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Mendelssohn 'Elijah' Bach Choir debut

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem tours to the Washington, D.C., area, for the first time since 1999 for its premier performances of Mendelssohn's fiery oratorio "Elijah."

Performance dates include: 3 p.m. March 9, Millersville University; 4 p.m. March 10, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem; and 8 p m. March 13, The Music Center at Strathmore, Washington, D.C., area.

Sustaining the inner poet

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Marilyn Hazelton taps into creative roots at FloreAnt Projects Gallery workshops

All art forms have a poetry expressed by the artist and the work they create.

With "Sustaining the Soul Through Creative Discovery," Marilyn Hazelton offers inspiration to allow one to tap into his or her creative self by writing poetry.

In a series of four workshops at FloreAnt Projects Gallery, 215 Main St., Emmaus, Hazelton guides participants through a background of poetic Japanese art forms, and as a communal group, participants work together to discover and harness their inspiration.

Dedicated to Linny's 'Heart'

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Video debuting at Hotel Bethlehem for Fund to Benefit Children & Youth

What do Mario Andretti, Lee Butz, David Jaindl, Kostas Kalogeropoulos and Julio Guridy have in common with "Mock Turtle Marionettes"?

It's simple. They are coming together to make a video to send a powerful message that we all have a responsibility to protect our community's children from abuse and neglect.

The video, "Have a Heart for Children," premieres at the The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, 6 p.m. March 9, Hotel Bethlehem, 437 Main St., Bethlehem.

THEATER REVIEW

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

You must visit 'Osage County' at Civic

"August: Osage County," Tracy Lett's 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, hits you upside the head with the force of the cast-iron frying pan wielded by one of the cast members.

Witty, comedic and unflinchingly raw dialogue combined with stellar performances by an ensemble cast make this Lehigh Valley debut a must-see, 7 p.m. March 7 - 9 and 2 p.m. March 10, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N 19th St., Allentown.

Three e-mail bag questions, answers

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Q. What chemicals in the environment have a real impact upon our health?

There are way too many to cover. Here are a few important ones:

Lead: Paint chips, dust, fumes and water containing lead can get into your body. Even small amounts of lead in your system can impede learning and generate behavior changes. Large quantities of lead can be fatal. A simple blood test can alert you before lead poisoning causes significant problems.

Oscars for one and one for all

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Among the dozens of entrants in the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section Readers Pick the Oscar Recipients contest, not one person correctly picked all recipients in the contest's seven categories.

Karen Drake of Whitehall picked six out of seven. For the director Oscar, she chose Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln," instead of the recipient, Ang Lee, "Life of Pi."

Karen will receive a $50 Penn's Peak gift card, Roxy Theatre tickets, a Lehigh Valley Press prize package and have her photo in the Focus section.

SALEMME

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

'Women's Work' artists' reception

"Women's Work: An Art Exhibition," opens with an International Women's Day reception, 7 - 9 p.m. March 8, and continues through April 21, Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, Suite 203, 542 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The six featured artists are Janet Barna, mixed-media assemblages; Alison Bessesdotter, contemporary quilts and wearable art; Eileen Cressman-Reeder, polymer clay sculpture;, Marilyn Hazelton, photography with poetry; Maryann Riker, mixed-media artist books and collage; and Susan Weaver, jewelry.

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"A Memory, a Monolouge, a Rant and a Prayer," 7 p.m. March 15, 16; 4 p.m. March 16, 17, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. 620-390-4324

"Anna in the Tropics," 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7, 8, 9; 11 a.m. March 7, Lipkin Theatre, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. northampton.edu, 610-332-8682

"A Wrinkle in Time," 7:30 p.m. March 7, 8; 2 p.m. March 10, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, 675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. charterarts.org, 610-868-2971

Interview with a 'Vampire' author

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by JULIE SWAN Special to The Press in Focus

Lower Saucon author sets novel in Christmas City

It's Black Friday, the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season in downtown Bethlehem. The city is festive. Merchants are ringing up record profits.

Then … one of those shopkeepers is murdered in a mysterious fashion.

Thus begins Larry L. Deibert's latest novel, "The Christmas City Vampire."

Deibert signs copies of his book, 1 - 3 p.m. March 3 for "Local Author Sundays" at the Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St., Bethlehem.

This is Deibert's third or fourth novel, depending on how you count.

LC CHURCHES

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Photos, poetry about homeless

The Lehigh County Conference of Churches (LCCC) presents "People Without Homes," a photography and poetry exhibit and community discussion, 5 p.m. Feb. 27, Tower Auditorium, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.

"People Without Homes" is the recent sabbatical project of LCCC Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christine L. Nelson.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

A discussion on chronic homelessness begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 27.

Light refreshments will be served.