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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


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


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


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.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


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


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus


@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


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

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA


Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Dallas Buyer's Club," 5:15 p.m. Dec. 4; 4, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5; 2:15, 4:45, 7:45 p.m. Dec. 6; 1, 3:25, 5:50, 8:15 p.m. Dec. 7; 1:15, 3:45, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 8; 7:15 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 11; 4:15 p.m. Dec. 12

"Philomena," 7:45 p.m. Dec. 4; 4:30, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5; 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 8:55 p.m. Dec. 6; 2:15, 4:25, 6:35, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 7; 1:30, 4, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. 10, 11; 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 12

Tommy Ference: From one wizard to another

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

Drummer Tommy Ference has gone from being in a group named after a wizard to becoming one of the Wizards.

Ference, drummer for Lehigh Valley classic rock band, Gandalf, is the drummer for The Wizards of Winter, presenting "A Trans Siberian Experience," a concert tribute to the Trans Siberian Orchestra, 4 p.m. Dec. 8, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.

Although band members do not consider themselves part of a tribute group, their initial goal was to faithfully reproduce the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra in a more intimate setting.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Holiday recital

Community Music School holds its annual Holiday Recital, 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Students of various ages, backgrounds and skill levels perform a range of music from classical to pop. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert finale is an original holiday medley composed by one of CMS' long-time students. Michael G. Michael directs the piece performed by student musicians.

The concert includes Impressions, a jazz group, and Vocal Fusion, which performs contemporary vocals.

Information: 610-435-7725


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Winter concert

Northampton Community College's community chorus, Bel Canto Dalle Stelle, sings holiday favorites at its annual winter concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall,, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

Admission is by donation or a non-perishable food item for a local food bank.

Information: 610-861-5300.

Movie Review: McConaughey Oscar-worthy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Dallas Buyers Club" provides an alternative view of the Texas metropolis.

While the film's title might sound like the name of a club those on Bravo's "Real Housewives of Dallas" (set for a 2014 telecast start) might belong to, or a QVC telemarketing spinoff, "Dallas Buyers Club" is about a company organized to provide what was purported to be H.I.V.-positive antidotes soon after the virus was identified.