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LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Boeing Boeing," 8 p.m. Jan. 25, 26, 21, Feb 1, 2; 3 p.m. Feb. 3, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem. paplayhouse. org, 610-865-6665

"Divine Intervention," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1; 1, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 484-866-1513

"In The Mood," 3, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. zoellnerartscenter. org, 610-758-2787

"Pinkalicious," 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Feb. 2, State Theatre Center for the Arts, 452 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE

Students of Bach in 'Family Concert'

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

"Composing from the Ground Up: The Chaconne Project" may sound like a daunting prospect.

Not for eight student composers whose work will be featured in the annual The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra Family Concert: "The Write Stuff," 3 p.m. Jan. 27, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University.

Every work on the program was written by composers under the age of 25, including the young Bach.

Long and shorts of film-maker's journey

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Stephanie Gardner wrote her way into film-making.

Gardner, an Emmaus High School, Class of '04, graduate living in New York City, screens seven of her short films, 3 p.m. Jan. 26, The Barrister's Club, 1114 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be taken for the production of Gardner's next short, "Paris in Winter," set to lens next month in Montreal, Canada. "It's meant to be the antithesis of the typical Paris love story," Gardner says.

Boy, Oh, Boe!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Celebrated 'Les Miserables' English tenor in Lehigh Valley debut at Miller Symphony Hall

Although celebrated tenor Alfie Boe is best-known worldwide as one of Britain's top operatic tenors, he would prefer you think of him as a vocalist.

Proving his versatility again and again, Boe, born Alfred Giovanni Roncalli Boe, has collaborated with the likes of such diverse performers as Robert Plant, Nick Jonas and former Spice Girl Mel C.

No lullaby of Birdland

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Drummer Tommy Igoe brings new take on big band to Miller Symphony Hall

Grab your favorite partner, put on your dancing shoes and swing the night away, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 30, main stage, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

It's a date you won't want to miss when Tommy Igoe, one of the world's most prolific and prominent drummers, performs in concert with his Birdland Big Band.

The Birdland Big Band is made up of 15 of New York City's finest studio musicians, who constantly travel and play with the world's most prestigious music groups when not in the studio.

A book made in heaven for artist, author

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

The visual and the written word are powerful forms of expression individually. "Inspiration, Harmony and the World Within" successfully combines the two artistic mediums with breath taking results. The new book, co-authored by Bethlehem residents, Wendy Smale and Alonzo "Zo" Gross, achieves a spiritual and enlightening one-two punch that leaves one captivated by its message and beauty.

Oscar gold in 'Silver Linings'?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Silver Linings Playbook" is amazing, entertaining and profound.

Writer-Director David O. Russell draws from life experience to create a compassionate, funny and charming portrayal of Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper), a young man with mental health problems who is trying to get his life back together.

He's released into the care of his Philadelphia area parents, Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro) and Dolores (Jacki Weaver). Pat Jr. only wants to get back with his estranged wife, Nikki. However, Pat Jr. meets a young woman, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a widow who has her own problems.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Hits Revisted: Creedence Clearwater Revisited, above, performs 8 p.m. Jan. 23, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem. Revisited was formed in 1995 by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook, bass, and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, drums. The group includes John Tristao, lead guitar, lead vocals; Kurt Griffey, lead guitar; and Steve Gunner, guitar, keyboards, harmonica.

Koresh course

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

From students to stage, Philadelphia dance troupe returning to Allentown for triumphant performance

"Dancers are the purest artists in the world," says Philadelphia's Ronen "Roni" Koresh, who founded the Koresh Dance Company in 1991.

The Koresh Dance Company returns to the Lehigh Valley, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Koresh was born and raised in Israel and started dancing at the age of 10. He trained with his mother, a folk dancer in the Yemenite tradition. He then became a member of Martha Graham's Batsheva 2 Dance Company at the age of 17.

OSCAR CONTEST ENTRY FORM

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Readers Pick the Oscar recipients contest for the 85th Academy Awards.

Motion Picture

@$: 5 "Amour"

5 "Argo"

5 "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

5 "Django Unchained"

5 "Les Misérables"

5 "Life of Pi"

5 "Lincoln"

5 "Silver Linings Playbook"

5 "Zero Dark Thirty"

Director

@$: 5 Michael Haneke, "Amour"

5 Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

5 Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"

5 Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"

5 David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"