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...
@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...
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...
@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...
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...
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
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...
@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...
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...
@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...
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,...