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Emily Bergl back on ArtsQuest 'Square'

Monday, October 29, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Emily Bergl was just in from a crisp autumnal bicycle ride along Hudson River Drive.

The song stylist and movie, TV and stage actress likes the word autumnal. A recent phone interview begins with the Phi Beta Kappa grad listing other favorite words.

Bergl returns to ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, to perform "Kidding on The Square," 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Fowler Blast Furnace Room, where she wowed Lehigh Valley audiences last April with her "NY I Love You" cabaret show.

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'The Perks' of teen-age angst

Monday, October 29, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Each decade, one and sometimes a handful of films is embraced by and-or define and seem to symbolize a generation of high school and college-age youth.

In the 1950s, of course, it was "Rebel Without A Cause" (1955).

The 1960's brings "The Graduate" (1967) to mind.

In the 1970s, there was "American Graffiti" (1973), "Saturday Night Fever" (1977), "Grease" (1978) and "Animal House" (1978).

The 1980's was especially rich: "Fast Times At Ridgemont High"(1982), "The...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Monday, October 29, 2012 by PHOTO BY JOYCE TENNESON in Focus

Photographic visions: Lehigh Valley art galleries are the settings for the third annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival, Nov. 2 - 4, centered at the Banana Factory community arts center and SteelStacks arts campus in Bethlehem. Internationally-acclaimed photographers Joyce Tenneson, Joe McNally, Zoe Strauss and Jay Dickman headline presenters at the festival. There's also the SlideLuck Lehigh Valley photo party and the first Pennsylvania Photographers Competition. "The Olympus InVision Photo...

Lafayette College professor transports Franz Kline back to coal-country roots

Monday, October 29, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Dr. Robert S. Mattison remembers when he discovered the roots of the iconic work of Franz Kline, the abstract expressionist king of coal country.

Mattison, the Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History at Lafayette College, curated "Franz Kline: Coal and Steel," with 64 works by Wilkes-Barre born Kline including many rarely or never seen by the public through Jan. 13 at The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

Soon after arriving at Lafayette in 1981, Mattison and his...

Propagating of zoo animals changed

Monday, October 29, 2012 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

One of my favorite family excursions when I was a boy was our many Sunday afternoon family visits to the Harry C. Trexler Trexler Game Preserve, now the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

My parents always found the time to schedule visits to the preserve during the warm season months when it was open to the public. It was a very economical outing. We usually finished the afternoon by visiting the Lil-Le-Hi Trout Nursery, along Fish Hatchery Road at Little Lehigh Creek, Allentown....

Salisbury High School 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Monday, October 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury High School kicks off the Freddys high school musicals season with "Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11, high school auditorium, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.

The show includes, above, left to right: Taylor Heverly (Audrey), Alan Mendez (Audrey II) and Tommy Walters (Seymour).

"Little Shop of Horrors" is a 1982 off-Broadway musical which went to Broadway. It is based on a low-budget 1960 Roger Corman-directed horror film spoof...

See InVision for third year

Monday, October 29, 2012 by AMY HERZOG in Focus

The InVision Photography Festival returns to Bethlehem for its third year of celebrating the visual art of photography, Nov. 2 - 4, with workshops and presentations at ArtsQuest Banana Factory and SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

During the three days, photographers share, celebrate and learn. The festival puts the spotlight on the work of several female photographers including Joyce Tenneson, Zoe Strauss and Amy Arbus, as well as other accomplished photographers.

"This year, I wanted...

A real 'Hoe-Down'

Monday, October 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Oct. 16, 1942, was the premiere of the ballet, "Rodeo," by Aaron Copland at the Metropolitan Opera House with dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mille and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, a dance company that moved to the United States during World War II.

Ms. de Mille received 22 curtain calls for her performance of the "Cowgirl" and Copland's music became a staple of the repertoire. "Hoe-Down" from "Rodeo" was originally inspired and based upon a fiddle version of an American folk...

'The Amateurs'

Friday, October 26, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

Actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing their version of "The Amateurs" for the past two months.

This three-act play is based on John Kendrick Bangs book, "The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces."

The play tells the story of a group of friends from the 1880s who are amateurs at everything they do, including riding a bicycle.

Matthew Buonanno portrays Robert Yardsley. Stephen Gahman plays Jack Barlow.

"Yardsley is quite...

DESALES

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Restless Heart," a feature film about St. Augustine, will be shown 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by DeSales' Salesian Center for Faith and Culture and the Diocese of Allentown. No ticket is required.