Sunday, May 19, 2013
Retiring host and soon-to-be host of NBC late night television shows both scheduled to appear at Bethlehem Event Center this summer.
“Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will make his second trip to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Sticking with the comedy theme, Vision Entertainment on Monday also announced performances by "Saturday Night Live" cast member Seth Meyers and the cast of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers.” Leno, who has been “The Tonight Show” host for most of the past 20 years, has continued to perform stand-up comedy throughout his tenure as television host. Leno appeared for a nearly sold out at the Event Center in August 2012. In March, NBC announced that Leno would retire from “The Tonight Show” at the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics and be replaced by “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon. Meyers, who on Sunday was named by NBC to be Fallon’s …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The summer blockbusters are upon us with 'Iron Man 3' still on local screens and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' now open.
The latest "Star Trek" movie is out and the reviews are in: You can find local movie times here: And if you like to plan ahead, here is Firstshowing's 2013 movie release schedule. What's the best movie you saw so far this year? What new release are you looking forward to? Tell us in the comments section below.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Samuel Martin recently performed with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Martin is a 2010 graduate of Saucon Valley High School.
The following information was provided by readMedia Newswire: Saucon Valley resident Samuel Martin performed in the piano section with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on April 19. Martin is a 2010 graduate of Saucon Valley High School. He is currently a junior Piano Performance major in the Ithaca College School of Music. Home to the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has been called "New York City's foremost institution" by Frommer's Travel Guides. "Giving its students the opportunity to perform at one of the world's most prominent venues exemplifies the Ithaca College School of Music's creative and innovative training environment for …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
'Anything Goes' cast and crew members from Saucon Valley High School were nominated for Freddy Awards in four different categories Thursday. The awards will be given out later this month.
Saucon Valley High School students received four Freddy Award nominations Thursday for their spring production of the musical "Anything Goes." Nominations were received in the following categories: Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Outstanding Use of Scenery Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor - Davis Weaver as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh Outstanding Production Number - "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" The Freddy Awards are given annually to local high school students for outstanding achievements in dramatic productions. The 2013 Freddies will be presented Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. at the State Theatre in Easton. The awards ceremony will be televised live by WFMZ-TV Channel 69 and live-streamed at www.wfmz.com. For more information about the …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Former guitarist for Guns N' Roses to play at Bethlehem Sands Event Center on July 16.
Slash, the guitar slinger best known for his days with the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, is coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 16. Known for his signature top hat, long black curls and mirrored sunglasses, Slash will bring his current touring band, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. General admission tickets for the show are $35 and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. Together for more than a decade, Guns N’ Roses produced five studio albums and a number of hits, including “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” and “You Could Be Mine.” During his later years with Guns N' Roses, Slash formed…
'Iron Man' is back with dazzling special effects, snappy one-liners and another crusade to save the world.
"Iron Man 3" is showing in Lehigh Valley theaters and fans can expect "visual dazzle and and eye-popping stunts that border on overload," according to USA Today. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Ben Kingsley as this installment's villain, known as Mandarin. Slate magazine calls "Iron Man 3" a "sharp-eyed domestic comedy wrapped in a Disney-Marvel mega movie." You can find local movie times here: And if you like to plan ahead, here is Firstshowing's 2013 movie release schedule. What's the best movie you saw so far this year? What new release are you looking forward to? Tell us in the comments section below.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Vendor/crafter spaces at the May 18 library fair are available for $15. Call 610-749-0633 to register.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Tickets go are on sale for legendary jazz-rock band, iconic counter culture comedy duo and a touring production of 'Menopause the Musical.'
Shows starring jazz-rock legends Steely Dan and the iconic comedy duo of Cheech and Chong, and a touring production of "Menopause The Musical" have been announced for the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Tickets for all three shows are on sale and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. Steely Dan, who on Monday announced its 2013 tour—which they are calling the Mood Swings: 8 Miles To Pancake Day Tour— will perform at the Sands on Friday, September 27th at 8pm. Led by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits such as Reelin' in the …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The 6th annual Student Artistry Exhibit featuring works by Saucon Valley middle and high school students will open April 27 at the Heller Homestead in Lower Saucon Township.
Works by Saucon Valley high school and middle school students will be displayed in a local gallery beginning later this month. The Saucon Valley Conservancy has announced that the 6th annual Student Artistry Exhibit at the Heller Homestead will open with a public reception on Saturday, April 27. The exhibit is coordinated with the Saucon Valley School District and is under the direction of the district's related arts teachers. The homestead, which is located at 1890-92 Friedensville Road in Lower Saucon Township, will also host other special events that day in conjunction with Saucon Valley History Day. The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, with a group photo of the young artists and welcoming remarks …
Martin and his band The Steep Canyon Rangers will perform a bluegrass show April 28 at the State Theater in Easton.
Actor, author, comedian and musician and Steve Martin returns to the State Theatre later this month to perform with The Steep Canyon Rangers in an evening of Bluegrass and Banjo, Sunday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. The show was originally scheduled for November 2012, but was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Tickets from that show will be honored. Martin will perform bluegrass and banjo tunes from his Grammy-winning album "The Crow” as well as his second full-length bluegrass album "Rare Bird Alert" that was released in March 2011. Tickets are $60-80 and can be purchased by visiting the theater box office, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.