"In A World ... "
You may have heard that phrase, intoned by Don LaFontaine at the beginning of movie previews, or trailers, as they are known.
LaFontaine, who died in 2008, was dubbed "the voice of God" for his recordings of more than 5,000 film trailers, and thousands of television commercials, network promotions and video game trailers.
LaFontaine parodied his own career in TV commercials for Geico Insurance and the "Mega Millions" lottery game.
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday
Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays
SteelStacks Stunner Ball, 8 p.m. Sept. 19
Oktoberfest, Oct. 4-6, 11-13
Bacontopia: A Celebration of Bacon, 1 p.m. Nov. 10
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM
Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962
Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. Oct....
Jordan United Church of Christ holds summer festival.
Members of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail hold the annual Harvest Weekend, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 14 and noon - 5 p.m. Sept. 15.
Eight wineries will have tastings, vineyard and winery tours, food and wine pairings and entertainment:
Amoré Vineyards & Winery, Nazareth; Big Creek Vineyard and Winery, Kresgeville; Blue Mountain Vineyards, New Tripoli; Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Breinigsville; Franklin Hill Vineyards, Bangor; Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery, Andreas;...
@Body.8 Days Head: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Music, Motors and More on the Mountain, Sept. 15
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1 p.m. Sept. 17, 18, 19
Josh Turner, 8 p.m. Sept. 26
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 27
Hinder, Candlebox, 7 p.m. Sept,. 29
The Swing Dolls, 1 p.m....
The Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley will hold an open house 5 - 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Markowitz Music Room, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.
On hand will be the CMS Silver Winds Flute Choir under the direction of Dr. Nora Suggs; piano teacher, Lou Czechowski, and staff members.
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
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
South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery
@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
When Barbara Crooker handed me her new book of poems, "Gold," I flipped through the pages as she was talking to me. Then I realized that I didn't hear a thing she said. I couldn't stop reading. That's an endorsement.
Crooker will read poems and sign copies of "Gold," 7 - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Allentown Public Library, 12th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Cake will be served.
"Gold" is Crooker's fourth book in eight years, which is an almost impossible feat in a field in which it...
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Gaelic Storm, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11
"The Music of the Who," 7 p.m. Sept. 13: ArtsQuest Artist Fund benefit concert
Billy Bauer Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 14
David Nail, 8 p.m. Sept. 19
Mickey Hart Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 26
Tracy Morgan, 7:30, 10 p.m. Sept. 27
MarchFourth Marching Band, 7 p.m. Sept. 29
"It's the end of the world as we know it," to quote the 1987 R.E.M. rock song, and I was feeling fine until near the end of the movie "The World's End."
Then, as in so many movies nowadays, it seems all apocalypse breaks lose, and "World's End" ends in fire.
"Ice would suffice," to quote the 1920 Robert Frost "Fire and Ice" poem.
Instead, director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," 2004; "Hot Fuzz," 2007; "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," 2010), loses his cool.