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Sound design at Muhlenberg

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

You're in for a wonderful and wonderfully unusual treat when Scott Sherk's new sound pieces debut Aug. 28 in "Scott Sherk: Surround," Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

Sherk, head of the art department at Muhlenberg as well as professor of art (sculpture), creates sculpture using sound. A platform covered with a shag rug will allow visitors to sit or lay down to experience the pieces which are created by sound coming in...

Healthy Geezer: Three from the e-mail bag

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. Do copper bracelets relieve arthritis pain?

There is no scientific evidence that copper bracelets do anything more than make a fashion statement. However, there is no proof that the bracelets don't provide relief to arthritis sufferers.

Copper bracelets for arthritis have been around for a century or more. Many people swear that they work. Some doctors suspect that the positive reports are based upon symptoms going away by themselves.

Folk remedies like copper...

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Tuesday, August 20, 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

Steal Your Face Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22: Deck Party

Hoobastank, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Coal County Express, 2 p.m. Aug. 25: Deck Party

DJ the Doctor on the Deck, 6 p.m. Aug. 27: Deck Party

Who Knows...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR

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

John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27

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: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road,...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, August 20, 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

Toulouse-Lautrec and His World, through Sept. 1, Scheller and Rodale Galleries.

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

The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery

Illusions in Ink: Photorealist Prints, through Aug. 11, Payne-Hurd Gallery

@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM

5 N. Front St.,...

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Tuesday, August 20, 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: East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Aug. 27

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.,...

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS OUTDOORS FREE

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

Country Rhythm, 3 p.m. Aug. 25

One Night Stand, 3 p.m. Sept. 1

The Outlaws with Crazy Elmer, 3 p.m. Sept. 2

Tracy Lee Band, 3 p.m. Sept. 8

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Levitt Pavilion, Air Products Town Square, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Stooges Brass Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 22

The Mickey Fins, 7 p.m. Aug. 23

The...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS OUTDOORS FREE

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 18

Country Rhythm, 3 p.m. Aug. 25

One Night Stand, 3 p.m. Sept. 1

The Outlaws with Crazy Elmer, 3 p.m. Sept. 2

Tracy Lee Band, 3 p.m. Sept. 8

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK

Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757

Jay Lapp, noon Aug. 20

@Body.8 Days Head:...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY MARCIE SCHLENER in Focus

The actor's life: The Allentown Public Theatre (APT) is presenting a children's show, "Pinocchio," 6 p.m. Aug. 16, 23; 2 p.m. Aug. 17, 24; and 2 p.m. Aug. 18, 25, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. Seventh St., Allentown. Sam Kuglen adapted the well-known story by Carlo Collodi written in 1883 into a one-hour, one-act play. Gepetto, a poor woodcarver, creates a puppet, Pinocchio (Lana Brucker), above, who comes to life. His nose grows every time he tells a lie. Pinocchio dreams of becoming a...

Animation, actors enliven 'The Smurfs 2'

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"The Smurfs 2" is an amusing animated and live action feature film with excellent character voices, jokey dialogue and terrific animation that should be enjoyed by the pre-10 year-old set and hold the attention of most parents or guardians.

The characters were created by Peyo, aka Pierre Culliford, a Belgium comic-strip artist-writer. The name Smurf is a Dutch language translation of an invented French word, Schtroumpf, a made-up word for salt.

Smurfs wear Phrygian caps, which...