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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Penn State LV exhibit: A reception 5 - 7 p.m. Jan. 29, which is free and open to the public, will be held for "Artists View Our World," which continues through April 15, The Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township. The exhibition features the work of Khalil Allaik, Douglas Ihlenfeld and Susan Barnes, including "Inventing Ground" (oil and paper on canvas), above, by Barnes. "Artists create worlds within worlds. We...

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 by The Press in Focus

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What an "Act": "Sister Act," above, takes the stage 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. "Sister Act," based on the film comedy of the same name, features the music of Tony and Oscar-winning composer, Alan Menken. He received the 2012 Tony Award for Best Original Score for "Newsies" and was nominated the year before that for "Sister Act." The musical was written by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas...

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by The Press in Focus

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Mind magic: Criss Angel, above, performs a limited exclusive engagement of his new production "Criss Angel Mindfreak Live!," 6 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 20, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The show is based on "Mindfreak" on A&E, viewed by more than 100 million viewers per season in more than 90 countries. Ticket holders can expect to witness 90 minutes of spectacular original illusions with a cast of multi-talented artists, original music, lighting and...

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 by The Press in Focus

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Arena's first ice show: "Disney On Ice Presents Worlds Of Fantasy," above, debuts as the first ice show in PPL Center, Seventh and Hamilton, Allentown. Popular Disney characters from hit animated films, including Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Jessie from "Toy Story," Ariel from "The Little Mermaid," Lightning McQueen from "Cars" and Tinker Bell from "Peter Pan," will skate away in the family entertainment show. Performances are at 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 8 and 9; 11 a.m. and 3...

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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"Fantasia" Live: Mickey Mouse gets more help than he bargained for in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of Walt Disney's "Fantasia," above. The Pennsylvania Philharmonic recreates the classical music score for the animated feature film, 2 p.m. Jan. 4, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The year 2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the release of "Fantasia." Pennsylvania Philharmonic, an 80-piece orchestra, is based in Ardmore, Delaware and Montgomery counties...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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Godfrey Nights: Godfrey Daniels closes out 2014 with a round-robin of song, led by co-founder Dave Fry. It's another "Dave's Night Out," 7 p.m. Dec. 26, this time with Anne Hills and Ilene Weiss. The fifth annual family-friendly New Year's Eve features "Three Generations of Homegrown Godfrey's": Dave Fry, above center; Dina Hall, above right, and Sam Steffen, above left, 8 p.m. Dec. 31. "Dave's Night Out" is an evening of stories, songs and banter by an eclectic...

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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In the mood: Let Lynnie Godfrey put you in the mood for the holidays and for the Great American Songbook, with "Celebrating The Holidays With Lynnie Godfrey," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. For the "Jazz Upstairs" concert, Godfrey will mix it up with "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow," "Fever," "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "In The Wee Small Hours" and more. Godfrey released two CDs this year: "Lynnie Godfrey: Doing It...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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Don't have a cow: You can have one now, if you buy a cow, or at least a painting of a cow, that is, or maybe a painting of a larger than life rooster, at an auction of the exhibited work in "Greg Weaver: Urban American Folk Artist," 6 p.m. Dec. 12, Ronald K. De Long Gallery, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley. The exhibition spanning 20 years of a diverse body of work from the late Allentown artist was organized by Rook Jones, above left, who...

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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Singing "Women": Act 1's production of "Little Women: The Musical," Dec. 3 - 14, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, is based on Louisa May Alcott's novel. DeSales theater professor Anne Lewis directs the student cast, including Emilie Gubler (Marmee), above center, and, clockwise from left, Ally Borgstrom (Jo), Alexandra Séman (Beth), Amy Johnson (Meg) and Corina Connelly (Amy). The Hollywood Reporter describes "...

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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Warm up: Jim Brickman, above, presents "On A Winter's Night!," 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. It's the 18th annual holiday tour for the pop music pianist. Four of his albums have been certified gold: "By Heart" (1995), "Picture This" and "The Gift," (both 1997) and "Destiny" (1999). Overall, he's sold more than 7 million albums. He's amassed 27 Top 40 singles on the adult contemporary charts, including 14 Top 10. He's collaborated with Martina...