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8 DAYS A WEEK: Lehigh Valley Summer Theater

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by The Press in Focus


"Ain't Misbehavin,'" Aug. 14 - Sept. 7, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope. 215-862-2121

"Annie Get Your Gun," 8 p.m. July 25, 26, Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9; 6 p.m. Aug. 3, 10, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Cinderella," 10 a.m. Wednesday - Saturday, through Aug. 2: also, 2 p.m. July 25, 29, 30, 31; meet cast after performance, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theater,...

Will's 'Women'

Monday, July 14, 2014 by SHARLEE DiMENICHI Special to The Press in Focus

Exploring the obstacles that females face might seem centuries beyond Shakespeare. Suffragettes and coffee klatches do not form the stuff of Elizabethan plays.

But "Women of Will" playwright and star, Tina Packer, says the Bard's sensitivity and empathy enabled him to uncover the depths of the female psyche.

"Shakespeare actually saw the predicament women were in," says Packer, founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, Mass.

"Women of Will," July 20...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Literary Events

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


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

The Wilhelm Brothers, 2 p.m. Aug. 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 Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays



8 DAYS A WEEK: Concerts

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Kiss, Def Leppard, 7 p.m. Aug. 9

Josh Groban, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

BB King, 8 p.m. July 18

Ted Nugent, 8 p.m. July 23

3 Doors Down Acoustic, 8 p.m. July 24

Ziggy Marley, 8 p.m. July 31

Great White, Vixen, 8 p.m. Aug. 15


Artist Douglas Wiltraut receives award

Monday, July 14, 2014 by The Press in Focus


"Buy American" (egg tempera) by Douglas Wiltraut, of Whitehall, received the John J. Newman Medal at the 60th Annual Exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic. The show, which was juried by Daniel E. Greene, was held in the newly-renovated galleries of the Salmagundi Club, New York City.


Monday, July 14, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Hector Rosado Y Su Orquesta Hache celebrates the life of Linny Fowler with a concert, 6 p.m. July 18, Bethlehem Sculpture Garden, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.

Salsa dance teacher Aja Jefferson will demonstrate and instruct in salsa dance techniques. Food will be available for purchase from Hogar Crea.

Theater Review: A sunny, very funny 'Spamalot' at MSMT

Monday, July 14, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

James Peck is "The Minister Of Silly Laughs" at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT).

Peck directs "Monty Python's Spamlot" with liturgical attention to the canon for Python acolytes. The resulting non-stop laughs continue on stage through July 27, Dorothy Hess Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

Whether you're a Pythonite or not, "Spamalot" is hilarious thanks to actors' line delivery timing, orchestra music...

Bud's View: Near and far

Monday, July 7, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley residents are fortunate that the Appalachian Trail passes through the northern section of the region.

People travel from all over the United States, North America and many foreign countries to hike it, one of the longest continuously marked trails in the world, passing through 14 states over mountains and through valleys from Maine to Georgia.

The trail snakes across the Blue Mountain in an east to west direction. This is a peculiarity since the trail stretches...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Free Concerts In The Parks

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by The Press in Focus



328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

The Majestics, 3 p.m. July 13

Texas Fever, 3 p.m. July 20

Hickory Rose, 3 p.m. July 27

The Phat Boys, 3 p.m. Aug. 3

Midnight Special, 3 p.m. Aug. 10

Jakes Country Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 17

Country Rhythm Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 24

JW and the Buicks, 3 p.m. Aug. 31


Fifth and Linden...


Monday, July 7, 2014 by PHOTO BY KEN EK in Focus

Completely different: The 34th annual Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) season continues with "Monty Python's Spamalot," opening July 9 and continuing through July 27, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theater and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. "Spamalot," a 2005 Tony Award recipient for best musical, is adapted from the 1975 movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." The Python's Eric Idle wrote the book for the musical. Neil Innes, John du Prez and Idle wrote...