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Movie Review: 'Games Catching' for fans

Monday, December 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"God, does anybody actually believe this?" Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) asks during "Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

"Everybody," replies Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson).

That is accurate based on the box-office records broken by "Catching Fire," sequel to "Hunger Games" (2012).

You are probably familiar with the storyline for "Hunger Games," based on the best-selling young adult novels written by Suzanne Collins ("The Hunger Games," 2008; "Catching Fire,"...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Used Book Sale, Dec. 18 - 21

Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan. 2 - Feb. 28

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time...


Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

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

American Wildlife Art, through Dec. 29, Scheller and Rodale Galleries

Drawings on Character: The Art of Children's Graphic Novels, through Dec. 29, Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery

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

The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by...

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14

Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 18

15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150



Monday, December 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Miller Symphony Hall has announced that because of illness, a 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 concert by the Dave Roper Trio has been rescheduled.

Instead, the 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 "Jazz Cabaret" series features The Frank DiBussolo Group, with Tiffany G, in a "Home for the Holidays" concert.

Ticket holders for the Roper concert may attend the DiBussolo concert or the rescheduled Roper concert, 7:30 p.m. June 13, 2014. Information: 610-432-6715

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA


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

"Nebraska," 7:15 p.m. Dec. 18; 4:15, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 19; 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 20; 1, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45 p.m. Dec. 21; 1, 3:30, 6 p.m. Dec. 22; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23; 1:15, 3:45 Dec. 24

"Philomena," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18; 4:15, 6:45 p.m. Dec. 19; 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 20; 3:30, 5:45, 8 p.m. Dec. 21; 1:15, 3:45, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 22; 7:45 p....

Dreams come true in RDT 'Nutcracker'

Monday, December 9, 2013 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) graces the stage of Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, for its 27th annual presentation of "Nutcracker," 2 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, with the return of Carolina Ballet Theatre's dance alum Matthew Harvey as the Cavalier and partner Madeline Jazz, also of the Carolina Ballet Theatre, portraying the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Also appearing is former American Ballet Theatre and North Carolina Dance Theatre's Sarah James, an alumna of RDT, now...

Theater Review: Civic again keeps 'Christmas Carol' well

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

If you don't feel the Christmas spirit after seeing "A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 21 at Civic Theatre of Allentown, you might get a lump of coal in your Christmas stocking.

This terrifically well-done production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is directed and choreographed by William Sanders. The play was adapted by Sanders and Sharon Lee Glassman for the Civic production. It couldn't be better.

From the scary, green-gilled Ghost of Jacob Marley (John Kuchar) to the...


Monday, December 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Students from the Northampton Dance Ensemble and the Acta Non Verba dance club will perform pieces choreographed by Northampton Community College dance faculty at a Winter Danceworks event, 11:15 a.m. Dec. 12 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for a local food bank.

Information: 610-861-5300

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


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

Swearingen and Keli, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Start Making Sense, 9 p.m. Dec. 31: Talking Heads tribute; Great White Caps; HmfO: Hall and Oates tribute

Leon Russell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3

Stanley Clarke, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10

The Aardvarks, 8 p.m. Jan. 18

The Front Bottoms, 8 p.m. Jan. 31

Angélique Kidjo, 8 p.m. Feb. 19...