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Friday, March 24, 2017

‘Open House’

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host an “Open House” from 6-8 p.m. April 4 in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

LCCC admission and financial aid representatives, academic counselors as well as academic program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.

‘Holy Stuff’ visits happy places

Friday, March 3, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Explore all that is held scared in the modern day with Emma Ackerman’s one-woman show, “The Complete and Authoritative Tour of Holy Stuff,” in its world premiere, March 2-12, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

“‘The Complete and Authoritative Tour of Holy Stuff’ is a non-linear pilgrimage of someone trying out different things that you could consider holy things like religion or nature-based spirituality or football or television. Basically, all of the things that we sort of devote ourselves to in life.” says Ackerman.

‘Organ Extravaganza’ schedule, March 5-12

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The week-long “Organ Extravaganza” is a series of free performances on outstanding pipe and digital organs in the Lehigh Valley:

American Guild of Organists Concert, 3 p.m. March 5, Egner Chapel, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown

“Meet the Organ” Happy Hour, hosted by Allen Organ, 5:30 p.m. March 6, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown

Eric Plutz, Organist at Princeton University, “Noon-10 Concert,” 12:10 p.m. March 7, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown

3 x 3: Diverse views, diverse artists in Muhlenberg College galleries

Friday, March 3, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Three separate exhibitions are on view in Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. These are diverse views and diverse artists, each with a distinct perspective.

AM DeBrincat’s “Speculative Fiction” is on display in the Galleria Lobby.

Patricia Satterlee’s “Already Gone” is also in the Galleria.

George Afedzi Hughes’ “Urban Allusions” is in Martin Art Gallery.

In “Speculative Fiction,” continuing through March 27, DeBrincat assembles mixed media paintings with images taken from analog and digital archives and blends them together.

Lincoln Leadership:

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School brings the 1950s back to life with “Grease.”

Music and lyrics are by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey with additional songs written by John Farrar.

Show times are 7 p.m. March 9, 10, 11 and 3 p.m. March 12, auditorium, Cedar Crest College, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, 100 College Drive, Allentown.

Adam Soto directs and designed the set for the Lincoln production, assisted by music director Greg Guzevich, choreographer Victor Abreu and student choreographers: Lar-re Brown, Kevon Cody and Marissa Estrella.

Salisbury: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury High School presents the 1999 Broadway revival of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz for his popular newspaper comic strip “Peanuts.” With music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, the musical comedy originally premiered off-Broadway in 1967.

Show times are 7 p.m. March 9, 10, 11 and 3 p.m. March 12, auditorium, Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Hey, Yanni, Yanni:It’s “An Evening in Conversation with Yanni,” 7:30 p.m. March 7, State Theater Center for the Arts, Easton. Yanni, one of the most celebrated contemporary composers and multi-gold and platinum-selling artists, performs solo at the piano, answers questions from the audience, share his experiences traveling the globe, insight into his creative process, his understanding and interaction with cultures from around the world and his experience planning and performing in mega-shows in some of the most revered places on earth.