Sunday, May 19, 2013
Retiring host and soon-to-be host of NBC late night television shows both scheduled to appear at Bethlehem Event Center this summer.
“Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will make his second trip to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Sticking with the comedy theme, Vision Entertainment on Monday also announced performances by "Saturday Night Live" cast member Seth Meyers and the cast of truTV’s “Impractical Jokers.” Leno, who has been “The Tonight Show” host for most of the past 20 years, has continued to perform stand-up comedy throughout his tenure as television host. Leno appeared for a nearly sold out at the Event Center in August 2012. In March, NBC announced that Leno would retire from “The Tonight Show” at the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics and be replaced by “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon. Meyers, who on Sunday was named by NBC to be Fallon’s …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The summer blockbusters are upon us with 'Iron Man 3' still on local screens and 'Star Trek Into Darkness' now open.
The latest "Star Trek" movie is out and the reviews are in: You can find local movie times here: And if you like to plan ahead, here is Firstshowing's 2013 movie release schedule. What's the best movie you saw so far this year? What new release are you looking forward to? Tell us in the comments section below.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Cristabelle Braden, a graduate of Southern Lehigh High School, has released her second album.
Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Listen Live Music at the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main St., Macungie, is an event that will celebrate the release of Southern Lehigh graduate Cristabelle Braden’s second album, “I am Yours.” The event is open to the public. According to a press release, "Cristabelle, age 20, sustained a traumatic brain injury as a teen and her road of recovery has fueled a significant awakening that is meant to be shared. She started writing music after the injury and can’t stop." The production of "I Am Yours" was a group effort featuring the talents of a number of other young local musicians, according to the release. Braden's studio musicians include Jeff Yorgey, Salisbury High School ‘09, on electric guitar; Matthew …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Former guitarist for Guns N' Roses to play at Bethlehem Sands Event Center on July 16.
Slash, the guitar slinger best known for his days with the hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, is coming to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on July 16. Known for his signature top hat, long black curls and mirrored sunglasses, Slash will bring his current touring band, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. General admission tickets for the show are $35 and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. Together for more than a decade, Guns N’ Roses produced five studio albums and a number of hits, including “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” and “You Could Be Mine.” During his later years with Guns N' Roses, Slash formed…
'Iron Man' is back with dazzling special effects, snappy one-liners and another crusade to save the world.
"Iron Man 3" is showing in Lehigh Valley theaters and fans can expect "visual dazzle and and eye-popping stunts that border on overload," according to USA Today. Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts and Ben Kingsley as this installment's villain, known as Mandarin. Slate magazine calls "Iron Man 3" a "sharp-eyed domestic comedy wrapped in a Disney-Marvel mega movie." You can find local movie times here: And if you like to plan ahead, here is Firstshowing's 2013 movie release schedule. What's the best movie you saw so far this year? What new release are you looking forward to? Tell us in the comments section below.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Tickets go are on sale for legendary jazz-rock band, iconic counter culture comedy duo and a touring production of 'Menopause the Musical.'
Shows starring jazz-rock legends Steely Dan and the iconic comedy duo of Cheech and Chong, and a touring production of "Menopause The Musical" have been announced for the Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Tickets for all three shows are on sale and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. Steely Dan, who on Monday announced its 2013 tour—which they are calling the Mood Swings: 8 Miles To Pancake Day Tour— will perform at the Sands on Friday, September 27th at 8pm. Led by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the '70s with hits such as Reelin' in the …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Martin and his band The Steep Canyon Rangers will perform a bluegrass show April 28 at the State Theater in Easton.
Actor, author, comedian and musician and Steve Martin returns to the State Theatre later this month to perform with The Steep Canyon Rangers in an evening of Bluegrass and Banjo, Sunday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. The show was originally scheduled for November 2012, but was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Tickets from that show will be honored. Martin will perform bluegrass and banjo tunes from his Grammy-winning album "The Crow” as well as his second full-length bluegrass album "Rare Bird Alert" that was released in March 2011. Tickets are $60-80 and can be purchased by visiting the theater box office, by calling 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at www.statetheatre.org.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Tickets are on sale for stand-up comic superstars and country singer Dwight Yoakam who are coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
Tickets are on sale for Sands Bethlehem Event Center shows starring stand-up comic superstars Gabriel Iglesias and Jeff Foxworthy and honky tonk country singer and musician Dwight Yoakam. Yoakam is scheduled to appear in Bethlehem on Wednesday, July 3 at 8 p.m. With 12 gold albums and nine platinum and multi-platinum albums, including the disk, This Time earning triple platinum status, Yoakam is ranked among the most successful country performers of all time. He has been a constant fixture on the Billboard Country Albums chart with five albums in the number one spot, another 14 in the top ten and more than 30 hit singles. His catalogue of hits include, “Honky Tonk Man,” “It Only Hurts When I Cry,” “Fast as You,” and “Thousand Miles from …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
An exhibit of fashions from the Roaring 20s at the Allentown Art Museum ends Sunday.
The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is offering two special exhibitions that allow visitors to experience the colorful styles of the 1920s along with exotic, tropical scenes from the heart of the Caribbean. Related story: Toulouse-Lautrec Show Coming to Allentown Art Museum Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection and Haitian Art from the Rodale Family Collection will run through April 21. Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection Step into the Museum’s Scheller Gallery and be transported back in time to the fascinating decade of the 1920s, renowned for its energy, excitement, and ostentation. The clothing, accessories, and jewelry of the period, presented in this exhibition, show off in dramatic fashion the …
Friday, April 12, 2013
America on Wheels Museum in Allentown celebrates its 5th anniversary with pedal cars exhibit.
America on Wheels Museum celebrates its 5th anniversary with the opening of a new exhibit Saturday, "Wonderful Woodies of Years Gone By." The replicas of automobiles of the early 1900s were built of expensive materials and propelled by pedal mechanisms, according to the museum. The cars on exhibit will include: The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m. Museum admission is $8, adults; $6, seniors; $4, ages 6 to 16; free to ages 5 and under.