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.
The past five 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.
Festivals are a mainstream attraction these days, encompassing a variety of music and food to wine tastings and more.
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...
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.
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.
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...