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Note-worthy with Christopher Holland

Christopher Holland

About Christopher Holland

Christopher Holland — who on weekends plays banjo for The Boiled Owls — writes about arts and entertainment, including the business of A&E, in the Greater Lehigh Valley and beyond. Everyone needs to have a life outside of the office or the workplace, so turn here for recommendations, insights and more on the arts and entertainment scene.

Sands Bethlehem announces partnership, 4-H gardening club

Spring has finally arrived. The trees are in full bloom, the warm air is sweeping across the region and most of us are gearing up for outdoor activities. And if you're anything like me and have a green thumb, you're eager to get out in your garden...

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Comedian and actor Kevin Nealon to perform at ArtsQuest

You probably know him best from his nine-year stint as a cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” Or maybe from his role in “Weeds,” the hit Showtime series.

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Comedian and actor Michael Ian Black to perform at ArtsQuest

You might know him best from comedy series The State, Ed, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, or Wet Hot American Summer. Or maybe from his multiple appearances on Celebrity Poker Showdown or his first children's book, “Chicken Cheeks,” in 2009.

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Greensky Bluegrass to perform at Penn's Peak

When you hear the term bluegrass, it's easy for names such as Bill Monroe, Del McCoury, Doc Watson and Sam Bush, among many others, to first come to mind.

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Aspiring blues musician Ryan Montbleau to perform at Mauch Chunk Opera House

Singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau might not be a name that's familiar to all, but those who know him know that every one of his shows delivers something special. And for those of you who still might be in the dark … well, you might just want to...

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The Infamous Stringdusters to perform in Jim Thorpe

Bluegrass music has roots in America dating to the 1950s, when Bill Monroe spearheaded what would become a staple of American music.

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Lehighton Downtown Initiative to kick off Rocktoberfest

Carbon County is best known for the quaint, humble and historic town of Jim Thorpe, but throughout the county there other towns looking to revitalize and attract people to their downtowns.

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Autumn arrives; haunted attractions set for terror

Yesterday marked the autumn equinox, officially the first day of fall. Now you can start packing away your summer clothing, consume pumpkin-flavored snacks and drinks and redecorate your abode to suit the season.

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Peach Music Festival shines

With temperatures soaring into the upper 90s over the weekend, the jams at the Peach Music Festival at Montage Mountain were even hotter.

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Peach Music Festival celebrates fifth anniversary in August

The past four years, Montage Mountain near Scranton has been home to the Peach Music Festival, which quickly built a strong reputation and became one of the “must attend” summer musical gatherings in the mid-Atlantic.

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