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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


150 Locust St., Macungie. 610-966-2202

Walt Strony, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Open Mic Night with Billy Bauer, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 14; with Marc Singley, Nov. 21

Roger McGuinn, Marty Stuart, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8

Chef Robert Irvine, 6 p.m. Nov. 16

The Von Trapps, 2 p.m. Nov. 21, 22...


Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh County Senior Center Big Band presents a Veteran's Day Concert, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 11, Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown.

Light refreshments will be served. The concert is free and open to the public. Reservations: 610-437-3700


Friday, November 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"50 Shades! The Musical," 7 p.m. Nov. 10: Lehigh Valley premiere, Sands Bethlehem Event Center,, 800-745-3000

"A Dolls' 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...


Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

They're going their way: Byrds founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Roger McGuinn, above, and five-time Grammy Award winner Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives take the stage, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Get ready to hear Byrd's classics ("Mr. Tambourine Man," "You Ain't Going Nowhere" and "Turn, Turn, Turn") as well as personal favorites from Stuart and McGuinn. The concert, borne out of Stuart's weekly TV...

It's a film, it's a play, it's 'Billboard'

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

Coming soon to a Lehigh Valley billboard near you: "Billboard," the film and now the play.

A 16-foot-high billboard, visible from Route 22, is at the Charles Chrin Community Center of Palmer Township, 4100 Green Pond Road, Palmer Township.

Lehigh Valley filmmaker Zeke Zelker hopes people will see it and become interested in the project. "It's funny, dramatic and a lot of fun."

He and his team have created a cross-platform, multifaceted, transmedia project that includes a...


Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"The Heart of Justice: Breaking the Cycle of Fear, Violence, Punishment, & Retaliation," will be held 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Conference Center, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.

The Lehigh County Conference of Churches event includes morning keynote speaker, Hakim Ali, Public Relations-Outreach Coordinator, Reconstruction Inc., Philadelphia, and an afternoon workshop, "Burning Bridges: Restorative Justice in Action," led by John Bailie, Ph.D., director,...

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


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

ATMA First Frost Train Meet, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 9; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 10, Agri-Plex

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-...

Healthy Geezer: Somnambulism OK if infrequent event

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. Is it true that sleepwalkers can't be hurt when they walk in their sleep?

It is a common misconception that sleepwalkers, aka somnambulists, are often injured when they trip and fall in their sleep.

Another myth is that you should not wake up a sleepwalker. It is not dangerous to awaken a sleepwalker. In fact, it can be quite dangerous not to awake a sleepwalker. The only problem with rousing a sleepwalker is that the person will be disoriented for a while.


Theater Review: No 'Mystery' at 'Berg; 'Drood' is simply great

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Muhlenberg College Department of Theater & Dance's "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," through Nov. 3, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, is one of the best musical productions to ever hit the Lehigh Valley stage.

And it is a huge hit. From the opening immersive experience of the show's actors mingling with the audience as theater-goers take their seats and settle in, to the rousing finale, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" is a must-see for musical-...