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Penn's Peak

Monday, February 20, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Sky and Cherie Martorana perform in front of a lively crowd.

The 80's music wave was brought back to our area once again, as Rubix Kube performed in front of stoked crowd during their Friday appearance at Penn's Peak.

Totally decked out in their 80's rock star attire, Scott Lovelady and Cherie Martorana lead the band, along with Daved Z., Eric Presti, Drew Mortali, Sky, John LaSpina and Michael Maenza.

Friday, January 27, 2012
Edgar Winter will be performing at Penn's Peak on Saturday, Feb. 4. Opening for him will be Rick Derringer.

Both Edgar Winter and his brother Johnny grew up with music.

Edgar recalls, during a phone interview, why they drifted apart and then what brought them back together.

"Johnny started being a blues fan and didn't want a saxophone in the band," said Edgar, regarding to their temporary parting of ways.

In 1969, Johnny performed at Woodstock and invited Edgar on stage with him, bringing the brothers back together for awhile.

Edgar said of Woodstock that it was "the pivotal point and thing which changed my life. Up until then, I was not interested in pop music."

Thursday, January 26, 2012

On Saturday night, you can forget the winter blahs for awhile and think of sand and beaches and summer fun.

Appearing at Penn's Peak on Saturday will be Parrotbeach, a full-time, Jimmy Buffet tribute band.

You're sure to hear Buffet favorites like "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday" by this five member band which has been doing Buffet music for a full decade.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $17 in advance and $22 on the day of the concert.

Meanwhile, five concerts have been added to the 2012 events line-up at Penn's Peak. They are:

Monday, January 23, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Air Supply played love songs to an appreciate audienece on Friday night at Penns Peak. Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock perform love longs at Penns Peak.

Air Supply fans were treated to a grand performance at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe on Friday night.

During their nearly two hour performance, the Australian soft rock duo of Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell shared the best of their music with the appreciative crowd.

The audience continued to clap and cheer after every song, and when the band left the stage to end the show, the audience wanted more. The band then returned to stage for an encore performance of "I'm All of Love."

Friday, January 20, 2012
Three Dog Night, best known for the pop hit "Joy to the World," makes a return visit to Penn's Peak on Saturday, March 31.

The 2012 schedule at Penn's Peak is shaping into a busy one with already over a dozen concerts and 10 dinner shows announced.

Some of the stars coming to perform on the spacious stage with the million dollar sound system include Three Dog Night, Glen Campbell, Nitty Ditty Dirt Band, and Edgar Winter.

Tonight, Air Supply makes its first stop of its 2012 touring schedule at the Jim Thorpe venue. Air Supply has had such hits as "All Out of Love" and "Every Woman in the World."

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Air Supply will be performing in concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m. Air Supply had such hits as "All Out of Love," "Sweet Dreams," and "Even the Nights Are Better."

Air Supply, the duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, emulate success.

The duo has been recording albums for 36 years, have had numerous songs in the top 10 including the '80s hit "All Out of Love," and have traveled around the world, including performing before 17,000 people in Cuba and playing before such worldly figures as Prince Charles and Imelda Marcos.

Air Supply, originally from Australia, makes a stop at Penn's Peak on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $35.

It's a return visit to the Peak for Russell and Hitchcock.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Ever visit an old-time diner, like Silk City near Reading, where you can pick from tons of old-time songs to play on the jukebox? What memories of a great musical past: Dion, the Supremes, Del Shannon, Beach Boys.

It was like that jukebox came to life Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe when the Fabulous Greaseband took the stage.

The Fabulous Greaseband proved fabulous in song selection and stage presence.

Monday, December 26, 2011
Glen Campbell

Tickets went on sale this past weekend for two big concert events in 2012 at Penn's Peak:

Ÿ Glen Campbell will be at the venue on Thursday, April 19, with his "Goodbye Tour." Tickets are $45 and $40.

Ÿ The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band plays for the first time at Penn's Peak on Saturday, June 2. Tickets are $24 in advance and $29 the day of the concert.

In August, Campbell released his "final" studio album, "Ghost on the Canvas." The album was named one of the top 10 best new LPs of 2011 by the New York Daily News in its Sunday edition.

Monday, December 26, 2011
The Fabulous Greaseband

The year 2011 is just about over, but there are still two nights of concerts left at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

On Friday night, The Fabulous Greaseband is back with a concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 on the day of the concert.

On New Year's Eve, it's going to be a rockin' time with Live Wire performing. Live Wire is considered "the world's greatest AC/DC tribute." The party begins at 9 p.m. and tickets are $22 in advance, $27 at the door. This is an "all ages" event.

Thursday, December 1, 2011
special to the times news

Elektrik Company's Boogie to the Disco Show- The Ultimate Disco Tribute will come to Penn's Peak Saturday night. The show begins at 8 p.m., with tickets $22 on the night of the event. Meanwhile, on Friday night, Vanilla Fudge - The Farewell Tour, will be on the Penn's Peak stage at 8 p.m. Opening for Vanilla Fudge will be the Craig Thatcher Band. Tickets for the Vanilla Fudge concert are $27 at the door.