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Monday, February 24, 2014
Prez, Josiah Behrens shares a hug with Mae, Evy Heckman while secretary, Mabel played by Laura Cressley tries to reason with boss Myron Hassler played by Brandon Cressley.

Zion Opera Workshop will be staging its 44th annual production in Lehighton, "The Pajama Game."

The hilarious musical will be staged Thursday, Feb. 27; Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Hall of Zion United Church of Christ. There is also a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m..

Advance tickets are recommended for all performances. to Present "The Pajama Game" for its 2014 Performance

Monday, February 17, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS PHOTOS Icicles hang from the train station roof in Jim Thorpe Sunday afternoon.

Mother Nature blessed Jim Thorpe's annual WinterFest celebration Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of snow and freezing temperatures.

While much of the historic section of town participated, many of the activities were centralized at Josiah White Park located at the old Mauch Chunk Train Station and visitor's center.

Activities included ice and wood carving, Civil War reenactors, a mug walk, magic show and entertainment at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Southside Film Institute presentation of "City Lights" at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, scheduled for today has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date, the Opera House website states.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Chris MacDonald as Elvis Presley, who will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The 20th annual Winterfest will be held this coming weekend in Jim Thorpe, and included is a full schedule of entertainment at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

Both Friday and Saturday evenings, the Opera House features the band TUSK, the fine Fleetwood Mac tribute that has become very popular in the Jim Thorpe area.

TUSK covers all the 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.

Monday, February 10, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Having roles in the musical "Once Upon A Mattress," which will be staged at Lehighton Area Middle School on Tuesday and Wednesday, are, l-r, Kylie Kresge, Christopher Jensen, Xander Karpowicz, and Emily Barkanic.

Lehighton Area Middle School will present the musical "Once Upon A Mattress" on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students / seniors. The snow date is Thursday, Feb. 13.

The show is under the direction of Laura Welkey, Middle School music teacher, and features students from grades 5 through 8.

The lead rolls include:

Ÿ Madison DeLuca, grade 7, as Winnifred the Woebegone.

Ÿ Xander Karpowicz, grade 8, as Prince Dauntless the Drab.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/METRO GRAPHICS

Valentine's Day is around the corner and if you have a romantic story to share about how you or your spouse proposed, we would love to hear about it.

Send us your special story and we will pick what we believe to be the most romantic.

That couple will receive a $50 gift card for dinner at Roadie's Restaurant at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

We will announce the winner and publish as many stories as we can in our Friday, Feb. 14 edition.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Zion Opera Workshop in Lehighton will Present "The Pajama Game" for its 2014 Performance

The show will be presented on Thursday, Feb. 27; Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m.

Advanced tickets are recommended for all performances as it is anticipated they will sell out.

The musical will be staged in Smith Auditorium of Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton.

Friday, January 17, 2014

There will be three concert events this weekend at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe:

Ÿ Tonight - Hard Travelin With Woody – The Music & Words of Woody Guthrie, 8:30 p.m. Tickets $10.

Ÿ Saturday - Dead On Live's – Psychedelic 60's, Blues for Allah and beyond, 8:30 p.m. Tickets $23.

Ÿ Sunday - AJ and Kelli, with special guests The Day Rubies, 6 p.m. Tickets $12.

Dead On Live will be performing their latest note-for-note recreation of the music of the 'Dead.'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Randy Noojin does a one-man show as a tribute to Woody Guthrie. He brings the performance to the Mauch Chunk Opera House at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Hop a boxcar through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune with the spirit, stories and songs in Randy Noojin's critically acclaimed one man show.

Experience the essence of Woody and sing along with a dozen of his greatest songs at The Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

An accomplished playwright and Broadway actor, Noojin's one man show has opened to great revues as he brings his tour of the Northeast.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Two more events have been put on the Penn's Peak concert schedule.

Back to the Eighties Show With Jessie's Girl and VOYAGE, musical tribute to the band Journey featuring Hugo, will be at the Jim Thorpe venue on Friday, March 7.

Tickets, which go on sale the general public on Jan. 17, are $22 in advance and $27 on the day of the show.

Get the Led Out will be back at Penn's Peak on Saturday, April 12, with tickets $28 in advance and $33 on the day of the show. Regular reserved seating is $36.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 17 for this concert, too.