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24th Moravian Music Festival

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Seven days of concerts will be presented for the 24th Moravian Music Festival, 7:30 p.m. July 14 - 20, Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., and Moravian College Hurd Campus, Main and Church streets, both Bethlehem.

Moravian Music Festivals, last held in Bethlehem in 1992, are held every four years and feature almost 300 Moravian musicians from the United States and Canada.

The festival is presented by Lehigh Valley Moravian churches and coordinated by Rebecca Kleintop...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by PHOTO BY GREG ALLEN in Focus

Sounds of "Summer": "Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns" is not only the name of the 7:30 p.m. July 13 concert at the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, but the title of a new CD, set for release June 11. Saxophonist Dave Koz, above, second from left, is joined by saxophonists, above, from left, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot. The album, "Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns," produced by Paul Brown (Al Jarreau, George Benson), is a collaborative effort...

LCCC

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a Summer Information Session for adults, veterans, returning students, non-traditional students and transfer candidates, 6 - 8 p.m. Aug. 8, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

Those interested in attending LCCC in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 should register for the session: lccc.edu/summerinfosessions.

Information: LCCC Admissions Office, 610-799-1575

'Monsters U' gets incomplete

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The best things about "Monsters University" occur before and after the animated feature film.

"The Blue Umbrella," a film short preceding "MU," is many of the things that "MU" is not. "Blue Umbrella" is imaginatively to the point, original and thoroughly entertaining.

After the credits conclude for "MU," there is a scene about a snail character, introduced early in the film as he makes his way slowly to class. The outcome of his progress is in the post-credits scene, which is...

LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATER

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"Aida," July 26 - Aug. 11, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 9, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. 610-282-WILL

"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 3, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671

"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The...

Honey NOLA sound

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

The members of the Honey Island Swamp Band, who hail from New Orleans, found themselves stuck in San Francisco following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

So, they formed a band, dubbed it Honey Island Swamp Band, eventually working their way back in 2007 to New Orleans, where the group gathered local recognition.

The Honey Island Swamp Band, whose music is described as Bayou Americana, performs at 9:30 p.m. July 6 and 6 p.m. July 7 at the Jambalaya Music Festival, Kempton Community...

THEATER REVIEW 'Footloose' dances up a storm at Pines

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Toe-tapping music, teenage-angst and love problems in a town where dancing is against the law are a great mix for fun; which is what director Oliver Blatt delivers with "Footloose," through Aug. 18, Pines Dinner Theatre, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

When the preacher's daughter, Ariel Moore (Payton Sherry), is smitten by the new boy in town, Ren McCormack (Dylan Rex), the townspeople start talking and sparks begin to fly.

As Ariel, Sherry is a strong singer and talented...

ARTSQUEST

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Entries are being accepted for the third-annual Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest, Bethlehem.

The early submission deadline, without an entry fee, is Aug. 1. Last day to apply is Sept. 13. Fees are waived for high school and college students.

Award winners will be announced Nov. 2 at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas.

Information: 610-297-7110

CMS students present recital

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Community Music School Lehigh Valley produced its annual Gala Recital to a roomful of admiring parents and guests in the Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The music of Handel, Hayden and other classical composers provided some of the students' pieces.

Community Music School Lehigh Valley Director Carolyn Clarke was emcee for the June 9 event. Larry Johnson, president of the CMS board of directors, was among attendees.

Johnson said 70 percent of the...

That cicada song

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

"They're here" is the familiar quote from the 1982 horror film, "Poltergeist."

The line was repeated, with a slight variation, in ""Poltergeist II: The Other Side" (1986) as "They're back."

The quotes refer this time, not to a young girl and ghosts, but to this year's return of the Brood II Cicada.

These cicadas were born in 1996. They dropped to the ground and dug their way below the surface where they waited 17 years before emerging to continue their lengthy life cycle...