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Monday, May 12, 2014 by The Press in Focus

The Walden Chamber Players performs a Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem concert, 7:30 p.m. May 16, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley.

The program is: Bach and Mozart, Two Preludes and Fugues for String Trio, K. 404a; Hindemith, Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano; Schumann, Marchenerzahlungen Op. 132 for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, and Brahms, Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 40.

Tickets: cmsob.org, 610-435-7611, or...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

Meet Ferrous the Iron Pigs Mascot, 2 p.m. May 17

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

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC...

Growing Green: Rhododendrons will dazzle your garden

Monday, May 12, 2014 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION Special to The Press in Focus

Is the name ericaceae familiar to you?

No?

It's really only a fancy title for the King and Queen of shrubs: rhododendrons and azaleas. Azaleas are members of the genus Rhododendron. These plants are all related.

There are no clear-cut definitions for distinguishing between the plants we commonly call rhododendrons and azaleas. "Rhododendrons" are usually evergreen and "azaleas" usually lose their leaves in fall. There are exceptions to this general rule.

The...

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTS QUEST

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-737-6504

Allentown Band, 1:30 p.m. June 14

Allentown Band, 8 p.m. July 4. Levitt Pavilion

@Body.8 Days Head: RIVERSIDE PARK

Larry Holmes Drive, Easton. 610-330-9940

James Supra Blues Band, 7:30 p.m. June 6

A Few Good Men with School of Rock, 7:30 p.m. July 11

Joyous, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1

Slicked-Up 9's, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5

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St. Luke's 21st spring concert

Monday, May 12, 2014 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke's Singers presents its 21st Annual Spring Concert, "This is My Song," 3 p.m. May 18, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2344 Center St., Bethlehem.

An instrumental and organ prelude begins at 2:45 p.m. May 18 in the church.

The concert includes classical, sacred and contemporary choral works. sacred repertoires. There are selections based on poetry by Walt Whitman and Robert Frost and music from opera and standards of the 1940's and 50's.

Accompanists...

Spotlight On: Paul Barrere's Feat do the walking at the Peak

Monday, May 12, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For 45 years, Little Feat has been at the forefront of what became Americana and jam-band music.

"Little Feat was known as this band of eclectic guys who would perform all these styles of music and a lot of improv like the jazz septets of the 1950s," says Paul Barrere, guitarist, a member of Little Feat since 1972, joining after the release of "Sailing Shoes."

Barrere and Fred Tackett, who became a member of Little Feat in 1987 before "Let it Roll" and has been writing songs...

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Monday, May 12, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Going to a Go Trio: Viktorija Geèytë, above, second from left, is guest vocalist with Gene Perla's Go Trio, 7:30 p.m. May 16, in the "Jazz Upstairs" cabaret series, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Perla, bass, is joined by Sean Gough, piano, and Colby Inzer, drums. Sitting in is Joe Magnarelli, trumpet, flugelhorn. Geèytë, born in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, now lives in Paris. Her May "Spring Fever" tour is her sixth in the United States with the Go Trio. 610-432-6715...

'Dying Well'

Monday, May 5, 2014 by CAROLE GORNEY Special to The Press in Focus

For Dr. Ira Byock, the most important thing about dying is how you have lived your life.

Byock is best-known for "The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living" (Atria Books Reissue, $24, 272 pp.), now in its 10th anniversary edition.

Byock, a long-time advocate for patients and families dealing with terminal illness, wrote the book because after two decades of talking about "dying well" he realized that he had stories to tell that "struck a nerve."

Bycock is...

Concert Review: Bach Festival lives up to heavenly billing

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Music of Heaven On Earth" is an audacious title for the 107th Bethlehem Bach Festival. Based on the first weekend of this year's festival, it has the ring of truth.

The festival, which is repeated May 9 and 10 mostly on the Lehigh University campus, offers a full immersion for the Bach devotee, from scholarly lectures, to a comparison of early and later Cantatas to the centerpiece, "The Mass in B Minor." Approximately 1,000 attend each weekend.

If you haven't been to the...

Concert Review: java and jive with the young J.S. Bach

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Young Meister Bach," a comic opera commissioned by the Bach Choir of Bethlehem, which made its Bethlehem Bach Festival debut May 3, provides a fun and fascinating insight into the early years of Johann Sebastian Bach.

"Young Meister Bach" is presented again during the festival's second weekend, 10:30 a.m. May 10, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University.

The approximate one-hour and 10 minute take on young Bach humanizes a classical music icon, not unlike the stage...