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Tuesday, February 12, 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., 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., 610-282-3192

"August Osage County," 7 p.m. March 1,...


Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) holds open auditions for performers ages 16 and up Feb. 17 and 18 for the Gershwin musical, "Crazy for You," June 12 - 30, and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar," July 10 -28.



Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Satori presents a concert, "East Meets West," 3 p.m. Feb. 10, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

The program is: Carl Stamitz' "Trio in G Major," James Nyoruka Schlefer's "A Smile on the Buddha Calm," Minoru Mikki's "Sonnet" and Mendelsssohn's "Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49." A meet-the-artist reception follows the performance.

Tickets:, 610-866-7652

'Bone' gets under your skin

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The French really know how to do depressing.

They also have a way of finding that silver lining in the most cloudy of lives and circumstances. Essentially, the French romanticize pain.

"Rust and Bone" ("De rouille et d'os"), directed by French film-maker Jacques Audiard, is inspiring, despite the tragedy that befalls its protagonist, Stephanie (Marion Cotillard).

Stephanie is an attractive, slender, athletic woman who is employed at a marine world tourist attraction...

From Russia, with love

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

The great city of Voronezh is 300 miles southeast of Moscow in the heart of Russia.

Voronezh, population 1.5 million, was founded in 1585 by Tsar Feodor I. It is not far from the Ukraine and has had settlements since the Stone Age.

Nestled in Voronezh is the Voronezh Choreographic Institute where dancers are chosen at the age of eight to begin their studies of dance, music and academics.

The children are chosen by their ability and potential to become professional...

Gardner film screening

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus


Film-maker Stephanie Gardner, center, with her parents, Linda Kay Gardner, left, and Judge James Knoll Gardner, right, federal judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Gardner, an Emmaus High School, Class of '04, graduate, screened seven of her short films Jan. 26 at The Barrister's Club, Allentown. The event was a fundraiser for Gardner's next short, "Paris in Winter," set to lens in March in Montreal, Canada.

Submit poems for Focus section, WDIY

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.



Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Ghost in the House," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown; 8 p.m. Feb. 8, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. Opening Minds Productions, TDOG Entertainment in association with The Center for Retailing Solutions at Kutztown University.

Late-Night Standup Showcase: James Hesky, 11:15 p.m. Feb. 9, Blue Cinema, also: Steve Bost, Kevin Ryan, Randy Tonge, host Ryan Hill,...

Vince Gill jumps back in Time

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Although Time Jumpers is not a band of science fiction time-travelers, the 11-piece group transcends time through its throwback brand of country music.

Fans will be able to "jump" deep into country music's roots at the group's concert, 8 p.m. Feb, 16, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St, Easton.

Outside of the music industry, the Time Jumpers highest-profile member is without a doubt 20-time Grammy Award winner, Nashville Songwriters and Country Music Hall of Fame...


Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Time to Jump: The Time Jumpers, above, are in concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. The country and western-swing band's stellar lineup includes Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill and "Ranger Doug" Green of Riders in the Sky, as well as highly-regarded Nashville session and touring musicians Paul Franklin, Jeff Taylor, Kenny Sears, Andy Reiss, Dennis Crouch, Dawn Sears, Joe Spivey, Larry Franklin and Billy Thomas. The band began as a jam...