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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"4 Girls 4": Leslie Uggams, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, 8 p.m. April 4, State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"A Bear of Very Little Brain," 7 p.m. March 14; 1, 4 p.m. March 15, 16, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem. 610-332-1400

"A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt": Linda...

Movie Review: Your Oscar picks are showing

Monday, March 10, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 86th Academy Awards are over. The Oscars have been handed out. However, many of the movies that received Oscars are still playing in theaters.

First, though, here's the winner in the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section "Readers Pick the Oscars" contest ... the envelope (and-or email), please:

Mary Heber of Catasauqua.

She won by virtue of having the earliest entry because six other entrants also correctly picked all seven Oscar recipients in the contest: Mimi...

Spotlight On: Pretty in 'Pinkalicious' at State Theatre

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"Pinkalicious," the live action musical based on the popular series of children's books of the same name, will be staged at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 16, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

The New York Times best-selling "Pinkalicous" books tell the story of the adventures of a little girl whose parents call her "Pinkalicious" because she loves the color pink.

The "Pinkalicious" series, written by sisters Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, who also illustrates...

March 15 is the deadline for entries

Monday, March 10, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 23 and 24 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of the...

That fiery flamenco on Miller Hall stage

Monday, March 10, 2014 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

With passion, intense emotion and intricate virtuoso guitar playing and footwork, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana presents "The Soul of Flamenco," 8 p.m. March 14, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The program encompasses traditional Flamenco, originating from Andalusia, a province in southern Spain. Flamenco was influenced by Arabic, Judaic and the gypsy cultures. Flamenco is about rich, expressive and percussive music, dance and song with foot stomping, clapping and...

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Monday, March 10, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Flamenco soul: In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Flamenco Vivo, above, presents "The Soul of Flamenco," 8 p.m. March 14, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. The company features an all-star cast of Spanish dancers and musicians in newly-created pieces and a restaging of "Luz y Sombra," an early work by Roberto Lorca, company co-founder, along with Carlota Santana. The program encompasses traditional Flamenco, originating from Andalusia, a province in southern Spain....

Gallery View: A case of black and white at 'The Red Show'

Monday, March 10, 2014 by NELSON QUIÑONES Special to The Press in Focus

Last fall, Trisha Mae Samuel of Emmaus attended a march to support her sister, Jen Samuel, in Washington, D.C. It was the International March for Elephants, to advocate on behalf of endangered elephants around the world, to the legislators on Capitol Hill.

Samuel saw a connection since her 18-month-old daughter Adaline's nursery was painted a design of yellow elephants.

Samuel's awakening experience continued as she began to research and study the life of elephants.

Her...

Spotlight on: Joffrey on stage for RDT at Scottish Rite

Monday, March 10, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

Repertory Dance Theatre presents "An Evening of Dance," 7 p.m. March 15, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton St., Allentown, featuring performances by the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Totts Gap, DM Dance Company, and the Artistic Director of the famed The Joffrey Concert Group of New York.

"An Evening of Dance" has something for everyone, from classical ballet, contemporary, modern, to theatrical jazz performed to music just as diverse, including Shostakovich,...

Classical Views: 'Requiem' for Amadeus

Monday, March 3, 2014 by DIANE WITTRY Special to The Press in Focus

The story of Mozart's "Requiem" is a tragic one. He did not live to finish the piece.

We have glorified the situation through Peter Shaffer's 1979 play and Milos Forman's 1984 movie, "Amadeus," where Mozart is feverishly dictating instructions to his student, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, about how to finish the piece. Yet, I doubt it was really like that. Death is never easy, and writing a "Requiem" mass in the midst of struggling for your life is difficult to imagine.

What I do know...