Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Freddys - 2009 Area Theatre Schedule - Lehigh Valley Musical Awards

The Freddys - 2009 Area Theatre Schedule
The spring high school musical season is now underway. Here in the Lehigh Valley that means the Freddy Awards. These awards honor excellence in high school musical theater and will take place in May at the Easton State Theatre. This year 29 schools are competing for these honors.

APRIL Theatre Schedule - 2009 Freddys

"Back to the '80s," Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown. 7 p.m. April 2-3; 2 p.m. April 4.

"Sound of Music," Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown. 7 p.m. April 2-4. General admission, tickets at door.

"Damn Yankees," Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. 7:30 p.m. April 2-4. Call 610-437-5081,

"Godspell," Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown. 7:30 p.m. April 2-3; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 4.

"The Wizard of Oz," Freedom High School, 3149 Chester Ave., Bethlehem Township. 7:30 p.m. April 2-3; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 4; 2 p.m. April 5. Call 610-867-6630,

"Bye Bye Birdie," Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton. 8 p.m. April 3-4; 2 and 8 p.m. April 5. Call 610-697-0111, ext. 21117.

"Little Shop of Horrors," North Warren Regional High School, 10 Noe Road, Blairstown, N.J. 8 p.m. April 3-4; 2 p.m. April 5. General admission, tickets at door.

"Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Ave. 7 p.m. April 2-4; 2 p.m. April 5. Call 610-866-0791.

"Grease," Hackettstown High School, 701 Warren St., Hackettstown, N.J. 7 p.m. April 16-18.

"Pippin," Allen High School, 126 N. 17th St., Allentown. 7 p.m. April 23-25. Call 484-951-3271,

"How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," Warren Hills Regional High School, 41 Jackson Valley Road, Washington, N.J. 7:30 p.m. April 23-25. Call 908-689-3050,

"Grease," Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Bethlehem Township. 7:30 p.m. April 23-25. Call 610-868-1431.

"Peter Pan," Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem. 7 p.m. April 24-25, May 1-2; 4 p.m. April 26. Call 610-691-7200,

"Annie Get Your Gun," Pius X High School, 580 Third Ave., Bangor. 7 p.m. April 30, May 1-2. General admission, tickets at the door,

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bethlehem Sands Casino to have Emeril Lagasse steakhouse Restaurant

Sources close to the $743 million Bethlehem Casino development hint that a Chef Emeril Lagasse operated steakhouse will anchor the four restaurants that will ring the casino floor when the slots parlor opens on May 22, 2009.

Las Vegas Sands officials plan to announce the lineup of restaurants in the coming weeks. Officials stopped short of confirming that Lagasse would be headlining one of them. ”We look forward to offering a variety of foods in four restaurants that will include a steakhouse by a world-renowned celebrity chef,” said Sands spokesman Ronald Reese. ”But we are not naming names.”

Lagasse has written several best-selling cookbooks. He is best known for his New Orleans-style cooking, but his restaurant themes include seafood, pan-Asian and traditional upscale steakhouse. He has restaurants in New Orleans, Orlando, Miami and Gulfport Mississippi. Lagasse also has three restaurants in Las Vegas. The menu in Bethlehem remains unclear, at this time.

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Friday, March 06, 2009

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day - Lehigh Valley Events

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Events - Coronation Ball
Mar. 13, 2009
8pm. Coronation Ball at Fearless Fire Co., 1221 S. Front St. Allentown

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Events - Pub Crawl
Mar. 21, 2009
Pub crawl starting at 6:30 pm. at eight West End pubs. At 5 pm. a best-legs-in-kilt contest for both men and women starts at Jack Callaghan's Ale House at 2027 Tilghman St. Allentown

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Events - Mass
Mar. 22, 2009
9:15 am. Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 501 Ridge Ave., Allentown

Inaugural West End St. Patrick's Day 5k Race
Mar. 22, 2009
The St Patrick's Day Parade, the largest in the region, starts at 1:30pm at 19th and Liberty and will run along closed city streets. Runners will be cheered and encouraged by the thousands of people who come out to enjoy one of Allentown's longest-standing traditions. Registration is $25 plus a small processing fee. Awards will be given out to the top three male and female finishers. Proceeds from the race benefit the West End Alliance.

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Events - Breakfast
Mar. 22, 2009
9 - 11 am. at Knights of Columbus home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown. Advance tickets required; call 610-443-0429

Allentown St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mar. 22, 2009
Parade starts at 1:30 pm. near 19th and Liberty Streets.

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$743 million Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to open May 22, 2009 for Memorial Day weekend.

The $743 million Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem will open May 22, 2009 just in time for the Memorial Day weekend with 3,000 slot machines and 4 eateries. Big question however in this recession economy is - Will people come?

Las Vegas Sands Corp who is building the project has been forced to scale back because of the recession. Work was stopped on the hotel and shopping mall portion of the project. The Bethlehem Sands will open with 3,000 slot machines and four restaurants on the site of Bethlehem Steel's former plant.

The Sands Corp feels that the Bethlehem casino's proximity to millions of potential customers in New York and northern New Jersey gives it an advantage because gamblers will not have to fly to get to their new casino.

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Las Vegas and other destination gambling markets continue to struggle as consumers scale back spending. Pennsylvania's casino industry however continues to grow, and posted a 6.7 % increase in gross terminal revenues from January 2008 to January 2009, according to state statistics.

Are you planning to visit the casino this year and gamble?