What’s Going on in Lehigh Valley in 2015? Here’s a Month-by-Month Preview

January 1st, 2015 posted by

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Fill Up Your Lehigh Valley Calendar

A New Year is upon us and it’s time to look forward to Lehigh Valley fun in the upcoming year.

January, the beginning of the calendar year, isn’t always about beginnings as it is usually the middle of winter and a great time to hit the slopes on one or both ski areas in Lehigh Valley: Bear Creek and Blue Mountain.

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‘What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?’

December 16th, 2014 posted by

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Ring in the New Year in Lehigh Valley

The days of 2014 are fast dwindling down to zero as 2015 approaches. Some of you are looking forward to the new year and others aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to 2014.

No matter the camp you fall into, there is no stopping time, we can’t make 2014 go on forever and we can’t make 2015 come any sooner. So, spend it with family, spend it having fun, spend it like you want to.

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Nine Reasons Why Lehigh Valley is a Great Place to Work, Live, and Visit

October 28th, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley's right there!

The Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania is steeped in history yet has quickly become an area known for its nightlife, entertainment, arts, and outdoor activities.

Highlighted by its three cities, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Lehigh Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the state and only 90 minutes from New York City and an hour from Philadelphia.

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RE: Allentown An Open Letter to Billy Joel

September 26th, 2014 posted by

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First off, I am aware, as many are, that “Allentown” was really written about Levittown. I am also aware it was more about Bethlehem than it was Allentown. But, let’s pretend the song is about Allentown, because for those that don’t know the back story, it may as well be.

It is clear that the Lehigh Valley that is sung of in “Allentown” circa 1982 is very different from the Lehigh Valley of today!

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Lehigh Valley Guestagrammer Michael Pearsall of Easton

August 18th, 2014 posted by

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By Michael Pearsall of Easton

The next participant in our Guestagram Series is Michael Pearsall of Easton.  Michael’s photos have striking perspectives from all over Lehigh Valley including the blast furnaces in Bethlehem and downtown Easton.

In our Guestagram Series, a local photographer takes over our account for a few days to showcase their work and their take on the great area we live in.

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Musikfest 2014 Attracts 1.15 Million Visitors

August 13th, 2014 posted by

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1.5 Million at Musikfest 2014

It may have been due to Keith Urban’s good looks and energetic performance. Maybe it was Aw Shucks great tasting corn on the cob. Maybe it was the Polynesian dance performances by Polynesian Dance Productions. Either way, Musikfest attracted a near-record crowd of 1.15 million for 2014, according to a news release.

“This year Mother Nature truly shined on us, as we had the best weather in many years,” says ArtsQuest President Jeff Parks. “The comfortable evenings and sunny skies on many days, coupled with the diverse festival lineup, led to excellent crowds on a number of days.  While the late cancellation at the Sands Steel Stage on Aug. 1 will have a slight impact on the overall financial numbers, it looks like revenues from the festival will definitely be up over 2013, helping to provide additional funding to support our free arts and cultural programming for the community throughout the year.”

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Keith Urban Proves He’s the Perfect Final Act at Musikfest 2014

August 11th, 2014 posted by

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Keith Urban packed the house

Keith Urban couldn’t have been more charming, charismatic, and entertaining during the final Sands Steel Stage performance at Muskiest 2014.

His energetic and perfect-for-summer music was almost overshadowed by the way in which he interacted with the audience, going as far as to bring fans onstage and go through the crowd to play at directly for those in the bleacher seats (something we’re pretty sure is a Sands Steel Stage first.)

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Weezer Delivers the Hits at Musikfest

August 10th, 2014 posted by

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Weezer at Musikfest

After a performance at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center last fall, Weezer made a return trip to Bethlehem. The rock group took the stage for the ninth night of Musikfest.

Weezer kicked off the night with fan favorite “My Name Is Jonas.” Lead singer & guitarist Rivers Cuomo led the band into “Hash Pipe,” with the crowd echoing along witht the chorus.

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Alan Jackson Brings Country Fun to Musikfest

August 10th, 2014 posted by

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Alan Jackson

Where I Come From, there’s no corn bread & chicken, but, on a perfect Friday night Alan Jackson’s concert at Sands Steel Stage, had me “Gone Country.”

The song list was hard & soft, old and new, with a big screen behind the band showing the original song video recording which I thought was very special. Surrounded by an incredibly talented band, the crowd cheered extra loud, when he acknowledged his fiddle player, from Pittsburgh.

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The Avett Brothers Deliver a Stunning Musikfest Performance

August 8th, 2014 posted by

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The Avett Brothers at Musikfest

I could quite possibly have set the record for the level of excitement leading up to a Musikfest show. Since The Avett Brothers were announced as a festival headliner last November, I’ve been (not so) quietly counting down the days, singing along to songs, and creating a million possible set lists in my mind.

I’ve been lucky enough to catch performances from brothers Scott & Seth Avett a handful of times over the last few years, and they never disappoint.

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