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  • Holiday special! A YouTube Christmas, especially for you

    Holiday special! A YouTube Christmas, especially for you
    The holidays are a special time — that is to say, a time for specials. All over the television, the seasonal signifiers, the holly and the mistletoe, trees and lights, snowflakes and fake furs are dragged out of storage and gaily appended to...
  • Author Creating Special Poems For Reach Out And Read Connecticut

    Author Creating Special Poems For Reach Out And Read Connecticut
    After Mystic author, Tish Rabe, penned more than 150 tales for tots, many stories about Clifford and Curious George, she wanted to create a signature character, all her own. "I wrote a rhyming book about a dinosaur. Maurus O'Roarus was a brachiosaurus who...
  • Lehigh Valley concert tickets on sale: Hall and Oates, Craig Ferguson, Iggy Azalea

    Lehigh Valley concert tickets on sale: Hall and Oates, Craig Ferguson, Iggy Azalea
    ON SALE THIS WEEK Hall and Oates, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, http://www.sandseventcenter.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. Tickets: $59.50-$125, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Ledisi, with Leela James and Raheem DeVaughn...
  • TICKET BOX: Hall and Oates, Craig Ferguson at Sands Bethlehem Event Center; Iggy Azalea at Wells Fargo Center among more than 50 new shows

    TICKET BOX: Hall and Oates, Craig Ferguson at Sands Bethlehem Event Center; Iggy Azalea at Wells Fargo Center among more than 50 new shows
    lcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Hall and Oates at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Iggy Azalea at Wells Fargo Center and Joan Osborne at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem are among more than 50 new...
  • Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry hosts shadow puppeteer Jim Napolitano

    On Nov. 15, Jim Napolitano performed for two sold-out audiences at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. Napolitano performed "Shadows Around the World," one of four programs, built entirely around shadow puppets, that he brings to audiences all...
  • 'I Am Big Bird' Documentary Sells to Tribeca Film for U.S.

    Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. rights to the documentary "I Am Big Bird," directed and produced by Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker. The film, which had its world premiere at Hot Docs this year, will be released theatrically and on VOD day-and-date in...
  • 'Fraggle Rock' actor Gerard Parkes dies at 90

    'Fraggle Rock' actor Gerard Parkes dies at 90
    Gerard Parkes, the Irish-Canadian actor best known for his roles on the Muppets' "Fraggle Rock" and crime film "The Boondock Saints," has died, his agent said on Tuesday. The actor died at a retirement home in Toronto on Sunday from natural causes and...
  • Billy Crystal Joins Henson Co.'s 'Which Witch' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Billy Crystal has come on board The Jim Henson Co.'s animated movie project "Which Witch" as a writer, producer and star. The company, as part of an expansion of its feature film slate, is aiming to start production early next year with Brian Henson...
  • This Is 40? 'SNL' Revives 'Weekend Update' And Starts Celebrating Four Decades On Air

    "Saturday Night Live" returned for its landmark fortieth season with a new announcer, a revived "Weekend Update" and a couple of digs at the National Football League. But the show continued to serve up something it largely avoided when it launched way...
  • The other Birdman

    The other Birdman
    Before Caroll Spinney began playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," he bombed at a puppeteering festival in Utah. Bad lighting washed out the video-projected animations on the screen, so Spinney, convinced his performance was a disaster,...
  • Don Pardo dies at 96; 'Saturday Night Live' announcer

    Don Pardo, the legendary NBC announcer whose deep, resonant voice was heard for more than three decades on "Saturday Night Live," has died. He was 96. Pardo died Monday evening, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata. The cause was not given, but...