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Haggis offers varied flavors

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Celtic rockers Enter The Haggis are once again bringing their tour to Bethlehem, performing 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks.

Enter The Haggis has played in the Lehigh Valley numerous times, including shows at Musikfest and Celtic Classic.

The band of Trevor Lewington, Brian Buchanan, Craig Downie, Mark Abraham and Bruce McCarthy incorporates different instruments from the octave mandolin, to bagpipes, banjos and fiddles.

Tending the canal

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Walnutport Canal Association a dedicated group

The locktender's house in Walnutport, Lehigh Township, Northampton County, is one of only two original stone locktender's houses along the Lehigh Canal. The other one is in Freemansburg, Northampton County. There are several privately-owned frame locktenders' houses.

The Walnutport Canal Association, which runs the Walnutport Canal Museum at the locktender's house, restored four miles of the Lehigh Navigation Canal Towpath and one-quarter mile of wooded trails in the Earl F. Snyder Canal Park, where an annual canal festival is held.

'Skyfall' Bond 'Bourne' again

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Focus

There will be explosions.

There will be death-defying acts.

There will be hand-to-hand combat.

There will be shootings.

There will be nods to iconic James Bond imagery and set pieces: a spectacular opening credit sequence with a title song by a popular recording star (here it's Adele), the silver Aston Martin DB5, the jangly guitar and brass instrumental theme, the martini (shaken, not stirred), the tuxedo, and scenes in MI6 headquarters, a casino (Macao) and a bedroom.

Graeme Edge: He's just the poet in a rock 'n' roll band

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

The heartbeat of the symphonic rock that exemplifies The Moody Blues is drummer Graeme Edge, the Moodies' poetry man, keeping time for the group some 48 years.

At 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, The Moody Blues begin the second leg of their "The Voyage Continues - Highway 45 Tour," commemorating the 45th anniversary of the release of their iconic "Days of Future Passed" album.

SALISBURY

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Bus trip tickets to Radio City

Salisbury Township is sponsoring a bus trip, Dec. 8, for The Rockettes' 85th anniversary "Christmas Spectacular," Radio City Music Hall, New York City.

The ticket includes orchestra seating and transportation to and from New York. Lunch and shopping is on your own.

The cost is payable by cash, check or money order with payment due at time of registration.

Register at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 S. Pike Avenue, Allentown.

Information: salisburytownshippa.org, 610-797-4000

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 8, 9, 15, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th Street, Allentown. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"A Christmas Story," 8 p.m. Nov. 28, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 9; 9:45 a.m. Dec. 3, Act One DeSales Theatre Department, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. 610-282-3192

"All Night Strut: A Jumpin' Jivin' Jam," 2, 6 p.m. Dec. 2, 16, 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-417-2289