Friday, May 3, 2013
For the first time, non-participants can see the special concert for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association motorcycle benefit.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Friday, May 3
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts will be the featured attraction of the 26th annual Ride for Life Muscular Dystrophy Association benefit, Saturday and Sunday at SteelStacks. But you don’t need to be a motorcycle rider or participate in the event to see the show at the Levitt Pavilion. For the first time, MDA is offering a limited number of general admission tickets for $70 for the concert starring a woman who some call the “Queen of Rock n’ Roll.” Tickets are available at the ArtsQuest Center box office and online at tix.artsquest.org. Rain or shine, all ticket sales are final. Proceeds will benefit local families served by MDA. Admission tickets for the two-day Ride for Life event, including the Joan Jett and The Blackhearts concert, are …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Upper Macungie woman allegedly entered fake returns and pocketed $3,025, Bethlehem police say.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, February 14
An Upper Macungie Township woman has been charged with stealing more than $3,000 from her employers at Bethlehem’s ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, according to court papers. Tynesha Marie Gilmore, 20, of 5321 W. Tilghman St., allegedly entered fake returns and pocketed the cash from those fake returns, according to arrest papers filed by Det. Bradford Jones of the Bethlehem Police Department. It is unclear from the affidavit where in the ArtsQuest Center Gilmore worked, though based on the description of the thefts, the gift shop appears likely. In a verbal confession to police, Gilmore said that she stole because of family medical issues and to help pay debt, the arrest affidavit says. Gilmore said she began stealing in May and continued…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Celebrate PEEPSFEST in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31 with music, arts and a Giant Peep-Drop at ArtsQuest Center.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
PEEPSFEST™, a family festival that takes place Dec. 30-31, returns for its fourth year at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The event, which is free to attend, features two days packed with live music, arts and PEEPS®-related programming. It culminates Dec. 31, 5:15 p.m. with the dropping of a 4.5-foot tall, 85-pound, lit PEEPS® Chick and fireworks to welcome in the New Year. Matt Pye, Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Just Born, said, “PEEPSFEST™ 2012 will be a magical extravaganza that will continue to make this relatively new event an annual holiday destination for the whole family. PEEPSFEST™ celebrates the fun and passion consumers have for the beloved PEEPS® Brand which is produced right here in Bethlehem. There…
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Dukes of September Rhythm Review will play the Sands Steel Stage; it's country music day at Plaza Tropical, and the roots of rock 'n' roll are recalled at SteelStacks.
The Weather: Mostly sunny with a high of 91 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms between 3 and 9 p.m. Forecast nighttime low is 66. The Headliner: The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue is a supergroup featuring Donald Fagen of Steely Dan; Michael McDonald, formerly of the Doobie Brothers, and Boz Scaggs. It figures to be an auditory feast for those who love the soft rock sounds of the 1970s. Tickets at $43 and $33 are still available. Gates open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 8. The Highlight: Country music is not typically a big part of the Musikfest repertoire. Today that changes at Plaza Tropical with a whole day of live country, starting at noon and culminating with Allentown’s own…
Friday, May 11, 2012
LCTI students are building a Mack Truck that will be part of an iconic concession stand at ArtsQuest's Levitt Pavilion in Bethlehem.
Salisbury High Sophomore Casey Moyer is looking forward to going to the new Mack Truck Stop concession stand at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem this summer and saying “I helped build that.” He has plenty of company. Moyer is one of 35 Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students who is rebuilding and refurbishing a Titan model Mack Truck that will be part of the concession stand at Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks arts venue. The truck will be installed next to the Mack Truck Stop in June, giving it the appearance that it is pulling a trailer, said Kassie Hilgert, senior vice president of marketing and advancement for ArtsQuest, which opened the Levitt Pavilion last year. Hilgert praised Mack Trucks in Lower Macungie for contributing to the …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Get your tickets for holiday tours in Bethlehem
Tickets are now on sale for Bethlehem's 2011 holiday tours. Here are your options: Get more information online, by calling 1-800-360-TOUR or by stopping at Bethlehem's Main Street Visitor Center.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Bethlehem's famed holiday market has a new location.
One of the world's best holiday markets opens Thursday, Nov. 17 and Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem has a few changes this year.
Friday, August 5, 2011
In its 28th year, the biggest festival in the Lehigh Valley has made a few changes.
Musikfest 2011 gets under way at 5 p.m. this evening in Historic Downtown and SouthSide Bethlehem. This will be the largest and most ambitious festival in the 28-year history of the biggest and most ambitious annual festival in the Lehigh Valley. We are talking about more than 300 live performances on 15 stages in addition to a whole host of other activities. With all the talk of change coming with this festival, veteran fest-goers will find that plenty also remains familiar -- as this year's festival slogan says "The Song Remains ..." But a lot will be new. Here, we get you up to speed. Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave, you know that the biggest change is the shift of part of the festival to its new 9-acre SteelStacks campus, which …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Independence Day celebrated with Allentown Symphony and fireworks.
The ArtsQuest campus was awash with people to celebrate the nation's birthday on July 4. The night included a rousing performane of classic tunes by the Allentown Symphony. Independence day went out with a bang as fireworks streamed through the sky over the SteelStacks.