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Penn's Peak

Monday, December 17, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Pop singer Rita Coolidge performs Saturday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

"A Rita Coolidge Christmas" was held Saturday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. Although most of the concert featured holiday favorites and an assortment of the performer's top hits, there was a solemn part of the show which was a tribute to the 26 victims of the tragedy in Connecticut.

The finale of the show had Coolidge singing the doleful song "Amazing Grace" in her Cherokee tongue. As she sang the song, she wiped tears from her eyes. The audience sat in respected silence during the performance.

Friday, December 14, 2012
"Rita Coolidge - A Rita Coolidge Christmas" will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Rita Coolidge makes her Penn's Peak debut on Saturday night.

She brings "A Rita Coolidge Christmas" to the stage of the Jim Thorpe venue, with the concert getting underway at 8 p.m.

Tickets are just $19 and $24 and will be available at the door.

Coolidge is best known for the hits "The Way You Do The Things You Do" and "Your Love Has Lifted Me Higher"

She said that putting together the Christmas concert is one of the most important projects of her career.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Flo and Eddie of The Turtles will be coming to Penn's Peak on June 27, along with Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night, and Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders.

Three concerts have been announced for 2013 at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, and tickets go on sale for all of them at 10 a.m. Saturday - just in time to be Christmas gifts for yourself or someone else.

Tickets are already available for Sneak Peek Club members. Sneak Peak Club memberships are available for purchase from Penn's Peak.

The new announcements are among several other concerts already listed for 2013, as well as the full schedule of luncheon shows.

The new concert events are:

Monday, December 10, 2012
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Audience members are called on stage and help the Lettermen sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas" during concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, in what proved to be a hilarious segment of the show. Notice one woman gets up close and personal with Lettermen member Donovan Tea.

On Saturday night, the Lettermen performed in concert at Penn's Peak, proving once again to be supreme entertainers.

They put the large audience into the Christmas spirit with their holiday songs. They took the crowd back in time with their hits from the 50s and 60s, and accentuated the music with some videos of lead singer Tony Butala in movies such as "White Christmas" and his appearance on the old Jack Benny show.

As the whipped cream on the Lettermen's entertainment sundae, the got audience members involved in several of their numbers.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
The Lettermen, l-r, Bobby Poynton, Donovan Tea, and Tony Butala, will be doing a Christmas show tonight at 8 p.m. at Penn's Peak. The Letterman will be singing Christmas tunes, having audience interaction, and will be presenting a taste of their original hits.

Of Christmas concerts, few groups are more experience and display more variety than The Lettermen.

For over 50 years, Tony Butala has been performing on stage with the Lettermen, a group he helped form. They've been doing Christmas shows for over 30 years.

Tonight, the Lettermen bring their act to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe for a seasonal concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $27 and $32.

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound bring their Christmas tour to Penn's Peak at 7 p.m. Sunday. This is the first appearance at the venue for the multiple Dover Award winning quartet.

Coming Sunday to Penn's Peak is Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. This is part of the Grammy Award nominee's annual Christmas tour.

Ernie Haase has been part of the Gaither's Gospel Shows for over 10 years and has performed at the Billy Graham Crusade before 82,000 people in Cleveland Stadium.

Tickets for this special Penn's Peak event are just $20 and $25 and can be purchased in advanced. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Blue Oyster Cult will be performing at 8 p.m. Friday at Penn's Peak. It's one of three concerts this weekend at the Jim Thorpe venue.

There's quite a lineup of entertainment this weekend at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Blue Öyster Cult, the hard rock/heavy metal band listed by VH1 as one of the greatest hard rock bands of all times, will be performing at 8 p.m. on Friday.

On Saturday night, The Lettermen will bring their Christmas tour to the venue for a show at 8 p.m.

Sunday at 7 p.m., Grammy Award nominee Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, who have performed at Billy Graham Crusades, make their Penn's Peak debut bringing a concert of Christmas music.

Blue Oyster Cult

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Travis Tritt

The Christmas season has arrived at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Several seasonal concerts are scheduled this month at the venue, starting with a show by country music star Travis Tritt on Friday night.

Tritt brings his Christmas show to Penn's Peak, with Lyndsey Highlander opening for him at 8 p.m. Tickets, which can be purchased in advance or are available at the door, are just $37 and $42.

Travis Tritt fell in love with music as a child and taught himself how to play guitar at the age of 8 and was writing songs by the age of 14.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Country band Lonestar, celebrating its 20th year, will be appearing Friday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

This marks the 20th anniversary of the country band Lonestar, a quartet that has had enormous success.

On Friday night, Lonestar makes a visit to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe with a concert starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $40.

Lonestar is best known for the love ballad, "Amazed," a song played at many weddings, which hit number one on the Billboard 100 chart, and which has received many awards.

Other hits by Lonestar include the whimsical "Mr. Mom," "I'm Already There," and "My Front Porch Looking In."

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A concert scheduled for tonight at Penn's Peak by the British band Uriah Heep has been cancelled.

A statement on the band's Web site said the concert is off because the band hasn't been able to fly into JFK airport.

The statement reads that the band was willing to fly into Raleigh instead of JFK, but the airline wasn't able to accommodate the entire band.

The Penn's Peak stop was the first on Uriah Heep's U.S. tour.

The band also says on its Web site: