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Movie Review: '12 Years A Slave' a lesson for us all

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"12 Years A Slave" is a profound film depicting an era of unspeakable horror in the history of the United States, as well as a marker in the evolution of the depiction of slavery and race in American cinema.

From the minstrelsy of silent films and early talkies ("The Jazz Singer," 1927) to cinema classics ("Gone With the Wind," 1939) to the film adaptation of the Mark Twain novel ("The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," 1939, 1960) to Alex Haley's epic mini-series ("Roots," 1977 ) to an...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

Knitting Club, 2 p.m. Nov. 16

Doll Display, Dec. 2 - 30

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.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

Fall Gigantic Garage Sale, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 16; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 17, Harris Hall

The Shindig: Camelot for Children Benefit, 7 - 11 p.m. Nov. 16, Charles Hall

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

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

Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Nov. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13,...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

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

"Enough Said," 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14

"All Is Lost," 2, 4:15, 7 p.m. Nov. 15; 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8:15 p.m. Nov. 16; noon, 5 p.m. Nov. 17; 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18; 8 p.m. Nov. 20; 4:15, 9:15 p.m. Nov. 21

"12 Years A Slave," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14; 1:45, 4:15, 6:30, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15; 1:15, 4, 6:45, 9:30 p.m. Nov. 16; 2:15, 5, 7:...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: MORAVIAN COLLEGE

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

Improvised Music Ensemble, 9 p.m. Nov. 13: Peter Hall

Moravian College Choir, Women's Chorus, Brass Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15: "Everything But the Candles"

Krysti Nappi and Flute Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Peter Hall

Delta Omicron, 4 p.m. Nov. 17, Peter Hall: "Hey, Olde Friends"

Moravian College Community Orchestra, 7 p.m. Nov. 17: Krysti Nappi, flute;...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ALLEN ORGAN COMPANY

150 Locust St., Macungie. 610-966-2202

Walt Strony, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER

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

Open Mic Night with Billy Bauer, 7 p.m. Nov. 14; with Marc Singley, Nov. 21

Chef Robert Irvine, 6 p.m. Nov. 16

The von Trapps, 2, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21; 2 p.m. Nov. 22

The Large Flowerheads, 8 p...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Doll's House," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 22, 23, 25; 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Norman R. Roberts Lab Theatre, Northampton Community College Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Free with donation of non-perishable food or scholarship contribution. Reservations; 610-861-5524

"Broadway Rox," 3 p.m. Nov. 17: Lehigh Valley premiere, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks," 8...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Through the Ruhf: The opening reception for "Beyond the Edge" brought together, above, from left, Barnaby Ruhe, Upper Milford Township, and his cousins, Peter and Larry Ruhf, both of Shelburne Falls, Mass., for their exhibit, through Nov. 15, Rodale Family Gallery, Baum School of Art, 510 W. Linden St., Allentown. "I started out doing art many years ago. They were the artists. I was not," said Larry, a retired counseling psychologist. "They were all raised in one big art family," said...

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Wednesday, November 13, 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. 3, 10

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 26

Night Club Two-Step, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 26

Country Waltz, 7 p.m. Dec. 17

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.,...