The Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts in Bethlehem is the only museum devoted exclusively to the decorative arts in Pennsylvania.
In fact, says LoriAnn Wukitsch, Vice President and Managing Director, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, the Kemerer is one of only 15 such museums in the United States.
So, it is particularly thrilling that the newly-renovated Kemerer reopens 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 20 - 22 with a two-story environmentally-controlled collections resource center...
You might not have been surprised if Derek Trucks had named his band Derek and the Dominos.
After all, his parents named him after the Eric Clapton rock band, which released the 1970 landmark album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs," with Duane Allman playing slide guitar, Trucks says in a recent phone interview from the road during his tour.
And in the domino effect that happens in the world of rock 'n' roll, Derek became a blues guitar prodigy at age nine, playing public...
State's 87th season: Wanda Sykes, above, kicks off the 87th season of the State Theatre, 453 Northampton St., Easton, at 8 p.m. Sept. 21. Sykes has appeared on the Comedy Central show, "Wanda Does It," where she tried various non-show business jobs; an HBO stand-up special, "I'm A Be Me," in 2009; her first HBO comedy special, "Sick & Tired," nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy; "The Wanda Sykes Show," on Fox, and as Barb on "The New Adventures of Old Christine," on CBS. Sykes was in the...
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Barbara Crocker, 7 p.m. Sept. 18: "Gold" poetry book reading, book-signing
Off The Page Poetry and Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 25
Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22
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...
@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1 p.m. Sept. 18, 19
Josh Turner, 8 p.m. Sept. 26
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 27
Hinder, Candlebox, 7 p.m. Sept,. 29
The Swing Dolls, 1 p.m. Oct. 1, 2, 3: Andrews Sisters, McGuire Sisters tribute
Chris Cagle, 8 p.m. Oct. 4
Melvin Seals & JGB, 8 p.m. Oct. 10
King Henry and the Showmen, 1 p.m. Oct...
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
Main Lesson: Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Sept. 24
Progressive Beginner Lesson: Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8
East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct 15, 22
West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 29
Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. Oct. 29
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
David Nail, 8 p.m. Sept. 19
Mickey Hart Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 26
Tracy Morgan, 7:30, 10 p.m. Sept. 27
MarchFourth Marching Band, 7 p.m. Sept. 29
Billy Bragg, 8 p.m. Oct. 3
Vienna Teng Trio, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9
Glenn Tilbrook, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13
Fight Night at SteelStacks II, 7 p.m. Oct. 17
@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"In A World ... ," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19
"Lee Daniels' The Butler," 7:15 p.m. Sept. 18; 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19
"Mean Girls," 10:45 p.m. Sept. 21
"The Anonymous People," 7;30 p.m. Sept. 25
@Body.8 Days Head: CIVIC THEATRE OF ALLENTOWN
527 N. 19th St., Allentown. 610-432-8943...
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Bethlehem Palette Club Juried Exhibition, opens Sept. 21, Community Gallery
The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery
Mythological Creatures in Textiles, through Nov. 17, Goodman Gallery
Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery
South Asian Temple Art, through...
Q. When seniors gather, it doesn't seem to take long before we get to our aches and pains. You must get more than your share of that.
My friend, Pete, has instituted a "colonoscopy rule." He insists that, if a bunch of us geezers are talking about aches, maladies and visits to the doctors, everyone has to change the subject as soon as someone uses the word colonoscopy. Usually, we switch to grandchildren, which is a lot more fun.
But, while we are on the subject of colons ......