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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Coin op: "Coin Expo," 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 2, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum (LVHM), 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, features guest curator Stephen Gehringer and expert numismatists exhibiting, with more than 20 dealers expected. "Currency represents our nation's growth and how it has grappled with the financial problems. Currency tells the story of our local and national history," says LVHM Executive Director Joseph Garrera. Even the Bank of Catasauqua put in its 10 cents, above. Learn about...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

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. 5, 12, 19

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

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

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

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

Bud's View: Mighty monarch no more?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Ah, the many puzzling and extraordinary wonders of nature.

I find it difficult to comprehend the numerous miracles that occur each year within our natural realm.

One of the most amazing occurrences is the transformation of a rather nondescript black, yellow and white striped worm-like caterpillar into the dazzling and colorful adult monarch butterfly.

In truth, the life cycle of all butterflies and moths is a phenomenal act of nature.

The monarch is one of our...

Movie Review: James Gandolfini: 'Enough Said'

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

When is speaking your mind saying too much? When is biting your tongue saying too little?

Truth in conversation, feelings and action is at the heart of "Enough Said," an entertaining and thoughtful romantic comedy memorable for its nuanced performances, especially that of James Gandolfini in what is his second-to-last big-screen role.

Look for an Oscar actor nomination for Gandolfini and a possible Oscar for the highly-regarded and beloved actor best-known as Tony Soprano on...

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.

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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-...

Movie Review: James Gandolfini: 'Enough Said'

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

When is speaking your mind saying too much? When is biting your tongue saying too little?

Truth in conversation, feelings and action is at the heart of "Enough Said," an entertaining and thoughtful romantic comedy memorable for its nuanced performances, especially that of James Gandolfini in what is his second-to-last big-screen role.

Look for an Oscar actor nomination for Gandolfini and a possible Oscar for the highly-regarded and beloved actor best-known as Tony Soprano on...

Movie Review: 'Captain Phillips' commanding

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Captain Phillips" is a harrowing movie bristling with tension. It is superb film-making and has incredible performances.

The movie, directed by Paul Greengrass, is based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of a United Stated-flagged container cargo freighter with 25 crew members and the hostage-taking of the ship's captain, Richard Phillips.

The screenplay by Billy Ray ("The Hunger Games," 2012; "Fllghtplan," 2009) is based on Phillips' book, written with Stephan Talty, "A...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

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. Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. Oct. 29

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

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

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

Lehigh...

Never too early

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The 28th Annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft Show, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (LVPGC), is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 27, The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township.

"It seems impossible, but the level of craftsmanship at this show just gets better and better each year," says show chairperson and LVPGC President Brad Sears of Brad Sears Fine Woodturning.

Artists are expected to be in...