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Student Poetry Project deadline for entries March 15

Monday, February 24, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 23 and 24 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of the...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to 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. April 15, 22

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March. 4, 11

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25

Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25, April 1, 8

Hustle, 7 p.m. April 22, 29

Salsa, 7 p.m. April 29

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

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Spotlight On: 'Music Hall' closing its doors

Monday, February 17, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

After 40 years, the Lehigh Valley's "British Music Hall" is closing its doors.

Chris Simmons, founder of "An Evening At A British Music Hall," says performances at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1, Godfrey Daniels 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, will be the last.

"The 40-year mark seemed to be a good place to do that," Simmons says of the Godfrey's finale. "Some people were leaving the show to do other things or basically retiring.

"Given both those circumstances, it seemed...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"An Evening At A British Music Hall," 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1: 40th anniversary show, final performances, Godfrey Daniels 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-867-2390

"Fancy Nancy," 1, 4 p.m. Feb. 22: Vital Theatre Company, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. 610-432-6715

"Little Shop of Horrors," 8 p.m., Feb. 20, 21; 2, 8 p.m. Feb. 22; 2 p.m. Feb. 23: Performing Arts Cedar Crest College, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College...

Movie Review: 'Lego Movie' deconstructs

Monday, February 17, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Usually, the merchandise tie-in, toys and product promotions occur immediately before, during or after the release of a major motion picture.

With "The Lego Movie," the toys were there first.

Lego (from the Danish, "leg godt" (play well) is the brainchild of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter in Denmark. From 1949 to 2013, an estimated 560 billion Lego were manufactured. The colorful interlocking plastic bricks and accompanying gears, figurines and parts are connected...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

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

"Her," 9:55 p.m. Feb. 21; 5 p.m. Feb. 22; 3:15 p.m. Feb. 23; 7:15 p.m. Feb. 26; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27

"American Hustle," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 20, 27; 4:15, 7:15 p.m. Feb. 21; 2:15, 8 p.m. Feb. 22; 12:30, 6 p.m. Feb. 23; 7:15 p.m. Feb. 24, 25

"The Great Beauty," 4:15 p.m. Feb. 19, 20

"Gloria," 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21; noon, 5:30...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 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

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery

Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries

The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery

Appetite for Art, noon - 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Reservation required

Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through...

'Fancy Nancy' no plain Jane

Monday, February 17, 2014 by ELIZABETHOUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

The popular children's books series, "Fancy Nancy," comes to life for two performances, 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 22, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Sam Viverito, director and choreographer of the musical, believes "Fancy Nancy" stands apart from other children's touring productions because of its message.

"The message is different," Viverito says in a recent phone interview. "It's all about how if you don't get what you want, you can make the best out of what you...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH

410 W. Union St., Allentown. 610-435-0480

Gospel Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Feb. 22

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

Open Mic Night with Billy Bauer, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

Angélique Kidjo, 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Musikfest Café

The Ritz Band Unplugged, 8 p.m. Feb. 21, Capital...

Pick Oscar winners

Monday, February 17, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 86th Academy awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 86th Academy Awards for 2013 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 2, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles. The ceremony is televised live on the ABC television network.

The person who chooses the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn's Peak gift card; tickets to movies at the Roxy Theatre,...