Jay Pharoah @ SteelStacks Thursday, September 28, 2023


Jay Pharoah

Thursday, September 28 · Price: $36-$39 Venue: 

Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling

Doors and Dinner: 6:30 p.m. | Show: 8 p.m.\$10 minimum Food and Beverage for all reserved seating.

Actor and comedian Jay Pharoah is one of the industry's most highly-anticipated leading men.

Pharoah most recently starred in the biopic SPINNING GOLD as Cecil Homes, the right hand man of 1970s record producer Neil Bogart who co-founded Casablanca Records. Together they were behind the success of stars like Donna Summer, Kiss and The Village People. He also starred in the Toronto International Film Festival triumph, THE BLACKENING as Shawn. The film performed so well it was sold out of the festival to Lionsgate and will be released this upcoming Juneteenth weekend.

In the last few years, Pharoah has appeared in Comedy Central’s OUT OF OFFICE alongside Ken Jeong and Oscar Nuñez and in the independent comedy MORT IN SHERMAN OAKS with Lucy Hale and Jim Gaffigan. He starred in Netflix’s RESORT TO LOVE with Cristina Milian for producer Alicia Keys and in the Lionsgate thriller PRIVATE PROPERTY. Pharoah also co-starred opposite Harry Shum Jr. in Universal’s ALL MY LIFE, in Justin Simien’s critically acclaimed feature film BAD HAIR for Hulu, and in Lionsgate’s 2 MINUTES OF FAME for director Leslie Small.

On the small screen, Pharoah starred as “J.J. Evans” in ABC’s Emmy Award-winning Live in Front of a Studio Audience version of ALL IN THE FAMILY and GOOD TIMES. He currently hosts and produces the Nickelodeon hit gameshow UNFILTERED.

Best known for his his spot-on impressions, Pharoah spent six seasons as a cast member on NBC’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. In 2017, he shifted to his first leading role as ‘Floyd Mooney’ in Showtime’s WHITE FAMOUS, which was executive produced by Academy Award-winner Jaime Foxx and inspired by Foxx’s real-life experiences.

Additional film and television credits include Sony Picture’s animated feature, THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES, Steven Soderbergh’s UNSANE, Universal’s animated feature SING, CBS Films’ GET A JOB, CBS’s All Access’s REMOTE, FOX Searchlight’s LOLA VERSUS, FOX’s FAMILY GUY, FOX’s THE SIMPSONS, Netflix’s BOJACK HORSEMAN, and Cartoon Network’s ROBOT CHICKEN.

In addition to acting and his stand-up, Jay released his first EP titled “Spittin Image” in August 2021. The tracks are a marriage between Jay’s spot-on impressions and his love of songwriting and rapping. All songs are written by Jay and produced by Andrew Hypes.

Pharoah continues to headline comedy clubs across the country throughout the year.

This show will contain adult language and/or situations. Anyone coming in between the ages of 13 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No child 12 or under will

IN THE HEIGHTS June 14 to July 2 | Main Stage @ Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

A breakout hit musical co-written by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes debuts the season on the Main Stage.

In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. PSF is thrilled to present this winner of four Tony Awards including best musical and score. Ticket Options

MOVE Bombing Anniversary: Africa family member buys home on Osage Avenue for first time in 38 years

By Christie Ileto
Thursday, May 11, 2023 7:14PM    Video

It was back on May 13, 1985, that the neighborhood was burned to the ground after Philadelphia officials dropped explosives on the home during a standoff with MOVE members.
Eleven MOVE members were killed, including his great uncle, John Africa, the group's leader.   


Eric Gales — @ SteelStacks Sunday, May 21 2023

Eric Gales

Sunday, May 21 · view days & times
Price: $28-$38
Venue: Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling

Doors and Dinner: 6 p.m. | Show: 7:30 p.m.
$10 minimum Food and Beverage for all reserved seating.Genre: Blues Rock
Artist Website: ericgales.com  Facebook: Click Here | Instagram: ericgalesband

Eric Gales is a blues firebrand. Since 1991, the Memphis-born guitarist has blazed a path reinvigorating the blues with a virtuosity and rock swagger that have him being heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix. He was a child prodigy with bottomless talent and fierce determination, and at just 16 years-old released his debut, The Eric Gales Band, on Elektra Records. He’s earned high praise by guitarists’ guitarist and household name axe men such as Joe Bonamassa, Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro, and Mark Tremonti. In addition, he has held his own with some of the greatest guitarists in the world, including Carlos Santana at Woodstock 1994, Zakk Wylde, Eric Johnson, and a posse of others as a featured guest touring with the Experience Hendrix Tour.

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4 Pennsylvania men charged after Black Lehigh University student was allegedly assaulted and called a racial slur

(CNN)- Four Pennsylvania men have been arrested and charged after a Black Lehigh University student was allegedly called a racial slur, chased to his dorm and assaulted on campus earlier this month, according to the Northampton County District Attorney’s Office.

