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'The Butler' did it

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Butler" is an eyewitness to history through the eyes of a White House employee during the presidential administrations of Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

In "The Butler" screenplay by Danny Strong (actor, "Mad Men"), the cauldron of the Civil Rights Movement is backdrop for the presidential procession as well as the story of Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), a fictional White House butler inspired by the...

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Tuesday, August 27, 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

Main Lesson: West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Sept. 3, 10

Main Lesson: Cha Cha, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, 24

Progressive Beginner Lesson: Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 24

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Fair game: The 161st annual Great Allentown Fair continues through Sept. 2, Labor Day, with rides, games, food, exhibits by farmers, gardeners and homemakers and Fairgrounds Grandstand shows. Shows on the headliner stage continue with Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28; Zac Brown Band, above, 7 p.m. Aug. 29; Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia Line, 7 p.m. Aug. 30; Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, and Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1. The Zac Brown Band is featuring "...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Sept. 1

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

Who Knows Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29: Deck Party

Live Wire, 8 p.m. Sept. 6: AC-DC tribute

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1 p.m. Sept. 17, 18, 19

Josh Turner, 8 p.m. Sept. 26

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m...

It's all a matter of control

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I'm having a devil of time controlling my bladder. Any suggestions?

About 10 percent of men and women over the age of 65 have trouble with bladder control, also know officially as urinary incontinence. Women suffer from this more than men.

During urination, muscles in the bladder contract, forcing urine into the urethra, a tube that carries urine out of the body. At the same time, muscles surrounding the urethra relax and let the urine pass. If the bladder muscles contract...

A romance made on Broadway

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by DIANE WITTRY Special to The Press in Focus

Romance: the stuff that fairy tales are made of. We all seek it, want it, dream about it. Romance is that elusive thing that we search for to enrich our lives. It is almost as if without it, we are not quite whole.

To begin the fall season, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, "A Broadway Romance" concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, brings us a story of romance on stage and off stage.

The two featured Broadway performers, soprano Nikki Renee...

LV STAGE

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Long-Form Improv Comedy, "ManDudeBro: It's Not Me, It's You," 11:15 p.m. Aug. 30, Sept. 13, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

"Route 66," Sept. 6 - Oct. 20, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown.610-433-2333

The Associated Mess, 8 p.m. Sept. 5, 20, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

"The Tale of...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS

ARTSQUEST

Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday

Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays

SteelStacks Stunner Ball, 8 p.m. Sept. 19

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM

Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962

ArtWalk, Aug. 31

3rd Annual Bethlehem VegFest, 11 a.m. Sept. 7

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR

Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-7541

Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28

Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia, 7 p.m. Aug. 30

Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31

Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1

@Body.8 Days Head: DELAWARE WATER GAP

Delaware Water Gap. 570-424-2210

COTA Jazz and Arts Festival, Sept. 6 - 8

Pennsylvania may delist bald eagle as threatened

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Bald eagles, ospreys and other birds of prey were practically wiped out until the pesticide, dichlorodi-phenyltrichloroethane (DDT), was banned in the United States in 1972.

The insect-killing chemical was developed for use in agriculture in the late 1940's. No one knew at the time that the most widely-used pesticide, DDT, would ultimately create such a devastating effect on raptor species.

DDT was passed up through the food chain. Runoff from farms drained into local waters....