Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Tickets are on sale for stand-up comic superstars and country singer Dwight Yoakam who are coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
Tickets are on sale for Sands Bethlehem Event Center shows starring stand-up comic superstars Gabriel Iglesias and Jeff Foxworthy and honky tonk country singer and musician Dwight Yoakam. Yoakam is scheduled to appear in Bethlehem on Wednesday, July 3 at 8 p.m. With 12 gold albums and nine platinum and multi-platinum albums, including the disk, This Time earning triple platinum status, Yoakam is ranked among the most successful country performers of all time. He has been a constant fixture on the Billboard Country Albums chart with five albums in the number one spot, another 14 in the top ten and more than 30 hit singles. His catalogue of hits include, “Honky Tonk Man,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” “Fast as You,” and “Thousand Miles from …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
An exhibit of fashions from the Roaring 20s at the Allentown Art Museum ends Sunday.
The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is offering two special exhibitions that allow visitors to experience the colorful styles of the 1920s along with exotic, tropical scenes from the heart of the Caribbean. Related story: Toulouse-Lautrec Show Coming to Allentown Art Museum Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection and Haitian Art from the Rodale Family Collection will run through April 21. Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection Step into the Museum’s Scheller Gallery and be transported back in time to the fascinating decade of the 1920s, renowned for its energy, excitement, and ostentation. The clothing, accessories, and jewelry of the period, presented in this exhibition, show off in dramatic fashion the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
America on Wheels Museum in Allentown celebrates its 5th anniversary with pedal cars exhibit.
America on Wheels Museum celebrates its 5th anniversary with the opening of a new exhibit Saturday, "Wonderful Woodies of Years Gone By." The replicas of automobiles of the early 1900s were built of expensive materials and propelled by pedal mechanisms, according to the museum. The cars on exhibit will include: The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. Museum admission is $8, adults; $6, seniors; $4, ages 6 to 16; free to ages 5 and under.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Also this weekend in Easton: the ACE Arts Tour, Ron White at the State Theatre, and more...
The Easton Farmers' Market will hold its first-ever benefit concert this weekend. "Music for the Market" is scheduled for Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Bank Street Annex in downtown Easton, and will feature acoustic performances from several local singer-songwriters and bands. Peformers include Doug Hawk, Nick Levinos, Alex Radus, Dave Cahill, Joe Cassady, Scott Harrington, Carter Lansing, Joe Wagner, Displaced Peoples, School of Rock Bank Street Band and High Street House Band (featuring Rian and Bill Carr and Chelsea Carle). Tickets are $20, or $60 if you want to hang out in Weyerbacher Brewing's VIP lounge. (The second option offers, according to a press release from the market, "private seating, Weyerbacher beer, farm-to-…
Martin and his band the Canyon Rangers will perform a bluegrass show April 28.
Actor, author, comedian and musician Steve Martin returns to the State Theatre later this month to perform with The Steep Canyon Rangers in an evening of Bluegrass and Banjo. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. The show had been originally been 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.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play will be performed at Northampton Community College.
Angels in America: The Millennium Approaches, by Tony Kushner, will be staged April 11-13 at 7:30pm and April 14 at 3pm at Northampton Community College's Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall (Main Campus), 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, the college announced in a press release. Described as a "gay fantasia on national themes," the play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993. Angels in America will be directed by William Mutimer, NCC assistant professor of communication/theatre. Admission is free with a donation of a nonperishable food item or a scholarship contribution. Reservations are suggested. For reservations, call 610-861-5524.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Jimmy Santiago Baca, who learned to read and write in prison, has transformed himself into an internationally acclaimed author. He will read at NCC's Bethlehem campus on April 11.
Northampton Community College (NCC) has announced that its annual Len Roberts Poetry Day will be held Thursday, April 11 from 11am to noon on its Main Campus in the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem. The event honors the memory of the late poet and NCC professor Len Roberts. The highlight of this year's Poetry Day will be a visit by poet Jimmy Santiago Baca. Baca, who learned to read and write in prison, has transformed himself into an internationally acclaimed author, activist, motivator, teacher and "poet of the people," the school said in a press release. Admission to the reading is free and open to the public. For more information, call 610-861-5300.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Legendary jazz singer scheduled to perform in Bethlehem on July 26.
Legendary singer Tony Bennett is scheduled to play a show at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, July 26 at 8pm. Tickets range from $80.50 to $126 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. With a career spanning more than 50 years during which he has won 17 Grammy Awards, Bennett most recently added a third installment to his Duets project, entitled Viva Duets. His first two duet-themed disks achieved platinum record sales, and featured Bennett pairing his vocals alongside mega hit-makers such as Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Josh Groban, Willie Nelson and Aretha Franklin, among others. The …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Crayola Experience in Easton will reopen in May with new activities and displays that the company hopes will attract 150,000 more visitors a year.
Ink that puffs up when you heat it. A 40-foot wall of crayon bins. An 85-foot water attraction. Those are all among the new features kids will be able to see and take part in when the Crayola Experience reopens in May. Easton's main tourist destination closed for renovations in mid-February, but on Tuesday, the company gave a tour of its soon-to-be-upgraded building to members of the media and local officials. "This really is going to be a reimagined facility," said Victoria Lozano, Crayola's VP of corporate strategy and development, who led the tour. Stops along the way included a look at a new two-story playground, and the Water Works, an 85-foot-long table featuring a small river running through the city of Crayonopolis (where Crayola's…