Jamie Nelson and Michelle Christopher

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

BEHIND THE BEAT: Dean Ford is the true Prince of tribute acts

“A little bit behind the beat. I mean, just enough to turn you on…” – Prince, “Joy in Repetition” Come with us and take a glimpse Behind the Beat, a new column on NEPA Scene where we – Jamie Nelson (owner and operator of 1Up Games in Forty Fort) and Michelle (Belly) Christopher (art teacher […]

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Country star Wynonna Judd brings the Big Noise to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 4

Country star Wynonna Judd brings the Big Noise to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Oct. 4

From a press release: It was announced this week that multi-platinum country singer Wynonna Judd and her band, the Big Noise, will perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $30 for regular reserved seating and $35 for premium reserved seating, go on sale this Friday, […]

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Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival screens porn murder movie ‘Mope’ and more at Opera House April 25-28

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival screens porn murder movie ‘Mope’ and more at Opera House April 25-28

From a press release: The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns for its third year with 90 new films, including dozens of Pennsylvania and United States premieres from all over the world, on Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 at the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. This years’ films were culled […]

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George Thorogood and the Destroyers return to rock Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 29

George Thorogood and the Destroyers return to rock Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 29

From a press release: It was announced this week that legendary “Bad to the Bone” blues rock band George Thorogood and the Destroyers will return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. as part of their Good to Be Bad Tour. Tickets, which are $45 for regular reserved seating […]

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Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

Kick & Banjo featuring Cabinet’s Pappy Biondo plays at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 28

From a press release: Two folk/Americana/jam musicians known for their bands and their nicknames – Patrick “Pappy” Biondo and Brian “Nugget” Gorby – have teamed up to blend groove and tradition as Kick & Banjo. Formerly with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Cabinet and the Hackensaw Boys from Virginia, respectively, they are uniquely qualified to perform this music. Playing […]

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Controversial ‘Motor City Madman’ Ted Nugent is back at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Aug. 14

Controversial ‘Motor City Madman’ Ted Nugent is back at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Aug. 14

From a press release: It was announced today that the “Motor City Madman,” Ted Nugent, will once again play at Penn’s Peak on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 8 p.m. as part of The Music Made Me Do It Again! Tour. Despite his consistently controversial political views that have caused protests and calls for boycotts around […]

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Rock legends UFO bring farwell tour with Blue Oyster Cult to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 1

Rock legends UFO bring farwell tour with Blue Oyster Cult to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Nov. 1

From a press release: English rock legends UFO have announced that their Last Orders 50th Anniversary Tour will also be their final tour with original singer Phil Mogg. This limited farewell tour, which includes support from classic rockers Blue Öyster Cult, comes to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. […]

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Former Badlees singer Pete Palladino performs at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 17

Former Badlees singer Pete Palladino performs at Opera House in Jim Thorpe on March 17

From a press release: Singer/songwriter Pete Palladino, best known as the lead vocalist of Selinsgrove rock band The Badlees, will perform with an all-star lineup of local musicians, including some of his former Badlees bandmates, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sunday, March 17. Doors at the Opera House (14 W. […]

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38 Special brings Southern rock back to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Aug. 16

38 Special brings Southern rock back to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Aug. 16

From a press release: After more than three decades together, 38 Special continues to bring their signature blast of Southern rock to over 100 cities a year. It was announced today that the band will return to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $38 for reserved […]

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’80s new wave icon Howard Jones headlines synth pop show at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 9

’80s new wave icon Howard Jones headlines synth pop show at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 9

From a press release: In support of his first new studio album in nearly a decade, new wave icon/synth pioneer Howard Jones will headline a massive North American summer tour kicking off in June with Men Without Hats and All Hail the Silence featuring BT. The tour will stop at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe […]

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