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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Fashion Academy, Nature and Arts Camp and The Dexter Baker Picking up STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics Camp) are Baum School of Art pARTnership camps and separate from City Arts: Camp for Kids. A headline on a B1 Focus article in the May 29 and 30 Lehigh Valley Press was unclear.

An 'Epic' disappointment

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The animated family feature movie,"Epic," is beautiful, especially in the 3D format in which it was seen for this review.

Unfortunately, "Epic" lacks a cohesive storyline, the clever dialogue we've grown accustomed to in animated features and memorable animated characters.

That's not good. The art form is, after all, about character animation.

Moreover, the concept for "Epic" is ill-conceived.

Much of the action takes place in a dark forest. Other scenes are in...

Cohn walking on audience requests

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by DIANE BAKOS Special to The Press in Focus

You wouldn't expect a Grammy award-winning artist to invite requests from the audience during his concerts, but singer-songwriter Marc Cohn says he thrives on that kind exchange of energy.

Which means the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem should be ideal for his concert there, 8 p.m. June 7, since few sit more than about 60 feet from the stage.

"I usually prefer small theaters, or any place where the audience is partly visible and right up close," says Cohn. "It makes for a much more...

Tonys & Tapas at Civic

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown presenst its 3rd annual Tonys & Tapas Benefit, 4 - 6:30 p.m. June 9, Nineteenth Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.

There will be vocal performances from recent Civic productions, appetizer samplings from Lehigh Valley restaurants and caterers providing small bites (tapas), a silent auction, open wine bar, and cocktails.

Providing food samplings on the theater's stage are Bon Appetina Catering, Cactus Blue, Catering by Karen Hunter, The...

Hollywood on Cedar Crest

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by DIANE BAKOS Special to The Press in Focus

Hollywood needs you.

And it's now recruiting, at a college near you.

From July 12 through Aug. 10, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, is offering an opportunity for 50 students to learn how to take a TV, film, or stage production from conception to completion.

The twist: You'll learn how to do it not only under the tutelage of Cedar Crest Assistant Professor Kevin Gallagher and Kutztown University Professor James Ogden, you're going to be directed by three Hollywood...


Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG in Focus

"Altogether ooky": The 2013-2014 National Tour of the musical, "The Addams Family," above, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, comes to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, for two shows, 7 p.m. June 10 and 11. "The Addams Family" began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011. The show has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by...

'Shakespeare for everyone'

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

This year's Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is not unlike a "who's who" and "greatest hits," with several popular actors and directors returning for a 22nd season that includes a huge musical, comedies and rarely-staged works of The Bard at DeSales University, Center Valley.

Jim Helsinger, Orlando Shakespeare Festival artistic director who has delighted PSF audiences, is back to direct and appear as Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest," July 10 - Aug. 4, Main...