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Friday, September 14, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Reggae rising: Ziggy Marley brings his “Rebellion Rises 2018 Tour” to Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, 8 p.m. Sept. 16. The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer is the son of Bob Marley. His seventh album, “Rebellion Rises,” was recorded primarily at his Los Angeles home studio during 2017. After eight records with The Melody Makers and three Grammy Awards, he kicked off a solo career in 2003 with “Dragonfly.” He received a Grammy Best Reggae Album in 2006 (“Love Is My Religion”), 2013 (“In Concert”), 2014 (“Fly Rasta”) and 2016 for the self-titled “Ziggy Marley,” which marked his fourth consecutive debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Reggae Album Chart. Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe;;; 800-745-3000

March in September: “The Pennsylvania March,” composed by Bethlehem musician Ron DeGrandis, will be débuted by The Marine Band of Allentown under the direction of Tom Heinick during the band’s last concert of the season, 3 p.m. Sept. 16, West Park Band Shell, North 16th and West Turner streets, Allentown. DeGrandis retired in 2011 after 30 years as music instructor at Easton Area Middle School, where he conducted the school’s concert, marching bands, orchestra and jazz band. The Marine Band of Allentown was founded in 1903 and is not affiliated with the United States Marine Corps. The concert is free and open to the public.

More Zen: “Mike Krisukas & Friends: More Zen Music” is the September concert in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Krisukas has composed scores for ballet, theater and orchestra. In addition to Krisukas, guitar, performing will be Shelagh Maloney, violin; Pete Fluck, sax, harmonica; Doug Hawk, vocals; Dave Smith, sax, flute, and Chase Morrison, cello. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown;; 610-432-6715