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'Skyfall' Bond 'Bourne' again

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Focus

There will be explosions.

There will be death-defying acts.

There will be hand-to-hand combat.

There will be shootings.

There will be nods to iconic James Bond imagery and set pieces: a spectacular opening credit sequence with a title song by a popular recording star (here it's Adele), the silver Aston Martin DB5, the jangly guitar and brass instrumental theme, the martini (shaken, not stirred), the tuxedo, and scenes in MI6 headquarters, a casino (Macao) and a...

Tending the canal

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

The locktender's house in Walnutport, Lehigh Township, Northampton County, is one of only two original stone locktender's houses along the Lehigh Canal. The other one is in Freemansburg, Northampton County. There are several privately-owned frame locktenders' houses.

The Walnutport Canal Association, which runs the Walnutport Canal Museum at the locktender's house, restored four miles of the Lehigh Navigation Canal Towpath and one-quarter mile of wooded trails in the Earl F. Snyder...

Haggis offers varied flavors

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Celtic rockers Enter The Haggis are once again bringing their tour to Bethlehem, performing 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks.

Enter The Haggis has played in the Lehigh Valley numerous times, including shows at Musikfest and Celtic Classic.

The band of Trevor Lewington, Brian Buchanan, Craig Downie, Mark Abraham and Bruce McCarthy incorporates different instruments from the octave mandolin, to bagpipes, banjos and fiddles.

Enter The Haggis...

Cowsill, Wolfe in Sandy benefit concert

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Susan Cowsill and the Todd Wolfe Band headline the Lehigh Valley Concert for the Cause, a benefit show for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The artists and ArtsQuest are partnering with American Bank and the Red Cross for this benefit concert. American Bank has offered to match donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief up to $50,000 through Dec. 31.

ArtsQuest will donate 100...

Symphony Hall memorializes the Millers

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Let it not be said that Allentown isn't about entertainment.

At one time, there was not one, but three concert halls at Sixth and Linden streets alone.

Of these, the last one not only standing but thriving is Symphony Hall, newly-minted as Miller Symphony Hall.

The renamed hall reflects the legacy of the man who saved it and the family that served it.

"Don [Miller] was a proactive, civic-minded guy who liked projects. And he worked behind the scenes. He did not...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 8, 9, 15, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th Street, Allentown. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"A Christmas Story," 8 p.m. Nov. 28, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 9; 9:45 a.m. Dec. 3, Act One DeSales Theatre Department, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. 610-282-3192

"All Night Strut: A Jumpin' Jivin' Jam," 2, 6 p.m....

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

The next "Sojourn": The Moody Blues return to the State Theatre for the Performing Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, 8 p.m. Nov. 23, to launch their fall-winter 2012 Tour, "The Voyage Continues - Highway 45." The British rockers, above, left to right, Justin Hayward, guitar; Graeme Edge, drums; and John Lodge, bass, have sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and received 14 platinum and gold discs, among them: "Days of Future Passed" (1967), "In Search of the Lost Chord" (1968), "On...

THEATER REVIEW Pines' 'Christmas' readies you for season

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

It seems too soon to be thinking of Christmas. Was it not only a few short weeks ago when weather was still balmy with the kiss of summer?

The Pines Dinner Theatre production of "The Miracle of Christmas" changes all that, swiftly transporting theater-goers to the rustic charms of wintery Vermont.

As the holiday season launches into full gear, theater companies are bringing out their winter extravaganzas. Amidst revivals of classic fare, "The Miracle of Christmas," though Dec....

Rosado brings Latin flavor to 'Upstairs Cabaret Series'

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Hector Rosado and his Latin Orchestra, also known as Hector Rosado y Su Orq Hache, performs in the "Upstairs Cabaret Series," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Since his birth in Corozal, Puerto Rico, 49 years ago, Rosado has become a renowned percussionist, specializing in Latin music, especially drums, congas, timbales and bongos.

Rosado and his family moved to New York in 1964, and five years later moved to...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 6, 8, 13, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 8, 9, 15, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"A Christmas Story," 8 p.m. Nov. 28, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 9; 9:45 a.m. Dec. 3, Act One, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. Talk-back with the director and cast following 2 p.m. Dec. 2 performance. desales.edu,...