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Penn's Peak

Thursday, May 5, 2011
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Country music singer Gary Allan will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak. Officials at Penn's Peak say only a limited number of tickets remain for this concert. The visit to Penn's Peak is part of Allan's "Get Off The Pain" tour, in promotion of his eighth studio album. The performer's hits include "Nothing On But the Radio," "Tough Little Boys," and "Life Aint Always Beautiful."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

More concerts have been added to the Penn's Peak schedule.

Singer and actor Chris Isaak makes his debut at the Jim Thorpe venue on Sunday, June 12.

In addition, coming in September is a "British Invasion Show" featuring The Yardbirds and The Spencer Davis Group.

One more show added is Hollywood Nights with special guest Separate Ways the Band on June 17.

Isaac is touring as the result of his latest CD, "Mr. Lucky."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Angela Petro/TIMES NEWS Country singer Travis Tritt performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Travis Tritt brought his distinct country southern rock sound to a packed house on Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

"I hope you left your troubles behind," Tritt said to the crowd. "I came here to party. I want you to sing along, dance, scream, and holler."

That is just what the audience did as Tritt performed songs ranging the span of his twenty plus year career.

The opening song "Put Some Drive in Your Country" set the theme for the night. He sang most of his hits and also performed a few cover songs honoring the old outlaw sound.

Monday, April 18, 2011
ANGELO PETRO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lead vocalist Paul Sinclair performs at the Get the Led Out concert held Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

"We are home," proclaimed Paul Sinclair, the lead vocalist for Get The Led Out, during their triumphant return visit to Penn's Peak on Friday night.

The Philadelphia based band credits Penn's Peak as where it all started for them. After a successful and exciting debut at the venue seven years ago, they are always welcomed back by a large and passionate audience.

From the opening song "Immigrant Song", famous for the wailing cry during the beginning of the song, to the closing song "Whole Lotta Love", the energy was undeniable.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Jim Cimms of Jim Thorpe is one of dozens of performers on the 32nd annual telethon of the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society, which airs Saturday and Sunday on Blue Ridge Communications TV 13.

The 32nd annual telethon of the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society airs this weekend on Blue Ridge Communications TV 13.

The event, from noon to midnight on Saturday and Sunday, has numerous special events in addition to a full slate of entertainment.

Among those special events is a "Survivor Salute" at 8:15 p.m. Saturday and the presentation of "Courage Awards" between 7 and 8 p.m. Sunday.

There will be interviews with medical professionals. Among them:

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Dave Mason

With a career spanning over 37 years, Dave Mason has truly left his mark on the music industry.

The talented performer has a concert slated next Thursday, April 14, at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 on the day of the show.

Mason was a producer, a performer and a songwriter, not to mention being one of rock's great guitar players.

At the early age of 18, he teamed up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood and formed the band Traffic.

Monday, April 4, 2011
@$:Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Country singer Randy Travis performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, singing most of his hits as well as a couple of songs from a new 25th anniversary album scheduled for release in June.

You could tell that country singer Randy Travis felt pretty comfortable on the Penn's Peak stage, Friday night.

He smiled a lot. He told jokes. Most important to the large crowd who came to see him, he delivered his songs flawlessly.

Travis made his fourth appearance at the venue before what was probably his largest audience. The neotraditionalist country star delivered a set of more than 20 songs and virtually every one was met with robust applause.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Yes performs at Penn's Peak

A large crowd was on hand Wednesday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe for the performance of Yes, the English progessive rock band whose hits include "Owner of a Lonely Heart." The performance was the first of three concert events at the venue this week. Friday night, country great Randy Travis will be performing. On Saturday, Live Wire brings the ultimate AC/DC tribute while Beautiful Day does a U2 tribute. Both events begin at 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Randy Travis

Not a lot of country singers from the 80s get ample radio play today, but Randy Travis still does.

It's no wonder why.

Just when many thought his string of hits had run its cycle, he recorded "Three Wooden Crosses" which got all sorts of awards.

Following that up, he teamed with current superstar Carrie Underwood to do a remake of the 1989 ballad "I Told You So," which quickly climbed the charts last year.

Friday night, Travis is coming to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe - a return appearance - where its assured he'll be singing his many, many number one songs.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The band Yes will be appearing at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Yes, an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968 which has sold over 30 million albums, makes a return trip to Penn's Peak tomorrow.

The quintet will be performing in concert at 8 p.m. Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $50 and $45.

The band was formed Chris Squire and Jon Anderson from a mutual interest in vocal harmonies and classical song structure.