Lancaster County singer-songwriter Jessica Smucker has been to Allentown plenty of times, but not to perform concerts.
She almost made it to Bethlehem.
More than one year ago, she was to play at a south side Bethlehem coffeehouse, but the place closed.
Smucker makes her Musikfest debut at 6 p.m. Aug. 8, Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz, being presented in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
The Aug. 8 lineup includes: Kenny Ferrier, 5 p.m.; Sarah Ayers, 7 p.m.; Carlos Barata, 8 p.m.; and Katie Kelly, 9 p.m.
The Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority and City of Bethlehem are giving a sneak peek of the new Bethlehem Visitor Center at SteelStacks during Musikfest, through Aug. 12.
The interactive visitor center, which will be open for guided and self-guided tours, is featuring several exhibits that highlight the region's arts and cultural attractions, history, industrial heritage and recreational opportunities.
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 skills of her father, Wink (Dwight Henry), border on child abuse.
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.
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.