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LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 11, 16, 18, 25, May 2; 12:30 p.m. April 4, 18, Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

"I Love A Piano," through June 2, 12:30 p.m., dinner; 2 p.m., show Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays; 6:30 p.m., dinner; 8 p.m. show, Fridays, Saturdays, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St...

'Gatekeepers' is a must-see

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Gatekeepers" is a documentary film that goes a long way toward helping to explain politics in the Middle East, especially since the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six-Day War.

In six days, the Israel military took control of the Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula, West Bank, East Jerusalem and Golan Heights.

While Israel won the war, it put the nation in the midst of war on terror battles over Palestinian statehood and to prevent, as defenders and allies of Israel would say, the achievement...

SACRED HEART

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

An "Easter Nut Roll Sale" will be held, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 27, main lobby, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.

Large 14-inch bakery fresh Kolache rolls with nut, apricot, poppy seed, raspberry or Lekvar filling are expected to be available.

Pre-ordering is recommended. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413.

Project Child benefit

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Above, left to right: Pamela Wallace, producer, Barlieb Wallace Productions Ltd.; Rochelle Freedman, Program Coordinator, Project Child; and Anne Adams. Senior Vice President, Valley Youth House, at the "Have a Heart for Children and Youth" benefit, presented by Project Child, a program of Valley Youth House and The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, March 9, Hotel Bethlehem. A video, "Because All Children Matter," produced by Barlieb Wallace...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by PHOTO BY ROBERT WALCH in Focus

A roaring good exhibition: You only have a few more weeks to take in "Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection," through April 14, Scheller Gallery, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, 31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. The exhibition includes evening gowns, lingerie, bridal wear, sportswear, handbags, vanity cases, jewelry, footwear even flapper salt and pepper shakers (1920s, hand-painted porcelain, Japan), above. Approximately 150 items worn by flappers and their beaus...

'Oz' not so 'Great,' 'Powerful'

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

At one point in "Oz The Great and Powerful," Oz (James Franco) says to China Doll, a Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) character voiced by Joey King, "One rule in show biz: Never work with kids or animals," adding, "I already have this ... ," as he gestures to another CGI character, Finley, a monkey in a bellhop suit voiced by Zach Braff.

To that show-business adage, it could be added, "Never work with CGI characters."

At least in "Oz the Great and Powerful," for James Franco...

NCC

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold its 12th annual spring youth scholastic chess championship, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 23, second floor, College Center, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

The tournament offers sections for United States Chess Federation players ages 18 and under and non-rated sections for players age 14 and under. Everyone will play five rounds. Parents are welcome. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. Participants may bring or purchase a...

Peace and Justice Conference at NCC main for third year

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Northampton Community College (NCC) will hold its third annual Peace and Justice Conference March 26 and March 27, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

The conference is free and open to the public.

Charles Eisenstein, keynote speaker, will discuss "Money and the Turning of the Age." He is the author of three books: "Sacred Economics," "The Ascent of Humanity" and "The Yoga of Eating."

The schedule is:

March 26

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THEATER REVIEW

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Youth Theatre's production of Patricia Gray's dramatization of J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" has what any child loves: dwarves with swords going someplace scary to do something dangerous.

The play, with alternating casts of children and directed by Mary Wright, continues through March 24 at the Charles A. Brown Ice House, Sand Island, Bethlehem. For the March 15 performance that was reviewed, the "Back Again Cast" was on the quest through Middle Earth.

Jack...