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CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Following up on a successful excursion to the Philadelphia International Film Festival in October 2012, Civic Theatre of Allentown is host for a one-day excursion April 21 to the 21st Annual Tribeca International Film Festival, New York City.

At the festival, participants will see two highly-anticipated U.S. releases, "Whitewash," starting Thomas Hayden Church, and "Hide Your Smiling Faces."

"Everyone is invited to join us on this trip," said Michael Traupman, Managing Director...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PHOTO BY EMMA CHONG in Focus

Tales of brave "Ulysses": Touchstone Theatre heads outdoors for spring to premiere its latest original work, "Ulysses Dreams: An Exploration of Origin and Destiny," April 13 - 21, South Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater, along Mechanic Street, between Polk and Taylor streets, Bethlehem. A cast of 10 interprets the text by Jp Jordan and Christopher Shorr, based on Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," and choreography by Bill George, Gus Ripa and the performers, including, Bill George (Old Ulysses),...

EMBASSY BANK

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.

The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.

"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past...

Doug Roth: The other side of D Smash

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It was Dougie Roth's last show.

And, true to form, it was Dougie's show all the way.

Family members recalled a talent raw and near-genius, a personality at once hilarious and often off-putting and, in the end, a brother, a son, an uncle and brother-in-law who, after being a brother in arms seemingly railing against the world achieved an apotheosis of, if not contentment, then peace with family, friends, and so it seemed, himself.

There were tears, plenty of those, yells...

Dream concert

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

When Hector Berlioz walked into the Theatre Odéon in Paris Sept. 11, 1827, to see a performance of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," little did he know the experience would change his life.

Starring in the play was Harriet Smithson, a beautiful young actress. Berlioz, a poor, 24-year-old music student, was immediately smitten. He had found his "Ophelia."

For the next three years, he was completely infatuated with her, although during that time they never met. He wrote letters to her, but...

DanceBrazil back at Lafayette with director's newest work

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

DanceBrazil performs 8 p.m. April 3, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, 317 Hamilton St., Easton.

DanceBrazil has enthralled audiences around the world for more than 30 years with its fusion of Afro-Brazilian movements, contemporary dance and Capoeira, a dance-martial arts form that evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement.

The company's return to the Williams Center features artistic director and choreographer's Jelon Vieira's newest work, "...

Jazz-fusion pioneer Coryell at Zoellner

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Look up the music term jazz-fusion and the name of guitarist Larry Coryell inevitably pops up.

Whether playing electric, acoustic or classical guitar, Coryell is considered by many the pioneer of jazz-fusion.

The Larry Coryell Organ Trio, which includes organist Mike Mandel and drummer Alphonse Mouzon, performs 8 p.m., April 6, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.

The night before the Zoellner performance, Coryell...

Moravian College presents 38th annual dance concert

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Moravian College Dance Company presents its 38th annual spring concert, 7:30 p.m. April 5, 6, Foy Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

The concert includes dance pieces choreographed by students, teachers and guests as the dancers showcase their skill in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, modern, lyrical and contemporary dance.

Under the direction of Mary Anne Gillen Hoffman, artistic director, are student choreographers Samantha Anderson '13, Caitlin Bach '...