Published on February 11, 2022 at 10:08 p.m.
Abba Mania, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, State Theater Center for the Arts, Easton. Abba Mania formed in England in 1999. The band performed for 18 weeks at the Strand Theater in London in 2002. Abba Mania performs the band’s hit songs, complete with direction, lighting and effects, during a two-hour concert, including ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘The Winner Takes It All’, ‘Super Trouper’, ‘Fernando’ and ‘Take A Chance On Me’ Tickets: ticket office State Theater Center for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton; www.statetheatre.org; 1-800-999-7828; 610-252-3132
The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and The Allentown Band will present a joint concert on Valentine’s Day, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Ronald Demkee leads the Allentown Band in the opening act in a nod to Valentine’s Day with the Overture to Glinka’s ‘Russlan and Ludmilla’, selections from Giordano’s ‘Andrea Chenier’ and ‘Wedding Dance’ from Hasseneh” by Jacques Press. Met Opera mezzo-soprano Patricia Risley, above, of Allentown, will be featured in a medley of songs, “Singularly Streisand,” arranged by Ken Moyer. Captain David Neil C. Regner will lead the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band in Part 2 of the selections to be announced. The bands will combine for the finale with patriotic selections including “America the Beautiful” and a medley of “Songs of the Armed Forces.” The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall Box Office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; www.millersymphonyhall.org; 610-432-6715
Ella Langley, 8 p.m. Feb. 11, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 6 p.m. Houser had three consecutive No. 1 hits from his album, “How Country Feels” (2013) and was named a top five hit and the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year for “Like A Cowboy.” Houser added a fourth No. 1 song with “We Went” from “Fired Up” (2016). Houser’s fourth studio album, “Magnolia” (2019) includes the hit “What Whiskey Does”, which debuted on country radio at No. 1, and the single “No Stone Unturned”. Tickets: Penn’s Peak Box Office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000; 866-605-7325