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THEATER REVIEW PYT 'Flat Stanley' deserves big stamp of approval

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

To see the world for the price of a postage stamp is a great benefit if you can fold yourself flat, as Stanley Lambchop finds out in a musical romp around the world.

Pennsylvania Youth Theatre's production of "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley," directed by Bill Mutimer, through May 19, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, Sand Island, Bethlehem, deserves a big stamp of approval. Timothy Allen McDonald adapted Jeff Brown's classic children's story, "Flat Stanley," for the children's...

CONCERT REVIEW The music of Bach abides in Bethlehem

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem was forged by Bethlehem Steel Corp. chieftain Charles M. Schwab who lured J. Fred Wolle back from a University of California professorship to again lead the choir in 1911, with the Bethlehem Bach Festival resuming the next year in Packer Church, Lehigh University.

Wolle had rehearsed and conducted The Bach Choir of Bethlehem's first American performance of Bach's The Mass in B Minor in 1900 in Central Moravian Church in downtown Bethlehem.

While "The...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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NOLA on the Lehigh: The New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) jazz sound of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, above, opens RiverJazz, 7:30 p.m. May 9, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The group, a touring act for half a century, derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter that was founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or...

Help 'Create a Symphony' at Miller Symphony Hall

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Have you ever blown across the top of a bottle, or tapped a rhythm on a coffee can or the bottom of a pot? How about shaking a bottle of seeds or beans, or blowing on a straw? All around us, there are everyday objects that you can use to make music.

The Allentown Symphony presents "Create a Symphony," this season's Family Concert, 2 p.m. May 5, Miller Symphony Hall. For this concert, I wanted to show how you can make musical instruments out of a variety of household items.

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MORAVIAN

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Claremont Trio performs 8 p.m. May 3, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Hurd Campus, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem, presented by the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem.

The award-winning piano trio performs Mozart, Trio in E Major, K. 542; Gabriela Lena Frank New Work (2012), commissioned by the Claremont Trio; and Mendelssohn, Trio in C minor, Op.66.

Single tickets are expected to be available at the door. Information: cmsob.org

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"8th Annual Young Playwright's Festival and Gala" 7 p.m. May 18, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. touchstone.org, 484-767-2456

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 12:30 p.m. 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

"Chicago," 8 p.m. May 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 p.m. May 4, 5. Act 1, DeSales University...

THEATER REVIEW DeSales Act 1 'Chicago' has all that sass

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Chicago" is as brash a musical as can be expected to be set in America's second-city, where crime, scandals and front-page newspaper headlines are second to none.

The musical, directed stunningly with that brash spirit by Dennis Razze, chair of theater, DeSales University, and Associate Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, continues 8 p.m. May 1 - 4 and 2 p.m. May 4 and 5 on the main stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley....

Monumental event in Catasauqua

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Dedication of the George Taylor House Monument, presented by Lehigh County in celebration of its 200th anniversary, is 1 - 4 p.m. May 5, opening day, George Taylor House 35 S. Front St., Catasauqua.

Events include:

Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 Honor Guard salute;

Sheckler Elementary School Band performance, 2 p.m.;

George Taylor House guided tours 2 - 4 p.m.;

May Day Maypole dances and crafts for children, 3 p.m.;

Springtime arts and crafts...

WESLEY

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Muslims and Christians United holds a potluck supper and program, 6:30 p.m. May 2, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

A panel of Muslims and Christians from Wesley Church, Moravian Academy and Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley will moderate the program. Information: muslimschristiansunited.org

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Gregory Popovich's Comedy Pet Theater, 1, 4 p.m. May 5, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. Donate pet food to benefit the Sanctuary at Haafsville and receive a free child-price ticket to the show. Animals available for adoption at the Sanctuary will be on display in the State Theatre's Brown-Daub Gallery. Ticket information: 610-252-3132