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MUSIKFEST CAFE

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Smithereens are giving one lucky contest winner a VIP experience when the band presents a signed Squier by Fender guitar prior to its show, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The winner will also receive two VIP passes to meet members of the band.

For more information, tune into "The Michaels & Layne Show," 99.9 The Hawk, through Oct. 12.

Tickets for The Smithereens' Musikfest Café show are available at...

PHOTO CONTEST

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Entries are being accepted for the 12th Annual Photography Contest & Show, sponsored by the South Bethlehem Historical Society and Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission, Oct. 22 - Nov. 12, Sixth floor gallery, Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem..

The Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony is 6 p.m. Nov. 2 on First Friday in the gallery. Refreshments will be served. Parking is available at the Center.

Works will be accepted for...

A 'Master' of his film domain

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Master" is one of those films that audiences and reviewers either love or hate.

Since I try not be a "hater," put me in the category of "strongly dislike" regarding "The Master."

My opinion has to do with "The Master" writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson ("Punch-Drunk Love," "Magnolia," "Boogie Nights"), whose films are fascinating and confounding mish-mashes of big ideas, intriguing characters and performances connected by often incoherent storylines and punctuated by...

THEATER REVIEW 'Curtains' raises hilarity at Pa. Playhouse

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

The show must go on, but in Kander and Ebb's "Curtains," someone in front of or perhaps behind the stage wants to see it close.

"Curtains" is a multi-genre production: a play within a play, romantic-comedy, murder-mystery and musical comedy performed by a large ensemble cast.

The Pennsylvania Playhouse production of "Curtains," weekends through Oct. 21, offers a little something for most theater-goers' appetites. The play, which runs just more than two hours, kicks off with a...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Amateurs," 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown. Free. Donations benefit Care Net of the Lehigh Valley. potstickets@gmail.com, 610-923-6742

"Curtains," 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20; 3 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Ilick's Mill Road, Bethlehem. paplayhouse.org, 610-865-6665

"Gypsy," 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20; 7 p.m. Oct. 18; 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Civic Theatre of...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

"Dream" book: Jack McCallum, Lehigh Valley's dean of sports writers, signs copies of his latest book, "Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever," 1 - 3 p.m. Oct. 13, Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St., Bethlehem. In "Dream Team," McCallum, above, an acclaimed Sports Illustrated magazine journalist, tells the untold story of the greatest basketball team ever assembled. The 1992 United States...

'Dream Team' recounts Olympian lesson

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Jack McCallum's new book, "Dream Team," is an in-depth look at the players on the winning 1992 Olympic Men's Basketball Team, which included iconic athletes such as Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird.

McCallum answers questions and signs copies of "Dream Team," a book that is a must for any basketball fan, 1 - 3 p.m. Oct. 13, 428 Main St., Bethlehem.

The award-winning sports writer who retired from the staff of Sports Illustrated magazine, chronicles...

The National Symphony of Cuba to play rare Lehigh Valley concert

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, founded in 1959, has given more than 3,000 concerts at home and internationally since its first performance Nov. 11, 1960, in its permanent home, the Teatro Auditorium Amadeo Roldan in Havana's Vedado district. Included in the orchestra's travels have been Russia, Poland, Peru, Yugoslavia, Nicaragua, Spain, Martinique and Argentina.

The National Symphony of Cuba has previously only performed twice before American audiences.

This year,...

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Auditions for Civic Theatre of Allentown's 2012 production of "A Christmas Carol" are Oct. 15 and 16 in the rehearsal hall, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.

Auditions are 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 for ages 6-15, and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 for 16 and older. All roles are open. A teenager who wants to audition for the role of an adult should attend the adult audition.

Adults and children will be asked to do a cold reading from "A Christmas Carol" script. Children will also be...

Planet Trog lands No Bragging Rights

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

No Bragging Rights, a melodic, hardcore punk band that espouses Christian-like morals and ideals, performs at 6 p.m. Oct. 5, Planet Trog, 3570 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

"All songs are positive," says Mike Perez, lead singer and founder of the band.

Perez founded the band in Riverside, Calif., in 1999 when he was 15-years-old.

The band includes Perez, vocals; Christian Lee, guitar; Daniel Garrow, guitar; Ryan Warrell, bass; and Martin Alcedo, drums.

The group has...