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Penn's Peak

Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Air Force Satellite Band

Satellite, a highly entertaining and versatile twelve piece ensemble that is part of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band from Langley AFB, VA., is coming to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, March 21, at 7 p.m. The concert is being sponsored by the TIMES NEWS. The mission of the Heritage Band of America is to organize, train and deploy professional Airman musicians, harnessing the power of music to inspire immediate, positive, and long-lasting impressions of the United States Air Force and the United States of America in the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.

Monday, March 1, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Singer Rick Springfield is surrounded by fans as he flirts with an audience member during concert Friday at Penn's peak in Jim Thorpe.

Wow!

That's the only word to describe the concert delivered Friday by Rick Springfield at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

He's 60 but behaved like he was 20, delivering one high-energy show. He remains in great physical shape, and proved it by discarding his shirt for a part of his concert and showing-off his slender shape.

His songs - hits like "Jessie's Girl" and "Love Somebody" - were delivered impeccably. He flirted with the gals in the audience - many more than half his age - and they ate it up.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS Singer and actor Rick Springfield will be performing Saturday night at Penn's Peak.

When you read this, there probably will be blizzard-like conditions raging outdoors.

On Friday night, things are sure to heat up at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Performing will be Rick Springfield, with showtime set for 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door. Prices are $42 and $37.

It's one of two nights when rock 'n roll music pulsates through the spacious Carbon auditorium.

On Saturday night, the featured artist is Big Shot, which is billed as "the ultimate Billy Joel tribute band." Tickets for the Saturday performance are $22 at the door.

Monday, February 22, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Noted songwriter and country singer Jamey Johnson performs on the spacious Penn's Peak stage, Sunday. A crowd estimated at about 900 attended the concert.

When Hank Williams sang his sad country songs some 60 years ago, there was a distinct wail in his voice.

When Jamey Johnson does a ballad, the tenderness and hurt of the song is is accented by his voice, sad eyes, and trepid demeanor.

Johnson, a mountain of a man with the appearance of a mountain man, was at Penn's Peak last night. His song set consisted mostly of the type of song traditional country music is about - life's sad chapters.

The rising star who had three Grammy nominations in 2008 performed virtually non-stop for 2 1/2 hours, singing a total of 30 songs.

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Country singer Jamie Johnson will make his first appearance at Penn's Peak during a concert at 8 p.m. Sunday.

If you're a fan of heartland rock, then you'll be interested in Saturday night's concert at Penn's Peak.

If country music interests you, then Sunday's concert at the venue would be worth attending.

Appearing at Penn's Peak this weekend:

Ÿ Saturday - Bruce in the USA, the acclaimed number one tribute to "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Show time is 8 p.m.

Friday, February 12, 2010
David Cassidy

Two big events are happening this weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

David Cassidy, star of the TV series Ruby & the Rockits, wll be appearing Friday at 8 p.m. for a concert.

On Saturday, a Valentine's dinner-dance will be held starting at 5 p.m. Music will be by Remember When and reservations are required.

For the dinner-dance, tickets can be purchased either in person at the Penn's Peak ticket office or by phone. Phone orders will be accepted for this show only through The Penn's Peak ticket office at 866-605-7325.

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Yes will perform a sold-out show at Penn's Peak Friday night.

Keeping track of the line-up of Yes is almost a full-time job.

The British supergroup has had many different configurations over the years, as members come in and out, working on side and solo projects, almost on a revolving door basis.

The latest edition of Yes will be on display at Penn's Peak Friday night. The performance is sold out, according to The Peak's website.

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Satellite, a 12 piece ensemble that is part of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, is coming to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, March 21.

The Satellite, a highly entertaining and versatile 12-piece ensemble that is part of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, will be making an appearance at Penn's Peak on Sunday, March 21,a t 7 p.m.

Hailing from Langley AFB, Virginia, the unit's mission is to organize, train and deploy professional Airman musicians, harnessing the power of music to inspire immediate, positive, and long-lasting impressions of the United States Air Force and the United States of America in the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.

Monday, January 25, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Country singer Travis Tritt sings before a crowd of well over 1,000 at Penn's Peak Saturday night, showing his great versatility with an acoustic show.

Travis Tritt has become known as "Mr. Country Club" although there isn't anything stuffy about him.

As he proclaims in his hit song "Country Club," he "drives and old pickup truck" and does "his drinkin from a Dixie cup."

Wearing jeans and sipping from a Dixie cup, the country music singer did an acoustic concert Saturday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, attracting a large, responsive crowd for the performance.

He sang most of his hits, did tributes to the late Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, and even interjected some blues.

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Vicky Zetterberg performs as Frida from ABBA during Arrival's visit to Penn's Peak in July, 2008. At left is Finn Sjoberg, an original guitarist for ABBA. Arrival -The Music of ABBA returns to Penn's Peak Friday night. JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Arrival's timing for its Penn's Peak performances couldn't be better, at least from the perspective of ABBA fans.

The tribute group, which hails from Sweden, like the original ABBA, last played at the Jim Thorpe venue in July, 2008, coinciding with the theatrical release of the movie version of Mamma Mia!, the musical filled with ABBA songs, which starred Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.