Like TED talks? See them in person in Lehigh Valley at TEDxLehighRiver

September 4th, 2015 posted by

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Looking for inspiration? New ideas? Innovative ways of seeing the world? You can check out one of over 1,600 TED talks online. Better yet, come to Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown on September 19 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to see six of the Lehigh Valley’s big thinkers deliver their presentations of a lifetime in person.

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Harvest Weekend along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

September 1st, 2015 posted by

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The winery owners of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s nine member wineries are often asked when is a good time to explore the trail. And while it’s true that any time of the year is great for visiting, special events make the trip along the trail even more fun because there’s more to see and do.

The Wine Trail’s next event is the annual Harvest Weekend – The Butcher, The Baker, & The Winemaker on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. It takes place in the midst of harvest season, when the vineyards are busy with workers removing the mature grape clusters from the vines, which are then crushed to remove their juice.  The juice is then processed and placed into wood barrels or stainless steel tanks for fermenting.

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Reba Brings Infectious Energy to Musikfest’s Main Stage

August 12th, 2015 posted by

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Reba covers the hits and more in her main stage performance.

Even the weather smiled on Tuesday night’s headline Musikfest concert. You didn’t have to be a devoted country music fan to thoroughly enjoy Reba’s performance at the Sands Steel Stage. Reba sang beautifully from her wide portfolio of songs spanning several decades, including country and rock-and-roll selections composed by her and others. Her strong, melodic voice has done nothing but improve over the years. She had abundant and infectious positive energy; she really seemed to be having fun on stage.

Reba’s songs tell stories of love and heartbreak, of celebration and life. Selections included, “Whoever’s in New England,” “Going Out Like That,” “Because of You,” (composed by now-daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson),” “Is There Life Out There,” “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” (1973 #1 hit composed by Vicki Lawrence), and “I’m a Survivor.” Her conversations with the audience were genuine and endearing; she came across as a sweet southern friend who just happened to have a spectacular voice.

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Lehigh Valley Gems Hidden in Plain Sight

August 4th, 2015 posted by

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Welcome to the South Side!

As Henry David Thoreau stated, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

Lehigh Valley is a testament to this. It is brimming with talent that overflows from the confines of art studios and into the streets, adding color and intrigue to everyday objects. Here’s a list of some fun outdoor artwork to check out.

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The Road to Musikfest with The Phillip Fox Band

August 3rd, 2015 posted by

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See the Phillip Fox Band on August 12

I’ve always wondered why Robbie Robertson started that famous tune by The Band with the line “I pulled into Nazareth…” Was it an artistic twist on the old Christmas story? Perhaps they ran out of gas 20 minutes outside of their destination, or maybe he already had the plans for his signature series Martin Guitar floating around in his head?

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Love and Revenge for Kids? Yes S4K has it all this summer!

July 24th, 2015 posted by

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Love, revenge, and so much more!

Looking for a high energy, one-hour production designed to actively allow children ages four to 10 to experience Shakespeare’s vibrant language and characters? Then you must visit Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare for Kids (S4K). S4K has been created to activate the young one’s imaginations and generate laughs for the whole family. Team Shakespeare is currently introducing children to the magic and mischief of the kid-friendliest of characters and situations from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Anthony, Noah, and George

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Pericles cast “wings it” at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

July 24th, 2015 posted by

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No Prep Time, No Problem

In the past decade I’ve seen several plays and musicals at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University. So I’m familiar with the high caliber of performances by professional actors that these shows exhibit.

But I’d never witnessed a play where all of the actors had next to no rehearsal time together in preparation for the show.

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Keep Calm and Drink Wine: Wine on the Mountain is Here!

July 21st, 2015 posted by

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Wine on the Mountain is here!

Keep Calm and Drink Wine! I’m sure we have all seen this saying before? Well what better place to drink wine than at Wine on the Mountain. This weekend, Penn’s Peak will be transformed into a wine lover’s paradise as the nine wineries that make up the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail and a variety of vendors welcome everyone.

We reached out to our frequent guest blogger and owner of Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Kari Skrip Gavenus, for a sneak peak at what one can expect. So without further ado, here’s Kari.

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Looking to explore the art, culture, and history of Northampton County?  The Sigal Museum has it all!

July 2nd, 2015 posted by

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The Abel Opera House, Sigal Bridal Gallery, and the Sigal Museum all have one very big thing in common: their location. The Abel Opera House and Sigal Bridal Gallery evolved to what is now the historic downtown Easton’s Sigal Museum. I say “evolved” as the museum still pays homage to these previous tenants in many ways through their exhibits. Opening in the summer of 2010, the Sigal Museum is a gem in the historic downtown, flying a bright red banner reading “History Here” on its exterior. The museum is a mere block from the Easton Farmers’ Market, and a must-see if you are in the area! There is something in this museum for everyone – adults and children alike.

The sign says it all.

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Come Cool off at Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

June 25th, 2015 posted by

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Iceland

Enjoy the heat … somewhere it’s minus 3 degrees today. Summer has officially begun, and temperatures in Lehigh Valley will top 90-degrees this week, but tomorrow there’s an 80-percent chance of three inches of the white stuff falling in the aptly named Snow Hill, Antarctica. Can you stand the stifling humidity just a little more now?

Whether you like your day’s the-hotter-the-better, or are already grumbling about having to leave the office at lunchtime, the staff at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley has a suggestion, cool out!

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