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EMBASSY BANK

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.

The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.

"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past...

A kind of 'Croods' charm

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Croods" has its own kind of, ahem, "crood" charm.

Yes, there's lots of punching and smacking, fighting, rolling around, chasing, ugly faces, insults and did we say? fighting.

And that's just the Crood family of cavemen or is it cave persons? and doesn't include the prehistoric creatures.

Admittedly, I resisted seeing "The Croods." It was a case of 3D-animation feature overload. Also, I may have been wondering how "The Croods" could improve upon TV's "The Flintstones...

Odyssey lands 'Ulysses' on Bethlehem Greenway

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

For its next production, Touchstone Theatre is again takin' it to the streets.

While the Lehigh Valley theater troupe won't be stopping traffic on the streets of Bethlehem's South Side, it may turn pedestrians' heads on the South Bethlehem Greenway.

Touchstone Theatre is inaugurating the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater for the world premiere of its latest outdoor extravaganza, "Ulysses Dreams: an exploration of origin and destiny," noon, 4 p.m. April 13, 14, 20 and 21.

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NCC

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Story Fusion Festival, produced by the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild and Northampton Community College, is April 16 - 21, NCC main campus, Green Pond, Bethlehem Township.

NCC students' "Stories of the Stars: Myths and Legends" begins the festival, 7 p.m. April 16.

For teachers, there is an Act 48 accredited workshop, "Using Story to Connect Cultures in the Classroom."

Antonio Sacre, a writer, storyteller and solo performance artist, is featured storyteller.

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by in Focus

Still hopping: "When a child loves you for a long, long time ... then you become real." So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' literary classic, "The Velveteen Rabbit." A stage version, above, will be presented by Enchantment Theatre Company, 2 p.m. April 7, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. The production, directed by Leslie Reidel, includes life-sized puppets and actors in masks. The script is adapted from the book by Leslie Reidel, Jennifer...

Boscov's Berks Jazz Festival has 130 concerts in Reading

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The 23rd Annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Festival, April 5 - 14, has added some new artists this year. And many other artists will be returning.

Among the newcomers are Brian Hughes, Babatunde Lea, Elan Trotman and Friends and Cyrille Aimee and the Surreal Band.

Dianne Reeves opens the jazz fest, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Sovereign Performing Arts Center, 136 N. Sixth St., Reading.

Reeves is the only singer to win Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance on three consecutive...

THEATER REVIEW

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Toe-tapping song and dance is at its best at The Pines Dinner Theatre when a battered upright piano takes a young, talented troupe on a musical tour of the 20th century in "I Love A Piano" as they celebrate some of the best music from the Great American Songbook produced between 1911 through the 1950's.

Many of the most memorable songs in that songbook were written by Irving Berlin, including the show's title tune, "I Love A Piano." The revue, which continues through June 2 at The...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 11, 16, 18, 25; 12:30 p.m. April 4, 18, May 2; 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

"Company," 8 p.m. April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28; 3 p.m. 21, 25, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. paplayhouse.org, 610-865-6665

"I Love A Piano," through June 2...

Art Museum shows to close April 21

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is extending the run of two exhibitions. Originally scheduled to close on April 14, "Fabulous Flappers: Fashion from the Ellie Laubner Collection" and "Haitian Art from the Rodale Family Collection" will be open an extra week, through April 21.

"Fabulous Flappers," in the Museum's Scheller Gallery, transports visitors back in time to the fascinating decade of the 1920s with a display of approximately 150 items.

"Haitian Art from the...