They call him The Breeze and for Lehigh Valley native Chris Barczynski, his latest project is living up to its name.
“I’m celebrating 25 years as a professional musician,” says Barczynski.
“And I’ve done some amazing things in those 25 years. But this is the best thing that I’ve been a part of. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
His latest rock group, Shepard The Breeze, performs, 9 p.m. June 21, The Gin Mill, Northampton.
“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).
The exhibition, “A Tribute to Polly Wood,” continues through July 3, David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, with a memorial reception, 6-8 p.m. June 20, The Baum School of Art, as part of Allentown’s “Third Thursday” events.
Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, June 19: Orange juice, cheese steak sandwich w/onions and sauce, Italian marinated vegetable salad, fresh seasoned melon.
Thursday, June 20: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed salad w/Ranch dressing, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh strawberries.
Friday, June 21: Summer picnic. Hoagie bag lunch to Slate Belt Senior Center.
The “Happy Together Tour 2019” offers hit tunes from the 1960s and 1970s in one concert, 8 p.m. June 20, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.
The tour, now in its 10th year, features six headlining artists: The Turtles; Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night; Gary Puckett & The Union Gap; The Buckinghams; The Classics IV, and The Cowsills.
The concert is expected to includef 35 hit songs from the era.
Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, June 19: Hamburger, broccoli / cauliflower, peaches.
Thursday, June 20: Caprese chicken, roasted potatoes, peas, Mandarin oranges.
Friday, June 21: Apricot pork loin, mashed sweet potato, cauliflower, fruit cocktail.
Monday, June 24: Chicken and peppers, cilantro rice, succotash, orange.
Tuesday, June 25: Peach pork chop, mashed potato, wax beans, tropical fruit.
Wednesday, June 26: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, spinach, fruit cocktail.
“Summer Soltice III,” 4 p.m.-11 p.m. June 22, brings six bands to the Alternative Gallery, 707 N. Fourth St., Allentown, including Ronnie Rock and The Trendsetters, The Ultra Kings, Scotty and The Slammers, The Fux, Big Handsome, and The Purrverts.
The event is well-timed and named, happening one day after the Summer Soltice, officially, 11:54 a.m. June 21.
Based on previous “Summer Soltice” events held in the first-floor concert venue at the former cigar factory near Fourth and Tilghman streets, Allentown, the concert should be fun and then some.
The concept for “The Secret Life of Pets” was brilliant: What do pets do when their owners are away? It being an animated feature movie, we learned and heard what pets thought and said.
“The Secret Life of Pets 2” gets the pets out of the house to some good and not so good effect.
Q. Summer begins June 21. I am wondering what to do with my children, ages 8-15, to keep them active, safe and moving forward educationally. I don’t have money to send them to camp and I don’t want them spending their time in front of the computer or TV or on their phones. Any suggestions?
The panel had lots of suggestions. It would have been helpful to know how many children are being discussed and what their genders are.
“Interests will vary depending on how old each of the children is, and whether they are male or female,” said panelist Pam Wallace.
I have a friend who I really like, with one exception. She will tell me things others have told her and it makes me uncomfortable. It makes me wonder what she says about me when I am not around. I would like to be able to keep this friendship, but not being able to speak freely with her makes me uncomfortable. How can I steer the conversation away from gossip?
Dear Reader, Gossip is unnecessary, unflattering and reflects poorly on character.
It would appear your friend is someone who thinks gossip is innocent and makes it a topic of conversation.