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"Already," alrighty: Claudia Schmidtl, above, performs songs, including "Already," from her new Red House album, "New Whirled Order," at 8 p.m. Nov. 8, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. It's her first studio album for the Grammy-winning indie label since 2000. The album includes master jazz guitarist Dean Magraw and an ensemble of other great players. Schmidt, with a multi-octave voice, blends folk and jazz idioms. The album marks a return to the national spotlight. As her career was ascending and she was easily selling out large theaters, Schmidt turned her back on the music business to open a bed and breakfast with her husband on a small island in the middle of Lake Michigan. This detour lasted more than 10 years. When the marriage ended, she moved to Minneapolis, Minn., and began a creative renaissance and new chapter in her life. Also on the bill: Sally Rogers. Opening the concert: Bonnie Wren. Tickets: godfreydaniels.org, 610-867-2390
PHOTO BY LARRY C. PRICE
Olympus InVision: Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Larry C. Price ("The Cost of Gold: Child Labor," above) and New York Times Magazine Director of Photography Kathy Ryan highlight the fifth annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival, Nov. 7 - 9, Banana Factory and ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem. Ryan's presentation, 4 p.m. Nov. 8, includes a reception for her exhibit and book signing for "Office Romance." Six exhibitions include the "Pennsylvania Photographers Juried Exhibition" and "InVision College Photography Exhibition"; free "Meet the Olympus Visionaries & Trailblazers," 6 p.m. Nov. 7; "Mom and Dad are Going to Snap," Nov. 8, taught by portrait photographers Laura Hicks and Tracie Maglosky; free "Starting Out In Photography" panel discussion, 1 p.m., Nov. 9, with The Photo Review Editor and Founder Stephen Perloff, Photo District News Editor Amy Wolff and acclaimed photographers Larry Fink and Nicki Stager; "Slideluck Lehigh Valley" party; and photography workshop, Nov. 9, at Steve Tobin sculpture studio. Also appearing: Guggenheim Fellow Andrea Modica, Philadelphia Inquirer photojournalist David Maialetti and platinum printing expert Thomas Shillea. Tickets: invisionphotofestival.org, 610-332-3378.
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