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Karimloo at Musikfest Cafe

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Ramin Karimloo, who played the Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall," which was telecast on PBS, including PBS39 this past March, for the musical's 25th anniversary, performs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

He has been critically acclaimed as one of, if not the, greatest Phantoms of all time.

Sony Masterworks released Karimloo's debut album, "Human Heart," in June. The recording includes songs that...

The heat is on for West Nile Virus

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

West Nile Virus (WNV) has become a national health problem this year despite the fact that many parts of the United States are experiencing moderate to severe drought.

As of Aug. 28, there have been 48 states reporting West Nile Virus infections in people, birds or mosquitoes. A total of 1,590 cases of West Nile Virus in people, including 65 deaths, has been reported to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cases reported are the highest number reported to CDC...

Victoria Justice

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

7 p.m. Aug. 30, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Victoria Justice, born Feb. 19, 1993, Hollywood, Fla., was accepted into the music theater program at Los Angeles' Performing Arts Magnet School. On the hit Nickelodeon series, "Victorious," which debuted in 2010, Justice plays Tori Vega, a student at Hollywood Arts High, a performing arts school. The title soundtrack album from the series featuring Justice and the "Victorious" cast has spawned four singles that surpassed 1.8 million...

Max Schneider

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Maxwell George "Max" Schneider opens for Victoria Justice, 7 p.m. Aug. 30, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Schneider, born June 21, 1992, grew up in Woodstock and Manhattan, N.Y. He is a singer, dancer, actor, model and musician. His latest TV show is "How To Rock," where he plays Zander, a musician. He also starred in the original movie, "Rags," on Nickelodeon.

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Bucks Playhouse gets back in the act

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Nothing says summer theater like Bucks County Playhouse.

And nothing says Bucks County Playhouse like the Straw Hat Circuit.

Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, was one of the stops on a circuit that stretched from the Mid-Atlantic to Maine.

It included Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, N.Y.; Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, Conn.; Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, Me.; and Cape Cod Playhouse, Dennis, Cape Cod, Mass.

Pocono Playhouse, Mountainhome, Monroe County, and...

Bluegrass shindigs to be at ArtsQuest

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Starting next month, the nonprofit Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association's (AFBA) monthly shindigs move to the Fowler Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Performing at the first event Sept. 9 will be Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mountain Boys, Hillbilly Souls and Hub Hollow, and several regular supporting bands.

The AFBA shindigs, which feature scheduled performers as well as jam sessions, are noon to approximately 5 p.m...

Easton Corbin

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Easton Corbin opens for The Band Perry, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Corbin, born April 12, 1982, Gilchrist County, Fla., received an agribusiness degree from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. He and Briann married Sept. 2, 2006. Corbin's self-titled 2010 debut album includes two No. 1 hits, "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It," and a Top 15 hit, "I Can't Love You Back. His first single, "Lovin' You Is Fun,"...

Lincoln PCN talk telecast

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC), the State Library and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation to bring three Civil War lectures commemorating the 150th anniversary to its statewide audience.

The first of these lectures, "Lincoln's Love of Pennsylvania," is to air 6 p.m. Aug. 31, with an encore presentation, 3 p.m. Sept. 2.

The presentation, taped at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum community garden,...

The Band Perry

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

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7 p.m. Aug. 31, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. The country group, The Band Perry are siblings Kimberly Perry, lead vocals, guitar, piano; Reid Perry, bass guitar, background vocals; and Neil Perry, mandolin, drums, accordion, background vocals. The Perrys grew up in Alabama, but state they're from Greeneville, Tenn. Kimberly was born July 12, 1983. Reid was born Nov. 17, 1988. Neil was born July 23, 1990. The Band Perry has released five singles from their...

Jason Aldean

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

7 p.m. Aug. 30, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Born Jason Aldine Williams, Feb. 28, 1977, Macon, Ga., Jason Aldean has seven No. 1 country singles since his 2005 self-titled debut album which, along with "Wide Open" (2009), went platinum. His hits include "Why," "She's Country,""Big Green Tractor," "The Truth," "Dirt Road Anthem" and "Fly-Over States." His other albums are "Relentless" (2007) and "My Kinda Party" (2010). His first single, "Take A Little Ride," released July 16, is...