The Great Depression, 1933. Joseph Zeller and his younger brother Frank are promoting fights for a gangster. Joe is a lad of 14 and is learning the ropes of human nature and the difference between what people say and what people do.
Some find peace in church. Some also find peace in the Peace Garden on the grounds of Jordan United Church of Christ.
The Rev. David Charles Smith, Jordan UCC’s senior pastor, said the South Whitehall Township church refurbished about 2.5 acres of its 40-acre campus about 12 years ago for the garden.
Today, recently ordained Pastor Virginia Schlegel of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Whitehall Township, is leading the charge to maintain it.
If Austin Powers is the “International Man of Mystery,” then Sir Elton John has to be the “International Man of Music.”
You know the persona, the act, the costumes, the gossip, but most of all you know the music. The music, after all, is what has made Sir Elton a constant companion throughout your life, even if you’re only a casual fan.
Are you still standing? Did you feel the love tonight? Felt so good one day you didn’t want the sun to go down on you? In themselves, they are just moments. With an artist of Sir Elton’s talents, they are transformed into milestones.
The 103rd anniversary of the Allentown Band at Waldheim Park, 2400 S. Hall St., Salisbury Township, will feature a salute to the spacious skies and amber waves of grain of America the beautiful.
“America’s Folk Songs ... Reflections of a Nation,” 7 p.m. Aug. 14, also features the music of Lehigh Valley folksinger, songwriter and recording artist Anne Hills.
Folk music can be as warm and inviting as a winter fire or as potent and exhilarating as an August thunderstorm. Anne Hills, an accomplished Lehigh Valley-based folk singer and songwriter, is a master of both settings.
“Music touches us in a place that ordinarily we do not experience,” Hills says prior to her Aug. 14 performance of “America’s Folk Songs ... Reflections of a Nation” at Waldheim Park, Salisbury Township.
Legendary progressive rockers Styx are set to land at Musikfest in Bethlehem with classic tracks and another lofty musical voyage.
The 7 p.m. Aug. 3 concert at Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, is a double bill with Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.
Calvary Moravian Church, 948 N. 21st, Allentown, stands warm and inviting in the West End of Allentown.
The church was established on the Moravian premise that ministering often means meeting people where they are, and sometimes rolling up one’s sleeves to do it.
“We really see ourselves at Calvary — and Moravians historically — with smaller churches that try to focus less on doctrine and dogma and more on what is in the end of our motto —
“In all things love,” said Pastor Janel Rice, who has led Calvary Moravian since September 2015.
Preparation, positioning and planning often determine success or failure.
It’s those characteristics Valor The Advisor Network hope to embody as the firm embarked on a new venture during a grand opening in Easton.
Under sun-kissed skies and a gentle breeze, the company held a ribbon-cutting June 7, featuring Easton Mayor Salvatore Panto and former NFL player Matt Millen, who played with four separate Super Bowl championship teams.
Valor Insurance President Matthew Potter is a Lehigh Valley native and Lafayette College graduate.
Forgetting the words when you’re singing in the shower is no big deal. Forgetting the words to the United States National Anthem when you’re singing at Yankee Stadium could be something else.
Tony Kishman has a job to do. He does it well and gives the other Paul McCartney impersonators hell.
Kishman’s “Live And Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney” lands at 7:30 p.m. July 21, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, and many Beatle and McCartney fans have got to get him into their life because he’s considered one of the best replicas around.
The concert is the first in the 2018-19 Allentown Symphony Orchestra Pops Series.