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'The Mikado'

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players return to Miller Symphony Hall for third year in row

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players celebrate the troupe's 40th anniversary this year.

The renowned theater company, which began in 1974 as a group of talented young people who performed on street corners, has gained international recognition and is one of the most accomplished and widely-acclaimed presenters of Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

The NY G&S Players will present the comic operetta "The Mikado," 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Spotlight On: A Wail of a concert at Godfrey Daniels

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Harmonious Wail creates a captivating medley of jazz, swing, gypsy folk and torch songs, blended with sultry vocals and impressive mandolin.

Harmonious Wail makes "an epic return" to the Lehigh Valley, 8 p.m. Nov 14, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

Bandleader and mandolinist, Sims Delaney-Potthoff, his wife, Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, who is the band's vocalist, and bassist Jeff Weiss, all hail from Madison, Wisc. They met there and have been performing together for four years, although Delaney-Potthoff originally founded the band in 1987.

Spotlight On: Godfrey's 'Best Medicine' for The Stray Birds

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Stray Birds begins its CD release tour, 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

The trio of classically-trained musicians grew up in Lancaster and boasts an impressive roots-based repertoire of three-part vocal harmonies, banjo and fiddle.

"NPR Music" named the Stray Birds' self-titled 2012 debut "one of the 10 Best Folk-Americana Albums of the Year." The band has performed at the Philadelphia, Kerrville and Falcon Ridge folk festivals.