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Published: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:45:45 GMT

Last Build Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:45:45 GMT

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KISS ticket sales at Allentown Fair draws line longtime fans looking to 'rock 'n' roll all night'

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:30:00 GMT

Asked why he would stand outside in 40-degree weather for 6 1/2 hours Friday to get tickets to see classic rock group KISS at Allentown Fair’s grandstand on Sept. 1, Charlie Sides of Coopersburg laughed.

“My wife told me to,” he said.

But he quickly amended the answer.

 “Just the music,” Sides...




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A polished Jewel readies for her return to Bethlehem

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:57:24 GMT

Two decades after Jewel exploded onto the music scene with the album "Pieces Of You," she's made an album that brings her back to the core of who she is as a musician and a person.

It's called "Picking Up The Pieces," and it follows a period in which the singer had a son, Kase (now 4), divorced...




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Folk-punk band, Allman Brothers tribute, jazz quartet, Valley folk favorite say they're playing Allentown's Mayfair Festival

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:41:00 GMT

A folk-punk band known for its theatrical shows says it will play at Allentown’s Mayfair festival this year.

So does a band that plays a tribute show to The Allman Brothers’ classic lineup.

 And a Philadelphia-area classical-jazz combo.

And  a favorite Lehigh Valley family folk performer also says...




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Interviewing actor Ralph Macchio: More than 30 years later, 'The Karate Kid,' coming to Reading, still helps define his life

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:24:00 GMT

Actor Ralph Macchio recalls the crazy scene two years ago at a special screening for the 30th anniversary of the “The Karate Kid,” the 1984 film that shot him to stardom, became a box office smash and spawned a series of sequels and a 2010 remake.

There, Macchio says, the audience was yelling out...




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Classical: Acclaimed pianist George Li joins Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:18:56 GMT

When a Russian audience applauds in unison, you know you've made a big hit. That's the ultimate Slavic compliment that greeted 19-year-old pianist George Li in Moscow last summer in the final round of the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition, in which he won the Silver Medal.

He's the first American...




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This Way to the Egress will play soundtrack to 'Reefer Madness' in Bethlehem

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:10:00 GMT

Taylor Galassi and Sarah Shown both laugh when asked, "Why Reefer Madness?" Their Bethlehem band This Way to The Egress will provide the soundtrack to the 1936 American propaganda film about the dangers of marijuana, along with a few songs before and after the screening, Saturday at the Frank Banko...




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A cappella sensation Semi-Toned brings 'Game of Tones' to Allentown

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:02:42 GMT

Hear hit songs by Gwen Stefani, Beyonce and Fleetwood Mac, all performed a cappella, when Semi-Toned, the acclaimed all-male British group from the University of Exeter, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown.

The 12-member group, whose cover mashup of "Rich Man" from...




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Santana, coming to Allentown's PPL Center, still hitting right notes

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:00:19 GMT

Immigration may be a hot political issue nowadays, but had Jose Santana not moved from his native Cuautla, Mexico, to San Francisco in 1961, the world might have been deprived of enjoying the creative fruits of his guitar-playing son, Carlos.

In the 54 years since that fateful move was made, Carlos...




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Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:00:00 GMT

Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week:

1. SANTANA/JOURNEY

Forty-five years ago, Carlos Santana took the band with which he had just completed a highly acclaimed performance at the Woodstock festival and recorded "Abraxas," perhaps his band's defining disc -- selling 5 times platinum, with...




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TICKET BOX: KISS at Allentown Fair, The Hollywood Vampires and Rob Thomas and Counting Crows at Sands Bethlehem Event Center among 35 new concerts

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:02:00 GMT

Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale.

KISS  at Allentown Fair, and The Hollywood Vampires and Rob Thomas and Counting Crows at Sands Bethlehem Event Center are among 35 concerts on which we have new information.

Here is the list:

ON SALE THIS WEEK

KISS, with The...




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Musikfest slow in announcing this year's headliners? Here are 3 acts we think may be coming

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:21:00 GMT

If it seems like Musikfest – Bethlehem’s massive downtown August music festival – is slow in announcing its headline acts this year, well, it is.

Tickets for this year’s third announced headliner, the Eagles singer Don Henley, just went on sale last Friday [the festival earlier announced country...




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UPDATED: Paul McCartney's new tour to stop in Philadelphia, Hershey

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:43:00 GMT

Paul McCartney is coming back to Philadelphia to play a show at Citizen’s Bank Park as part of a new U.S. tour, it was announced Wednesday.

The former Beatles singer and bass player will perform at the stadium July 12 as part of McCartney’s One On One tour, it was announced.

Tickets, at $19.50Ö-$250,...




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Review: ASO's presents extraordinary 'Carmina Burana'

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

It was downright raw outside Miller Symphony Hall Saturday evening, with a cruel mixture of snow and freezing rain, but inside all thoughts turned to the warmth of spring and the pleasures of love and drinking. A good performance of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" certainly gets those hormones flowing,...




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So Johnny Depp really is coming to Bethlehem

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 22:00:00 GMT

Looks like actor Johnny Depp is coming to Bethlehem after all.

Maybe the 52-year-old actor isn’t moving to the Christmas City, as the news satire website www.KNP7.com said in a story that had Lehigh Valley news outlets all a-twitter last week.

But Depp at least will visit the city -- for a July...




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Prog band Yes say it's coming back to Sands Bethlehem Event Center to play full classic album sides

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:31:00 GMT

A groundbreaking English progressive rock band says it will return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center in July to play a show covering some of its classic albums.

Yes will play at the event enter July 31 as part of its “Album Series” tour, its publicist said in an email Monday.

A tour release says...




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Summerland Tour with Sugar Ray, Everclear to play paid-ticket show at Levitt Pavilion in Bethlehem

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:23:00 GMT

The annual Summerland Tour, with performances by 1990s hit makers Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge,  will stop for a paid-ticket show as part of the Yuengling Summer Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks in Bethlehem, it was just announced.

The tour will perform at 7 p.m. July 20.

Tickets,...




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REVIEW: Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire please crowd at Allentown's PPL Center with hits-laden, if imperfect, show

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:42:00 GMT

When two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame bands – one just inducted Friday – play a concert of 40 songs, loaded with hits, that lasts nearly three hours and is reasonably well performed, you can be fairly sure the listening crowd is pleased.

That’s what happened Sunday at Allentown’s PPL Center when...




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Super-group Hollywood Vampires, with Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper, coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:50:00 GMT

A rock supergroup that unites seminal shock-rocker Alice Cooper and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry with one of the world's biggest film stars, Johnny Depp, will play Sands Bethlehem Event Center as part of its first-ever tour, it was just announced.

The Hollywood Vampires, which last fall released...




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Huey Lewis and The News, Peter Frampton, Paul Anka all returning to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:39:00 GMT

A 1980s pop group that had 19 Top 20 hits, a guitarist whose debut album went eight-times-platinum and an iconic crooner all will return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was just announced.

Huey Lewis and The News, have sold more than 15 million albums from 1982-96, including chart-toppers “The...




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Matchbox Twenty's Rob Thomas, Counting Crows to take Sands Bethlehem Event Center stage together

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 11:03:00 GMT

A singer whose 1990s band had one of the best-selling albums of all time will return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center. And he’s bringing with him alt-rock band whose also had an album that sold 7 million copies, it was just announced.

Rob Thomas, whose band matchbox twenty’s debut album sold 12...




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