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  • Musikfest Day 8: The most talent-loaded day of the fest. Here are our picks.

     
    Welcome to Musikfest's second and last Friday -- the most talent-loaded day of the 10-day Bethlehem festival. There's so much going on today, we've expanded our picks to eight: Puddles Pity Party, 8 p.m. Musikfest Cafe. If you only go......
  • REVIEW: The Avett Brothers infuse Musikfest with energy, and music, that's real

     
    The three words that become hard to say in The Avett Brothers’ eponymously titled song “I and Love and You” came pretty easily after the band’s headlining concert Thursday at Musikfest’s main Steel Stage. The Avett Brothers...
  • REVIEW: Alan Jackson's show at Musikfest: Light on the gimmicks, heavy on the classic country

     
    Alan Jackson is a no-frills entertainer. His shows have always been light on the special effects and heavy on the music. Alan Jackson Photos by April Bartholomew/The Morning Call There are no pyrotechnics at a Jackson show. No spectacular entrance,......
  • REVIEW: Puddles Pity Party brings the joke -- and great singing -- to Musikfest

     
    John Holmstrom, editor of the long-gone Punk magazine, once ruminated on the sly sophistication under punk rock music’s violent veneer, and how that let the genre be enjoyed both intellectually and viscerally. “It takes a lot of intelligence...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police: Man charged after slapping state police horse during Musikfest

    Police: Man charged after slapping state police horse during Musikfest
    Bethlehem police said they are unsure if bravado — or stupidity — was the motive behind a man who allegedly twice slapped a state police horse Saturday at Musikfest. After one slap, the trooper warned the man not to do it again, said...
  • Bill White a 'partner in the fight to end hunger'

    I read the Aug. 6 letters to the editor with some amazement and a lot of amusement when I saw the annual criticism of Bill White's eat-a-thon through Musikfest. Though there are readers who decry Bill's yearly gluttony, there are a great many more who...
  • Enact curfew to stem violence in Bethlehem

    It seems to me there is a simple solution to this problem of violence in Bethlehem during Musikfest: Rein in the problem actors. The mayor and City Council could pass a 9 p.m. curfew on anyone under 21. Stephen Bedics Bethlehem
  • Dinosaurs to roam this weekend at Musikfest

    Dinosaurs to roam this weekend at Musikfest
    People who arrive at Musikfest's Festplatz about 4 p.m. Aug. 8 might assume they took a wrong turn somewhere and landed in Jurassic Park. Three 18-foot-tall "dinosaurs" will roam the festival as part of a performance called "Saurus" by the Dutch...
  • An 'immoral' project

    Bill White closed his July 31 column kicking off his yearly salute to gluttony at Musikfest saying, "Stay hungry, my friends." For one in six Americans, staying hungry is a way of life, and the majority of those unfortunate people are children (our...