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LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATRE

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"Aida," July 26 - Aug. 11, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 9, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. 610-282-WILL

"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 3, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671

"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The...

10th Wine on the Mountain

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Wine on the Mountain festival, noon - 5 p.m. July 27, July 28, Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe.

Wine on the Mountain features wine samplings and sales from Lehigh Valley wineries, local artisans displaying their arts and crafts, and light fare available for purchase from Roadies Restaurant.

There is also music by the Billy Bauer Duo July 27 and the Jake Kaligis Dynamic Duo July 28. The venue offers panoramic views of...

MUSIKFEST

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Musikfest 30th Anniversary App, available for free at the iTunes Store and developed by Trifecta Technologies and ArtsQuest, is now available.

The app, sponsored by Martin Guitar, includes performance schedules by date and venue, biographies for 300 performers, festival updates in real time and search options so patrons can look for their favorite music and vendors.

The app includes an interactive festival map, parking and general festival information, and contests,...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS OUTDOORS FREE

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

Sidekick Band, 3 p.m. July 28

Texas Fever, 3 p.m. Aug. 4

The Moore Brothers Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 11

Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 18

Country Rhythm, 3 p.m. Aug. 25

One Night Stand, 3 p.m. Sept. 1

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK

Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757

Steve Brosky, noon Aug...

KIDSPEACE

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The second annual KidsPeace Community Yard Sale will be held 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Aug. 24, KidsPeace Family Center, 1650 Broadway, Salisbury Township.

In the event of rain, the sale will be held indoors.

Community members, crafters and vendors are welcome to reserve a space for a minimum donation.

The deadline to register for a spot is Aug. 19. Participants must bring their own tables. Vendors keep profits from sales.

Proceeds from reservations benefit KidsPeace Autism...

Pay attention to all those behind the curtain at PSF

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Whenever I tell someone I work in theater, their first question is always "Are you an actor?"

This is completely understandable, in part because when I first started in theater more than 20 years ago, I thought the only career in theater was acting.

Boy, was I wrong!

It takes many different people with many different talents and skills to create theater, and these unsung heroes work incredibly hard to make an evening at the theater the best and most amazing it can...

W. SALISBURY

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

A Christmas in July Craft and Vendor Fair will be held 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. July 20, Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Salisbury Township.

Crafters will display and sell stained glass, handmade cards, calligraphy, photography and ceramics. There will be a book sale, yard sale and children's craft area. Food will be available.

Proceeds benefit the 275th Anniversary Committee, to be celebrated in 2016.

Information: 610-797-4242, 610-791-4979

Depp in a 'Lone' star state

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

In the western genre of motion pictures, "The Lone Ranger" ranks right up there with the more unusual.

While not as odd as "Cowboys & Aliens" (2011), it's not in the classic style of director Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven" (1992), "3:10 to Yuma" (the 2007 version and 1957 original) or director John Ford's "The Searchers" (1956), starring John Wayne.

However, "The Lone Ranger," despite the reviling reactions of many movie critics, has a lot to recommend it.

It is one...

Suggestions to cope with hearing loss

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. It seems like a lot of my friends are watching TV with the volume way up, and accusing everyone of mumbling. How common are hearing problems among seniors?

About one in three Americans over 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.

There are two basic categories of hearing loss.

One is caused by damage to the inner ear or the auditory nerve. This type of hearing loss is permanent.

The second kind...

Civic film projectors go digital

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

The décor and the ambiance at the 19th Street Theatre in Allentown's West End Theatre District is right out of the 1920's, but the movie projection system is now strictly 21st Century.

Electricians and riggers pulled out the twin 35mm film projectors and replaced them June 24 with Barco DCP (digital) projectors that can project DVDs, Blu-ray or stream downloads of movies.

The old projectors were junked, according to Civic Theatre of Allentown Managing Director Michael Traupman...