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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Robin Williams made me laugh.

He made us all laugh.

And he lived for the laughter.

Williams' interviews were like a mini-standup, or rather, sit-down routine. He regaled a roundtable of reporters, ostensibly promoting his latest movie. I kept my recordings of interviews with him and played them for friends.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Zion Opera Workshop will once again be presenting a Broadway style revue.

The revue will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12 in the Lehighton Park Amphitheater. There is no charge for admission to this concert.

There will be full chorus numbers as well as many solos, duets, trios and group numbers.

The full group will be performing "Let it Go" from Disney's hit movie, Frozen. This song will feature Tara Crowe in a solo.

The large group will also perform "You Can't Stop the Beat" from the "Broadway" musical and movie, Hairspray.

Monday, August 4, 2014
TN FILE PHOTO Professional wrestler Gene Snisky, left, gets hit by a ladder from an opponent in a WXW pro wrestling match. Snisky, a graduate of Panther Valley High School, will be seen Thursday night wrestling for Total Nonstop Action wrestling on Spike Television.

Professional wrestler Gene Snisky, a native of Nesquehoning who wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment under the name "Snitsky," will be featured in a bout on Total Nonstop Action wrestling on Thursday.

TNA is a competitor of the WWE.

Snisky makes a cameo appearance as part of a team put together by villanous owner Dixie Carter.

Following the bout, Carter has a confrontation with wrestler Bully Dudley, who threatens to harm her.

It's one of only two appearances on TNA for Snisky. He did appear briefly on the program last Thursday.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Incendio will bring Latin music to the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Friday.

Two shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this weekend capture the very soul of different, but equally transcendent, types of music.

On Friday, Flamenco and World music are at the heart of the Latin guitar sound of Incendio.

On Saturday, the acclaimed Philadelphia entertainer Eddie Bruce pays tribute to the great Tony Bennett, on the eve of the icon's 88th birthday.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Zion UCC, Second and Iron Streets, Lehighton, will be hosting its fifth annual summer Music Academy on Sunday, Aug. 3 through Thursday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

This free program is offered to any school aged child grades K-12, college students and to younger children accompanied by a parent.

This program offers multiple choices for the participants.

They can participate in one or all of the offered stations.

There will be a station where musical crafts are designed. This is a favorite for many of the younger participants.

Friday, July 25, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The McLovins will be playing the music of Phish when they appear Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

Two concerts are scheduled this weekend at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

Tonight, the lively music of Latin guitars will be heard when the passionate guitarists of Incendio take the stage. The concert starts at 8 o'clock.

On Saturday, The McLovins do the music of Phish in a concert starting at 8 p.m.

Over the last decade, Incendio, a Latin guitar world fusion group, has committed a unique alchemy of composition, technique and performance to seven critically acclaimed international CD releases.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The 44th Annual Men of Marian Summer Picnic will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The three-day picnic/festival will be held on the grounds of Marian Catholic High School in Hometown.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday with music provided by "Kartune."

Friday will be Alumni Night.

Saturday features entertainment from the country band "Crazy Hearts" at 5 p.m., while Sunday sees the return of the ever popular "Remember When" at 4 p.m.

A huge flea market will again be a part of the picnic, offering deals and bargains.

Monday, July 14, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Mary Fulton, left, and Jackie Colancecco cook up some tasty wings at the St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill last year. Wings are just one of the many ethnic and American foods that will be available during the 80th annual St. Joseph's Festival July 18-20.

Hurry, hurry, hurry. Step right up.

It's time for the St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the annual three-day event. The festival will be held July 18-20 on the grounds of the church on West Ludlow Street. Hours of operation are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is collaborating on a book about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice" will be released by Alfred A. Knopf on Nov. 4. The book will be co-written by Washington Post correspondent and editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Lehighton Band will begin its 150th season of providing music to the Carbon County area with its first "Concert Under The Stars" in Eurana Park, Weatherly at 7 p.m. Sunday. The second concert will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19 in the Lehighton Park.

There is no rain date for Weatherly.

In the event of inclement weather, the Lehighton concert will be held in the Boys and Girls Band Hall, Sixth and Cypress streets, Lehighton.

The concert will feature Lora Krum, flutist, playing Chaminade's "Concerto."