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Movie Review: 'Philomena' tells her story

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Many of the best non-documentary feature films of 2013 have been based on true stories.

These include "Dallas Buyers Club," "12 Years A Slave," "Captain Phillips," "The Butler" and "42."

"Philomena" is another of the year's best films where the adage applies: "Truth is stranger than fiction."

The film should bring an Oscar actress nomination for Dame Judy Dench in the title role.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

Antiques and Modern Arms Show, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 7; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dec. 8

Star of Bethlehem Dog Show, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 21; 8:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 22

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 8, 15, 22

Holiday Brunch, 10 a.m. Dec. 8

Breakfast with Saint Nicholas, 9 a.m. Dec. 7, 14

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Childs Christmas in Wales," 3 p.m. Dec. 15, staged reading, Selkie Theatre, Anam Cara Farm, 2317 Minnich Road, South Whitehall Township. selkietheatre.org, 484-241-9591

"A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 14, 15, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. CivicTheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"A Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 15, 22, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. email ckplayers@rcn.com, ckplayers.com, 610-395-7176

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Swearingen and Kell, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Start Making Sense, 9 p.m. Dec. 31: Talking Heads tribute; Great White Caps; HmfO: Hall and Oates tribute

Leon Russell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3

Stanley Clarke, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10

The Aardvarks, 8 p.m. Jan. 18

The Front Bottoms, 8 p.m. Jan. 31

Blood, Sweat & Tears, 7:30 p.m. March 5

The Irish Comedy Tour, 7:30 p.m. March 7

Tinsley Ellis, 7:30 p.m. March 8

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

MORAVIAN COLLEGE

Foy Concert Hall, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. 610-861-1300

Moravian College Jazz Combo II, Jazz Vocal & Jazz Fusion, 7:30 p.m. Dec 4

@Body.8 Days Head: MUHLENBERG COLLEGE

Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 W. Chew St. Allentown. 484-664-3100

Candlelight Carol Services, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 8; 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Egner Chapel

Lehigh Saengerbund Christmas Concert, 4 p.m. Dec. 14, Egner Chapel

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Doll Display of Harriet Backenstoe and Dorothy Knauss, through Dec. 30

William Allen High School Chorale, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12

Used Book Sale, Dec. 16 - 21

Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan. 2 - Feb. 28

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

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

Theater Review: PYT 'Shrek' terrific

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

"Ogres like nasty," claims Shrek, the ogre who just wants to be left alone in his miserable swamp.

However, in spite of himself, Shrek finds friends and true love in the terrific Pennsylvania Youth Theatre production of "Shrek the Musical," through Dec. 15, Charles A. Brown Ice House, Sand Island, Bethlehem.

The stage version is based on the Oscar-winning 2001 DreamWorks animated feature film, which was based on William Steig's 1990 picture book.

The original Broadway production opened in December 2008, closing in January 2010.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 4, 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. 10

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14

Country Waltz, 7 p.m. Dec. 17

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28

15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4

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 Practicas"

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER 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

Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery

Contemporary Fiber Art with Kayla O'Connor, noon Dec. 4

Intersections Between Science, Nature and Art with Diane Husic, 1 p.m. Dec. 8

South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery

American Wildlife Art, through Dec. 29, Scheller and Rodale Galleries