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PYB's 45th 'Nutcracker' music goes live

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

The Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB) Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley celebrates the 45th year of its staging of the "Nutcracker" with an orchestra of 45 musicians, The South Side Sinfonietta, directed by Eugene Albulescu, along with a chorus of 20 children, the Nutcracker Treble Choir, led by choral director Christine Lerew.

PYB's "Nutcracker" is at 1, 4 p.m. Dec. 14, and 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.

"The highlight...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, December 10, 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

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

@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM...

'Nutcracker' Russian-style at State

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

"The Great Russian Nutcracker," 2, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, State Theater Center for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, is the Moscow Ballet's version of "Nutcracker and the King of Mice," the original tale by E.T.A. Hoffman, with elements of legendary Russian folk characters Father Christmas and the Snow Maiden.

"It's a very energetic and fun and beautiful show for all ages," says Sally Michael Keyes, public relations director, North America, for the Moscow Ballet.

An estimated...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

Star of Bethlehem Dog Show, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 21; 8:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 22, Ed Charles Hall, William T. Harris Agricultural Hall

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Dec. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 15, 22, PNC Plaza, East First...

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Tuesday, December 10, 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

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Dec. 10

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

Country Waltz, 7 p.m. Dec. 17

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

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION...

A tale of three 'Nutcrackers'

Monday, December 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

This holiday season, the Lehigh Valley again has not one, but three "Nutcracker" ballets: one for each of its three cities.

The Moscow Ballet is at the State Theatre, Easton.

The Pennsylvania Youth Ballet-Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley is at Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem.

Repertory Dance Theatre is at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Each version has its own merits, with guest soloists in starring roles and from 40 to 100 area participants, from elementary-...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

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

"Nebraska," 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 p.m. Dec. 13; 1:30, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Dec. 14; 2, 4:15, 6:45 p.m. Dec. 15; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 17; 7:15 p.m. Dec. 18; 4:15, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 19

"Dallas Buyers Club," 7:15 p.m. Dec. 11; 4:15 p.m. Dec. 12

"Philomena," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11; 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 12; 2:15, 4:30, 7, 9:25 p.m. Dec. 13...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE SHOWS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Monday, December 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Childs Christmas in Wales," 3 p.m. Dec. 15, staged reading, Selkie Theatre, Anam Cara Farm, 2317 Minnich Road, South Whitehall Township. selkietheatre.org, 484-241-9591

"A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Dec. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20; 2 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. CivicTheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"A Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 22, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St.,...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

William Allen High School Chorale, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12

Knitting Club December Meeting, 2 p.m. Dec. 14

Used Book Sale, Dec. 16 - 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...

Theater Review: Travel to 'Maine' at Penna. Playhouse

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

If you're looking for a holiday season stage show alternative, travel to "Almost, Maine," at Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, through Dec. 21.

Clair M. Freeman, Pennsylvania Playhouse production chair, has gotten outstanding performances from the six-person ensemble in the two-hour, two-act drama-comedy written by John Cariani.

The play, which premiered in 2004 at Portland Stage Company, Portland, Me., opened for a one-month run in 2006 off-Broadway in New York City.

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