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PSU LV dedicates gallery, scholarship

Monday, July 28, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The gift that Ron DeLong gave us put us over the $3-million mark," said Dr. Ann Williams, Chancellor, The Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley campus.

The third floor gallery was unveiled as the Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley before a gathering of PSU students, teachers and administration, and members of the area arts community July 23 at the PSU LV campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

De Long told the dozens in...

All-American Rejects

Monday, July 28, 2014 by The Press in Focus


The All-American Rejects, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2, Steel Stage: The band from Stillwater, Okla., which has sold more than 10 million albums, includes Tyson Ritter, lead vocals, bass, piano; Nick Wheeler, lead guitar; Mike Kennerty, rhythm guitar, and Chris Gaylor, drums. The group's albums include its self-titled debut (2003), "Move Along" (2005), "When The World Comes Down" (2008) and "Kids In The Streets" (2012).


Monday, July 28, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown holds auditions for its October production of the Mel Brooks' musical "Young Frankenstein," 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11, rehearsal hall, Civic Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.

If necessary, callbacks will be held Aug. 14.

"Young Frankenstein," directed and by Civic Artistic Director William Sanders, with musical direction by Steve Reisteter, plays Civic's Nineteenth Street Theatre Oct. 10 - 26.

The role of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein has been cast....

Sheryl Crow

Monday, July 28, 2014 by The Press in Focus


Sheryl Crow, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4, Steel Stage: Crow has received nine Grammys and sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, following "Tuesday Night Music Club" (1993), with "All I Wanna Do"; "Sheryl Crow" (1996), with "If It Makes You Happy"; "The Globe Sessions" (1998), with "Everyday Is A Winding Road" and "My Favorite Mistake"; "C'mon C'mon" (2002), with "Soak Up The Sun," and "Feels Like Home" (2013).

Business Showvcase: The Bakery Nook

Monday, July 28, 2014 by The Press in Focus


The Bakery Nook, located in the Egypt Mall, 2355 Old Post Road, Whitehall Township, kicked off its "Sweet 16" Anniversary Celebration July 16 with a ribbon-cutting assisted by the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce and North Whitehall Township Manager Jeff Bartlett. Owner Barry Kuntz of Schnecksville has been baking for more than 40 years and operating The Bakery Nook with his wife, Darlene, since 1998. The Kuntzs, above, center, celebrate the milestone...

Movie Review: Two thumbs up for 'Life Itself'

Monday, July 28, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Life Itself" is a harrowing, if heart-felt, documentary about movie critic Roger Ebert, best-known sitting opposite Gene Siskel on TV's "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" movie review and movie clips shows.

The documentary, made with the cooperation of Roger Ebert's then wife and now widow, Chaz Ebert, doesn't pull too many punches in its sometimes brutal assessment of Roger Ebert, who died in 2013.

Roger Ebert made a career of sitting in a dark theater, viewing images on a screen,...

Theater Review: Shakespeare's 'Women Of Will' unite at PSF

Monday, July 28, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Women Of Will," through Aug. 3, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, is a must-see for fans of The Bard.

"Women Of Will" is a series of scenes from William Shakespeare's plays, presented "more or less" in the chronological order of their publication, depicting some of his best-known leading female characters.

The female characters are portrayed by Tina Packer, who created the piece and provides commentary. The male roles are portrayed by Nigel Gore.

"William Of Will," in...

The Moody Blues

Monday, July 28, 2014 by The Press in Focus


The Moody Blues, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Steel Stage: This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Moody Blues' formation. The British rock band embarked on its "Timeless Flight Tour" in March. Original members include Justin Hayward, guitar, vocals; John Lodge, bass, vocals, and Graeme Edge, drums. The British Invasion band, formed in 1964 in Birmingham, England, hit the mainstream with its 1967 concept album, "Days of Future Passed." The Moody's hits include the anthems "...

Theater Review: 'Doin' what comes natur'lly' at Pa. Playhouse

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

There's no theater like community theater.

For a wonderful example, see "Annie Get Your Gun," a good-hearted, energetic production of the classic musical-comedy, weekends through Aug. 10, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

Mark Breiner directs the large, and refreshingly young, cast, outfitted lavishly and with colorful variety by costume designer Cathy Scharf in cowboy hats, boots, fringed cowboy shirts, Native American outfits, barker suits, and tuxedoes and gowns (Annie...


Monday, July 28, 2014 by PHOTO BY LEE A. BUTZ in Focus

Season closers: Susan Riley Stevens, above, portrays the calculating Lady Macbeth in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of "Macbeth," through Aug. 3, Main Stage Theater, Labuda Center for The Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. "Prologues," which background the play, are 45 min. before curtain. Special events include "Scotch Sharings & Pairings," 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and "Savoring Shakespeare" dinner, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 3. "Macbeth" is presented...