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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.

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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Wine on the Mountain gears up for 13th year

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail has been promoting agri-tourism in the region for several years, and one of its signature events is right around the corner.

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Bethlehem Steel FC to offer youth soccer clinic at Lehigh Valley SoccerFest

Soccer is a rapidly growing sport in America, and in the Lehigh Valley, it's gaining interest from all walks of life.

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A secret gem at ArtsQuest

While the ArtsQuest campus in Bethlehem is most widely known for its music programming and festivals, its secret gem is the “Peas & Q's” programming that's offered every Saturday morning.

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National Grilled Cheese Month to commence at ArtsQuest

Cheese.
It's among the top — if not No. 1 — on the list of words you might hear when cooking or ordering almost every meal.

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