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Digging the roots of 'Field Recordings'

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

It would be difficult to encapsulate the impressive and exhaustive work that is musician-author Stephen Wade's "The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience" (University of Illinois Press, $24.95, 477 pp.)

You'd best let Wade do so himself, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, when he performs selections from the CD that accompanies the book, as well as those from his latest CD, "Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition."

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Book signing set for Moravian putz book

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Central Moravian Church is publishing a new book, "The Moravian Christmas Putz: Bethlehem Moravians Tell the Story of the Birth of Christ," this month, marking the 75 years since Bethlehem became known as Christmas City USA.

That same year, Central Moravian Church opened its doors to its Community Putz for the first time Dec. 24, 1937.

The 72-page volume, with 90 color pictures, tells the history and Moravian traditions surrounding the putz.

The book, scheduled to appear...

The Dexter Baker challenge will live on

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Dexter F. Baker's mantra was "challenge the status quo."

Baker's words rang out at the launch party for the iDeX Creativity and Innovation Lab at Wilbur Powerhouse, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

The launch party was one of the last major events attended by Dexter "Dex" Baker, 85, who died Nov. 1.

The Innovation Lab is part of Lehigh's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, founded and funded by Baker, who retired in 1992 as CEO and board...

'Cinderella's Christmas' soon on Symphony Hall stage

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

Who doesn't like the fairytale Cinderella? What if Cinderella goes to a Christmas Ball instead? Prince Charming must announce his new bride Christmas Eve.

The Kaleidoscope Children's Theatre presents "Cinderella's Christmas," 1 p.m. Nov. 24, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The actors sing and dance, inviting children from the audience to join the cast on stage at the Christmas Ball.

Says Jamie Dellorco, who plays the Evil Stepsister, of her role in the...

Poetry, photos to be linked

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Poet-photographer Marilyn Hazelton presents "Sustaining The Soul," 9 a.m. - noon Nov. 17, FloreAnt Projects Gallery- Studio, 215 Main St., Emmaus.

A selection of Hazelton's original photographic work combining tanka poetry, a Japanese five-phrase poetic form, and images is on display at the gallery Nov. 17- Dec. 15.

Photographers, painters, writers and students are invited to participate. A goal of the workshop is to deepen participants' insights into their own art and that of...

'Wreck-It' an apt description

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Imagine having raspy-voiced John C. Reilly and whiny-voiced Sarah Silverman yelling, cajoling and yakking at you for one hour and 48 minutes.

That's one way to describe "Wreck-It Ralph," a garishly-colored, frantic, not very funny animated feature from Walt Disney.

The words of Vanellope, a Bratz doll style character voiced by comedian Sarah Silverman, used to describe Ralph, a Shrek-like character voiced by John C. Reilly ("Step Brothers," "Chicago" supporting actor Oscar...

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The documentary film, "My Perestroika," will be screened, followed by a question and answer session with director Robin Hessman, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Oechsle Hall auditorium, Room 224, Lafayette College, Easton. The event is free and open to the public.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

It's his "World": Television and movie legend William Shatner brings his one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St. Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11. "Performing for audiences on the road has been one of the most gratifying experiences I've ever had as an actor," says Shatner, above, with an image of himself as Captain James T. Kirk in the "Star Wars" TV series. "My fans are the best in the world." The 90-minute show will take audiences...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Fringe," 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 15, 16, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets, Easton, lafayette.edu, 610-330-5009

"Going Green the Wong Way," 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689

"Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10; 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Salisbury Senior High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown. stsd.org, 610-797-4107

"Lysistrata by Aristophanes," 8 p.m. Nov...