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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Things Will Never Be the Same! Jerry Seinfeld Provides a Hilarious Show at Musikfest

August 11th, 2015 posted by

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Musikfest's first non-musical headliner was a hit!

Buying a coffee will never be the same again. Using public restrooms has suddenly taken on a humbling sense of dread and paranoia. Lying down and taking a nap is not only enjoyable, but also necessary. Awakening to the fact that your life sucks and that it is actually way too long was only slightly tempered by the realization that everyone else’s life sucks too.

Where did these revelations take place and hit me square in the face? By not judging a book by its cover, did I purchase the wrong book? Did a friend sign us up for a self-help motivational be all you can be seminar you might ask?

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Coming to Musikfest? Add Even More Fun to Your Plans

August 7th, 2015 posted by

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Da Vinci Science Center Allentown

Musikfest is packed with fun, but that only scratches the surface of all there is do enjoy in Lehigh Valley. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite events to tack on to your visit- no matter which days you’re in town.

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Tips & Tricks for a Successful Musikfest

August 7th, 2015 posted by

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Get ready for Musikfest 2015!

Today marks the official kick-off of Musikfest 2015. Over the next ten days, nearly a million people will head to Bethlehem for fun, food, and plenty of music.

But if it’s your first visit to the ‘Fest, it can be a little overwhelming. We’ve got some tips to help ensure that your experience is a successful one.

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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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2015 Musikfest Madness: The First Round

July 20th, 2015 posted by

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2015 Musikfest Madness Round One

The music and food of Musikfest are just a few weeks away.

So it’s time for the 2015 edition of Musikfest Madness!

Everyone has a Musikfest favorite… everyone. For some it’s an annual concert or one of the big main stage acts, for others it’s about the food and drink.

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The Sweetest Festival of the Summer Returns for Another Fun-Filled Year

July 18th, 2015 posted by

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Blueberries galore!

Each July, Burnside Plantation transforms into the home of the Blueberry Festival. Presented by Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites, this event celebrates one of the summer’s tastiest treats.

As you enter the grounds of Burnside Plantation, you are taken back in time. The original structures still stand, and guided tours are available throughout the day. From food, to crafts, to kid-friendly entertainment, and even more food- there’s something for everyone at this annual event.

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