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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Doll's House," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 22, 23, 25; 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Norman R. Roberts Lab Theatre, Northampton Community College Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Free with donation of non-perishable food or scholarship contribution. Reservations; 610-861-5524

"Broadway Rox," 3 p.m. Nov. 17: Lehigh Valley premiere, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton,, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks," 8...


Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Through the Ruhf: The opening reception for "Beyond the Edge" brought together, above, from left, Barnaby Ruhe, Upper Milford Township, and his cousins, Peter and Larry Ruhf, both of Shelburne Falls, Mass., for their exhibit, through Nov. 15, Rodale Family Gallery, Baum School of Art, 510 W. Linden St., Allentown. "I started out doing art many years ago. They were the artists. I was not," said Larry, a retired counseling psychologist. "They were all raised in one big art family," said...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


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

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 10

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 26

Night Club Two-Step, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 26

Country Waltz, 7 p.m. Dec. 17

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

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St.,...

LCCC debuts novel at GACC

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"LCCC presents: The Guardian and the Graduates," a graphic novel about Lehigh Carbon Community College, debuts at The Great Allentown Comic Con (GACC),10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Nov. 16, Merchants Square Mall 1901 S. 12th St., Allentown.

The first 500 who stop at LCCC's booth at GACC receive a copy of the graphic novel signed by the artist, Craig "Old School" Blake.

The full-length comic book is part of the "value" campaign LCCC and Mosaic Interactive, a marketing agency, launched in...


Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


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

The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery

Mythological Creatures in Textiles, through Nov. 17, Goodman Gallery

Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery

Contemporary Fiber Art with Kayla O'Connor, noon Dec. 4

Intersections Between Science, Nature and Art with...

Growing Green: Edible harvest easy to crack

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

One often-overlooked crop of fall is edible nuts.

Wild walnuts, butternuts and hickories can be collected in November (as well as October) and enjoyed during the winter months.

There are many varieties of nut trees that have been recognized as outstanding when compared to most wild nut trees. These produce larger nuts and are easier to crack out than their smaller, wild relatives.

A named variety is usually produced on a grafted tree. Young wood from the superior tree is...

'Hidden Treasures' revealed again

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

The 19th Annual "Hidden Treasures" Artisans Studio Tour, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, includes seven studios across the Lehigh Valley where 28 artists will exhibit, discuss and demonstrate their art.

"Hidden Treasures" refers to a group of talented artists who reside and create their works in area communities. It also describes their original, exquisite creations.

The studio tour was started in 1994 to showcase distinguished local artists and artisans. The tour stretches from...

Movie Review: '12 Years A Slave' a lesson for us all

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"12 Years A Slave" is a profound film depicting an era of unspeakable horror in the history of the United States, as well as a marker in the evolution of the depiction of slavery and race in American cinema.

From the minstrelsy of silent films and early talkies ("The Jazz Singer," 1927) to cinema classics ("Gone With the Wind," 1939) to the film adaptation of the Mark Twain novel ("The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," 1939, 1960) to Alex Haley's epic mini-series ("Roots," 1977 ) to an...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


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

Knitting Club, 2 p.m. Nov. 16

Doll Display, Dec. 2 - 30

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, 6:30 p.m....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


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

Fall Gigantic Garage Sale, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 16; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 17, Harris Hall

The Shindig: Camelot for Children Benefit, 7 - 11 p.m. Nov. 16, Charles Hall

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Nov. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13,...