For many film aficionados, a Coen Brothers film is an event.
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is a non event.
The film, set during a cold snowy winter in 1961, mainly in New York City's Greenwich Village nascent folk music scene, follows the career and personal train wreck that is the life of a guitar-strumming, songwriting, folksinger, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac).
"Inside Llewyn Davis" is more of a long-form music video. The soundtrack music was produced by the highly-regarded T-...
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Kix, 8 p.m. Jan. 31
Fran Cosmo, 8 p.m. Feb. 1
Changes in Latitude, 8 p.m. Feb. 8: Jimmy Buffet tribute
Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21
Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute
Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1: Pink Floyd tribute
Dickey Betts and Great Southern, 8 p.m. March 9
Don Williams, 8...
Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section "Readers Pick the Oscars" recipients contest for the 86th Academy Awards:
Christian Bale, "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years A Slave"
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock, "...
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries
Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery
The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery
The 2014 East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit, through Feb. 16, Crayola Learning Center
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
District 11 Skills USA Championships, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jan. 29, Agri-Plex
Family Pet Expo, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Feb. 1; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 2
Antique and Modern Arms Show, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 8; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 9
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:...
"Frills, Furs & Feathers," an exhibit of paintings by Carol Magnatta, through March 26, Easton Hospital Gallery, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, is sensual and illustrative. Magnatta's portraits of women dressed in feminine and frilly apparel evoke the romance of the past.
A few years ago, while sketching with a drawing group that used models, Magnatta began first in pastels, which soon led to her creating the magnificently grand portraits in oil on view at the State gallery...
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"August: Osage County," 4:30, 6:15 p.m. Jan. 29; 2, 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30
"Inside Llewyn Davis," 4, 8:45 p.m. Jan. 29; 2:30, 4:45, 7:45 p.m. Jan. 30; 1, 5:45 p.m. Jan. 31; 12:45, 5:45 p.m. Feb. 1; 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4; 7:15 p.m. Feb. 5; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6
"Labor Day," 1:30, 4, 6;30, 9 p.m. Jan. 31; 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8...
Let your "Hair" down: "Hair," the landmark Broadway musical, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton. The musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love during the Vietnam War era, features chart-topping hit songs, including "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine" and "Easy To Be Hard." The new production, with choreography by Karole Armitage, is directed by Diane Paulus and received a 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. That...
Once a "Hiller" always a "Hiller."
That passion for a sense of place is expected to bear fruit as a book.
Karol Strelecki, a Fountain Hill native, is working on "Fountain Hill," to be published by Arcadia Publishing in its "Images of America" series in time for this year's Christmas holiday season.
"All of the grandchildren live in Fountain Hill," says Strelecki, a retired educator. "That's part of what's getting me back there."
Strelecki and his wife, Patricia,...
Irving Rosenfeld has a comb-over like you wouldn't believe.
We get to see Irving, played by Christian Bale, meticulously prepare his coif before be attends an important meeting.
That opening scene is worth the price of admission to "American Hustle."
And that's not to take away from the many hilarious, heart-rending and wild scenes in the crime caper comedy directed by David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook," 2012).
Russell has assembled an aces cast of young...