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Tuesday, March 4, 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 7, 14; 1, 4 p.m. March 8, 9, 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":...

Gallery View: Her images embrace emotions

Monday, March 3, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

Jett Ulaner Sarachek displays her latest work in "Explorations," through March 16, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

Sarachek utilizes digital photography, as well as the IPhone, to capture sensual images of the human figure intermixed with the natural world. Exceptionally romantic shots of the human body mix with images of nature to create gorgeous montages, some larger than life, some small as a snapshot.

Sarachek doesn't hesitate to embrace the value of the...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. April 15, 22

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March 11

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25

Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25, April 1, 8

Hustle, 7 p.m. April 22, 29

Salsa, 7 p.m. April 29

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

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Gallery View: These women take to the air

Monday, March 3, 2014 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

None of the five women could remember exactly when they started painting together.

But for more than 20 years, Donna Haney, Bebe Traylor, Jill Peckelun, Sandra Corpora and Donna Needs would pack up their easels, paints, sun hats and bug spray and head to the hills, seeking their dual loves: nature and painting.

The result is "Women's Work: Five Painters," a charming collection of their work through March 14, Rodale Family Gallery, Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER 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

@Body.8 Days Head: MORAVIAN COLLEGE

1200 Main St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1300

Woodwind Trio, Flute Troupe, Clarinet Choir, 7:30 p.m. March 14, Peter Hall

Quarteto Quiroga, 7:30 p.m. March 14, Foy Hall

Peter Harper, Nicholas Robertson, 7:...

Movie Review: 'Men' not 'Monumental'

Monday, March 3, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Monuments Men" is anything but monumental.

That's too bad. The fact-based story about the United States' military mission to recover world-renowned works of art confiscated and hidden by the German Nazis during World War II has the earmarks of a bonafide thriller: priceless art, war, Nazis and a stellar cast, including and directed by George Clooney.

A catalogue of attributes doesn't always add up to a great work of art, much less entertaining cinema. "Monuments Men," at...

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Gloria," 4:45 p.m. March 5; 2:30 p.m. March 6

"12 Years A Slave," 4:30 p.m. March 5; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. March 6; 4:45, 7 p.m. March 7; 12:15, 5, 8 p.m. March 8; noon, 3:45 p.m. March 9; 4:15 p.m. March 10; 7:15 p.m. March 11, 12; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. March 13

"Dallas Buyer's Club," 7:30 p.m. March 5; 7:45 p.m. March 6; 2...

Ron Demkee strikes up the United States Air Force Band

Monday, March 3, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Allentown Band Director Ronald Demkee heads to Montgomery, Ala., to be one of the guest conductors March 7 of the United States Air Force Band. The performance is part of the 80th annual convention of the American Bandmasters Association.

"This is a rather big deal in the band world," says Demkee, director and conductor of the United States' oldest civilian concert band which has been in existence officially since 1828 and averages 45 performances each year.

Demkee conducts the...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Laura Tsaggaris, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. March 12

SongCycle, 2 - 3 p.m. March 15

Spring Gala Fundraiser for the Allentown Public Library, 6 p.m. April 5

Swing Into Spring with Mike McGrath, 7 p.m. April 9

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool...

Gallery View: Isidro Con Wong dreams up an exhibit at Baum

Monday, March 3, 2014 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

"My art reflects my Chinese blood with my Costa Rican spirit," Isidro Con Wong says through his interpreter and fellow painter, Rigo Peralta, owner of Rigo Art, 1131 Linden St., Allentown, at the opening of the exhibition, "The Artwork of Isidro Con Wong," through March 14, The David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown.

Peralta has been Wong's champion in the Lehigh Valley and was instrumental in putting his work in front of Baum School of Art gallery...