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Gene Perla brings the funk to Symphony Hall jazz series

Monday, March 17, 2014 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The Jazz Cabaret Series continues with a performance by Gene Perla and Funk Xpress, 7:30 p.m. March 21, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

For nearly five decades, virtuoso bassist Perla has travelled the world, making his mark as a jazz musician playing with Frank Sinatra, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and Willie Bobo.

Each member of Funk Xpress is a world-class musician.

New York-based keyboardist Jon Ballantyne is noted for improvisation and...

Growing Green: Consider planting winterberry

Monday, March 17, 2014 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION Special to The Press in Focus

January and February are some of the bleakest months in the Pennsylvania landscape with cold, snowy weather and gray skies. Fortunately, there are shrubs that brighten winter days with colorful fruits or stems that are suited to every landscape. One of the best is the state's native winterberry, Ilex verticillata.

While most trees and shrubs do not shine in winter, winterberry hollies are at their best while the rest of the landscape looks barren. Unlike evergreen hollies,...


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

Appetite for Art, noon - 1:30 p.m. March 19

Spring Festival: Going Green, noon - 4 p.m. March 23

Gala Dinner Dance and Auction, 7 p.m. April 12

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through May 18, Goodman Gallery

Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries

Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through May 18...

Movie Review: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' go way back

Monday, March 17, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

If you're of a certain age and can get past the fact that it's not in sketchy black and white, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is quite entertaining.

If you're a younger parent or a youngster, you may find the animated feature thoroughly entertaining.

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" was originally a segment on producer Jay Ward's 1960's television cartoon series, "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show."

A key plot device in the TV show and movie is The WABAC Machine or Wayback Machine,...


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA


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

"The Invisible Woman," 1:45, 7:30 p.m. March 21; 12:30, 3:30, 8 p.m. March 22; 1:10, 4:15 p.m. March 23; 4:15 p.m. March 24; 7:15 p.m. March 25, 26; 1:45 p.m. March 27

"Omar," 4:15, 9:45 p.m. March 21; 3, 8:30 p.m. March 22; 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m. March 23; 7:30 p.m. March 24; 4:30 p.m. March 25 - 27

"American Hustle,"...


Monday, March 17, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College alumni are invited to learn the Argentine Tango, 6:30 p.m. March 20, Community Room, The Baum School of Art, 510 W. Linden St., Allentown.

The Argentine Tango will be demonstrated by instructor Svetlana Howells, affiliated with the Lehigh Valley dance event "Enchanted Moon Tango."

The event, free for LCCC alumni and open to all levels of dance experience, is sponsored by the LCCC Alumni Association.

To register: call Jane Wilchak, 610-799-...


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


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


Foy Concert Hall, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. 610-861-1300

Daedalus Quartet, 7:30 p.m. April 11: Purcell Three Fantasias, Britten String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 25,...


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


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

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

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

Xcape Dance Performance, 2-3 p.m. April 12

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....


Monday, March 17, 2014 by The Press in Focus

The Camerata Singers present its Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. March 22, First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown.

The "Mass No. 3 in F Minor" by Anton Bruckner will be performed by the Camerata Singers, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Allan Birney, and soloists Elizabeth Weigle, soprano; Patricia Risley, mezzo soprano; Owen McIntosh, tenor; and Dashon Burton, bass.

Tickets:, 610-434-7811