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Miller Symphony Hall

Monday, June 2, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Single tickets are now on sale for the 2014-'15 season at Miller Symphony Hall.

Meanwhile this summer at the hall at 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, the balcony seats will be replaced. The plan designed by Roberson Butz Architects is intended to preserve the vintage beauty of the space while making it more comfortable.

With expanded programming and events at Miller Symphony Hall, the balcony has been put to more use. The seats are wooden and narrow. Some of the seats still have a...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Monday, June 2, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATER

"A Chorus Line," June 11 -29: 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, Empie Theatre, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333

"Celebration USA," through July 6, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333

"Cinderella," through Aug. 2: meet cast after performance, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theater, Labuda...

Spotlight On: John Gorka returns to Godfrey Daniels' roots

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist John Gorka performs at 7 p.m. June 8, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, the very place where as a Moravian College student, he watched in rapt awe the musicians who would inspire his own career.

Gorka, born in Colonia, N.J., settled in Minnesota with his wife in 1996.

In a recent phone interview from his home in Minneapolis, Gorka says there were two categories of people who inspired him: those he heard on the radio and those he saw...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, June 8 - Sept. 7, Scheller Gallery. Members preview, 6 - 8 p.m. June 7

Francisco's Goya's "Los Caprichos," June 8 - Sept. 9, Rodale Gallery

Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, through Aug. 17, Butz Gallery

British Pop Prints, through June 22, Payne Hurd Gallery

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Monday, June 2, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head:.FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARKS

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

One Night Stand, 3 p.m. June 8

Midnight Special, 3 p.m. June 15

Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. June 22

The Sidekick Band, 3 p.m. June 29

Banned from the Ranch, 3 p.m. July 4

Country Ryhthm Band, 3 p.m. July 6

The Majestics, 3 p.m. July 13

Texas Fever, 3 p.m. July 20

Hickory Rose, 3 p.m. July 27

The...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Monday, June 2, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Journey, Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 10

Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4

Kiss, Def Leppard, 7 p.m. Aug. 9

Josh Groban, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

Pablo Cruise, 8 p.m. June 6

Live Wire, 8 p.m. June 13

Reo Speedwagon, 8 p.m...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Monday, June 2, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CATASAUQUA PARK

501 American St., Catasauqua. 610-264-0571

Alias, 7 p.m. June 6

Inch & The Echoes, 7 p.m. June 13

Large Flowerheads, 6:30 p.m. June 27

Toga Party Band, 7 p.m. July 11

Phat Boys, 7 p.m. July 18

Prugal, 7 p.m. July 25

That Being Said, 7 p.m. Aug. 1

James Supra, 7 p.m. Aug. 8

Easton School of Rock, 7 p.m. Aug. 15

Steel Creek, 7 p.m. Aug. 22

Common Bond, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Monday, June 2, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

Robert Creighton & Lynnie Godfrey, 7 p.m. June 4, Fowler Blast Furnace Room

Craig Thatcher Band, 7 p.m. June 5, Fowler Blast Furnace Room

Alice Tan Ridley, 8 p.m. June 4

Firefall, Al Stewart, 8 p.m. June 5

Los Lobos, 7:30 p.m. June 8

Howie Day, 7:30 p.m. June 11

Vanessa Carlton, 7:...

Theater Review: Pines' U.S. music tour

Monday, June 2, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

For a toe-tapping tour of America's music that goes from the Republic's earliest days ("Yankee Doodle Dandy") then tours the country "From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore" ("Wabash Cannonball"), visit Pines Dinner Theatre's dazzling "Celebration USA," continuing through July 6.

Director and choreographer Oliver Blatt's concept comes to life in a non-stop medley of patriotic favorites melded with new material written by Blatt and Stacy Bechtel. Original music is by...

Movie Review: X out this 'X-Men'

Monday, June 2, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Summer blockbuster movies are orbiting in the Marvel Comics universe.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" uses the plot device of time travel to bring "X-Men" superheroes old and new into the blockbuster fold.

The results are entertaining at best, confusing at worst.

I wasn't a fan of Marvel Comics and DC Comics as a child. Walt Disney, Archie Comics and Classics Illustrated were more my style. I'm not particularly enamored of so-called graphic novels. R. Crumb and Zap Comix...