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.
A week ago, when going through my seemingly endless collection of music, I happened upon an album that gave me a flashback to my early years of high school. It gave me a dose of nostalgia that evoked positive past times with friends, but it also made me think about how much this band has influenced my life since then. Read More »»
It's nearing the end of February, and Mother Nature finally has given us a speck of hope that spring is hiding just around the corner. Read More »»
As a banjoist and an avid guitarist, I am enthralled by the seemingly endless amount of live entertainment throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley. I've been playing music since I was about 10 years old — growing up in the quaint, small town of Jim Thorpe — and it's been my biggest passion in life since I was just a young lad, flipping through my dad's record collection and finding all of the great music that significantly outdated me. Read More »»
Celebrating its fifth year, Just Born Inc.'s PeepsFest at Bethlehem's SteelStacks will feature live penguins, sled dogs and several free family-fun activities on Dec. 30-31. Read More »»
As 2013 nears its end and outdoor festivals are closing for the season, event planners and programmers aren't showing any signs of tossing away the keys that will open doors to 2014. Read More »»
While the arts and entertainment scene in the Greater Lehigh Valley has been an engine in economic prosperity, not all outlets are readily able to accommodate the needs of every patron. Read More »»
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