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Tuesday, November 5, 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. 12, 19

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

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango...

Classical Views: In a word: Midori

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by DIANE WITTRY Special to The Press in Focus

The famous violinist Midori is coming to Allentown to solo with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra and the first question of the day is: Does anyone know her real last name?

Midori has been a remarkable violinist from a very young age. She took the route that is more often used in the rock and pop market of performing under just one name, Midori. For many years, few people knew that her full name is Midori Goto.

Midori, born in Osaka, Japan, began studying violin with her mother...

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


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

Star Wars Story Time, 2 p.m. Nov. 9

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...

Healthy Geezer: The sweet smell of successful aging

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. My six-year-old grandson insists that I smell like an old person. Do you have any idea what he's talking about?

There was a study that suggests people can tell if you are old by how you smell. The study was done at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia.

Researchers asked volunteers between the ages of 20 and 95 to sleep in T-shirts with nursing pads sewn into the armpits.

After five nights, the researchers put the pads in jars. Each jar contained cut-up...

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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,...