Brandon John, 22, faces charges of simple assault and harassment; Michael Rosta, 21, faces charges of burglary and simple assault; Nabil Jameel, 22, faces charges of simple assault; and Cameron Graf, 22, faces a charge of simple assault and harassment. None of the defendants have any connection to the university, the DA’s office said in a Tuesday news release.

“Northampton County has zero tolerance for this type of lawless behavior, and the defendants will absolutely face the consequences for their senseless actions. Students have a right to feel safe when they are on or around campus,” District Attorney Terry Houck said.

CNN’s attempts to reach Graf, Rosta and John for comment have been unsuccessful.

“The information is completely inaccurate. No one is guilty of anything at this time,” Jameel said to CNN over the phone.
Victim said ‘n-word’ yelled toward him as he was walking home, affidavit states.

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The Dream Is Free But The Hustle Is Sold Separately: Black Women Athletes' Status after 50 years of Title IX Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Colleges and universities must do better centering and normalizing the Black woman experience not just in collegiate athletics, but across all areas of higher education, and they should start by acknowledging that Black women don't benefit from Title IX the same way their white peers do. In 2019, the NCAA reported that nearly 50,000 of its student-athletes were women. Only 12% of those athletes were Black women. A 2021 report from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports found that of the NCAA’s senior woman administrators, 79% are white and 15% are Black.

Join us on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 7:00pm - 8:30pm for a panel discussion with former women athletes, coaches and athletic educators that will address their experiences, challenges and concerns about this topic.

Guest Panelists: Torrie Browning, Former Head Women's Tennis Coach, George Washington University; Dr. Courtney Flowers, Texas Southern University; Dr. Latisha Forster-Scott, Rutgers University; Dr. Jacqueline McDowell, George Mason University; Theresa Hamlett, former HBCU Student-Athlete; Germaine McAuley, Spelman College, and Dr. Angelia Nelson, Lincoln University. Registration Required. Register today! Webinar Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-YNfiCV5RGS--UyZdkT8oA

Sponsored by the National Council of Negro Women Delaware Valley and Raritan Valley Sections, and Black Women in Sport Foundation

Haywood Releases State of Black Pennsylvania Report


By: Steve Ulrich March 2, 2023  3:50 PM

Somewhat lost in the noise of the change in leadership in the Pennsylvania House on Tuesday, state Senator Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) announced the release of his first State of Black Pennsylvania report.

The report details the changing position of Black Pennsylvanians from 2010 to 2021, with several data points indicating the upward socioeconomic mobility of the Black community.

The 28-page report examines health, incarceration, income, and population data for Black Pennsylvanians. The data was pulled from a number of sources to put together a complete picture of the Black experience in PA over the past decade. Read more here

Allentown Branch of the NAACP Annual “Tribute to Dr. King” Monday, January 16th at 11:00AM hosted at the historic St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in Allentown PA

The Allentown Branch of the NAACP will hold its Annual “Tribute to Dr. King” celebration on Monday, January 16th at 11:00AM hosted at the historic St. James A.M.E. Zion Church located at 410 Union Street in Allentown, PA where the Reverend Thomas E. Sweatt is the Pastor. 

This annual event celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The public is invited to attend. 

This year’s theme is “This Is Power”. This theme is reflective of the National NAACP’s theme for 2023. 

This year’s Keynote Speaker is PA State Senator Art Haywood who represents the state of Pennsylvania’s 4th Senatorial District. Senator Haywood was initially elected to the PA Senate in 2014 after serving as the President of the Board of Commissioners in Cheltenham. 

His PA Senatorial District has offices in Abington and Philadelphia. Through his leadership as a State Senator, he has worked to reduce homelessness through expansion of the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Act, passed requirements to test for lead in Pennsylvania schools, and successfully championed legislation to relocate domestic violence survivors living in public housing. 

 The ARC of Pennsylvania recognized Senator Haywood in 2021 as their “Legislator of the Year” for exceptional leadership in addressing the needs of Pennsylvanians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Senator Haywood graduated Magna Cum Laude from Morehouse College with his bachelor’s degree; attended the London School of Economics as a Marshall Scholar to complete his master’s degree. He then graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1985. 

Youth from the Allentown School District’s William Allen High School Black Student Union will also be participating in the program. The NAACP was founded in 1909 and is the oldest civil rights organization in the world. 

Contact Dan Bosket, Allentown NAACP Vice-President at 610-780-9903 for more information.

Travel Business Training: Saturday February 18th 2023 @ the Bethlehem Area Public Library11am to 2pm


Paul Muschick: Why didn’t the Phillies pitch in sooner to help IronPigs?

Paul Muschick - The Morning Call (TNS)  Dec 19, 2022 Updated Dec 19, 2022

So the Philadelphia Phillies are contributing to renovations at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown after all.

During a news conference at the stadium Friday that was attended by top Phillies brass, it was announced that the Phils would be paying an undisclosed amount toward updating player facilities.

That’s nice. The investment is welcome and important. But the Phillies could have done much more, much sooner, to help the IronPigs, their top minor league partner. Let’s not lose sight of that. Read more here

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