"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is a return to form for the action genre.
The Marvel Comics superhero sequel wisely eschews an overdependence on computer-generated imagery. Instead, the film concentrates on character development, dialogue scenes between the main characters and several impressive live-action scenes.
"Captain America" bristles with the kinetic energy of some of the best of the action-movie genre, including "The Terminator" (1984), "Total Recall" (1990) and "Die Hard" (1988).
An empty page,
A jar of ink,
Not a mark written,
It makes you think
Why does no one write on it?
It doesn't seem too small
Just a mark, one or two,
And that would be all
Clip, clop, clip, clop as they walk down the hall
The page awaits them hopefully,
As they enter the room,
All seems to settle so quietly
Finally they spot it,
That poor blank little page.
And so they sit down quietly,
Their worries put at ease
A scrape, a scratch, a mark is made.
The page is filled, the ink goes down,
Blues legend Paul Geremia, a notable 12-string guitarist, is known for fostering a traditional blues sound that is reminiscent of Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson.
The Providence, R.I., native's skills on slide guitar and harmonica are renowned. Since releasing his first album, "Just Enough," in 1968, Germia has built a reputation as a genuine bluesman. He has 11 albums in his discography, including "Gamblin' Woman Blues" (1993) and "Love, Murder and Mosquitoes" (2004).
Geremia plays at 8 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669
Journey, Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 10
Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Queensrÿche, 8 p.m. April 25
Sha Na Na, 8 p.m. April 26
Artie Shaw Orchestra, 1 p.m. April 29: "A Tribute to Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee"
Blue Öyster Cult, Foghat, 8 p.m. May 2
The Winery Dogs, 8 p.m. May 4
@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. April 22
Hustle, 7 p.m. April 22, 29
Salsa, 7 p.m. April 29
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 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"
@Body.8 Days Head: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF ALLENTOWN
702 N. 22nd St., Allentown. 610-435-3571
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Hunter Hayes, The Swon Brothers, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone
Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 26
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Monach Dance Company, 2 p.m. May 3
Hot Bijouxx, 7 p.m. May 7
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
Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
11 W. Church St., Bethlehem. 610-867-3761
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through May 18, Goodman Gallery
Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries
Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through May 18
Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays
@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200
Brilliant Brass Beauties, through April 30
Pieces by Carl Renner, through May 31
Auto Art, through Dec. 31
@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m. June 3, 4: National Tour, State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132
"Mad Forest," 8 p.m. April 24 , 25; 1 2, 8 p.m. April 26: Lehigh Valley premiere of drama by Caryl Churchill, Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre and Dance, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/theatre, 484-664-3333
Comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Colin Quinn brings his sardonic sense of humor and smart political commentary to Musikfest Café with "Unconstitutional," 8 p.m. April 19, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
"I was always a class clown. I really was," says Quinn in a recent phone interview. "I grew up in the early '70's and the male teachers were all dressed in shirts with big collars, opened up to show their chest hair. They looked like swinging singles. I would crack jokes from the back of the class like 'Hey, you come here often?'