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Thursday, March 18, 2010

John Michael Montgomery, who is coming to Penn's Peak on Sunday, May 16, will be inducted into the prestigious Kentucky Music Hall of Fame next year.

The new inductees were announced today by Robert Lawson, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Executive Director along with Connie Hunt, event ceremony executive producer.

Others to be inducted include Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, and Steve Wariner.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

One of music's most beautiful voices will fill the Sands RiverPlace main stage at Musikfest 2010 when nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones visits the music festival for a Saturday, Aug. 7 concert.

The show will also include an opening act to be announced at a later date.

Thanks to her unique blend of jazz and pop, Jones took the music world by storm with her 2002 debut, "Come Away With Me." The multiplatinum selling recording, which included the hits "Come Away With Me" and "Don't Know Why," reached No. 1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz and Billboard 200 charts.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Parkview Inn in Summit Hill will be the setting for a murder-mystery, "Rachael Ray's Food Network Nightmare."

The event, which will include surprises, laughs, murder, and mayhem, will be staged on Saturday, April 24.

Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 8 p.m.

Reservations are required. Phone (570) 645-3555 for more information.

"Rachael Ray's Food Network Nightmare" is being presented by White Rose Productions, which has staged previous shows at the Parkview.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Panther Valley High School play "Daddy's Girl" will take place Thursday and Friday, March 4 and 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the PVHS auditorium.

The play was not held last week due to the inclement weather.

The co-directors are John Cooper and Donna Luckenbill.

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
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

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
ron gower/times news

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.