The blues return to SteelStacks on Bethlehem's southside for the second annual Blast Furnace Blues Festival. The three-day blues showcase will consist of more than 25 acclaimed local and national acts performing on three stages.
Headlining the opening day of the festival, which runs Sept. 14 - 16, is legendary harmonica player James Cotton.
Cotton, a Mississippi native is the recipient of a 1996 Grammy award and a member of the Blues Hall of Fame. He performed with the iconic...
The envelope, please.
That's the plot device on which, ahem, rides "Premium Rush," one of late summer's most adrenaline-charged movies.
The title refers to the speed, priority or experience of a New York City bicycle-courier delivering a high-priority message.
Never mind the definition. This film is the fastest thing on reels. You'll grip the arm of your movie theater seat, the person next to you (best to know him or her first) or your reporter's notebook (as was my case...
"44 Plays for 44 Presidents," 8 p.m. Sept. 29; 2, 8 p.m. Sept. 30; 8 p.m. Oct. 1 - 3, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/theatre, 484-664-3333 or
"An Evening At A British Music Hall," Sept 28 - 29, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689.
"Dog Eat Dog," 8 p.m. Sept. 20 - 22, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets...
Ramin Karimloo fled with his parents from Iran to Canada, landed the lead in "The Phantom of the Opera" in Great Britain and is touring the United States behind his CD, "Human Heart," including a concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Musikfest Cafe, Bethehem.
Let's get the geopolitical question out of the way right away.
"It's one of those things. I think it's very scary about what goes on [in Iran]. What we see is not what really goes on over there. Anyone killing for any religion is...
Communication travels in many formats, and the radio is the number one method for the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club (DLARC).
The 200 members of the club, founded 66 years ago, communicate with handheld radios.
Charles Lazarchak, of Easton, president of DLARC, describes the radio club as educational.
The club offers its members all kinds of projects, from building one's own antenna and computer software to participating in emergency preparedness procedures and...
"Phantom" for real: Ramin Karimloo, above, who played the Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall," performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Karimloo's debut album, "Human Heart," released in June, has songs Ramin has performed on stage, including "Music of the Night" from "The Phantom Of The Opera"; "'Til I Hear You Sing" from its sequel, "Love Never Dies"; new songs from Ryan Tedder and Greg Wells (Adele, Leona Lewis), a...
If you look up the word "diva" in the dictionary, it means a "highly-distinguished female singer; derived from the Italian word for "a goddess."
Goddesses will abound on the Allentown Symphony Hall stage at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 as we feature two very "Wicked Divas" singing your favorite Broadway hit songs.
Singing with attitude and bravura has been a part of the "Diva" tradition for centuries. I remember going to pick up an opera singer from the airport once and although I didn't...
James Supra, 5 p.m.
Lurrie Bell, 6:45 p.m.
Alexis P Suter, 8:30 p.m.
Jam, 10:30 p.m.
Banko Cinema, Red Theater
Mike Dugan, 5:30 p.m.
Watermelon Slim, 7:15 p.m.
Mike Dugan, 9 p.m.
Lazy Lester, 12:30 p.m.
Catherine Russell, 2 p.m.
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, 3:30 p.m.
James Cotton, 5 p.m.
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, 7 p.m.
"Safety Not Guaranteed" is a hybrid film. It's part indie film, part mumblecore and part science fiction.
The film, while it doesn't always work, is a charmer, mostly for its off-hand, casual and sometimes clunky screenplay, directing and acting.
The story centers on a Seattle monthly (we presume) magazine where the editor (Mary Lynn Rajskub, in what amounts to not much more than a cameo) assigns a reporter, Jeff (Jake M. Johnson) and two interns, Darius (Aubrey Plaza) and...
The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, is presenting "Max Ginsburg: The Social Realist Master," Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.
Ginsburg, a native of New York City, is one of the most highly-respected and accomplished social realist American painters. He credits his father, Abraham Ginsburg, a portrait painter, for providing him with a strong, traditional artistic foundation.
The paintings in the exhibition give graphic...