Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers ride into the State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, 7:30 p.m. April 28. Martin's banjo and bluegrass music received a 2009 Bluegrass Album Grammy for his solo, "The Crow." His second bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Rangers, "Rare Bird Alert," has 13 new Martin-penned tracks, including a live version of "King Tut." The Steep Canyon Rangers, from Asheville, N.C, received the 2013 Bluegrass Album for "...
DeSales University Performing Arts Act 1's season comes to a sizzling close with the musical "Chicago," featuring, above, from left, Phoenix Best as Velma Kelly and Julia Pfender as Roxy Hart. "Chicago" opens April 24 and continues through May 5, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley.
The young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing diligently to present the two-act play "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
The story is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Twain.
Set in the 1800s, the play tells the story of 14-year-old Tom Sawyer, who is raised along the banks of the Mississippi River in Missouri.
As the play unfolds, Sawyer matches wits with his Aunt Polly, falls in love with a beautiful girl named...
The number "42" will be known even farther and wider because of the biopic about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player to play Major League Baseball.
"42," written and directed tenderly by Brian Helgeland (screenwriter, "Mystic River," 2003; screenwriter of that great contemporary noir, "LA Confidential," 1997; writer-director "A Knight's Tale," 2001), tells a glowing literally, as Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and many of the characters are often bathed in golden-...
Lehigh Carbon Community College choral group, the Tri-Cees - the Cougar Community Chorale, holds its annual spring performance, 7 p.m. May 6, Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
The concerts includes renditions of "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "The Long and Winding Road" and works by Ira and George Gershwin and Jule Styne.
The event is free and open to the public.
Monetary donations and canned...
The restored Ironton Railroad Caboose No. 6 will be the centerpiece of a dedication program Saturday, June 1, which also is National Trails Day.
For years, the caboose has been located in the Whitehall Parkway, off South Church Street.
The Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission took on the task not only of raising the funding to restore the caboose but also moving it to a more ideal location – near the IRT trailhead in Stiles, off West Coplay Road, Chestnut and Ruch streets in...
The Allentown Band, under the direction of Ronald Demkee, accompanied by Jane Knotek, Director of Music Ministry at Zion's UCC on the C.E. Haskell-Fritsche pipe organ, presents a concert to benefit the Liberty Bell Museum, 3 p.m. April 28, Zion UCC Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
The first half of the concert features pieces from operas composed by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. The second half features contemporary American music composed by Morton Gould and concludes...
With each year of the Student Poetry Project, there are surprises.
Poetry is like that. And so is April, National Poetry Month. Can you say serendipity?
For the 8th annual Student Poetry Project, one poem in particular has quite a pedigree.
"Puerto Rico's Christmas in Bethlehem" by Carla Victoria Lugo was chosen by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem as one of four poems requested from 4th grade students at Freemansburg Elementary School to be featured on The Choir's new CD, "A...
The Northampton Community College annual fine art students exhibit is April 25 - May 7 in the gallery, Communications Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.
An artists' reception is 3:30 - 5 p.m. April 25.
Why would anyone want to see "Jurassic Park" in 3D when director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster 1993 movie has been available in multiple formats for two decades?
Two words: Steven Spielberg.
And you thought I was going to say: T- Rex.
Oh, T-Rex is big and frightening especially in 3D.
However, T-Rex wouldn't exist in "Jurassic Park" if not for Spielberg, perhaps the United States' best contemporary director who can and does direct all genres (for contrast, see "...