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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“The Moment” is now: Viktorija Gečytė with Gene Perla Trio is on the 11th annual tour, “In The Moment,” including 7:30 p.m. May 17, “Jazz Upstairs,” Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. In addition to Gečytė, vocals, performing will be Gene Perla, double bass; Edsel Gomez, piano, and Adam Nussbaum, drums. Gečytė, a native of Lithuania, attended Lafayette College on a scholarship, and performed at New York jazz clubs. In 2008, she moved to Paris where she performs regularly at jazz clubs and festivals. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; millersymphonyhall.org; 610-432-6715

Keep “The Light” on: The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Shine The Light Tour” stops at Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, 8 p.m. May 17. The group’s four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have spawned dozens of country hits and a No. 1 pop smash, and earned a Grammy during four decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition. The Oaks are lead singer Duane Allen, bass singer Richard Sterban, tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden. The group has 12 gold, three platinum, and one double- platinum album, plus one double-platinum single, and had more than a dozen No. 1 singles and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids” and “American Made.” Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000

Brit blues-rockers: Foghat and Savoy Brown are in concert, 7:30 p.m. May 18, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Foghat, known for its hit, “Slow Ride,” among others, was formed in 1971 when Lonesome Dave Peverett and Roger Earl left the British blues-rock band, Savoy Brown, Foghat has received eight Gold records, one Platinum record and one Double-Platinum record. Peverett died in 2000 and Rod Price died in 2005, but Earl has kept Foghat’s legacy going. The lineup includes, in addition to Earl, drums; Charlie Huhn, lead vocals, rhythm guitar; Bryan Bassett, lead guitar, and Rodney O’Quinn, bass. Savoy Brown, with “Train To Nowhere” among its hits, was founded in 1965 in London, England, by Kim Simmonds, guitar, who leads the band. Opening the concert is Earl & The Agitators All-Star Band, led by Scott Holt, guitar. Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000