More than 900,000 people attended Musikfest 2012, according to ArtsQuest officials.
Musikfest, the United State's largest free music festival, took place Aug. 3 - 12, with 515 performances by 318 performers on 15 stages. This year's festival included free concerts on 14 of the 15 stages, the largest number of free stages in the event's 29-year history.
More than 48,000 people attended the 10 concerts at the Sands Steel Stage, Musikfest's only ticketed venue, where Boston, Daughtry, Jane's Addiction, Sheryl Crow, MGMT, Young the Giant and the Goo Goo Dolls performed.
Jane L. Godovin, 88, of Bethlehem, died Aug. 4, 2012, at Holy Family Manor. Born in Brodheadsville, she was the daughter of the late Elijah and Gertrude (Sinyard) Bond. She was the wife of the late John Godovin.
She was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, stationed at Pearl Harbor.
She volunteered in the area, including at Good Shepherd, Miller Blood Bank and Muhlenberg Hospital.
She is survived by a son, James J. and his wife Cynthia of Bethlehem; a sister, Margaret Trevino; four grandchildren, Lowrie, Melinda, Amanda and Jessica; and six great-grandchildren.
More than 900,000 people attended Musikfest 2012 to experience the festival's concerts, artisans, food and family fun, ArtsQuest officials announced.
The nation's largest free music festival, Musikfest took place Aug. 3-12, with 515 performances by 318 performers on 15 stages. This year's festival included free concerts on 14 of the 15 stages – the largest number of free stages in the event's 29-year history.
The following students have been named to the Central Penn College dean's list for the spring 2012 term: Megan Hetherington and Benjamin Mastrofilippo, both majoring in criminal justice administration, of Freemansburg; and Jasmine Robinson, currently majoring in corporate communications, of Bethlehem.
To qualify for the designation, a student must carry six or more credits and earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better for the term.
The Civil War Roadshow will be in Bethlehem from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9. The event will take place at the Fowler Center, 511 E. Third St.
The Joseph Plowman Trio, with vocalist Marlene Gilley, presents a free concert, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Aug. 30, PPL Plaza, Ninth and Hamilton streets, Allentown, as part of the "Summer in the City" series.
Music will be from the Great American Songbook, as well as contemporary songwriters.
Plowman, a jazz bassist, Emmaus native and Emmaus High School graduate, has returned from Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he toured with an international quartet from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
FHS student attends RIT workshop
Julia Brennan, of Bethlehem, a Freedom HS rising 11th-grade student, recently attended Explore Your Future. EYF is a six-day career exploration camp at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus, Rochester, N.Y.
Police arrested 59-year-old Philip Youngken, of Hawthorne Road, for driving while intoxicated around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 15.
According to police, an officer present at a local Wawa observed Youngken fall into a shelving unit, knocking over a quart of motor oil, and then later driving a car out of the lot.
Youngken was stopped and questioned, and was determined to be drunk. He is charged with DUI, DUI highest rate and traffic infractions.