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Monday, December 18, 2017

Pointe of the season: Reality TV stars headline LV Ballet Guild ‘Nutcracker’

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Ballet Guild of Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB) present their 49th annual holiday production of “The Nutcracker,” the longest-running “Nutcracker” ballet production in the Lehigh Valley.

“The Nutcracker” is presented at 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.

Repertory Dance Theatre ‘Nutcracker,’ with Allentown Symphony, back for 30th

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) celebrates its 30th year performing the classic ballet, “The Nutcracker,” 2 p.m. Dec 9 and 10, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. “The Land of The Sweets Party” for children immediately follows the Dec. 9 matinee.

The treasured tale of Clara’s dazzling journey, and dreams of her beloved toy, a Sugar Plum Fairy, and a Prince, comes to life in this spectacular holiday ballet production.

Todd Rundgren, the ‘White Knight,’ at the Peak

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Todd Rundgren says he remembers when he previously played Penn’s Peak: “It wasn’t that long ago. I remember wondering on the way to the gig if we were going to a farm or something. That’s how remote it seemed.”

“An Evening With Todd Rundgren” is at 8 p.m. Dec. 2, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.

The rock legend is expected to perform classics he has written and sung, such as “Hello It’s Me,” “I Saw the Light” and “Bang the Drum All Day,” as well as new songs from his 2017 album, “White Knight.”

It takes two: Tango Buenos Aires brings dance ‘Spirit’ to Miller Symhony Hall

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Direct from Argentina, Tango Buenos Aires performs a sizzling and sensual voyage through dance in its new show “Spirit of Argentina.”

Tango is a culture in and of itself, possessing its own gestures, language, vocabulary and aesthetics. Audiences the world over embrace the intensity of tango and its expressive movements. Tango Buenos Aires dance company is hailed as the most authentic and uncompromising representative of tango.

Tango Buenos Aires performs “Spirit of Argentina” at 8 p.m. Oct. 27, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The Mavericks’ ‘Brand New’ return to its roots rocks

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Grammy award-winning band, The Mavericks’ new studio album, “Brand New Day” (Mono Mundo Recordings) went to No. 1 on the Americana Airplay charts and has been lauded by the Associated Press, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone Country and the Los Angeles. Times.

The Mavericks perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Tango and blues to meld at Miller Symphony Hall

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Miller Symphony Hall presents a blend of passionate Argentine tango and folk music, featuring María Volonté and Kevin Carrel Footer of Blue Tango Project, and Mavi Díaz and Las Folkies, 7:30 p.m. July 28, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

It promises to be a night of powerful and diverse music.

María Volonté, who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Blue Tango Project explore the musical crossroads where tango and the blues meet.

Three Dog Night to hit it up at Sherman

Friday, June 9, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Three Dog Night is celebrating 50 years of sensational music. Since 1967, their distinctive-sounding hits, including “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Shambala,” and “One,” have been woven into the fabric of American television and film soundtracks, and still resonate with generations of fans.

Three Dog Night plays in concert, 8 p.m. June 11, Sherman Theater, 554 Main St., Stroudsburg.

Zoso to recreate Led Zeppelin in concert at Sherman Theatre

Friday, June 2, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience” is a tribute band that captures the masterful talent of Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and pays homage to one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

Zoso’s passion, musical ability and showmanship has earned the group critical acclaim and a loyal following. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as “head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes,” and the Chicago Sun-Times declared Zoso “the closest to the original.”

A Cosy Sheridan retrospective at Godfrey Daniels

Friday, April 21, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Cosy Sheridan first made her mark on the folk scene in 1992 when she won songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Sheridan’s 1992 CD, “Quietly Led” (Waterbug Records) received critical acclaim. From then on Sheridan continued to create a steady stream of insightful, well-crafted albums, culminating in 2014’s “Pretty Bird” and 2016’s “Sometimes I Feel Too Much.” West Side Folk dubbed her “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful songwriters.”

Sheridan performs at 8 p.m. April 22, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.