The 2012 Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, celebrates its 160th year.
So, where were you in 1852?
That's when the Allentown Fair began.
There've been many changes at the Fair over the years, er, decades, or, rather, centuries.
The Allentown Fair carries on at its 46-acre Fairgrounds location, 17th and Liberty and Chew streets, Allentown.
The first day, Aug. 28, offers "Preview Night," with free admission.
In addition to the ticketed...
The film, "The Intouchables," is bracing, uplifting and a triumph of the human spirit.
Plus, it's darn funny.
Philippe (François Cluzet) is a very wealthy Paris widower who is a tetraplegic following an accident. Philippe hires Driss (Omar Sy), a very poor, street-smart Senegales to be his live-in primary care-giver.
Driss has a strong personality and commands respect.
Philippe likes that. He doesn't want pity.
Inside the gated mansion, Magalie (Audrey...
Gary Sinise, best known for his Academy Award nominated role as Lt. Dan Taylor in "Forrest Gump," headlines the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, with his music group the Lt. Dan Band, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17.
The benefit concert is to raise money to build a "smart home" for Army Sgt. Adam Keys, a Whitehall Township resident who lost his legs and his left hand to an Improvised Explosive Device in July 2010 in Afghanistan. The explosion killed his friend and Whitehall native Army...
When William Morris, Civic Theatre of Allentown's Technical Director, happened upon "Why We Have A Body," he knew he'd found something special.
"It's quite unique in its structure and subject matter," says Morris, who's directing the play, which runs Aug. 17 - 26 in Civic's SummerStage series in Theatre514, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown.
"The play itself is told a lot in monologue fashion. There's fewer scenes than monologues. One character actually only communicates through...
A group of community organizations are hoping for good weather Aug. 23 - 26.
But, even if it rains, the show will go on.
The "show" is Coplay Community Days, a festival featuring food, live music, contests, games, rides and bingo at Coplay Community Park, Second and Keefer streets, Coplay.
The weather is not expected to be a factor because virtually the entire festival takes place under cover.
Sponsors such as M&M Lawn Service and Service Electric are...
What I recall after seeing "Total Recall" are weapons, shooting, leaping, hand-to-hand combat, violence, explosions, flying cars, chases, and more weapons, shooting, leaping, hand-to-hand combat, violence, explosions, flying cars, chases and more weapons.
If I sound like a broken record it's because I am mirroring the images and impressions of "Total Recall," a reimagining, or reboot in simple words, a remake of the 1990 movie that starred Arnold Schwarznegger, based on author Philip...
Bethlehem's Jeremy Galyon stars in the opera, "Susannah," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 3 p.m. Aug. 12 in the Berks Opera Workshop and the Fall Festival of the Arts production, WCR Center for the Arts, 140 N. 5th St., Reading.
Carlisle Floyd's masterpiece was inspired by Appalachian folk songs, hymns and opera melodies. It was written during the 1950's McCarthy Era and inspired by the biblical Apocrypha.
In the opera's plot, Susannah is an innocent young person targeted by closed-...
C.F. Martin & Co., Inc., Nazareth, largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States, is giving away a Martin D-28 during the 29th annual Musikfest, Bethlehem.
As part of the contest, Martin Guitar is giving a private tour of the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, and an opportunity to meet C.F. Martin & Co. Chairman and CEO Chris Martin IV, who will sign the brand-new D-28 guitar.
The contest was launched opening night, Aug. 3, at Musikfest when C.F Martin...
It can be said that in many respects the Bethlehem Steel Company was Bethlehem.
For decades, it was the area's largest employer. In the 1940s, 30,000 workers had jobs there. In addition, it sponsored events in the community, founded civic organizations, and provided funding for the area's educational institutions.
It was, in many ways, "The Steel Way of Life," as the title of an exhibition in The Goundie House, 505 Main St., Bethlehem, states.
The exhibit is a...
One of the pleasures of summer movie-going is discovering a less-trumpeted movie amidst the summer blockbusters.
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" is one such film.
The film's intriguing title reveals little. Even after seeing the film, you may not be able to describe what you have seen. However, you will know you've had an extraordinary film-going experience.
"Beasts" tells the story of six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané "Nazie" Wallis), a motherless child. The parenting...