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Movie Review: 'Begin Again' a major-key minor film

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Begin Again" is one of the most unromantic romantic comedies in recent memory.

There's little romancing, but lots of talking about romance, and plenty of singing about romance in "Begin Again."

The film is of chief interest for the performance of its star, Keira Knightley, who finally breaks free of her bodice-bound costume drama roles, namely those in "Anna Karenina" (2012),"The Duchess" (2008), "Silk" (2007), "Atonement" (2007), "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) and "King Arthur"(2004).

PSU LV

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Gallery name

The annual Student Art Exhibition continues through Aug. 15,.the Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley.

During the reception, 5 - 7 p.m. July 23, the generosity of instructor, advocate, artist and now benefactor, Ron K. De Long, and the establishment of the Charles R. McAnall III Scholarship will be celebrated at 6 p.m.

Hello, Marilu

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Henner in Tony-winning Christopher Durang play

Marilu Henner had such a good time last summer at Bucks County Playhouse, she requested a return engagement.

"They said, 'If you're serious, we'll find a great play for you,'" says Henner.

Henner plays Masha in "Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike," the 2013 Tony Award winner as best play, through Aug. 10 at the storied New Hope theater that recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.

"Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike" playwright Christopher Durang, a Bucks County resident, plays Vanya in the Chekhov-inspired comedy set in Bucks County..

8 DAYS A WEEK: Dance

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 814-769-3627

Open Dancing, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Beginner Lessons, 6:30 - 8 p.m.; Advanced Lessons, 6:30 - 8 p.m.: West Coast Swing: Mike Walton. DJ Mike Walton, July 22; West Coast Swing: Mike Walton, DJ Mike Walton, July 29

@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

8 DAYS A WEEK: Cinema

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7111

"Begin Again," 1:45, 4:30, 7:45 p.m. July 17; 12:45, 3, 7:30, 9:45 p.m. July 18, 19; 1, 3:45, 6:30 p.m. July 20; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. July 21 - 23; 2:15, 4:30, 7:45 p.m. July 24

"Chef," 4:30 p.m. July 17

"Jersey Boys," 1:30 p.m. July 17; 1:30, 5:15 p.m. July 18, 19; 12:30 p.m. July 20; 4:15 p.m. July 21, 23; 1:30, 7:30 p.m. July 24

8 DAYS A WEEK: Events, Fairs, Festivals

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by 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

Pitbull, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

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

Fresh Beat Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31

@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

8 DAYS A WEEK: Art Exhibits

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by 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

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, through Sept. 7, Scheller Gallery.

Francisco's Goya's "Los Caprichos," through Sept. 9, Rodale Gallery

Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, through Aug. 17, Butz Gallery

Platinum Visions: Photographs by Thomas John Shillea, through Sept. 28, Payne Hurd Gallery

Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays

@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM

8 DAYS A WEEK: Concerts

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by 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

Kiss, Def Leppard, 7 p.m. Aug. 9

Josh Groban, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

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

BB King, 8 p.m. July 18

Ted Nugent, 8 p.m. July 23

3 Doors Down Acoustic, 8 p.m. July 24

Ziggy Marley, 8 p.m. July 31

Great White, Vixen, 8 p.m. Aug. 15

Winger, Firehouse, 8 p.m. Sept. 5

@Body.8 Days Head: PPL CENTER

8 DAYS A WEEK: Literary Events

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by 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

The Wilhelm Brothers, 2 p.m. Aug. 9

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

Back Porch Stories, noon Mondays