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Salisbury High School 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury High School kicks off the Freddys high school musicals season with "Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11, high school auditorium, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.

The show includes, above, left to right: Taylor Heverly (Audrey), Alan Mendez (Audrey II) and Tommy Walters (Seymour).

"Little Shop of Horrors" is a 1982 off-Broadway musical which went to Broadway. It is based on a low-budget 1960 Roger Corman-directed horror film spoof. The musical was made into a 1986 movie directed by Frank Oz.

Lafayette College professor transports Franz Kline back to coal-country roots

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Dr. Robert S. Mattison remembers when he discovered the roots of the iconic work of Franz Kline, the abstract expressionist king of coal country.

Mattison, the Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History at Lafayette College, curated "Franz Kline: Coal and Steel," with 64 works by Wilkes-Barre born Kline including many rarely or never seen by the public through Jan. 13 at The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

Soon after arriving at Lafayette in 1981, Mattison and his wife, Liza, drove to the Lehighton area to see the roots of Kline's work.

'The Perks' of teen-age angst

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Each decade, one and sometimes a handful of films is embraced by and-or define and seem to symbolize a generation of high school and college-age youth.

In the 1950s, of course, it was "Rebel Without A Cause" (1955).

The 1960's brings "The Graduate" (1967) to mind.

In the 1970s, there was "American Graffiti" (1973), "Saturday Night Fever" (1977), "Grease" (1978) and "Animal House" (1978).

A garden of MOMIX delights on Zoellner Arts Center stage

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

Moses Pendleton calls himself an "avant-gardener," who likes to see things grow, and uses this principle in his dance choreography.

Pendleton founded and is artistic director of MOMIX, an internationally-known avant-garde dance company, which performs "Botanica," 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

Erin Cassano, a former MOMIX company manager, gives a free pre-show lecture, "MOMIX from the Inside."

See InVision for third year

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by AMY HERZOG Special to the Press in Focus

The InVision Photography Festival returns to Bethlehem for its third year of celebrating the visual art of photography, Nov. 2 - 4, with workshops and presentations at ArtsQuest Banana Factory and SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

During the three days, photographers share, celebrate and learn. The festival puts the spotlight on the work of several female photographers including Joyce Tenneson, Zoe Strauss and Amy Arbus, as well as other accomplished photographers.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

"Eleven" a Peak: Martina McBride features songs from "Eleven," her 11th and latest studio album, 8 p.m. Oct. 28, Penn's Peak, 325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. "Eleven" includes the singles "Teenage Daughters" and "I'm Gonna Love You Through It." McBride, a Grammy winner, has won the Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year" award four times (a tie with Reba McEntire for the most wins) and the Academy of Country Music "Top Female Vocalist" award three times. Five of McBride's singles have gone to No. 1 on the country chart 1995 - 2001, and one hit No.

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Amateurs," 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown. Free. Donations benefit Care Net of the Lehigh Valley. potstickets@gmail.com, 610-923-6742

"Cinderella: Enchanted Edition," 7 p.m. Oct. 25; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3; 2 p.m. Oct. 28; 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Stagemakers at the J, JCC of Allentown, 702 N .22nd St., Allentown. allentownjcc.org, 610-435-3571

DESALES

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Focus

St. Augustine subject of film

"Restless Heart," a feature film about St. Augustine, will be shown 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by DeSales' Salesian Center for Faith and Culture and the Diocese of Allentown. No ticket is required.

MINSTRELAIRES

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Motown concert

The Macungie Minstrelaires' "Souled on Motown" is 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Nov. 2, and 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, Lower Macungie Middle School, 6999 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie.

Noreen Bachman is producer-director and Betsy Lichtenwalner is music director of the show of hits by The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and The Jackson Five.

Proceeds benefit East Penn Angel Network.

Tickets: macungie-minstrelaires.org, 610-770-6845.