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Out & About

Thursday, December 8, 2011
CSCT produces beloved holiday classic this weekend

Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theater presents A Christmas Carol this weekend in Summit Hill. Show time is 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday at the Summit Hill Heritage Center, 1 W. Hazard St.

The production is adapted by Michael A. Youngs, from the classic story by Charles Dickens. It is produced by the CSCT board of directors, under a special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service.

"This adaptation was written in 2006 and offers a reflective look at a timeless classic," says CSCT President Jonathan M. Rodgers, who is also directing the show.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Carbon County Art Odyssey 2010 Open Studio and Gallery Tour will take place Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on both Saturdays, and from noon until 5 p.m. on both Sundays.

The event is free to the public.

Art Odyssey 2010 is a free, self-guided walking and driving tour, involving over 25 destinations in the Jim Thorpe area.

Thursday, August 26, 2010
African American Abstract Masters runs from Aug. 28-Oct. 18 at the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation, 20 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

In the wake of World War II, as the United States ascended to superpower status and its Senate became paranoid about a developing Iron Curtain, a tension began to evolve in the then-called "Negro" community that spilled over, into the mainstream white society in the forms of music jazz, and art a jazz riff on abstract impressionism.

That surmises the feelings of Mary Anne Rose, curator of the African American Abstract Masters show opening with a reception at the Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 3-5 p.m.

Thursday, August 5, 2010
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS PHOTOS The sorcerer, John Wellington Wells (Bill Lance), Alexis (Mike Trainer) and Aline (Jennifer Arner) survey the results of the sorcerer's love potion.

The Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theater will be performing "The Sorcerer" at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, this weekend.

Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8.

"The Sorcerer," also known as "The Elixir of Love," is an operetta by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. It was written and originally performed Nov. 17, 1877 at the Opéra Comique in London. It was the duo's third collaboration and their first two-act play. The show was revised in 1884, including an abridged Act I and a new opening to Act II.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Soloists from the Bach and Handel Chorale's annual fall concert were, from left, Meghan Dewald, soprano; Jennifer Laubach, mezzo-soprano; John Calkins, tenor; and Richard Johnson, bass.

Music lovers from throughout the area attended the Bach and Handel Chorale's annual fall concert on Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Jim Thorpe. Those who braved the wintry weather were treated to several selections by Johann Sebastian Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude.

The fall concert featured soloists, chorale members and the Festival Orchestra.

The program began with an orchestral piece, "Suite No. 3 in D Major" by Bach, led by chorale founder and conductor Randall D. Perry.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Local award winning photographer, Carl B. Silverstein, Palmerton, announces the opening of his new show, "Visions," in the rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol. The show will run until Nov. 26. A reception for the artist will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, at noon.

Various subjects are featured, including work from the Highlands of Scotland to a black and white study of the state capitol.

As a teenager, Silverstein says he discovered that art followed him everywhere. His appreciation for beauty in all aspects of life sparked his 35-year passion for photography.

Friday, November 6, 2009
Maestro Randall Douglas Perry

A Benefit Recital for Shepherd House Food Pantry will be performed by John Thyhsen on trumpet and Randall Douglas Perry on organ, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church at 3rd and Iron streets, Lehighton.

The program will open with Aria con Variazioni (from "The Harmonious Blacksmith") and Organ Concerto No. 3 in G Minor composed by George Frideric Handel. Concerto in D (dedicated to John Thyhsen) composed by Perry will also be performed.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Frank Letterio holds a painting, Spanish Night, one of the "Women" he will have on display at the Tamaqua Art Center along with the sculptures on the table.

Frank Letterio, a paint artist and sculptor from Towamensing Township, is presenting a one-man show entitled "Shall We Dance," at The Gallery at the Tamaqua Art Center, 114 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

An artist's reception and exhibition opening will be held Friday, Nov. 6, from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through Nov. 27.

Monday, October 26, 2009
Rail fans to gather for dual event in Jim Thorpe

Hundreds of railroad modelers and rail fans are readying to converge on Jim Thorpe's Memorial Hall, E. 10th Street, for the first combined Fall Train Meet & Railroad Film Night. In past years, the events were scheduled on different days and in different locations. This year, it's a one-stop railroad hobbyist's dream come true.

The Sunday, Nov. 1 event begins at 9 a.m. with the Carbon Model Railroad Society's Fifth Annual Fall Train Meet. The swap meet of model and toy trains, books and railroadiana, operating layouts, and historical materials will run until 3 p.m.

Monday, October 5, 2009

"Art is first determined by the person making it and second by the person viewing it," said Tom Storm on the opening night of his first solo show, The Bubble Project, at the Jim Thorpe Gallery, part of the Carbon County Cultural Project.