After Frank Sinatra and before Bruce Springsteen (those other Jersey Boys), there was The Four Seasons, one of the top pop groups of all time, having sold 100 million records.
The Four Seasons were so popular, the group rivaled The Beatles on the record charts, resulting in the 1964 Vee-Jay promotional album, "The Beatles vs. The Four Seasons: The International Battle Of The Century."
The Four Seasons' recordings influenced not only Springsteen, but Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and a generation of songwriters and hit-makers.
Loyalty oath: Marnie Schulenburg, above, portrays Silvia in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," through July 13, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. Schulenburg appears opposite her husband Zack Robidas (Proteus). In Shakespeare's earliest romantic comedy, best friends fall for the same girl. A Duke, a debutante and a dog join the cast in this lively exploration of loyalty and love. Matt Pfeiffer, who directed last season's "The 39 Steps" at PSF, directs.
The exhibition, "Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso: Symbolism & Romance," opens with a reception 6 - 8 p.m. July 9, The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Baum School of Art, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.
Dr. Christine I. Oaklander, former Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Allentown Art Museum and Arts Coordinator, Lehigh Valley Health Network, is guest curator of the exhibition, which continues through Aug. 8. The exhibition sponsors are Carol and Jack Bury.
Joe Vincent embodies the rough-hewn wisdom, profound spirituality and indomitable spirit of Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof," which opened the 23rd annual Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) where the musical continues through June 29, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.
Vincent, a veteran of 33 of Shakespeare's 37 plays, couldn't be better cast as the dairyman of Anatevka in the 50th anniversary production of "Fiddler on the Roof" at PSF.
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds
Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
School of Rock:Third Grade, 6:30 p.m. June 26
Books and Bagels, 10 a.m. June 27
Seedy Sunflowers, 10 a.m. June 28
Family Movie, 2 p.m. July 2, call for movie title.
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100
Reverend Horton Heat, 8 p.m. June 27
Toad the Wet Sprocket, 7:30 p.m. June 29
Into It. Over It, 8 p.m. July 10
Still Surfin,' 8 p.m. July 11: Beach Boys tribute
Craig Thatcher, Nyke Van Wyk, 7:30 p.m. July 12: Levitt Pavilion fundraiser
Satisfaction, 7:30 p.m. July 17: Rolling Stones tribute
Big Jay Oakerson, 7:30 p.m. July 17, Fowler Blast Furnace Room
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam, 8 p.m. July 24
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, through Sept. 7, Scheller Gallery.
Francisco's Goya's "Los Caprichos," through Sept. 9, Rodale Gallery
Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, through Aug. 17, Butz Gallery
British Pop Prints, through June 22, Payne Hurd Gallery
Platinum Visions: Photographs by Thomas John Shillea, July 2 - Sept. 28, Payne Hurd Gallery
Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays
@Body.8 Days Head:.FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARKS
328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725
The Sidekick Band, 3 p.m. June 29
Banned from the Ranch, 3 p.m. July 4
Country Ryhthm Band, 3 p.m. July 6
The Majestics, 3 p.m. July 13
Texas Fever, 3 p.m. July 20
Hickory Rose, 3 p.m. July 27
The Phat Boys, 3 p.m. Aug. 3
Midnight Special, 3 p.m. Aug. 10
Jakes Country Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 17
Country Rhythm Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 24
JW and the Buicks, 3 p.m. Aug. 31
@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK
Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"Jersey Boys," 12:30, 3:15, 6, 8:45 p.m. June 27; 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 p.m. June 28; 12:15, 3, 5 :15 p.m. June 29; 4:15, 7:15 p.m. June 30, July 1, 2; 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m. July 3
"Obvious Child " 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:30 p.m. June 27, 28; 1:15, 3:15, 7:55 p.m. June 29; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. June 30, July 1, 2; 1:45, 4:15 p.m. July 3
"Rocky Horror Picture Show," 11:30 p.m. June 27
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Pitbull, 7 p.m. Aug. 26
Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Hunter Hayes, The Swon Brothers, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
Fresh Beat Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone