As a conductor, I have always had a fond place in my heart for Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. This interest stems all the way back to 5th grade, when my brother, who was in 6th grade, played the Captain in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, "H.M.S. Pinafore."
My brother always had trouble remembering the script's dialogue and lyrics to the songs, so guess who ran around the house helping out by shouting, "I am the Captain of the Pinafore, and a right good captain too," and "What...
In one of the largest recitals of the year for Community Music School (CMS), 75 students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels performed in the annual "Holiday Recital" Dec. 7, a free concert, on the main stage, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
There were several firsts for the school at the recital.
CMS introduced the Student Advisory Board members and its President, Alexandra Gallagher (Kutztown Area School District), welcomed the audience and shared information about the...
"Rising From Ashes," an award-winning feature-length documentary about Team Rwanda will be shown 7 p.m. Jan. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The film is about the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda, the East African nation torn apart by genocide in 1994 in which 500,000, or one-fifth of the population there, perished.
Cycling legend Jacques "Jock" Boyer moved to Rwanda in 2006 to help a group of struggling survivors of the genocide...
It's like one of those word association tests. You say the word "band" and a different image appears in everyone's mind.
In the case of the art show, "girl band," Jan. 15 - Feb. 22, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, four women artists display their very different and fully realized takes on the same theme.
Pat Badt, professor of art at Cedar Crest College, conceived of the show and contacted women she had known...
Going to Godfrey's: Guitarist-vocalist Todd Wolfe, above center, and his band, drummer Roger Voss, above left, and bass player Justine Gardner, above right, play originals from Wolfe's latest CD, "Miles To Go," 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Wolfe's sound has been dubbed "bluesadelic," reminiscent of rock 'n' roll bands of the 1960's and 70's. Expected to join Wolfe and his band at Godfrey's are John Ginty, keyboards, and vocalists Maria Woodford and Mary...
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Automania, noon - 9 p.m. Jan. 17; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jan. 18; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Agri-Plex
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone, ArtsQuest Center
SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m....
Director Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of the most outrageous, lurid and extravagant movies from a mainstream director.
"Wolf" makes director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (2013) look like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937).
The debauchery of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), "The Wolf" of the movie's title, would seem to rival what we read and see of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, namely, rock stars, hip-hop stars, movie and TV actors,...
@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...
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11
Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 18, 25
East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 25
Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March. 4, 11
West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25
Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO...
Fundraising breakfast for volunteer firefighters held at Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown.