The name Wonderground evokes a 1960s’ vibe of The Beatles, Kinks and Zombies.
That’s exactly what Jason Adams and the members of Wonderground intend.
When asked to describe Wonderground’s sound, Adams says it’s “psychedelic soul progressive indie rock.”
True to that description, Adams lists the music groups and music artists influencing Wonderground as including Miles Davis, Zombies, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, and the Kinks.
Wonderground played July 19 at the Shanty on 19th, 613 N. 19th St., Allentown.
Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna” makes its Philadelphia region premiere under the big top, July 24-Aug. 25, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks.
Allentown native and gymnast Alix Croop performs in “Amaluna.”
“Amaluna,” written and directed by Tony Award-winning director, Diane Paulus, blends Greek and Norse mythology, William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute” in a production that has a cast almost entirely of women.
It’s the third Cirque du Soleil production in which Croop has performed.
The film title, “Yesterday,” is ironic.
The film is about a today when the only person who seems to remember The Beatles and knows the Fab Four’s songs is down-on-his luck folksinger Jack Malik (Himesh Patel). When Jack plays his own original songs, he’s used to performing for one person at a beachside gig, a few friends at a pub and gets by with a little help from his daytime job at a retail discount warehouse store. Jack begins playing Beatles’ songs. He becomes a one-man Beatles’ cover band and worldwide web sensation. He’s the Fab One.
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations; or visit www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, July 17 - National Hot Dog Day: Hot dog on a bun, baked beans, cole slaw, fresh seasonal melon, chocolate brownie.
Thursday, July 18: Chicken cordon bleu casserole, wide noodles, green beans almondine, wheat bread w/margarine, tropical fruit.
Friday, July 19: Orange juice, Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread w/ margarine, chilled pears.
Q. Whenever I go to the doctor and she takes my blood pressure it is a little high. Then, at the end of the office visit, she takes my pressure again and it’s normal. Do you know what causes this?
What you describe is a common symptom of “white-coat hypertension.” This means that your blood pressure goes up whenever anyone in a white coat (or reasonable medical facsimile) comes near you. I suffer from this myself so I have a visceral understanding of the problem.
The Allentown Band free outdoor concert, 6:30 p.m. July 21, Haines Mill, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township, has been postponed because of the Extreme Heat Warning issued for the Lehigh Valley.
The concert, hosted by the Lehigh County Historical Society, is to be rescheduled.
The nationally-renowned Allentown Band has played for 10 United States presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Jimmy Carter.
The Allentown Fair gates department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the upcoming fair running Aug. 27 - Sept. 2.
Candidates must be 18 years or older to be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as cashiers, ticket scanners and a limited number of leader positions.
Prospective gates employees are asked to contact the Gates Department: email@example.com; 610.433.7541, ext. 224.
Provide full name and phone number. A gate superintendent will respond to messages to initiate the application process.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, July 17: Chicken pot pie, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fresh pineapple.
Thursday, July 18: Roast beef, parsley boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, roll, apple bread, pudding.
Friday, July 19: Chicken primavera, tomato basil soup, whole wheat penned, crackers, mixed berries.
Monday, July 22: Swedish meatballs, broccoli and carrots, whole wheat noodles, fresh melon.
Tuesday, July 23: Caribbean fish, Caribbean vegetable blend, black bean and corn salad, brown rice, orange, sugar cookie.
Globetrotting fine-art photographer Jacqueline M. Lewis has 27 images from her 25 years of travels in “A Passport to World Heritage Sites,” through through July 31, Theatre514 Gallery, Civic Theatre of Allentown.
Lewis spent the greater part of two years going through her photographs, researching the sites and editing the information that accompanies each image. She believes the pictures and text in the series can serve as an “educational social studies tool.”
Counter Culture tenor: Art Garfunkel is in concert, 8 p.m. July 24, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The New York Times described Garfunkel as a “beautiful countertenor.” Garfunkel is best-known as one half of 1960s’ counter culture folk-rock group, Simon & Garfunkel. Highlights of Garfunkel’s solo music career include a Top 10 hit, three Top 20 hits, six Top 40 hits, 14 Adult Contemporary Top 30 singles and five Adult Contemporary No. 1 hits. Through his solo and collaborative work, Garfunkel has received eight Grammys, including a Lifetime Achievement Award.