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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS

Beatlemania Now, a tribute to the Beatles, is making a return to Penn's Peak on Saturday, Sept. 11. The band goes through several costume changes during its concert. Members not only sound like the Beatles, but look like John, Paul, George and Ringo. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 on the day of the concert.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming" will be presented at the Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown.

The event will be held Sept. 10 through Oct. 24.

Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m.

For more information, call the box office at 610-433-2333 or visit the Web site at www.pinesdinnertheatre.com.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"The Amazing Lehighton Race," sponsored by the Lehighton Downtown Initiative Committee, will be held in Lehighton on Sunday, Sept. 12, beginning at 10 a.m.

Todd P. Zimmerman, coordinator, said the LIDC is looking for teams of two to compete in this "mildly physical and mental competition."

The course will be a minimum of 3.5 miles in length with several stops along the way.

Each stop will give a clue to the next position.

A couple of the stations have mental and minor physical challenges that one of the members must complete.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Preliminaries for the Jim Thorpe Idol 6 competiton will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Jim Thorpe High School.

Jim Thorpe residents can particate and there are no are requirements.

The competition starts on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the high school. An admission fee is charged.

Monday, August 23, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) – "True Blood" co-stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have taken their true love to the altar.

The couple's publicists said in a statement the 28-year-old Paquin and 40-year-old Moyer were married Saturday night at a ceremony in Malibu, Calif., "surrounded by their family and friends."

On the hit HBO series, Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse, a Southern waitress who falls for vampire Bill Compton, played by Moyer. Compton is a Confederate veteran who was turned into a bloodsucker around the Civil War era.

Friday, August 20, 2010

As kids head back to school, it's a perfect time to check out these new school-themed books:

Thursday, August 19, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) – You too will dance to U2.

Bono tells Rolling Stone that the band is working on "club-sounding" album.

The bands also plans to release a rock album and "Songs of Ascent," a set of tunes from the recording session of their latest disc, 2009's "No Line On the Horizon." Bono and The Edge will also score for the upcoming Spider-Man musical.

Bono had emergency back surgery in Munich in May. The group's 360-degrees World Tour resumed on Aug. 6 in Turin.

Bono says he thinks he "could have made a limp work."

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

One thing that's not expendable in "The Expendables" is the action.

And there's plenty of it in "The Expendables," which represents a return to the familiar territory of the "Rambo" series of action films for writer-director Sylvester Stallone.

What brings fans into the movie theater to see "The Expendables" is Stallone's gathering of nearly every action film star known to Hollywood.

Saturday, August 14, 2010
evy heckman/special to the times news

Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton, held its first Music Academy under the direction of Brad Cressley and Laura Cressley. Singing the song "Dancing Queen" are, l-r, Amanda Yoder, Zoryana Duda, Erin McGinley, Edie Cordes, Ally McGinley, and Breanna Hoffner. Forty students were involved in the project.

Saturday, August 14, 2010
Forty attend Music Academy in Lehighton

The first annual Music Academy was held in Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton, under the direction of Brad Cressley and Laura Cressley. Forty students took part in the event. Laura Cressley and Brianna Paul play "When the Saints Go Marching In" on their recorders during the event.