• On the cover

James Barksdale, left, Ed Fernandez and Michael Duschl star in “La Cage Aux Folles,” opening tonight at EPAC. See story, page 10.
    ‘La Cage’ is all about family

    Sadly, my relationship with EPAC has become a distant one over the summer. I missed “The Odd Couple” in June because I was on vacation. After being a part of EPAC’s Center Stage Summer Theater Camp for...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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    Gose: salty beer is trending

    Those of us who grew up around hard working, blue collar grandfathers may remember something quite odd about those men who drank beers of yesteryear like Goebel, Schlitz, and Stroh’s. Salt. As a youngster, I remember sitting...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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    Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire opens this weekend

    The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire will celebrate its 35th anniversary season with the return of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine reigning over the mirth and merriment planned for their arrival. The festivities planned for the 13-week season...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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    Ephrata Deck Crawl is Aug. 8

    On Saturday, Aug. 8, adventurous imbibers can enjoy their choice of a Siesta Tour or Sunset Tour of various “decks” in Ephrata. The cost of a ticket is $35. No driving is needed, as participants are shuttled...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • The Velairs were the hottest band in Ephrata in the mid-60s--and now they're back!
    Velaires are back for high school reunion

    The Beatles. Elvis. The Rolling Stones. The Velaires. Back in the 1960s, they knew how to make the girls swoon with their rockin’ sound and steamy love songs. Just in case you’re wondering about The Velaires, they...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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    Elvis sighting in Ephrata

    There was an Elvis sighting in Ephrata Friday evening. Hundreds of witnesses confirmed that “The King” was seen gyrating his hips, kissing fans and singing hits like “Viva, Las Vegas!” and “Love Me Tender.” A few fans...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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    Toast of the tailgaters

    Polo parties include watermelon margaritas and Macedonian baklava It was a toasty day for a tailgate at the Rothsville polo grounds. With temperatures inching into the high 90s on Sunday, it was a challenge for Mark Stickler...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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    Fairy tale tea party for children planned

    A Fairy Tale Tea Party for children ages 4 through 8 will be held by Laurel Dance Company (LDC) on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Hosted by performers from LDC, this summertime celebration...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Amy Schumer, in “Trainwreck,” lives up to the film’s title.
“Schumer is hilarious. Yes, she is crass, but her comedy is more
of a real life poke at herself,” said reviewer Michael Upton. “I
have instantly become a fan. Move over Melissa McCarthy, there
is a new funny girl in town.”
    ‘Trainwreck’ and ‘The Gallows’: Comedy vs. horror

    The intent was to see “Ant-Man” over the weekend, but after seeing Amy Schumer and Bill Hader on The Tonight Show last week I switched it up and hit the theater to see “Trainwreck.” The crass comedy...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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    Final performance: Ephrata Concert Band wraps up summer season July 26

    The Ephrata Concert Band will cap its 2015 season July 26 with a concert featuring highlights of musical arrangements donated to the band. Soprano Suzanne Delahunt will lend her vocal talents to some of the musical selections....

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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