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Entertainment in the area

Glenn Hughes, a member of English rock band Deep Purple in the 1970s, leads the entertainment highlights coming to local and regional venues over the next two weeks.

Hughes, slated to perform at Penn’s Peak, recorded three studio albums with Deep Purple. The singer-bassist will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the group’s album “Burn,” with plans to perform other material from his three-year stint with the band.

Over in Allentown, the Harlem Globetrotters will hit the court at the PPL Center, while Easton’s State Theatre will host “Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through the Change.”

Heavy metal band Machine Head, meanwhile, plays Bethlehem’s Wind Creek Event Center. Metal also hits Stroudsburg, with Static-X and Sevendust set to rock the Sherman Theater.


325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe

866-605-7325, pennspeak.com

• The Sixties Show, 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Members of The Sixties Show, performing music from the 1960s, have performed with artists such as Sir Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen.

• Sugar Mountain, 8 p.m. Feb. 10. The act pays tribute to singer-songwriter Neil Young.

• Glenn Hughes, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Born in Cannock, England, the singer-bassist fronted the bands Finders Keepers and Trapeze before joining Deep Purple in 1973. Hughes released his first solo album in 1977, with his most recent out in 2016. Hughes’ other projects have included Hughes/Thrall, with guitarist Pat Thrall, and supergroup Dead Daisies.

• Umphrey’s McGee, 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Formed in South Bend, Indiana, the jam band released debut studio album “Greatest Hits Vol. III” in 1998. Umphrey’s McGee released its 14th studio set, “Asking for a Friend,” in 2022.


6565 Interchange Road, Lehighton

610-377-5050, countryjunction.com

• Wine Fest, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18. Local wineries will offer wine samples. The event also includes live music by Two of a Kind on Feb. 17 and Rikki & Friends on Feb. 18.


14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe

570-325-0249, mcohjt.com

• Dancin’ Machine, 8 p.m. Feb. 9. The act performs 1970s disco music.

• The Stranger, 8 p.m. Feb. 10. The band pays tribute to singer-songwriter Billy Joel.

• The Rush Experience, 8 p.m. Feb. 16. The group pays tribute to Canadian rock band Rush.

• The ELO Tribute Show, 8 p.m. Feb. 17. The act pays tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra.



125 Pine St., Tamaqua

570-668-1192, tamaquaarts.org

• Daedal Doodle Art Show. The exhibit, on display through the end of the month, celebrates the recent artist residency between St. Jerome Regional School students and artist Victor Stabin. The latter worked with eighth grade students during fall 2023 on creating artwork inspired by his “Daedal Doodle – The ABC Book For The Ages.”

• Fourth Daddy-Daughter Dance, 6 p.m. Feb. 16, The Stitch. The arts center and the Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission will present the dance, set to include a DJ and more.


77 Wind Creek Blvd., Bethlehem

610-297-7414, windcreekeventcenter.com

• Machine Head, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Formed in 1991 in Oakland, California, the heavy metal band released its first studio album “Burn My Eyes” in 1994, with its 10th, concept album “Of Kingdom and Crown,” arriving in 2022.

• Voyage, 8 p.m. Feb. 10. The tribute band performs the music of pop-rock band Journey.

• The Best of the Eagles, 8 p.m. Feb. 17. The group pays tribute to rock band the Eagles.

• Álvaro Torres and José Luis Rodríguez, 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Torres, a Salvadoran singer-songwriter, has released 20 studio albums. His hit singles include 1991’s “Nada Se Compara Contigo” and “Buenos Amigos,” the latter a duet with Selena. Rodríguez, a Venezuelan singer/actor nicknamed “El Pluma,” has released dozens of album since the 1960s.


101 Founders Way, Bethlehem

610-332-1300, steelstacks.org

• Philadelphia Funk Authority, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The band performs dance and party music.

• Luisito Rosario & Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Born in New Jersey, Rosario performs salsa music. In 1996, Larry Harlow of the Fania All-Stars hired Rosario as lead vocalist for his orchestra. The singer, who released his first solo album in 2001, also leads his own orchestra.

• A Celebration of Love and Healing Benefit Show, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. The event benefits the recovery for drummer Todd Juknevic, diagnosed with lung cancer in 2023. Trouble City All-Stars, Juknevic’s roots-reggae band, and reggae/hip-hop duo Space Kamp will perform.

• Rubix Kube, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. The tribute group performs music from the 1980s.


453 Northampton St., Easton

800-999-7828, statetheatre.org

• Mania: The ABBA Tribute, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The act performs a tribute to Swedish pop-music band ABBA. “Waterloo,” ABBA’s breakthrough hit single, arrived in 1974.

• “Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through the Change,” 3 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. In this sequel to 2001’s “Menopause The Musical,” the four women who met at a lingerie sale five years prior set sail for more high jinks on the high seas.

• The New York Bee Gees, 8 p.m. Feb. 17. The band performs the music of English pop/rock trio the Bee Gees.


701 Hamilton St., Allentown

610-224-4625, pplcenter.com

• Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. Feb. 16. The exhibition basketball team, originating in Chicago in 1926, will face longtime rivals Washington Generals. The Globetrotters combines includes theater and comedy in its style of play, offering opportunities for fan engagement.


524 Main St., Stroudsburg

570-420-2808, shermantheater.com

• Winter Jam, 7 p.m. Feb. 10. The event will feature art and craft vendors, along with live music by the Joe Cirotti Trio, Mike Frank & Friends, and John Morgan Kimock.

• Static-X and Sevendust, 6:15 p.m. Feb. 12. Static-X, an industrial metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1994, released its eighth studio album, “Project: Regeneration Vol. 2,” in late January. Sevendust, an alternative metal band formed in 1994 in Atlanta, released its 14th studio album “Truth Killer” in 2023.

• Love Letters: A Valentine’s Cabaret & Burlesque Spectacular, 8 p.m. Feb. 16. The show will include music, dance and burlesque performances.

• Yacht Rock Gold, 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Yacht Rock Gold performs a polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California between 1976 and 1984. The tribute act plays hits by artists such as the Doobie Brothers, Christopher Cross, Little River Band and Ambrosia.

• Big Freeze Wonderland Concert, 4 p.m. Feb. 18. The show will feature performances from, among others, Ava, D Sturdy, NYC Blicks and Lyrikk Dion.

Glenn Hughes, a member of Deep Purple, will be performing at Penn's Peak on Feb. 17. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO