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Bid on piano to the stars

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Musikfest fans, collectors and music aficionados from throughout the United States will have a chance to own a piece of music history when ArtsQuest holds its second-annual ArtsQuest Anniversary Party at SteelStacks, 6 - 10 p.m. April 26, the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

The fundraiser, celebrating the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' second birthday and Musikfest's 30th anniversary, will feature the kickoff of a nationwide auction of the Musikfest piano, a Young Chang grand...

It's a question of balance - literally

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I'm 79 and I've taken a couple of spills in the last few months. I'm concerned that I might not be as steady on my feet as I used to be. What should I do about this?

About one in 10 over 65 experience difficulty with balance. More than 40 percent of Americans will go to a doctor complaining of dizziness. Getting older is only part of the problem. Inner-ear disturbances are the primary cause.

Losing balance when you're older is serious stuff. The Centers for Disease Control...

'Dance Emerge' showcases Muhlenberg choreographers

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Department presents "Dance Emerge," a showcase for dance works created by emerging choreographers, April 18 - 21, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

"Dance Emerge" showcases 14 choreographers and 60 dancers from the department's dance program, with costume and lighting by the department's professional staff.

Jeffrey Peterson and Teresa VanDenend Sorge are co-artistic...

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Following up on a successful excursion to the Philadelphia International Film Festival in October 2012, Civic Theatre of Allentown is host for a one-day excursion April 21 to the 21st Annual Tribeca International Film Festival, New York City.

At the festival, participants will see two highly-anticipated U.S. releases, "Whitewash," starting Thomas Hayden Church, and "Hide Your Smiling Faces."

"Everyone is invited to join us on this trip," said Michael Traupman, Managing Director...

Lucie: She's home!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Lucie is home.

Lucie Arnaz's home and life is on stage with "Latin Roots," 8 p.m. April 20, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

"Latin Roots" is a music tribute to Arnaz's dad, Desiderio "Desi" Arnaz, with video tributes to her mother, Lucille Desiree Ball, and their family.

"It's a really fun show," Arnaz says in a recent phone interview from Palm Springs, Calif., where she and her husband of 32 years, actor Laurence Luckinbill, plan to relocate...

EMBASSY BANK

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.

The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.

"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past...

A kind of 'Croods' charm

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Croods" has its own kind of, ahem, "crood" charm.

Yes, there's lots of punching and smacking, fighting, rolling around, chasing, ugly faces, insults and did we say? fighting.

And that's just the Crood family of cavemen or is it cave persons? and doesn't include the prehistoric creatures.

Admittedly, I resisted seeing "The Croods." It was a case of 3D-animation feature overload. Also, I may have been wondering how "The Croods" could improve upon TV's "The Flintstones...

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Still hopping: "When a child loves you for a long, long time ... then you become real." So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' literary classic, "The Velveteen Rabbit." A stage version, above, will be presented by Enchantment Theatre Company, 2 p.m. April 7, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. The production, directed by Leslie Reidel, includes life-sized puppets and actors in masks. The script is adapted from the book by Leslie Reidel, Jennifer...

Boscov's Berks Jazz Festival has 130 concerts in Reading

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The 23rd Annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Festival, April 5 - 14, has added some new artists this year. And many other artists will be returning.

Among the newcomers are Brian Hughes, Babatunde Lea, Elan Trotman and Friends and Cyrille Aimee and the Surreal Band.

Dianne Reeves opens the jazz fest, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Sovereign Performing Arts Center, 136 N. Sixth St., Reading.

Reeves is the only singer to win Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance on three consecutive...