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The Kemerer is back

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

The Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts in Bethlehem is the only museum devoted exclusively to the decorative arts in Pennsylvania.

In fact, says LoriAnn Wukitsch, Vice President and Managing Director, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, the Kemerer is one of only 15 such museums in the United States.

So, it is particularly thrilling that the newly-renovated Kemerer reopens 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 20 - 22 with a two-story environmentally-controlled collections resource center...

It's the domino effect for Derek Trucks

Thursday, September 19, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

You might not have been surprised if Derek Trucks had named his band Derek and the Dominos.

After all, his parents named him after the Eric Clapton rock band, which released the 1970 landmark album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs," with Duane Allman playing slide guitar, Trucks says in a recent phone interview from the road during his tour.

And in the domino effect that happens in the world of rock 'n' roll, Derek became a blues guitar prodigy at age nine, playing public...


Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery

Mythological Creatures in Textiles, through Nov. 17, Goodman Gallery

Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery

South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery



Spinning 'Gold'

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

When Barbara Crooker handed me her new book of poems, "Gold," I flipped through the pages as she was talking to me. Then I realized that I didn't hear a thing she said. I couldn't stop reading. That's an endorsement.

Crooker will read poems and sign copies of "Gold," 7 - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Allentown Public Library, 12th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Cake will be served.

"Gold" is Crooker's fourth book in eight years, which is an almost impossible feat in a field in which it...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Gaelic Storm, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11

"The Music of the Who," 7 p.m. Sept. 13: ArtsQuest Artist Fund benefit concert

Billy Bauer Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 14

David Nail, 8 p.m. Sept. 19

Mickey Hart Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 26

Tracy Morgan, 7:30, 10 p.m. Sept. 27

MarchFourth Marching Band, 7 p.m. Sept. 29

Billy Bragg...

'The World's End' does not suffice

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"It's the end of the world as we know it," to quote the 1987 R.E.M. rock song, and I was feeling fine until near the end of the movie "The World's End."

Then, as in so many movies nowadays, it seems all apocalypse breaks lose, and "World's End" ends in fire.

"Ice would suffice," to quote the 1920 Robert Frost "Fire and Ice" poem.

Instead, director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," 2004; "Hot Fuzz," 2007; "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," 2010), loses his cool.


Article By: The Press

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Barbara Crocker, 7 p.m. Sept. 18: "Gold" poetry book reading, book-signing

Off The Page Poetry and Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 25

Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2...


Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by PHOTO BY MARK SELIGER in Focus

TTB at MSH: The Tedeschi Trucks Band, above, pulls into Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, for a concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, with its latest album, "Made Up Mind," released Aug. 20 by Sony Masterworks, debuting at No. 11 on Billboard's Top 200 Album, No. 1 on Blues, No. 2 on Rock, No. 4 on Americana and No. 1 on the Roots Music Blues charts. Of the album, Rolling Stone magazine raved: "The album combines funk, greasy blues and Memphis soul; beefier horn lines, snappier...


Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Flea in Her Ear," Sept. 27 - Oct. 13, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176

"In Our Sights: Confronting the Issues of Guns in America," Sept. 26 - 29, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. 800-360-1222

Long-Form Improv Comedy: "ManDudeBro: It's Not Me, It's You," 11:15 p.m. Sept. 13, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378...