy's Girl" about a man named Bernard Muloovy who gives his daughter away to a children's home after his wife died.

Twenty five years later his dead wife and an angel tells Bernard that his long lost daughter is coming to his diner. Instead of getting one Elizabeth, he gets two and now he has to decide which one is his true Elizabeth.

Monday, February 22, 2010
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The annual performance of Zion Opera Workshop in Lehighton, which this year is "Once Upon A Mattress," will be held March 4, 5, and 6 at Zion United Church of Christ in Lehighton. A special matinee performance is set for March 6. Among the starring roles in the production are, l-r, Eric Werley as Sir Harry, Alissa Grell as Lady Larken, Mindy Tkach as Princess Winnifred, Michelle Stoudt as Queen Aggravain, and Mike Muffley as Prince Dauntless. Tickets can be purchased from any Zion Opera Workshop member or at Carbon County Music and More.

Monday, February 15, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Bob Fatzinger, center, plays King Sextimus in the Zion Opera Workshop "Once Upon A Mattress" being staged March 4, 5, and 6 at Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton. Other performers are Brent Harris, left, a minstrel, and Marcus Kunkle, a jester.

"Once Upon A Mattress," will be the annual production of Zion Opera Workshop in Lehighton on March 4, 5, and 6.

This is the 41st annual musical by the community theater. It will be staged in Smith Hall of Zion United Church of Christ Lehighton

Show times all three nights are 7:30 p.m. This year, a matinee will be held on Saturday, March 6, at 2 p.m.

"Once Upon A Mattress," which takes place in a fictional medieval kingdom, was written as an adaptation to the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea."

Friday, February 12, 2010
Tusk presents "The ultimate Fleetwood Mac experience" at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe.

TAMS Productions Presents Tusk "The ultimate Fleetwood Mac experience" at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway on Saturday, February 13, at 8:30 p.m.

Then on Sunday, Valentine's Day, pianist Helen Beedle will be entertaining at 5 p.m.

Tusk, "The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Experience" covers the music of Fleetwood Mac. They not only play the music but they recreate the stage show. Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, which has featured the talents of Mick Fleetwood, Christine and John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and others over the years.

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS The Lehighton Boys and Girls Band is celebrating is centennial this year.

This marks a special year for the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band.

The unit is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Founded in 1910, the Lehighton Boys and Girls Band has been offering musical opportunities to the youth of Lehighton and surrounding communities for many years.

Their winter concert, held January 20, was the first concert of the centennial observance for the band.

Thursday, February 4, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Appearing locally  The Penn State Glee Club is performing at two local schools this weekend. Tomorrow night, the vocalists will be at the Lehighton Area High School for a 7:30 p.m. concert. On Saturday, a concert will be presented at the Pleasant Valley High School at 2 p.m. Additional information for either event can be obtained by contacting David Perkins at (610) 377-6180. during school hours or by e mail at dperkinslehighton.org.

The Penn State Glee Club is performing at two local schools this weekend. Tomorrow night, the vocalists will be at the Lehighton Area High School for a 7:30 p.m. concert. On Saturday, a concert will be presented at the Pleasant Valley High School at 2 p.m. Additional information for either event can be obtained by contacting David Perkins at (610) 377-6180. during school hours or by e mail at dperkinslehighton.org.