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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Slatedale will be holding its annual Strawberry Festival and Basket Drawing from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Refreshments include hot dogs, hamburgers, pork barbecue, pierogies, baked beans, funnel cake, and strawberry shortcake with or without ice cream. New this year will be entertainment by Jack and Friends. Tickets will be available for the door prize drawing.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair via AP This photo taken by Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair shows the cover of the magazine's July 2015 issue featuring Bruce Jenner debuting as a transgender woman named Caitlyn Jenner.

NEW YORK Bruce Jenner's transition is complete.

"Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the July cover of Vanity Fair, with a photo of a long-haired Jenner in a strapless corset, legs crossed, sitting on a stool.

The image was shot by famed celeb photographer Annie Leibovitz. Inside, more images depict Caitlyn in gold lame, a black bustier and an off-the-shoulder gown showing off ample cleavage.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Spottiswoode & His Enemies perform with "40 Story Radio Tower" tonight.

Back by popular demand Spottiswoode & His Enemies return to perform another episode of "40 Story Radio Tower" tonight at 8 o'clock.

"40 Story Radio Tower" is a stage show recorded live for podcast. It's a celebration of the spoken word, through plays, comedies, and poetry, and of new live music, all presented in a radio show format.

Monday, May 18, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift dominated the Billboard Music Awards with eight wins, including top artist, while Kanye West was booed during his performance that closed the three-hour event.

Swift also won top Billboard 200 album for "1989" and top female artist Sunday night.

"Oh, this is such a good night!" she said after winning the top prize, besting One Direction, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Katy Perry. "Early this morning I watched my brother Austin graduate from Notre Dame ... (and) to anyone who's graduating this year ... this is for you."

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Relive the great music of the past at the Tamaqua Community Art Center as the Legends Oldies Band performs a concert of golden hits from the '50s to the '70s.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 9 at the art center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Band members have performed with national acts such as the Drifters, the Platters, the Coasters and Danny and the Juniors. Their music ranges from the "doo wop" sound to American stalwarts such as Del Shannon and Chuck Berry, to the groups that came to America during the "British Invasion."

Thursday, March 26, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) – Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said Tuesday that the proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which tries to prepare disadvantaged high school-aged girls to be future leaders.

The auction house plans a preview exhibit starting April 16. The auction will be held April 25, with bidding in person and online.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

LOS ANGELES On his 93rd birthday, comedian Marty Allen could easily rest on his laughs.

Instead, Allen was marking Monday's milestone onstage at a Las Vegas hotel with his wife, singer Karon Kate Blackwell. The act includes her songs, his comedy, and photos and anecdotes about the celebrities that Allen has worked or brushed shoulders with over the years.

"I lived in a time of superstars that will never come again," said Allen, who opened for singers that included Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughn and Tony Bennett, just to name a few.

Friday, March 20, 2015
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Wayde Leonard, Don Plowman and Craig Thatcher will pay tribute to Cream at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this Saturday.

Guitarist Craig Thatcher, along with bassist/vocalist Wayde Leonard and drummer Don Plowman, will appear Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, featuring an explosive Cream tribute show.

The show will include all of Cream's greatest hits like "Sunshine of Your Love," "White Room," "Crossroads" and "Badge."

The band also plays Cream's jams "Spoonful" "I'm So Glad" and "Toad."

They pay homage to the world's first blues/rock/psychedelic super trio with this spectacular show.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) – Show-biz sweetheart Betty White is about to get another dose of love, this time from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The 93-year-old will be honored with this year's lifetime achievement award next month at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

In the 1960s, White was a frequent contestant on "Password," where she met and subsequently wed its host, Allen Ludden. She also appeared on "The Match Game" and "The $25,000 Pyramid."

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Times News file photo Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison, will be appearing at Penn's Peak on April 16.

Ten more concerts for 2015 have been announced at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, including Poison lead singer and TV star Bret Michaels, country stars Clint Black and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the return of Three Dog Night.

Tickets for seven of the shows go on sale this weekend to the general public.

The concerts are:

Ÿ April 16 Bret Michaels (Tickets on sale March 6 at 10 a.m.).

Ÿ April 17 Mary Chapin Carpenter, with special guest Lunasa. Tickets are available.