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Animation, actors enliven 'The Smurfs 2'

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Smurfs 2" is an amusing animated and live action feature film with excellent character voices, jokey dialogue and terrific animation that should be enjoyed by the pre-10 year-old set and hold the attention of most parents or guardians.

The characters were created by Peyo, aka Pierre Culliford, a Belgium comic-strip artist-writer. The name Smurf is a Dutch language translation of an invented French word, Schtroumpf, a made-up word for salt.

Smurfs wear Phrygian caps, which...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"When Comedy Went to School," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14; 4:45, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15

"Rear Window," 7:15 p.m. Aug. 14

"An American Tale," 8 p.m. Aug. 14

"Kill Bill Volume One," "Kill Bill Volume Two" 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17

"Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 19

@Body.8 Days Head: CIVIC...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS OUTDOORS FREE

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 18

Country Rhythm, 3 p.m. Aug. 25

One Night Stand, 3 p.m. Sept. 1

The Outlaws with Crazy Elmer, 3 p.m. Sept. 2

Tracy Lee Band, 3 p.m. Sept. 8

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK

Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757

Jay Lapp, noon Aug. 20

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY MARCIE SCHLENER in Focus

The actor's life: The Allentown Public Theatre (APT) is presenting a children's show, "Pinocchio," 6 p.m. Aug. 16, 23; 2 p.m. Aug. 17, 24; and 2 p.m. Aug. 18, 25, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. Seventh St., Allentown. Sam Kuglen adapted the well-known story by Carlo Collodi written in 1883 into a one-hour, one-act play. Gepetto, a poor woodcarver, creates a puppet, Pinocchio (Lana Brucker), above, who comes to life. His nose grows every time he tells a lie. Pinocchio dreams of becoming a...

Animation, actors enliven 'The Smurfs 2'

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"The Smurfs 2" is an amusing animated and live action feature film with excellent character voices, jokey dialogue and terrific animation that should be enjoyed by the pre-10 year-old set and hold the attention of most parents or guardians.

The characters were created by Peyo, aka Pierre Culliford, a Belgium comic-strip artist-writer. The name Smurf is a Dutch language translation of an invented French word, Schtroumpf, a made-up word for salt.

Smurfs wear Phrygian caps, which...

May the bluebird of happiness ... nest

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

The song, "Happy Days are Here Again," was written in 1929 with music by Milton Ager and lyrics by Jack Yellen.

It's best remembered as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign song during his first successful 1932 presidential campaign.

Some historians have said the song became very popular with the repeal of Prohibition on April 7, 1933. The song is No. 47 on the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century" list. As of 2006, there were 76 commercially-...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR

Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St, Allentown. 610-433-7541

John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27

Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28

Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia, 7 p.m. Aug. 30

Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31

Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1

@Body.8 Days Head: CEDAR BEACH PARK

Ott and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. 610-770-...

Mummies dearest at Musikfest

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

Here Come The Mummies (HCTM), one of most incognito bands in rock, performs at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Americaplatz, Musikfest.

Get ready to rock like an Egyptian because these performers are no joke, although they're antics are far from lifeless.

The sound of their music is surprisingly uplifting and Java Mummy, vocals and percussion, explains it to a T when he says in a recent phone interview, "We are mummies full of life and libido. Our music is a celebration of that."

The...