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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

A region of art: "Milan Melicharek: Regional Landscapes," contiinues through Aug. 9 in the Rodale Family Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown. Melicharek's work captures the captivating and moody landscapes of Pennsylvania and Maine. The exhibition includes, above, "Grist Mill With Sheep" (Acrylic, 24 in by 36 in.). Melicharek was a teacher at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 32 years. During his career and since his retirement, he has created many paintings, had solo exhibitions, and participated in and won honors in juried shows in the tri-state area. He is a signature member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Watercolor Societies. Also continuing through Aug. 9 is the exhibition, "Clarence H. Carter: Realism to Surrealism," in the David E. Rodale Gallery. Gallery hours: 610-433-0032

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Mummies the word: Here Come the Mummies to Musikfest. The Nashville, Tenn., funk and R&B band, above, performs in full mummy attire, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Americaplatz (Levitt Pavilion, Steel Stacks, Bethlehem). The identities of the, er, members of the group, are kept, you might say,"under wraps." The musicians are said to have several Grammy awards among them and are believed to be under contract to several record labels. The players are indentified as Mummy Cass, guitar, lead vocals; Mummy Spaz, keyboards; K.W. Tut, bass; The Pole, bass; Ramses Mummy, bass; B.B. Queen, trumpet; Bucking Blanco, trumpet; Mummy Rah, tenor sax; The Flu, baritone sax; Midnight Mummy, baritone sax; Ramses Mummy, bass; The Pole, bass; Java Mummy, percussion; and Eddy Mummy, drums. The Mummies' albums include "Terrifying Funk From Beyond The Grave" (2020), "Single Entendre" (2008), "Hits & Mrs." (2012) and "Cryptic" (2013).

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