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Movie Review: 'Echo' echoes teen-age angst

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Earth To Echo" echoes several summer sci-fi and coming-of-age movies, notably "Cloverfield" (2008), "The Goonies" (1985), "Stand By Me" (1986), "E.T." (1982) and "American Graffiti" (1973).

While "Earth To Echo" is derivitive, it is "the" discovery of the 2014 summer movie season so far, with performances by four pre-teen relative unknowns in their big-screen leading role debuts.

"Earth To Echo" is simply a lot of fun. It's uncomplicated, unassuming and naive in its story of teen-age angst. It can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by PHOTO BY SCOTT SNYDER in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

A little "Gruff!": The world premiere of the musical, "Gruff!," continues through July 26, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) , Studio Theatre, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. Lana Gallo (Gruff the Goat), above, with Aquifer the Troll (puppeteered by Christopher Sheer), leads the interactive, puppet-filled musical. MSMT commissioned the show from the theater group, Doppelskope. Tickets: muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333

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8 DAYS A WEEK: Dance

Wednesday, July 9, 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.: Salsa: Diane K. Nardone, DJ Johnny T., July 15; 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"

8 DAYS A WEEK: Concerts

Wednesday, July 9, 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

John Hiatt and The Combo, The Robert Cray Band, 8 p.m. July 15

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

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATER

"Ain't Misbehavin,'" Aug. 14 - Sept. 7, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope. 215-862-2121

"Annie Get Your Gun," 8 p.m. July 25, 26, Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9; 6 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Cinderella," through Aug. 2: meet cast after performance, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theater, Labuda Center for The Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. pashakespeare.org, 610-282-WILL

8 DAYS A WEEK: Lehigh Valley Summer Theater

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATER

"Ain't Misbehavin,'" Aug. 14 - Sept. 7, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope. 215-862-2121

"Annie Get Your Gun," 8 p.m. July 25, 26, Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9; 6 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Cinderella," through Aug. 2: meet cast after performance, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theater, Labuda Center for The Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. pashakespeare.org, 610-282-WILL

8 DAYS A WEEK: Free Concerts In The Parks

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head:FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARKS

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

The Majestics, 3 p.m. July 13

Texas Fever, 3 p.m. July 20

Hickory Rose, 3 p.m. July 27

The Phat Boys, 3 p.m. Aug. 3

Midnight Special, 3 p.m. Aug. 10

Jakes Country Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 17

Country Rhythm Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 24

JW and the Buicks, 3 p.m. Aug. 31

@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK

Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757

James Supra and Gordon Gorin, noon July 8

Paulie Knakk, noon July 15

8 DAYS A WEEK: Art Exhibits

Wednesday, July 9, 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: Events, Fairs, Festivals

Wednesday, July 9, 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: Cinema

Wednesday, July 9, 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," 12:45, 3, 7:30, 9:45 p.m. July 11; 12:30, 2:45, 6:15, 8:30 p.m. July 12; 1, 3:15, 5:30 p.m. July 13; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. July 14; 4:30, 7:15 p.m. July 15; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. July 16; 1:45, 4:30, 7:45 p.m. July 17

"Chef," 4:30, 8 p.m. July 11; 5 p.m. July 12; 4 p.m. July 13; 7:15 p.m. July 14; 4:15 p.m. July 16; 4:30 p.m. July 17

"Ida," 1:45, 5:45 p.m. July 10