@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Foy Hall, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. 610-861-1300
Phil Woods, Nelson Hill, Neil Wetzel, Tony Gairo, Tom Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21
Phil Woods, Moravian College Big Band, Jazz Combo I, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22
@Body.8 Days Head: MUHLENBERG COLLEGE
Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 W. Chew St. Allentown. 484-664-3100
Student Recital, 5:15 p.m. Nov. 15
Women's Ensemble, 5 p.m. Nov. 16, Egner Chapel
The Jazz Ensemble's Big Band Concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 16
The Mavericks have been described as "Tex-Mex," "Roy Orbisan-esque" and "the most interesting band in the world." It is high praise for this genre-defying band that began in 1989 and recently reunited after an eight-year hiatus.
The Mavericks perform 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St, Allentown.
In a recent phone interview after a concert in Halifax, Canada, Robert Reynolds, the band's multi-instrumentalist, says, "I never would have thought that I'd be lucky enough to speak with someone about our band 24 years later."
The Priests, a classical musical group of three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland, sing in concert, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
Fathers Martin O'Hagan, Eugene O'Hagan and David Delargy have sold more than 2 million copies of their debut album. It secured them a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the fastest-selling classical debut of all time. The album went platinum in multiple countries, as did the follow-up album, "Harmony."
Lafayette College is the recipient of a $450,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that will bring established and emerging choreographers to the classrooms, studios and stages of area colleges.
Lafayette will partner with the five other Dance Consortium members of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC): Cedar Crest College, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Lehigh University and DeSales University.
The Lehigh University Wind Ensemble and the Allentown Band perform, 3 p.m. Nov. 24, Baker Hall, Lehigh University Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.
The Lehigh University Wind Ensemble is directed by David B. Diggs. The Allentown Band is conducted by Ronald Demkee.
It's said to be the first time the Allentown Band and the Wind Ensemble have performed together on stage at Lehigh.
"This concert includes the local premiere of an unpublished John Philip Sousa march from the Library of Congress titled 'Homeward Bound,'" said Diggs.
"Last Vegas" is a hoot, starring four icons of contemporary cinema who have never appeared together in the same film.
Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline star as senior citizens, who called themselves the Flatbush Four when they were Brooklyn, N.Y., youths. In "Last Vegas," the four reunite in Las Vegas for a bachelor party.
Lewis Black, one of the most prolific and popular performers working today, brings his latest tour, "The Rant is Due," and his triple-threat skills as a comedian, actor and author to the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, for two shows, 8 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22.
Black has a long history with the Lehigh Valley, previously performing at Lehigh University and the State Theatre.
"I love Easton," Black says in a recent phone interview. "Every time I go there, things have changed for the better. More shops. More art galleries. A lot of energy. The people are great."
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 23rd season features Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in repertory with the comedy, "Lend Me a Tenor"; the Bard's romantic comedy, "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," and the beloved musical, "Fiddler on the Roof."
The season also includes Tina Packer's "Women of Will," which will launch a national tour following its run at PSF.
The PSF season opens May 30 and runs through Aug. 3 in Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.
Lehigh Valley native and Parkland High School graduate Denise Donatelli, accompanied by Geoffrey Keezer on the piano, sings in concert, 7 and 9 p.m. Nov. 22, Lehigh University Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. The concert is Zoellner's first on-stage cabaret of the season.
Donatelli has recorded four albums, three of which have received Grammy nominations including: Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist.
The Los Angeles Jazz Society named her 2012 Jazz Vocalist of the Year.
Northampton Community College, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township, will commemorate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and his death 50 years ago Nov. 22, 1963.
A presentation, "John F. Kennedy: Our Peace President," featuring the video, "The Untold History of the United States: JFK on the Brink," sponsored by the NCC Forum on Peace, Justice and Conflict Resolution, will be presented at 11 a.m. Nov. 21, Room 169, College Center.