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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

Brosky and Meyer, 8 p.m. Dec. 27

Jimmy and the Parrots, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27

Chuck Schaeffer, 8 p.m. Dec. 28

Start Making Sense, 9 p.m. Dec. 31: Talking Heads tribute; Great White Caps; HmfO: Hall and Oates tribute

Leon Russell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3

Nick Andrews Staver, 8 p.m. Jan. 3

Craig Thatcher Band, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4: Eric Clapton retrospective

Hot Breakfast, 8 p.m. Jan. 4

Kevin Devine, 8 p.m. Jan. 8

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery

American Wildlife Art, through Dec. 29, Scheller and Rodale Galleries

Drawings on Character: The Art of Children's Graphic Novels, through Dec. 29, Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery

The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery

Holiday Art Ventures, 1 - 3 p.m. Dec. 27

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14

Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 18

15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

Phil Vassar, 8 p.m. Jan. 11

Kix, 8 p.m. Jan. 31

Fran Cosmo, 8 p.m. Feb. 1

Changes in Latitude, 8 p.m. Feb. 8

Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21

Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute

Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1: Pink Floyd tribute

Dickey Betts and Great Southern, 8 p.m. March 9

Don Williams, 8 p.m. March 21

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, 8 p.m. March 22

Heart, 8 p.m. March 30

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone, ArtsQuest Center

Peeps Fest, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 30; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 31

Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit, through Dec. 31, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Feb. 1

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan. 2 - Feb. 28

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

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 LIBRARY

11 W. Church St., Bethlehem. 610-867-3761

LVHM

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

New Year's at White House

Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Assistant Director-Chief Curator Jill Youngken presents a slide lecture, "New Year's Celebrations at the White House," 1 p.m. Dec. 28, at the museum, 432 W.Walnut St., Allentown.

On New Year's Day, President Thomas Jefferson began the tradition of standing in what is known as the Blue Room and shaking hands with every visitor.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org, 610-435-1074

Movie Review: Coming home to 'Nebraska'

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Apparently, not a lot happens in Montana and Nebraska.

Not much happens in "Nebraska" the film, either.

And yet, indelible images remain fixed in your mind's eye after seeing this modest film from director Andrew Payne ("Descendents," 2011; "Sideways," 2004).

Scenes depict the stark Nebraska landscape as Woody (Bruce Dern) and his son, David (Will Forte) drive from Billings, Mont., to Lincoln, Neb., to "claim" a $1 million-prize in a Publishers' Clearing House type magazine subscription promotion.

Good Causes: Benefits for a better future

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Baum School of Art, Valley Youth House galas symbolize fundraising year for area nonprofits

The year 2013 was one of galas and fund-raisers galore for good causes in the Lehigh Valley.

While it's not known if the number of annual benefits for nonprofits in the Valley is more than those held each year in other areas in the United States of comparable geographic area and population, it seems as though on any given weekend, there are one or more benefits to attend in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton region.