Author: LoriLee

Photo gallery: Charter Arts Big Band warms up the room for rising jazz star

Recently rising jazz star Kamasi Washington performed at SteelStacks.  Warming up the night was the talented Charter Arts Big Band from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, recent finalists in the Steel Stacks High School Band Showcase. The big band tastefully interpreted selections from the swing era and more contemporary big band repertoire as well. In addition to impressive ensemble playing band leader Mike Lorenz gave plenty of opportunity for individuals to showcase their talents with solos across the band including an extended clarinet feature by Griffin Woodard on Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood”. Kamasi Washington...

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Downtown Allentown Revival

The history of Allentown runs deep and in recent years, the city has been trying revive itself. Former residence of Hess’ Department Store, now hosts a brand new professional sports and events arena. This new arena is home the the Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate, Lehigh Valley Phantoms. In addition to hockey, the new arena has hosted WWE events, Monster Jam, and national recording artists, such as Carrie Underwood, since it’s opening. There is a whole new dining scene and arts scene brewing downtown as well in hopes to turn Allentown upside down and revive a community. Sample TextSample TextSample TextSample TextSample...

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LV Iron Pigs Home Opener

The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs will kick off their 2016 season here in Allentown, tonight at 7:05PM at Coca Cola Park. The Iron Pigs played a few games last week at home, but were not open to the public. Syracuse had issues with their field due to inclement weather which resulted in the games being moved south to Allentown. Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text Sample Text   Sample...

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