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Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

New York premiere: "Mommalogues," a play written by Lehigh Valley playwrights Gretchen Klinedinst-Furst, above left, and Sharon Lee Glassman, above right, has its New York premiere, May 22 - June 2, for six performances at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., New York, as part of Marvell Repertory Theatre's season. The show, which had its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Allentown in May 2012, is a collection of monologues honoring mothers and the bond they share with their daughters. William Sanders, Civic Theatre's Artistic Director and the original director of "Mommalogues," directs the New York cast: Claire Duncan, Elizabeth Stahlmann, Lisa Riegel and Sheila Stasack. Tickets: marvellrepertory.com

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Big Bad jazz: RiverJazz continues with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, above, 7:30 p.m. May 23, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Since its arrival on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles' Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has entertained listeners throughout the nation with its fusion of classic American sounds including jazz, swing, Dixieland and big band. Over the years, this group has built its own songbook of original dance tunes, and, nearly two decades later, is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time it plays. Tickets: artsquest.org, 610-332-3378

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RiverJazz concludes: Producer, arranger, composer and keyboardist Jason Miles, above, presents "To Grover With Love," a tribute to the music of Grover Washington Jr., 8:30 p.m. May 24, as RiverJazz concludes at Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Miles, four-time Grammy nominee and a Grammy winner, honored Washington's legacy with the albums, "To Grover With Love" (2002, 2008) and "Grover Live" (2010). Miles has worked on recordings by David Sanborn, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin. He has partnered with DJ Logic and Falu to create the fusion group Global Noize. Miles latest project, with Global Noize, is the CD, "Sly Reimagined," a tribute to Sly and the Family Stone, scheduled for release next month. Tickets: artsquest.org, 610-332-3378

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