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Interview with a 'Vampire' author

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by JULIE SWAN Special to The Press in Focus

It's Black Friday, the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season in downtown Bethlehem. The city is festive. Merchants are ringing up record profits.

Then … one of those shopkeepers is murdered in a mysterious fashion.

Thus begins Larry L. Deibert's latest novel, "The Christmas City Vampire."

Deibert signs copies of his book, 1 - 3 p.m. March 3 for "Local Author Sundays" at the Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St., Bethlehem.

This is Deibert's third or...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Anna in the Tropics," 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7, 8, 9; 11 a.m. March 7, Lipkin Theatre, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. northampton.edu, 610-332-8682

"A Tale of Two Cities," through March 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

"A Wrinkle in Time," 7:30 p.m. March 2, 7, 8; 2 p.m. March 10,...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The one that we want: Olivia Newton-John, above, returns to the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Her hits include "I Honestly Love You," "Physical," "Magic," "Suddenly," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and soundtrack hits "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "You're The One That I Want" and "Xanadu." She was bestowed an Order Of The British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 1979. In 2010, Newton-John appeared as herself in two episodes of the hit series, "Glee."...

A golden year for film and Oscar picks

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

The year 2012 in cinema will be remembered as one of the best ever.

Many of the Oscar-nominees pictures garnered critical and popular acclaim. Look for Oscar to spread around the gold.

Here are domestic box-office grosses, as of Feb. 17, of the Oscar picture nominees:

"Amour" - $3.9 million, four Oscar nominations

"Argo" - $126.8 million, seven Oscar nominations

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"- $12 million, four Oscar nominations

"Django Unchained" - $...

The perks of coffee are still brewing

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I keep hearing about how bad coffee is for you. I also hear about how good coffee is for you. What gives?

The average American drinks more than 400 cups of coffee a year, so how this popular beverage affects our health is an important issue.

Let's start with the bad part.

For the general population, the evidence suggests that coffee drinking doesn't have any serious detrimental health effects, is a summation from Dr. Rob van Dam, Assistant Professor in the Department...

Edgar Baum exhibit at Baum School

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

An opening reception for "Edgar S. Baum: For the Love of Painting" will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Feb. 20, David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown.

Dr. Edgar S. Baum (1916 - 2006), was a physician, artist and resident of Allentown. The exhibition features paintings that he created during five decades. His father, Walter E. Baum, was the well-known Pennsylvania Impressionist and founder of The Baum School of Art.

Edgar was a prolific and creative...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"9 to 5," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22; 1, 8 p.m. Feb. 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. cedarcrest.edu, 800-360-1222

"A Tale of Two Cities," Feb. 20 - March 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Feb. 25, 26, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

"A Wrinkle in Time," 7:30 p.m. March 2...

Down on the farm

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Life is a collection of moments.

Sometimes they don't add up.

Photographer Larry Fink reveals life in unpredictable and often startling ways. Fink is a master of capturing unguarded moments.

An exhibition, "Work in Process ... The Family," by the internationally-renowned photographer who lives in Martins Creek, Northampton County, contiinues through Feb. 28, Santa Bannon/Fine Art, ArtsQuest Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

"The Family" is the inaugural...

OSCAR CONTEST ENTRY FORM

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Readers Pick the Oscar recipients contest for the 85th Academy Awards.

Picture

@$: 5 "Amour"

5 "Argo"

5 "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

5 "Django Unchained"

5 "Les Misérables"

5 "Life of Pi"

5 "Lincoln"

5 "Silver Linings Playbook"

5 "Zero Dark Thirty"

Director

@$: 5 Michael Haneke, "Amour"

5 Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

5 Ang Lee, "...