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Musikfest

Musikfest
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  • REVIEW: Mary Lambert taps emotions, universal truths to make her songs hit home at Musikfest Cafe

    REVIEW: Mary Lambert taps emotions, universal truths to make her songs hit home at Musikfest Cafe
    Singer Mary Lambert opened her concert at Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem with the song “When You Sleep,” a song about love -- crazy, desperate, infatuated love. It was delicate, desperate, vulnerable and stunning. And...
  • Bethlehem's Sun Inn could house distillery

    Bethlehem's Sun Inn could house distillery
    Bethlehem's Sun Inn, a 1758 landmark that draws heritage tourists and ghost hunters, is attracting a very different kind of spirit. A startup distillery business, Christmas City Spirits, wants to make aged whiskey and brandy at the historic haunt. Brett...
  • REVIEW: Blast Furnace Blues festival is fully realized in its fourth year

    REVIEW: Blast Furnace Blues festival is fully realized in its fourth year
    Blues singer and guitarist Tommy Castro was playing slide guitar on a jaunty, chugging “Devil in the Deep Blue Sea” when he looked out into the audience at Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem and saw perhaps a quarter of the...
  • Interviewing Mary Lambert: Since Macklemore & Lewis hit 'Same Love,' success is keeping her warm

    Interviewing Mary Lambert: Since Macklemore & Lewis hit 'Same Love,' success is keeping her warm
    Singer Mary Lambert says her goal has always been to “impact as many people as possible,” though she believed it might be as a teacher, for which she got a college degree, or a politician. Instead, while Lambert was working as a bartender in...
  • Success of 'Same Love' is keeping singer Mary Lambert warm

    Success of 'Same Love' is keeping singer Mary Lambert warm
    Singer Mary Lambert says her goal has always been to "impact as many people as possible," though she believed it might be as a teacher, for which she got a college degree, or a politician. Instead, while Lambert was working as a bartender in Seattle and...
  • Heritage Blues Orchestra's Bill Sims: Band is keeping alive blues' roots, ties to other music

    Heritage Blues Orchestra's Bill Sims: Band is keeping alive blues' roots, ties to other music
    If Heritage Blues Orchestra’s Grammy-nominated debut album “And Still I Rise” sounds decidedly different from most popular blues music today — a raw and rough throwback to Deep South field-workers chants and seminal gospel chants...
  • LEHIGH VALLEY SPORTS CALENDAR

    Items for the calendar must be typed and received at least 10 days in advance of your proposed publishing date at: Sports Calendar, The Morning Call, P.O. Box 1260, Allentown, PA 18105. They may be faxed to the sports department at 610-820-8654 or sent...
  • Lehigh Valley events: Save the dates

    EASTER FUNDRAISER FOR PRIDE: Takeover Lehigh Valley hosts its annual Easter Fundraiser for Pride 8-11 p.m. April 4 at American Hairlines, 74 W Broad St., Bethlehem. Proceeds benefit Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley's annual Pride in the Park festival....
  • Reunion band channels fiery guitarist Freddie King

    Reunion band channels fiery guitarist Freddie King
    Benny Turner still remembers the moment he became hooked on the blues. He was a teenager, not yet old enough to frequent bars, but his older brother was a rising musician in the Chicago blues scene and used to bring him along to gigs. The gig that...
  • Blast Furnace Blues festival at SteelStacks continues winning formula

    Blast Furnace Blues festival at SteelStacks continues winning formula
    The formula behind the music called the blues has been pretty much the same since it originated in African-American communities in the Deep South around the end of the 19th century. With a winning recipe, why change? That’s sort of the position in...
  • Bluesman Tommy Castro, playing in Bethlehem, in it for the long haul

    Bluesman Tommy Castro, playing in Bethlehem, in it for the long haul
    Tommy Castro wants to keep his guitar in his hands, his mouth at the microphone and his boots on stage for as long as he can. "I have every intention of going out like John Lee Hooker," Castro says in a phone interview. "I'm not stopping anytime soon. I...