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Rock and roll legend Tom Petty is photographed in the studio of his L.A. area home. His 'Hypnotic Eye' tour comes to the PPL Center in Allentown on Tuesday.
Rick Werkheiser, 63, used to visit Allentown a lot in his youth, and still remembers running up and down the streets back in the days of the Hess's Department Store. But as time passed, and Allentown's reputation became less and less friendly, the Bethlehem resident became much more likely to frequent the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks or Sands Casino in Bethlehem, or the State Theatre in Easton .
In the hours leading up to the concert, the city was bustling. Cars filed into center city and people filled the streets and ate at nearby restaurants.
During this time of celebrating the physical and structural transformation of downtown Allentown and the official opening of the PPL Center arena, our advocacy group, Jobs for Allentown, remains vigilant. It was recently reported that out of the five businesses that have been tracked, 445 jobs have been created in the Neighborhood Improvement Zone.
Crews started early Friday morning setting up inside the PPL Center for the first event at the brand new arena. Crowds funneled into Allentown, visiting the restaurants in the area before doors opened to the Eagles concert at 6:30 p.m. "It's exciting, it's a long time coming, we've been doing this for months, years really," said Jacquelyn Holowaty, the assistant general manager of the PPL Center.
Cher performs at Staples Center in Los Angeles during the first leg of her "Dressed to Kill" tour. Cher, who late Monday postponed two shows as she undertakes bed rest to overcome an acute viral infection, on Friday added Monday's show at PPL Center to the list.
Tonight's Eagles concert at the PPL Center in Allentown not only marks the first show at the hockey arena but the complete band's first trip to the Lehigh Valley . The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees' recent performances have been on the lengthier side, broken into two sets, plus an encore, and not exactly loosening their load when it comes to playing the hits.
The whole early 1970 radio rock music scene was far too mellow for me. I was far more into Led Zeppelin, then starting in the late 1970s, punk rock.
PPL Corp. will hold an "Anything Goes Hike" at 1 p.m. Saturday at PPL's Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, 126 PPL Drive, Hawley. Naturalist Rick Koval will lead a woodland adventure, searching for salamanders, dragonflies, edible plants, poisonous mushrooms and anything else that crosses his path.
The judges ruled that the federal government has exclusive control over interstate rates for capacity payments to electric power generators. The law, which enabled selected generators to receive preferential capacity prices, intruded into an area of regulation reserved for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under the Federal Power Act.
Tomorrow is the first day in an old city's new life - or so the city leaders hope and believe. PPL Center arena in the heart of downtown Allentown, as it looked two weeks ago.
Due to strong investor demand, the size of the Offering was increased from an originally proposed offering of 6,000,000 Series 7 Preferred Shares plus an underwriters' option to purchase up to an additional 2,000,000 Series 7 Preferred Shares , as well as to fund a portion of the remainder of the Company's 2014 capital expenditure program and for general corporate purposes. The Transaction is subject to regulatory approvals including approval of the National Energy Board and under the Competition Act and natural gas liquids produced in western .
That's the continuing refrain among public safety officials eager to see the PPL Center open for its inaugural concert Friday when The Eagles come to play for the 10,000-seat arena . "I have officers upset they can't work that night," said Allentown police Capt.
Don't let fear of finding a parking space in center-city Allentown keep you from attending public meetings of the Lehigh County commissioners - at least not for the rest of this year. That's the message county officials have for residents, with the first major event in the PPL Center just two days away.
Officials shoot inaugural hockey pucks at the opening of the arena at PPL Center. The PPL Center in downtown Allentown officially opened on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:10 am
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