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Mummies dearest at Musikfest

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

Here Come The Mummies (HCTM), one of most incognito bands in rock, performs at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Americaplatz, Musikfest.

Get ready to rock like an Egyptian because these performers are no joke, although they're antics are far from lifeless.

The sound of their music is surprisingly uplifting and Java Mummy, vocals and percussion, explains it to a T when he says in a recent phone interview, "We are mummies full of life and libido. Our music is a celebration of that."

The...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.610-332-3378

Dave Attell, 8, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17

Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m. Aug. 22: The Beatles "Abbey Road" tribute

Kenny Vance and the Planotones, 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Big Shot, 8 p.m. Aug. 31: Billy Joel tribute

Great White Caps, 8 p.m. Sept. 5: Weezer "Blue Album" tribute

MewithoutYou, 8 p.m. Sept. 6

Doug Benson, 8:30 p...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

A region of art: "Milan Melicharek: Regional Landscapes," contiinues through Aug. 9 in the Rodale Family Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown. Melicharek's work captures the captivating and moody landscapes of Pennsylvania and Maine. The exhibition includes, above, "Grist Mill With Sheep" (Acrylic, 24 in by 36 in.). Melicharek was a teacher at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 32 years. During his career and since his retirement, he has created many paintings, had...

May the bluebird of happiness ... nest

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The song, "Happy Days are Here Again," was written in 1929 with music by Milton Ager and lyrics by Jack Yellen.

It's best remembered as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign song during his first successful 1932 presidential campaign.

Some historians have said the song became very popular with the repeal of Prohibition on April 7, 1933. The song is No. 47 on the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century" list. As of 2006, there were 76 commercially-...

It was 30 years ago this year

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Ke$ha, Styx and Foreigner, OneRepublic, Darius Rucker, Carly Rae Jepsen, Peter Frampton and B.B. King, Buckwheat Zydeco, Southern Culture on the Skids, Trout Fishing in America, Holly Williams and Here Come the Mummies are among the 300-plus music acts that will take the stage when Musikfest celebrates its 30th year Aug. 2 - 11.

The largest free music festival in the United States showcases more than 500 performances during its 10-day run, with free concerts on 13 of 14 stages.

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THEATER REVIEWS 'Henry VIII': An abridged production too far at PSF

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) production of "Henry VIII," through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, is a curiosity.

The so-called history play, in its PSF debut (as is "Measure for Measure," also through Aug. 4), is said by some scholars to have been a collaboration between William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. "Henry VIII" was first performed some 400 years before no-fault divorce, June 29, 1613, at the Globe...

LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATRE

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"Aida," through Aug. 11, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 3, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. 610-282-WILL

"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 3, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671

"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The...

Harold Lloyd classic at Civic

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Two icons of the silent film era will share Civic Theatre of Allentown's silver screen when Civic presents another installment in its ongoing series of silent film classics at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6

The double bill features Harold Lloyd in "Safety Last," preceded by the short, "One Week" with Buster Keaton.

"Safety Last" has been digitally re-mastered. Both films be shown with Civic's new HD digital projection system which was installed in June.

Organist Don Kinnier...

A 'Les Miz' to remember at Notre Dame

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

Notre Dame Summer Theatre (NDST) Director Rody Gilkeson has done a remarkable job with the Lehigh Valley debut of the Broadway version of "Les Miserables," through Aug. 3, Notre Dame High School, Bethlehem Township.

The NDST production has a huge cast of 52 and, on opening night, July 26, before what appeared to be a near sell-out audience, each member of the cast really put their heart and soul into each song and every scene.

The musical, a pop opera, really, based on the...