Sunday, May 3, 2015

Penn's Peak

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Lita Ford

One week from today, a new album of rock singer Lita Ford will be released.

The LP, "Living Like a Runaway," refers to her first band The Runaways, of which she was a member between 1975 and 1980, achieving her international breakthrough.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Blues guitarist, singer, and producer Johnny Winter will be performing Saturday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. It's one of three concerts at the venue this weekend.

It's going to be a busy weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, with three concerts set over three nights.

On Friday night, Foreigner performs with this event being sold-out.

Johnny Winter returns to the venue Saturday night at 8 p.m. with Magic Slim & The Teardrops opening.

On Sunday night, the rock band Cinderella performs.

It's general admission seating for both the Winter and Cinderella performances, with tickets available at the door.

Tickets for Johnny Winter are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and for Cinderella $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Probably no comedian skirts so many topics as Steven Wright. His one-liners, jokes, paraprosdokians, and deadpan humor can be on anything from the military to ambition to lawyers to, you name it.

Where does he get all his material?

"Just from noticing the world," he said in a telephone interview. "From the minute you wake up to the time you go to bed, you're bombarded by little pieces of information."

He added, "I get it from noticing my surroundings, from reading a book."

As an example of his humor:

"How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?"

Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Wall, America's best live Pink Floyd show, will perform at Penn's Peak at 8 p.m. today.

The Machine is back at Penn's Peak!

The Machine, which bills itself as America's best live Pink Floyd show, last appeared at The Peak in March 2010. It attracts large crowds for every performance here because of its flawless recreation of Pink Floyd concerts as well as the accompanying spectacular light show for which Pink Floyd was known.

The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 in the PIT and $25 seated.

Joe Pascarell, guitarist and vocalist for the band, said in a phone interview that Penn's Peak is one of the band's favorite venues.

Friday, June 15, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Kellie Pickler, a contestant on the "American Idol" TV show, performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Last night, country singer Kellie Pickler was a "Penn's Peak Idol."

The contestant from the popular "American Idol" TV show attracted a large audience at the local venue who applauded her every move, gushed, took pictures, and even gave her gifts.

In a concert that lasted nearly 1 1/2 hours, Pickler responded with a satisfying performance that gave the crowd a glimpse of her fantastic vocal versatility as well as her confidence on the stage.

Thursday, June 7, 2012
The band America will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Hits by America include "Tin Man," "Horse With No Name," "Ventura Highway," and "Sister Golden Hair."

The band Chicago unknowingly had some influence on how the band America got its name.

America, whose hits include "Horse With No Name," "Ventura Highway," and "Tin Man," makes a return visit to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $40 and $35.

Dewey Bunnell, a founding member of the band, explained in a telephone interview how they became "America."

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tickets go on sale Saturday for a major country music concert coming to Penn's Peak.

Martina McBride, whose hits include "Independence Day" and "This One's For the Girls," will be at the venue on Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets for "Martina McBride: One Night 2012," are $85 and $62.

It's one of two concerts for which tickets will be sold beginning Saturday. They also go on sale for "The Lettermen - The Christmas Tour," which is making a stop at the venue on Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets for this show are $32 and $27.

Monday, May 7, 2012
Dennis DeYoung - The Music of Styx is the next featured concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. The event is Friday at 8 p.m.

The line-up of concert events at Penn's Peak keeps on growing, with three shows recently added.

They are Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone on Oct. 5, country star Tanya Tucker on Oct. 14, and another country great Travis Tritt, who will be bringing his Christmas show to the venue on Nov. 30.

Coming up next to Penn's Peak is Dennis DeYoung - The Music of Styx on Saturday, May 12.

Dennis DeYoung has the distinction of having one of the most recognizable voices in the world.

Thursday, May 3, 2012
The band Survivor, best known for "Eye of the Tiger," is making a visit to Penn's Peak Sunday night. The concert starts at 8 p.m. Performing with Survivor is the Pat Travers Band

If you like the songs of the Beatles, then a show at Penn's Peak Friday night is what you're sure to enjoy.

Are you a Led Zeppelin fan? Then get to the venue on Saturday night to see a tribute band which always attracts large crowds.

Remember "Eye of the Tiger" from the movie Rocky III? The group that had the hit with it, Survivor, is at the elaborate Jim Thorpe concert hall on Sunday night.

Three concerts in three nights will occur at Penn's Peak this weekend.

They are:

Ÿ Friday - Beatlemania Now, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 at the door.

Monday, April 30, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Country singer Aaron Tippin, left, completes assembly of a bicycle after singing a song at Penn's Peak, Friday, while looking on are Marine Sgt. Andrew Rawcliffe of York and local country singer Nicole Donatone. At all his concerts, Tippin puts a bicycle together and then donates it to the Marine Corps League Toys-for-Tots campaign.

Aaron Tippin put on quite a performance on Friday night at Penn's Peak.

The country singer had sang all his charted hits, presented a full sack of humor, bantered with the crowd, and at one point, put together a two-wheel bicycle - doing the feat in under three minutes - while singing a song.

The bicycle will be donated to the local Toys-for-Tots campaign, an annual program by the Marine Corps League that gives toys to children.