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Movie Review: 'Captain America' an uneasy rider

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"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).

STUDENT POETRY PROJECT: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by The Press in Focus

The Empty Page

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,

Spotlight On: Paul Geremia reveres the blues tradition

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

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.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

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

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@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

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIR

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

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@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

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@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

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@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

Spotlight On: Divided we laugh with the mighty funny Quinn

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

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?'