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'The World's End' does not suffice

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"It's the end of the world as we know it," to quote the 1987 R.E.M. rock song, and I was feeling fine until near the end of the movie "The World's End."

Then, as in so many movies nowadays, it seems all apocalypse breaks lose, and "World's End" ends in fire.

"Ice would suffice," to quote the 1920 Robert Frost "Fire and Ice" poem.

Instead, director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," 2004; "Hot Fuzz," 2007; "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," 2010), loses his cool.

Spinning 'Gold'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

Barbara Crooker's new book of poems inspired by the relationships of women

When Barbara Crooker handed me her new book of poems, "Gold," I flipped through the pages as she was talking to me. Then I realized that I didn't hear a thing she said. I couldn't stop reading. That's an endorsement.

Crooker will read poems and sign copies of "Gold," 7 - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Allentown Public Library, 12th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Cake will be served.

CMSLV

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Open house at Penn State LV

The Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley will hold an open house 5 - 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Markowitz Music Room, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

On hand will be the CMS Silver Winds Flute Choir under the direction of Dr. Nora Suggs; piano teacher, Lou Czechowski, and staff members.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Barbara Crocker Publication Party and Reading, 7 p.m. Sept. 18

Off The Page Poetry and Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 25

Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

"Hosptalité," 2 p.m. Sept. 7

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Blue Jasmine," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5

"Lee Daniels' The Butler," 7:15 p.m. Sept. 4; 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5

"The Big Lebowski," 10:45 p.m. Sept. 14

"The Royal Tenenbaums," 7:15 p.m. Sept. 9

@Body.8 Days Head: CIVIC THEATRE OF ALLENTOWN

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Music, Motors and More on the Mountain, Sept. 15

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

Live Wire, 8 p.m. Sept. 6: AC-DC tribute

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1 p.m. Sept. 17, 18, 19

Josh Turner, 8 p.m. Sept. 26

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 27

Hinder, Candlebox, 7 p.m. Sept,. 29

The Swing Dolls, 1 p.m. Oct. 1, 2, 3: Andrews Sisters, McGuire Sisters tribute

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS OUTDOORS FREE

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

Tracy Lee Band, 3 p.m. Sept. 8

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Levitt Pavilion, Air Products Town Square, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

The Lustre Kings, 7 p.m. Sept. 5

Tee Dee Young, 7 p.m. Sept. 6

Swift Technique, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6

@Body.8 Days Head: EASTON CENTRE SQUARE

Third and Northampton streets, Easton. 610-330-9940

Christopher Dean Band, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27

@Body.8 Days Head: ONTELAUNEE PARK

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery

Mythological Creatures in Textiles, through Nov. 17, Goodman Gallery

Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery

South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery

@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM

5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200

Wonderful Woodies of Years Gone By, through Sept. 6

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS

ARTSQUEST

Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday

Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays

SteelStacks Stunner Ball, 8 p.m. Sept. 19

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM

Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962

3rd Annual Bethlehem VegFest, 11 a.m. Sept. 7

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER

2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. 610-432-8286

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Main Lesson: West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Sept. 10

Main Lesson: Cha Cha, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, 24

Progressive Beginner Lesson: Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 24; Oct. 1

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST