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Tommy Ference: From one wizard to another

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

Drummer Tommy Ference has gone from being in a group named after a wizard to becoming one of the Wizards.

Ference, drummer for Lehigh Valley classic rock band, Gandalf, is the drummer for The Wizards of Winter, presenting "A Trans Siberian Experience," a concert tribute to the Trans Siberian Orchestra, 4 p.m. Dec. 8, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.

Although band members do not consider themselves part of a tribute group, their initial goal was to faithfully reproduce the...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA


Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Dallas Buyer's Club," 5:15 p.m. Dec. 4; 4, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5; 2:15, 4:45, 7:45 p.m. Dec. 6; 1, 3:25, 5:50, 8:15 p.m. Dec. 7; 1:15, 3:45, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 8; 7:15 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 11; 4:15 p.m. Dec. 12

"Philomena," 7:45 p.m. Dec. 4; 4:30, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5; 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:55 p.m. Dec. 6; 2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 7; 1:30, 4, 6:30 p...


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

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


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


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


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...


Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"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 St., Allentown., 610-432-8943

"A Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 15, 22, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. email,, 610-395-7176

"A Christmas Carol: The Musical," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12...

A walk through 'American Wildlife Art' at Allentown Art Museum of the LV

Monday, November 25, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley's Scheller and Rodale Galleries are practically alive with artists' renderings of America's animals from the 1500's to the present-day.

The "American Wildlife Art" exhibit includes prints, paintings, carvings and sculpture of America's birds, mammals, crustaceans, reptiles and other wildlife species. Nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts should not miss this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit..

The creations include works dating back...

Movie Review: The old Redford and the sea

Monday, November 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"All Is Lost" is a harrowing tale about a sailor lost at sea.

What's the big deal about that, you might say?

The big deal is that the sailor is played by none other than Robert Redford.

And, at 77, the filming of "All Is Lost" was also likely a harrowing experience for Redford.

"All Is Lost" is all Redford. The character he plays, simply called "Our Man," is the only person in the film, and he's on-screen for virtually the entire film.

The film begins with...