The Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra in Concert at Zoellner Arts Center

Every Wednesday evening shortly before 7 pm, Zoellner Arts Center’s Baker Hall at Lehigh University transforms from an impressive, yet silent, concert space into a humming, bustling hive of activity. Students run in from every conceivable part of campus, shed their coats and backpacks, unpack their instruments, and bound onto the brightly-lit stage. Musical sounds…

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South Side’s Monstrously Musical Halloween Weekend

As Halloween quickly comes into view, it’s about time to plan yourself a spectacularly spooky weekend! Of course, early Friday evening will be spent tending to the doorbell and passing out candy to the children of Bethlehem. But, as the trick-or-treaters head home and the weekend goes on, South Bethlehem will host numerous exciting shows…

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A Tribute to Stan Rogers

The relatively small room was filling up quickly as myself and two friends arrived for the Stan Rogers Tribute show at the Godfrey Daniels Listening Room on Saturday night. Patrons mingled with one another, members of the band drifting among them. As fate would have it the second annual tribute show fell on the 150th…

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Say the Word: Deconstructing Rubber Soul

On the nights of June 11 and 13, crowds of Beatles fans attended the limited showing of Scott Freiman’s film Deconstructing The Beatles’ Rubber Soul, as part of the “talkback series” at the SteelStacks Theater.  Rubber Soul strikes me as the red-headed step child of “favorite Beatles albums.” Usually, the choices are Sgt Pepper or…

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On the Road, In the Round: Songwriters & Story Tellers

“On the Road & In the Round: Songwriters & Story Tellers” with Thom Schuyler, Craig Bickhardt, Jack Sundrud, and Jack Murray was held at Godfrey Daniels on Friday, March 24th. The men have been coming to Bethlehem for over five years to play together. The camaraderie and rapport between the musicians were infectious as they…

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Southside 313: John Sears and the Stock Music Company

“I’ve always wanted to start a band, and I just decided to do that this past December,” John Sears shared on the patio outside of Southside 313, sitting across the table from his fellow guitarist Nick Baranowski. Sears is the frontman, guitarist, and vocalist of John Sears and the Stock Music Company. Dragging on his…

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The Original Godfrey Daniels

Origin Story Dave Fry knew that Bethlehem needed a unique space for music lovers, and since founding Godfrey Daniels, a folk music listening room and performance club, in 1976, he and his club have done nothing but thrive. Providing a listening space away from the busy night scene, Fry and his friends created Godfrey Daniels…

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