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Musikfest

Musikfest
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  • Blues great who canceled ArtsQuest fest in 2012 says he'll play Musikfest Cafe in 2015

     
    A blues great who was scheduled to perform at ArtsQuest’s Blast Furnace Blues Festival in 2012 but canceled because of sickness says he will make up the date in 2015. James Cotton, who has had over an unfathomable 60-year professional......
  • Sands Bethlehem Event Center to kick off fall season with free classic rock show

     
    Sands Bethlehem Event Center will kick off its fall season with a concert featuring classic rock, it just announced. And it will be free. The Event Center has announced it will celebrate the first day of the new season at......
  • Eat Your Way Through Musikfest for great prizes

    Growing up as a young man who eventually would be more than 7 feet tall, basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain would be asked over and over, "How's the weather up there?" This got on his nerves. Legend has it that one time, he spit down on an obnoxious...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 packs a stronger punch

    Musikfest packs a stronger punch
    The most important lesson taught by Musikfest founder and President Jeff Parks is that the festival is not only open to change, but also requires it, says ArtsQuest Vice President for Programming Patrick Brogan. "I think Jeff has been a leader of...
  • 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...
  • Bethlehem police horses gear up for civil unrest

    As rows of Bethlehem police officers armed with batons and wearing riot gear marched in unison across a grassy field, two horses with the department's mounted unit trotted behind. Just like the officers in the civil disturbance drill, the horses wore...
  • 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...