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It's beginning to look a lot like Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Thanksgiving is in one week and already it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

That's especially true in Bethlehem, the Christmas City.

And it's no more so than at ArtsQuest's SteelStacks on the city's southside.

During the past two decades, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem has delighted almost one million guests from near and far with its mix of gift ideas, old-world charm and holiday cheer.

This year, the festival celebrates 20 years of holiday magic with a six-...

'Cinderella's Christmas' soon on Symphony Hall stage

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

Who doesn't like the fairytale Cinderella? What if Cinderella goes to a Christmas Ball instead? Prince Charming must announce his new bride Christmas Eve.

The Kaleidoscope Children's Theatre presents "Cinderella's Christmas," 1 p.m. Nov. 24, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The actors sing and dance, inviting children from the audience to join the cast on stage at the Christmas Ball.

Says Jamie Dellorco, who plays the Evil Stepsister, of her role in the...

NASA Rover scientist at Crest

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by The Press in Focus

With the success of the recent Mars Rover Curiosity landing, Cedar Crest College is bringing a NASA to the Lehigh Valley to provide insight into space exploration.

Jennifer Stern, Ph.D., a scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Planetary Environments Laboratory, will present a lecture, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Alumnae Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

Stern's lab specializes in studying the atmosphere and surface of Mars and developing instruments to make...

Shatner goes where the laughter is

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by MEGHAN LAVERNE Special to The Press in Focus

Great news for "Star Trek" fans and comedy lovers in the Lehigh Valley area: William Shatner beams into the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., 453 Northampton St., Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, to perform his one-man show, "Shatner's World."

In a recent telephone interview, Shatner says his show "grew from sitting around doing interviews."

In his 90-minute set, the audience will hear tales from behind the camera, and in front of it, as Shatner shares experiences from...

Rutgers jazz group to perform in Arts at St. John's series

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones, one of the elite groups in the Rutgers University Chamber Jazz Ensemble Program, performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St. Allentown.

The number of participants in the group varies each year. In the performance, hosted by the Rutger's Club of the Lehigh Valley as part of The Arts at St. John's concert series, there will be a rhythm section with no fewer than five trombonists.

The concert is directed by...

Project Child meeting to show film about 'Learning to Care'

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

A child doesn't arrive with an instruction manual. Parents can become overwhelmed with the responsibilities involved in caring for their children. Other factors such as separation or divorce in a family can cause additional parenting stress.

Child abuse can be physical, mental and verbal in addition to not meeting the basic needs of the child.

Project Child Lehigh Valley is an innovative program that focuses on preventing child abuse through education and awareness. Project...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Fringe," 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 15, 16, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets, Easton, lafayette.edu, 610-330-5009

"Going Green the Wong Way," 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689

"Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10; 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Salisbury Senior High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown. stsd.org, 610-797-4107

"Lysistrata by Aristophanes," 8 p.m. Nov...

SteelJam returns to ArtsQuest

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Performances by The Victor Wooten Band, Jimmy Herring Band and Conspirator highlight two nights of nonstop jamming as SteelJam returns Nov. 9 and 10 to Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Headlining SteelJam Nov. 9 is Conspirator, the project formed in 2004 by the Disco Biscuits' Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein, along with New York producer DJ Omen. With the addition of virtuoso guitarist Chris Michetti and drummers Darren Shearer (New Deal) and...

DeSales professor one-man 'Gospel' to benefit water safety, Saucon funds

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

You probably have read the Bible.

And you've probably had the Bible, or passages of the Bible, read to you.

You probably have not experienced an entire book of the Bible performed as a one-man show.

Wayne Turney, a professor of theater in his eighth year in DeSales University's Performing and Fine Arts Department, presents "The Gospel According to Saint Mark," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, 2190 S. Easton Road, Lower Saucon Township.

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

It's his "World": Television and movie legend William Shatner brings his one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St. Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11. "Performing for audiences on the road has been one of the most gratifying experiences I've ever had as an actor," says Shatner, above, with an image of himself as Captain James T. Kirk in the "Star Wars" TV series. "My fans are the best in the world." The 90-minute show will take audiences...