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Tuesday, May 20, 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

Destinations in Paintings, through Aug. 17, Butz Gallery

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

Platinum Visions: Photographs by Thomas John Shillea, July 2 - Sept. 28, Payne Hurd Gallery

Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays

@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM

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Movie Review: 'Railway Man' calls for Oscar

Monday, May 19, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The summer movie season began with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."

The Oscar season gathers steam with "The Railway Man."

If Academy Award voters remember the September through December Oscar season is a ways up around the bend look for multiple Oscar nominations for "The Railway Man," including actor (Colin Firth) and actress (Nicole Kidman).

"The Railway Man" is superbly-accomplished cinema. It's an unconventional film about an unconventional topic that resonates on...

Cherry Poppin' Daddies a band of many music genres

Monday, May 19, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies was founded in Eugene, Ore., in 1989 by singer Steve Perry and bassist Dan Schmid. The group's music is a mix of swing and Ska, influenced by funk and punk rock, and noted for a prominent use of horns.

Their wildly successful 1997 single, "Zoot Suit Riot," on the album of the same name, showcased the band's ability to revive swing in the musical mainstream. They were referred to by the Phoenix New Times as the northwest's "alternative to alternative."

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Spotlight On: Mock Turtle premieres 'Morningtime of Now'

Monday, May 19, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

Around 1906, an exceptionally smart little girl named Opal Whitely was living in the middle of Oregon in a lumber camp. She grew to love the animals and nature that were all around her and wrote about her days roaming the woods in her diary.

"The Morningtime of Now," a world premiere puppet play based on Opal Whitely's diaries, is being produced by Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre, 8 p.m. May 22 - 25 and 2 p.m. May 25, 26, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem...

Beldon recognized

Monday, May 19, 2014 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Charles Kalan, above, left, Arts Ovation co-chair and first vice president of the Allentown Arts Commission, and his wife, Susan Kalan, above, right, Arts Ovation committee member, both of South Whitehall Township, announced at the 26th annual Arts Ovation Awards that they are stepping down. With them at the May 8 luncheon attended by 260 at The Palace Center, Allentown, is Sanford T. Beldon, above, center, of Lower Macungie Township, 2014 Arts Ovation...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

19TH ANNUAL JEWISH & ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL

Various locations. Information: allentownjcc.org

"For My Father," 7 p.m. May 21, Jewish Community Center of Allentown, 22nd and Tilghman streets, Allentown. Admission

"The Sturgeon Queens," 7 p.m. June 1, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Admission

@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest...

Stoneback contribution

Monday, May 19, 2014 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Scott Stoneback, above, right, of Alburtis, received the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award at the 26th annual Arts Ovation Awards May 8 luncheon at The Palace Center, Allentown. With him is his wife, Francee E. Fuller, above, left, East Penn School Board member and Marketing Manager, Barry Isett & Associates. Stoneback, executive producer, The Media People, has for 25 years produced Arts Ovation recipients' video presentations.

St. Thomas More honored

Monday, May 19, 2014 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Tim Clark, above, left, and Natalie Seng Pionegro, above, right, display the Arts Ovation Outstanding Service to the Arts Award received by St. Thomas More Summer Music Theatre Magic at the 26th annual Arts Ovation May 8 awards at The Palace Center, Allentown. Summer Theatre Magic, with artistic director Seng Pionegro, assisted by Clark, began in 1999 at St. Thomas More Church, Salisbury Township, and has raised nearly $350,000 for local charities.

Bud's View: 'Rear Window' revisited

Monday, May 12, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

In June 2012, I finally yielded to rotator cuff surgery after a dozen years spent delaying the inevitable following a series of shoulder injuries.

The recovery and rehab has been a drawn-out process. The surgeon's treatment is supposed to conclude next month.

During the early part of my recovery I spent many hours in my recliner, observing the actions taking place in my home's backyard.

My vantage point was the recreation room patio window. I compared my rotator cuff...