Friday, June 09, 2006

5 Things: Lehigh Valley Celebs

Maybe your best friend's sister's boyfriend's uncle went to school with them, or you swear you saw them in the mall around Christmas. Whatever the case, these are our 5 favorite celebrities from the Lehigh Valley.
  1. Carson Cressley - Our source for all things fashionable on Queer Eye for the Stright Guy.
  2. The Rock - Do you think he asked his Home Ec teacher at Freedom HS the infamous question "Do you smell what the Rock is cookin?" We think not.
  3. Mario Andretti & Michael Andretti - Whatever you do, don't try to race that yellow Lamborgini on the streets in Nazareth.
  4. Christine Taylor - Some of you might remember her from "Hey Dude" on Nickledoeon, but she's probably best known as the wife of Ben Stiller and as Marsha in the Brady Bunch movie.
  5. Daniel Day Kim - He's currently LOST on an island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, but he grew up in Easton.

Do you know of anyone else that is from the Lehigh Valley?

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

SouthSide Film Festival Volunteers Needed

Hey everybody!

The festival is only 1 week away!

There's still time to signup for a shift or two at the festival. We're having a Volunteer Signup at Deja Brew Coffehouse and Deli, 101 West Fourth Street, on SouthSide Bethlehem, 18015 on Thursday 6/8 from 6 to 7:30 PM. After the meeting we'll be showing clips and trailers from some of the "Best of the Fest" @ 7:30 until ? If you've already signed up, this is a chance to hang out and talk movies and get charged up. If you want to come just for the movies, arrive no later than 7:15 PM. Seating is limited. If you haven't signed up, well, what are you waiting for!
We still have only a very limited amount of promotional materials, including posters, trifold brochures, and a few counter cards to go wherever you can. Some areas that need to get the word might include Jim Thorpe, East Stroudsburg and Delaware Water Gap. Closer to home (festival home) would incl ude North Side Bethlehem, Easton, and Allentown, which would be "refreshing" sites that already are displaying, and seeking out new ones. If you have any other ideas, run them by me. Feel free to call my cell. Materials can be picked up at Deja Brew Monday through Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 10 to 3.

The festival this year has the best programming to date. But it only happens with your help. Without our volunteers, we're left with a bunch of good ideas, and no way to make them happen.
Help make this the best year so far for the SouthSide Film Festival.


Frank Pavlick
Volunteer Coordinator
484-894-4623 cell

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Easton Blues Jam

What: Easton Blues Jam - A full day of live Blues music at Riverside Park, overlooking the Deleware River. Food vendors and a beer tent make for a relaxing day along the river.

When: Sunday, June 11, 2006

Time: 12-7pm

Where: Riverside Park, Easton, PA (Larry Holmes Dr.)

Cost: Free

Monday, June 05, 2006

Sculpture Garden Concert Series

Love music? Then you have to check out the free concerts every Friday night in June and July in Bethlehem. Bring your own blanket, chair and picnic lunch. Alcohol not permitted.


The series runs from June 9th through July 28th, 2006 from 6pm to 8pm, rain or shine (the city's Rotunda is the rain location). The Sculpture Garden is located right next to Bethlehem's City Hall. Presented by the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, the concerts represent its committment to presenting quality art forms to enhance the lives of the city and its citizens. Sponsors for the series includes Martin Guitar, ArtsQuest, the Historic Bethlehem District and Barbara Fraust of Carol C. Dorey Real Estate.

Summer 2006 Performances

June 9
The Craig Thatcher Band, which has been entertaining audiences with its exciting brand of guitar and harmonica based blues/rock since 1993.

June 16
The Insidious Rays
. This local band has toured the East Coast with its blend of the sweet sound of surf, country, funk, jazz, soul, raggae, psychedelia and old school rock and roll.

June 23
Dave Fry returns to his roots in Bethlehem with his award winning mix of traditional and contemporary folk music for all ages.

June 30
Religion & Cash. This trio of guitarists includes Lehigh University professors from the Religion Department and the Finance Office. They play an entertaining mix of acoustic rock from the Beatles to Warren Zevon.

July 7th - no concert

July 14
The 5 Amigos
present a great evening of toe-tapping authentic salsa. These five will have you dancing in the street.

July 21
Steve Brosky and Jimmy Meyer combine a great blues voice with amazing guitar riffs for a rollicking R & B performance.

July 28
The Gairo/Rissmiller Jazz Orchestra. This 16 piece modern jazz Big Band plays original jazz and is led by Tony Gairo and Gary Rissmiller.