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Monday, January 13, 2014 by The Press in Focus

An opening reception and gallery talk will be held 6:30 - 8 p.m. Jan. 16 for "E.A.T. - Experiments in Art and Technology" featuring works by Warhol, Rauschenberg, and Whitman, continuing through Feb. 28, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Hurd Campus, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.

E.A.T. was launched in 1967 by the engineers Billy Klüver and Fred Waldhauer and the artists Robert Rauschenberg and Robert Whitman.

Ten New York artists worked with 30 engineers and scientists...


Thursday, January 16, 2014 by The Press in Focus

"A Bronx Tale," 8 p.m. Jan. 18: Chazz Palminteri one-man show. Post-show meet and greet with Chazz Palminteri for State Theatre benefit, State Theatre, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. 610-252-3132

"Choose Your Own Misadventure," 11 p.m. Jan. 25, Blue Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

"Hair," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. 610-252-3132

"H.M.S. Pinafore," 8...

Literary Scene: Vietnam, from one who served

Monday, January 13, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Mike Konz still looks like he could shoulder his pack and wear his sergeant stripes.

The former semi-pro football player, a 68-year old Wyomissing, Berks County, resident and retired businessman with a penchant for literature and history, is author of "The Odyssey Years, A Novel View of the Vietnam Experience."

The former 82nd Airborne Division sergeant signs copies of his book, 2 - 4 p. m. Jan. 18, Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St, Bethlehem. The book was self-published last...

CMS students perform original work

Monday, January 13, 2014 by The Press in Focus

In one of the largest recitals of the year for Community Music School (CMS), 75 students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels performed in the annual "Holiday Recital" Dec. 7, a free concert, on the main stage, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

There were several firsts for the school at the recital.

CMS introduced the Student Advisory Board members and its President, Alexandra Gallagher (Kutztown Area School District), welcomed the audience and shared information about the...

Film unspools Team Rwanda

Monday, January 13, 2014 by The Press in Focus

"Rising From Ashes," an award-winning feature-length documentary about Team Rwanda will be shown 7 p.m. Jan. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The film is about the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda, the East African nation torn apart by genocide in 1994 in which 500,000, or one-fifth of the population there, perished.

Cycling legend Jacques "Jock" Boyer moved to Rwanda in 2006 to help a group of struggling survivors of the genocide...

Gallery View: Muhlenberg 'girl band' exhibition rocks

Monday, January 13, 2014 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

It's like one of those word association tests. You say the word "band" and a different image appears in everyone's mind.

In the case of the art show, "girl band," Jan. 15 - Feb. 22, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, four women artists display their very different and fully realized takes on the same theme.

Pat Badt, professor of art at Cedar Crest College, conceived of the show and contacted women she had known...


Monday, January 13, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Going to Godfrey's: Guitarist-vocalist Todd Wolfe, above center, and his band, drummer Roger Voss, above left, and bass player Justine Gardner, above right, play originals from Wolfe's latest CD, "Miles To Go," 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Wolfe's sound has been dubbed "bluesadelic," reminiscent of rock 'n' roll bands of the 1960's and 70's. Expected to join Wolfe and his band at Godfrey's are John Ginty, keyboards, and vocalists Maria Woodford and Mary...


Thursday, January 16, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


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

Automania, noon - 9 p.m. Jan. 17; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jan. 18; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Agri-Plex

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone, ArtsQuest Center

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m....

Movie Review: Hungry like 'The Wolf'

Monday, January 13, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Director Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of the most outrageous, lurid and extravagant movies from a mainstream director.

"Wolf" makes director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (2013) look like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937).

The debauchery of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), "The Wolf" of the movie's title, would seem to rival what we read and see of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, namely, rock stars, hip-hop stars, movie and TV actors,...