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LV WINE TRAIL

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Harvest events

Members of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail hold the annual Harvest Weekend, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 14 and noon - 5 p.m. Sept. 15.

Eight wineries will have tastings, vineyard and winery tours, food and wine pairings and entertainment:

Amoré Vineyards & Winery, Nazareth; Big Creek Vineyard and Winery, Kresgeville; Blue Mountain Vineyards, New Tripoli; Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Breinigsville; Franklin Hill Vineyards, Bangor; Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery, Andreas; Pinnacle Ridge, Kutztown; and Vynecrest Winery, Breinigsville.

Information: LehighValleyWineTrail.com

NCC

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Black executives to present forum

"Black Executive Forum" will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 17, David A. Reed Community Room, second floor, College Center, Northampton Community College (NCC) Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

Carmen Twillie Ambar, president, Cedar Crest College; Charles R. Everett, Jr., executive director, Lehigh Valley International Airport, and Alfonso Todd, founder, Alfonso Todd and Associates, will offer tips on overcoming obstacles.

The forum is organized by Dr. Brian Alnutt, who teaches a history course, "The Black Experience," at NCC.

Vertigo scarier than the Hitchcock movie

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I have had some nasty allergies all of my 72 years. Usually, my head gets clogged up. Recently, my ears became involved and I experienced vertigo for the first time. Is this common?

We have to define terms first. Vertigo is the feeling that either you or your surroundings are spinning. It is more than being just lightheaded or dizzy, because you are subjected to the illusion of movement.

If you feel your body is moving, you have subjective vertigo. When you sense that your surroundings are moving, you have objective vertigo.

TRINITY CHURCH

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Benefit concert for soup kitchen

Musicians Roland Kushner and Roger Latzgo and will perform a benefit concert, 4 p.m. Sept. 15, Trinity Episcopal Church of Bethlehem, 44 E. Market St., Bethlehem.

A reception follows the concert, a benefit for the Trinity Church Soup Kitchen. A donor is expected to match revenues from ticket sales.

Information: 610-867-4741

Concert series set for chamber music

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Borromeo String Quartet begins the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem 2013 - '14 concert series, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Foy Concert Hall, Moravian College, Hurd Campus, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.

The Borromeo program is: Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135, Auerbach String Quartet No. 8 (Second performance of the work), and Dvorak String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51.

The series continues with the Peabody Trio, 3 p.m. Oct 13, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

At Baum, everyone's an artist

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Who makes art? Not just artists. To be an artist, you don't have to be an artist.

Students at The Baum School of Art come from all walks of life. They do great things both inside and outside of The Baum School of Art, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.

They are doctors, lawyers, small business owners, home-makers, cancer survivors, teachers, retirees, high school students, athletes, corporate executives, musicians and more. Art plays an important role in who they are.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PHOTO BY MARK SELIGER in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

TTB at MSH: The Tedeschi Trucks Band, above, pulls into Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, for a concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, with its latest album, "Made Up Mind," released Aug. 20 by Sony Masterworks, debuting at No. 11 on Billboard's Top 200 Album, No. 1 on Blues, No. 2 on Rock, No. 4 on Americana and No. 1 on the Roots Music Blues charts.

'The World's End' does not suffice

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"It's the end of the world as we know it," to quote the 1987 R.E.M. rock song, and I was feeling fine until near the end of the movie "The World's End."

Then, as in so many movies nowadays, it seems all apocalypse breaks lose, and "World's End" ends in fire.

"Ice would suffice," to quote the 1920 Robert Frost "Fire and Ice" poem.

Instead, director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," 2004; "Hot Fuzz," 2007; "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," 2010), loses his cool.

Spinning 'Gold'

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

Barbara Crooker's new book of poems inspired by the relationships of women

When Barbara Crooker handed me her new book of poems, "Gold," I flipped through the pages as she was talking to me. Then I realized that I didn't hear a thing she said. I couldn't stop reading. That's an endorsement.

Crooker will read poems and sign copies of "Gold," 7 - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Allentown Public Library, 12th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Cake will be served.

CMSLV

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Open house at Penn State LV

The Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley will hold an open house 5 - 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Markowitz Music Room, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

On hand will be the CMS Silver Winds Flute Choir under the direction of Dr. Nora Suggs; piano teacher, Lou Czechowski, and staff members.