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Thursday, November 4, 2010
Angel Band

On Saturday, November 6 at 8:30 p.m. the Mauch Chunk Opera House located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe will host the stage from which Angel Band soars.

Boisterous, sad, sweet, goofy, glorious and angelic. Any which way you look at it this stuff gets your attention. Whether it's the crazy tight three part harmony, the killer backup playing, the stories, the passion, it gets your attention.

The songs are mostly self-penned, weaving vivid images, powerful lyrics, musical integrity and "chops" to write home about.

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Billy Cobham will be performing at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 8:30 p.m. Friday

The iconic drummer Billy Cobham and his band perform at an exclusive show at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Friday, October 8.

The Opera House will be one of only two East Coast venues the band will visit in 2010.

Cobham's notoriety rose in 1971 performing with the Miles Davis on A Tribute to Jack Johnson. John McGluahglin recruited him for the Mahavishnu Orchestra, the jazz-fusion supergroup.

After Mahavishnu, Cobham released the seminal fusion albums Spectrum and Crosswinds along with many others.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. – Just like the opening lyrics of the Molly Hatchet hit "Flirtin' With Disaster," 59-year-old Dave Hlubek was "traveling down the road" with his "pedal to the floor."

But Hlubek, who founded the Southern rock band and played guitar under the strobe lights of concert venues, had to face flashing lights instead Thursday. The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office charged the aging rocker, who lives in Port St. Lucie, with driving under the influence. Hlubek and his bandmates formed the group in 1975 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Friday, September 24, 2010

When Cuban Ballet-trained dancers Victor Alexander and Maray Gutierrez defected their native Cuba fifteen years ago, their biggest concern was to assimilate happily and productively as Americans.

Now, performing at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 25 as members of the Chicago contemporary dance company, Concert Dance, Inc. they are especially inspired to present a series of dance compositions based on their experiences in Cuba and from the group's recent travels in China, the Czech Republic and Scotland.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Enter the Haggis

JTAMS Productions presents Enter the Haggis live at The Mauch Chunk Opera House at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m.

The band will be collecting non-perishable goods at the show, which will be donated to local charity organization as part of what the band is calling the ETH Community Initiative.

Over the past three albums and five years, Toronto's Celtic rock band Enter The Haggis has found itself at the center of a grassroots success story ever teetering on the brink of mainstream success.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The 40th annual Lehighton Area Halloween Parade will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23.

The rain date is 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

Julie Harris said there are only two members of the Halloween Parade Committee who were members when the parade was revitalized in 1970. They are Charles Harris and Hilbert "Hilly" Haas.

The registration deadline for the parade is Friday, Oct. 15.

Registration forms can be obtained at:

Ÿ Larry Markley Insurance (Coal Street).

Ÿ Carbon County Music and More (First Street).

Ÿ Diggity Dog (First Street).

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Movie night for children ages 6-10 will be staged Saturday in the Summit Hill Community Center.

Monica Marshall, president of Summit Hill Recreation Commission, said the movie night will be from 6-8 p.m

She said popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Adults can either let their children at the Center or are welcome to stay and see the movie, too, Marshall said.

For more information, contact Marshall at 570-645-2305, ext. 4.

Other upcoming events are Halloween on the Hill on Oct. 23 and Christmas on the Hill on Dec. 4.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
"The Hillbillies from Hell" will be presented Saturday night at the Parkview Inn in Summit Hill. For reservations to see the hilarious, murder-mystery, call (570) 645-3555.

A Mudpatch family reunion occurs in Summit Hill on Saturday, with some great down home "fixings," hilarity, and some mystery.

The event, "The Hillbillies from Hell," is a dinner show at the Parkview Inn, which is located along West Ludlow Street.

Sharon Chapman, an owner of the Parkview, says, "Come on over and meet the Mudpatch family."

There's cousin Maybelline, who is very excited about using the indoor plumbing.

Her husband, Buford, really did not want to attend the reunion and leave all the comforts of the trailer, but Maybelline insisted.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jtams Productions Presents, Real Diamond a passionate re-creation of a live Neil Diamond experience, live at the Mauch Chunk Opera House located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8:30 p.m.

Curt Di Domizio fronts an 11-piece band with an amazing interpretation of Neil Diamond himself. Dance and sing along to four decades of incredible, irresistible and unforgettable songs.

Di Domizio has been entertaining crowds since elementary school singing Elvis, Neil Diamond, Elton John and others.

Friday, September 3, 2010

There's something patently false about "Eat Pray Love."

And it's not just the missing commas in the transition from the covers of the 9-million copies sold of Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 memoir, "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia," to the big screen film adaptation starring Julia Roberts as the globe-trotting, bed-hopping, and chow-downing author.