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8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, June 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Stop” at The Peak: Trace Adkins’ “Don’t Stop Tour 2019” stops at 8 p.m. June 21, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Louisana native has sold 11 million albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing” (1997), “Ladies Love Country Boys” (2007) and “You’re Gonna Miss This” (2008). His 2004 single, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” became a crossover Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit. He appeared in the films “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2011), “Moms’ Night Out” (2014) and “I Can Only Imagine” (2018). Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000

Let’s get “Together”: The “Happy Together Tour 2019” recreates the “Summer of Love” and beyond, 8 p.m. June 20, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 6 p.m. The 10th annual tour includes The Turtles (“Happy Together”); Chuck Negron, of Three Dog Night (“One,” “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White.” “Easy to Be Hard,” “An Old Fashioned Love Song,” “Never Been to Spain,” “Shambala”); Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (“Woman, Woman,” “Over You,” “Young Girl,” “Lady Willpower”), The Classics IV (“Spooky,” “Stormy,” “Traces”), The Cowsills (“The Rain, The Park & Other Things,” “Indian Lake,” “Hair”). Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000

See Interview, Page B3

Big Band jazz: The Rob Stoneback Big Band is in concert, 7:30 p.m. June 21, in the “Jazz Upstairs Series,” Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Doors open at 7 p.m. You’ll hear tunes by Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Dizzy Gillespie and Woody Herman, The Stoneback band of 17 instrumentalists and two vocalists is in its 40th year. The band has backed Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, The Manhattan Transfer, Rosemary Clooney, Lou Rawls, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations and The Four Tops. Members of the band have performed with the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Maynard Ferguson, and Buddy Rich Orchestras. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; millersymphonyhall.org; 610-432-6715

See INTERVIEW, Page B5