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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

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

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

Contemporary Fiber Art with Kayla O'Connor, noon Dec. 4

Intersections Between Science, Nature and Art with Diane Husic, 1 p.m. Dec. 8

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

American Wildlife Art, through Dec. 29, Scheller and Rodale...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Dec. 10

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14

Country Waltz, 7 p.m. Dec. 17

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28

15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433...

Theater Review: PYT 'Shrek' terrific

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

"Ogres like nasty," claims Shrek, the ogre who just wants to be left alone in his miserable swamp.

However, in spite of himself, Shrek finds friends and true love in the terrific Pennsylvania Youth Theatre production of "Shrek the Musical," through Dec. 15, Charles A. Brown Ice House, Sand Island, Bethlehem.

The stage version is based on the Oscar-winning 2001 DreamWorks animated feature film, which was based on William Steig's 1990 picture book.

The original Broadway...

TRINITY CHURCH

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The annual Yuletide Revels begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 7, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St., Bethlehem.

The duo, Flute and Lute, which is musicians Mindy Rosenfeld and Ronn McFarlane, perform seasonal early music. The concert concludes with a Boar's Head Procession featuring "Dancing Bear."

A reception of Yuletide goodies, including wassail, nog and flaming Christmas pudding follows.

Information: 610-867-4741

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

Doll Display of Harriet Backenstoe and Dorothy Knauss, through Dec. 30

William Allen High School Chorale, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12

Used Book Sale, Dec. 16 - 21

Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan. 2 - Feb. 28

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

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

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a....

Christmas lights up the stage at Lehigh Valley theaters

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley theater groups are "keeping Christmas well," to paraphrase from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," with traditional, off-beat and holiday shows representing the spirit of the season. Yes, Christmas is alive and well at area theaters once again as Christmas lights up the stage.

Here's an overview of offerings to help make your season bright.

"A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 14, 15, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N. 19th...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

MORAVIAN COLLEGE

Foy Concert Hall, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. 610-861-1300

Moravian College Jazz Combo II, Jazz Vocal & Jazz Fusion, 7:30 p.m. Dec 4

@Body.8 Days Head: MUHLENBERG COLLEGE

Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 W. Chew St. Allentown. 484-664-3100

Candlelight Carol Services, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 8; 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Egner Chapel

Lehigh Saengerbund Christmas Concert, 4 p.m. Dec. 14, Egner Chapel...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Jingle Babes rock: The Jingle Babes, above, "Deck the Halls with Songs and Folly," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. The Jingle Babes is the holiday edition of The Four Bitchin' Babes, which has been dazzling audiences on stage for more than 20 years, including nine recordings and a concert DVD. The Babes (Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Deirdre Flint, Marcy Marxer), who accompanying themselves on guitar, mandolin, ukulele, bass, piano and the Irish...

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

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

Swearingen and Kell, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Start Making Sense, 9 p.m. Dec. 31: Talking Heads tribute; Great White Caps; HmfO: Hall and Oates tribute

Leon Russell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3

Stanley Clarke, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10

The Aardvarks, 8 p.m. Jan. 18

The Front Bottoms, 8 p.m. Jan. 31

Blood, Sweat & Tears, 7:30 p...

Movie Review: McConaughey Oscar-worthy

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Dallas Buyers Club" provides an alternative view of the Texas metropolis.

While the film's title might sound like the name of a club those on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Dallas" (set for a 2014 telecast start) might belong to, or a QVC telemarketing spinoff, "Dallas Buyers Club" is about a company organized to provide what was purported to be H.I.V.-positive antidotes soon after the virus was identified.

"Dallas Buyers Club," said to be based on a true story, stars Matthew...