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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Views to a bridge: "Connecting for the Future: The Eighth Street Bridge Turns 100," featuring the work of 30 regional artists, including "Eighth Street Bridge," above, by Walter E. Baum, opens Oct. 28 and continues through Dec. 20, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township. In addition to Walter E. Baum, artists featured include Rudy Ackerman, Edgar Baum, John Berninger, Greta Brubaker, Lee Butz, Sandra Corpora, Ron De Long, James Doddy, Adriano Farinella, Elizabeth Flaherty, Christina Galbiati, Rosemary Geseck, Lee Leckey, George Miller, Ramon Peralta, Jerry Quier, Mike Sincavage, Heather Sincavage, Joseph Skrapits, Jason Travers, Dana Van Horn, Charles Vlasics, Ann Yost Whitesell and Ann Williams. A catalog will commemorate the exhibition. Information: 610-285-5261

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Living "Idol": David Cook, above, winner of the seventh season of "American Idol," performs a concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Following his 2008 win on the television show, Cook had a record-breaking 14 debuts on Billboard's Digital Songs chart. In November 2008, Cook released his self-titled major-label album, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard album chart, spawned two Top 20 singles, "Light On" and "Come Back To Me," and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Cook's most recent release is 2011's "This Loud Morning." Cook performed a new song, "The Last Song I'll Write for You," on the 11th "American Idol" season. Cook released a new single, "Laying Me Low" in April. Tickets: artsquest.org, 610-332-3378

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Bromberg & Band: The David Bromberg Band returns to Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Last month, Bromberg, above, the "Godfather of Americana," released a new album, "Only Slightly Mad," on Appleseed Recordings, which includes blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes and pop. Bromberg, a Philadelphia native, is a noted session guitarist, playing on hundreds of records by artists, including Bob Dylan ("New Morning," "Self Portrait," "Dylan"), The Eagles, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson and Carly Simon. His 2009 album, "Use Me," features John Hiatt, Levon Helm, Los Lobos, Vince Gill, Widespread Panic, Dr. John, Keb' Mo' and Linda Ronstadt. Partially detailing the proceedings, filmmaker Beth Kruvant directed a documentary, "David Bromberg; Unsung Treasure," screening at United States and Canadian film festivals. Tickets:artsquest.org, 610-332-3378

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