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Musikfest

Musikfest
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  • Wild Child has enthusiastic and eclectic sound

    "Alohop": a music genre featuring a combination of singer-songwriter vocals with ukulele and hip-hop. This is the genre that Austin, Texas, band Wild Child falls under, jokes violinist and lead vocalist Kelsey Wilson. Wild Child uses ukulele, violin,...
  • After ZZ Top pullout, act for Musikfest's 2nd largest stage also cancels tonight

    Musikfest has had its second artist cancellation for illness, and like ZZ Top, the group would have played on the 10-day Bethlehem festival's opening night tonight. On its second-biggest stage. Carolyn Wonderland, an up-and-coming Texas Gulf Coast...
  • 50 years and still moody

    Most music fans of a certain age know about the Moody Blues. But for those who don't, they are difficult to describe. "We've been called everything: psychedelic, acid, underground, alternative and silver rock," says drummer Graeme Edge in a phone call...
  • The mysterious familiarity of King Paris

    As the festival's home of world music, Musikfest's Volksplatz venue has been a place to experience a smorgasbord of international sounds including African rhythms, Celtic harmonies and Siberian surf punk. On Saturday night, the sound of the subcontinent...
  • Nashville indie rock band finds inspiration in the Great Lakes

    Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario and Lake Erie — the five great lakes of North America are what inspired the name of a four-piece indie pop rock band from a state that has no Great Lakes. Daniel Ellsworth and the Great...
  • Musikfest noise protest focuses on loud motorcycles flocking to the event

    Although the 2014 quota for newspaper columns about motorcycles probably has been exceeded already, the angry emailed announcement from Chapel Hill, N.C., was impossible to ignore. As Musikfest was about to begin, the release from Noise Free America...
  • Ten don't miss events for Musikfest's opening weekend

    Musikfest starts Friday in Bethlehem with its 500 performances, dozens of crafters and artisans and food from around the world. America's biggest free music festival, running through Aug. 10, can be a challenge to navigate. So here's some more first...
  • Musikfest vesper, chamber concerts wide-ranging

    Musikfest's rich musical diversity includes a diverse program of classical concerts Aug. 4-8. Concerts include purely classical, crossover, fusion and alternative repertoire on a wide range of instruments. As in previous years, the classical concerts...
  • A peek inside Allentown's high-end hotel

    With its Dime Bank entrance, industrial look and locally inspired artwork, the new Renaissance Hotel is designed to be uniquely Allentown. But there's one thing about the 170-room edifice that most don't associate with a downtown that's been in decline...
  • Plenty of kid stuff at Das Awkscht Fescht

    While mom and dad check out the huge variety of vintage and custom cars at Das Awkscht Fescht, there will be plenty for little ones to do at the Fescht's Kinderland and Crayola Corner. Das Awkscht Fescht, which runs Friday through Sunday at Macungie...
  • Street band combines punk sensibilities with martial music

    No, it's not a pizza joint. Mucca Pazza (Moo-ka Pat-sa) is a 30-piece band that describes itself as a "circus-punk marching band" from Chicago. "Well, I see the term 'punk' as a do-it-yourself kind of mentality," says Tom Howe, a trombonist and...