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PSO favorite in all-Beethoven

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Pianist Michael Gurt and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Allan Birney, perform an all-Beethoven concert, 7:30 p.m. April 20, First Presbyterian Church, Cedar Crest and Tilghman streets, Allentown.

As Lehigh Valley audiences have gotten to know Gurt during his long association with the Sinfonia, they have come to love not only his insightful playing and whirlwind encores, but also his larger-than-life personality, Louisiana accent and the time he takes to meet and chat with any listeners, especially students.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Old Men

That clockwise beast called the hour

Weighed heavy on the backs of the old men

Who went to cemeteries to visit their history in stone

And fought to hold onto fleeting recollections

Of dances in the Summer evening

Painting a house some 'eggshell' shade of white

A game of chess on a stone patio whose perimeter was a balustrade in vibrant bloom

In time, on practiced schedules, they would leave

And come to learn that though the fire had died

There still existed warmth.

Dylan Berger

Age17, Grade: 12

Earth Day at Fox Illick's Mill

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The second annual "Lorax Earth Day" is 1 - 6 p.m. April 21, Fox Environmental Center at Illick's Mill, 100 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem.

The indoor and outdoor family event is filled with games, music, films and food.

Events Include:

"Yertle the Turtle" animal displays, Faulkner Chevrolet Cadillac "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" visit from a Chevy Volt hybrid car, "Red Fish Blue Fish" recycled arts and crafts, Natural Awakenings magazine "There's a Wocket in my Pocket" scavenger hunt;

HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by apollo in Focus

the summer our lips met, we were

two bright celestial bodies. sprawling constellations

pulsed tightly above our heads and

i knew them like the way i memorized

the galaxies that coursed through your upturned palms.

you still cannot fathom why, but

please know this:

our entangled fingers held

every nook and cranny of the milky way.

and i could have sworn

we were vaster than any cosmos, but

everyone knows the tide changes

with the gravity of moonshine. now

you are light years away,

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

My Dad

It was summer

in Puerto Rico

we would eat

ice cream

and ride

motorcycles

around

the park

In the yard

we had chickens

gallinas

and roosters

we told jokes

on the court

we played

basketball

And the best part

me and my dad

we went to the beach

la playa

to talk and

play games

he was so

funny

my Dad

By Jahmael Sanchez

Age 10, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area School District

'JP3D': New life in old dinos

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Why would anyone want to see "Jurassic Park" in 3D when director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster 1993 movie has been available in multiple formats for two decades?

Two words: Steven Spielberg.

And you thought I was going to say: T- Rex.

Oh, T-Rex is big and frightening especially in 3D.

However, T-Rex wouldn't exist in "Jurassic Park" if not for Spielberg, perhaps the United States' best contemporary director who can and does direct all genres (for contrast, see "Lincoln").

"Jurassic Park" is "Jaws" of the jungle.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Coffee Shop in Focus

Coffee Shop

Wavy hair, combat boots

dark eyes, old books

rosy cheeks, chapped lips

guitar strums, coffee sips

open minds, closed doors

free thoughts, tamed words

mothers, daughters

friends and lovers

cheeky grins, hair pins

raspy voices, bold choices

foot taps and finger snaps

long talks, have a sit

I am an accepted misfit

Cecelia LeBus

Age 13, Grade 8

Northampton Area Middle School

Northampton Area School District

8TH ANNUAL

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

STUDENT POETRY PROJECT

To commemorate National Poetry Month in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 8th annual Student Poetry Project on this page and B3 in the Focus section.

Students whose poems appear on this page have been invited to read their poems on "Lehigh Valley Arts Salon," 6 - 6:30 p.m. April 29, Lehigh Valley Community Public radio Station WDIY, 88.1, wdiy.org.

Students whose poems appear on this page each receive a $50 gift card to the State Theatre for the Arts. Students whose poems appear on Page B3 each receive a $25 gift card to the State Theatre for the Arts.