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Cody Simpson in free concert at Musikfest Cafe, Bethlehem

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Cody Simpson will present a free acoustic concert, 11 a.m. July 31, Musikfest Café, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The Simpson concert, presented by B104, ArtsQuest and Atlantic Records, is open to the first 1,000 in line July 31. No ticket is required.

However, B104 and ArtsQuest, are giving away a limited number of VIP tickets for the performance.

In addition, a limited number of meet and greet passes will be distributed by B104 and ArtsQuest via contests on...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by PHOTO BY KEN EK in Focus

A "Superstar" summer: The Lehigh Valley summer theater season at two of the biggest venues is nearing a close. You only have a few days left to catch one of the season's most spectacular shows, "Jesus Christ Superstar," Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT), through July 28, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. Dan Cary, above center, portrays Jesus. Joshua Neth, above right, plays Pilate. The rock opera dramatizes the last seven days in...

LVHM exhibit salutes Henry Ford

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

A week-long exhibit about Henry Ford, who was born 150 years ago, will be held at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The exhibit opens with a slideshow, 1 p.m. July 27, by Guest Curators Ron and Dennis Smith about the development of the Model T Ford, the assembly-line, and the mass production of automobiles in the United States.

The exhibit includes four collector-quality Model Ts, two of which have won national awards from the Antique Automobile...

THEATER REVIEW 'Measure' up at Pa. Shakespeare Fest

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of "Measure for Measure," through Aug. 4, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, is a marvelous feast of double-crossing stratagems, low comedy and high drama.

With Shakespeare, you usually get a drama or comedy. With the Bard's "Measure for Measure," you get both. The play could be regarded as the first of what is now known in TV and movie parlance as a "dramedy," or, more traditionally, a tragicomedy...

Entry information available for Allentown Fair contests

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair's Premium List booklets, that detail the procedures for entering and categories for the fair's blue ribbon competitions, are now available at the Allentown Fairground's main and box offices

PSF versions of each book are available for downloading at the fair's Web site, allentownfairpa.org.

Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each of the exhibitor categories judged the weekend before and throughout fair week, Aug. 27 - Sept. 2. There are...

Lehigh Valley debut of 'Les Miserables' rises up at Notre Dame Summer Theatre

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

Notre Dame Summer Theatre is presenting the Lehigh Valley debut of the Broadway musical version of "Les Misérables."

The musical is based on the 1862 novel written by French author Victor Hugo. There've been four film adaptations, including the Oscar-winning 2012 musical version.

Now in its fourth season, Notre Dame Summer Theatre (NDST) presents "Les Misérables," 7:30 p.m. July 26, 27, Aug. 2, 3 and 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 3, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church...

Clarence Carter and change

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

I would argue that change is the most daunting challenge for a human being. Leaving the warm cocoon of the known to enter the harsh world of uncertainty takes courage.

This is especially true of the arts, where fans expect a certain style from the artist, and get annoyed or even angry when the artist has mined one vein of inspiration and turns to another.

Yet, as the exhibition, "Clarence H. Carter: Realism to Surrealism," through Aug. 9, David E. Rodale Gallery, Baum School of...

Renaud makes 'DM2' fun

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Despicable Me 2" has nearly all the things you would want to see and hear in an animated feature family comedy.

It has distinctive and charmingly-rendered characters, voice talent that is very expressive, an interesting and entertaining storyline, an overall attention to detail and, most importantly, a sense of fun.

"Despicable Me 2" ("DM2") is co-directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud.

Renaud is a Parkland High School, Class of '85, graduate who attended the Baum...