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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Concert benefit

Community Music School holds its annual Monster Concert, noon - 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Barnes & Noble, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Center Valley Parkway.

There will be an Instrument Petting Zoo and other musical tricks and treats.

Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of each sale made with a Bookfair voucher (11133378) to Community Music School.

Information: Barbara Ballard, 610-435-7725

Kansas knows return

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

Violinist David Ragsdale reflects on band's 40th year

Kansas is considered the stuff of rock legends, an iconic and awe-inspiring band that is a fundamental part of Classic Rock radio, yet continues to entertain audiences today.

Kansas performs 8 p.m. Oct 25, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The group remains relevant with new and younger audiences by its presence in video games such as "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band." Kansas's impressive 40-year span was highlighted by its 2013 induction into the Kansas Historical Hall of Fame.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Views to a bridge: "Connecting for the Future: The Eighth Street Bridge Turns 100," featuring the work of 30 regional artists, including "Eighth Street Bridge," above, by Walter E. Baum, opens Oct. 28 and continues through Dec. 20, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township. In addition to Walter E.

Never too early

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

28th Holiday Marketplace at Swain

The 28th Annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft Show, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (LVPGC), is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 27, The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township.

"It seems impossible, but the level of craftsmanship at this show just gets better and better each year," says show chairperson and LVPGC President Brad Sears of Brad Sears Fine Woodturning.

Artists are expected to be in attendance.

Lynnie Godfrey brings 'Jazz Upstairs' at Symphony Hall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Among the awards Lynnie Godfrey has amassed during her entertainment career are a Drama Desk nomination for her Broadway debut in "Eubie!" and Dramalogue and NAACP Awards for her supporting actress outstanding performance in "No Place To Be Somebody."

Godfrey appears in the "Jazz Upstairs" series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

In addition to "Eubie!" on Broadway, she's had roles on the TV shows, "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law," and was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski."

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Einstein's Girl:" Gia Mora, 7 p.m. Oct. 18: Charlie Barnett, piano, State Theatre Cabaret in the Acopian Ballroom, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

Mandudebro, 11 p.m. Oct. 25: Long-form improv comedy, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

"Poe: A Madman Knows Nothing," 8 p.m. Oct . 17, 18, 19; 3 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, Allentown Public Theatre, The Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. allentownpublictheatre, 888-895-5645

For Gia Mora, 'Einstein' is about the science of love

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

You've heard of "Bill Nye, The Science Guy" and his educational television show.

Gia Mora is "The Science Gal," but not of television fame (not yet, that is), but of the stage, and more in the entertainment realm than education, although there is that.

Mora's "Einstein's Girl," 7 p.m. Oct. 18, State Theatre Cabaret in the Acopian Ballroom, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, brings the, ahem, elements of entertainment and education together -- in a supercollider of comedy.

Theater Review: 'Spring Awakening' no child's play at Civic

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Youthful exuberance lights up the stage in the Civic Theatre of Allentown production of "Spring Awakening," continuing through Oct. 27.

Civic Artistic Director William Sanders directs a cast of college and high school all-stars in what is a rock opera of tragic proportions and emotional triumph.

The on-stage, seven-piece orchestra, conducted by Music Director Justin Brehm, doesn't overpower excellent solo vocals and choral work.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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King Henry and the Showmen, 1 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 22

Jessie's Girl, 9 p.m. Oct. 18: 1980s pop-rock tribute

Real Diamond, 1 p.m. Oct. 23, 24; 8 p.m. Oct. 25: Neil Diamond tribute

Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m. Oct. 26

America, 8 p.m. Nov. 2

Get The Led Out, 8 p.m. Nov. 9: Led Zeppelin tribute

.38 Special, 8 p.m. Nov. 16

Robert Randolph and the Family Band, 8 p.m. Nov. 22

Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m. Nov. 27: Grateful Dead tribute