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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Header:DANCE

@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

@Body.8 Days:Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Main Lesson: East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 27

Main Lesson: Country Waltz, 7 p.m. July 30

Main Lesson: Salsa, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, 13

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head:ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

@Body.8 Days:Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"

KIDSPEACE

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Yard sale set

The second annual KidsPeace Community Yard Sale will be held 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Aug. 24, KidsPeace Family Center, 1650 Broadway, Salisbury Township.

In the event of rain, the sale will be held indoors.

Community members, crafters and vendors are welcome to reserve a space for a minimum donation.

The deadline to register for a spot is Aug. 19. Participants must bring their own tables. Vendors keep profits from sales.

Proceeds from reservations benefit KidsPeace Autism Services & Community Programs.

MUSIKFEST

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by The Press in Focus

An app for that

The Musikfest 30th Anniversary App, available for free at the iTunes Store and developed by Trifecta Technologies and ArtsQuest, is now available.

The app, sponsored by Martin Guitar, includes performance schedules by date and venue, biographies for 300 performers, festival updates in real time and search options so patrons can look for their favorite music and vendors.

The app includes an interactive festival map, parking and general festival information, and contests, promotions and discounts available only to app users.

LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATRE

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"Aida," July 26 - Aug. 11, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 9, 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 Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333

Renaud makes 'DM2' fun

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Despicable Me 2" has nearly all the things you would want to see and hear in an animated feature family comedy.

It has distinctive and charmingly-rendered characters, voice talent that is very expressive, an interesting and entertaining storyline, an overall attention to detail and, most importantly, a sense of fun.

"Despicable Me 2" ("DM2") is co-directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud.

Renaud is a Parkland High School, Class of '85, graduate who attended the Baum School of Art where he received a $1,000 scholarship.

Lehigh Valley debut of 'Les Miserables' rises up at Notre Dame Summer Theatre

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

Notre Dame Summer Theatre is presenting the Lehigh Valley debut of the Broadway musical version of "Les Misérables."

The musical is based on the 1862 novel written by French author Victor Hugo. There've been four film adaptations, including the Oscar-winning 2012 musical version.

Now in its fourth season, Notre Dame Summer Theatre (NDST) presents "Les Misérables," 7:30 p.m. July 26, 27, Aug. 2, 3 and 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 3, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Easton.

THEATER REVIEW 'Measure' up at Pa. Shakespeare Fest

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of "Measure for Measure," through Aug. 4, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, is a marvelous feast of double-crossing stratagems, low comedy and high drama.

With Shakespeare, you usually get a drama or comedy. With the Bard's "Measure for Measure," you get both. The play could be regarded as the first of what is now known in TV and movie parlance as a "dramedy," or, more traditionally, a tragicomedy.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by PHOTO BY KEN EK in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

A "Superstar" summer: The Lehigh Valley summer theater season at two of the biggest venues is nearing a close. You only have a few days left to catch one of the season's most spectacular shows, "Jesus Christ Superstar," Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT), through July 28, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. Dan Cary, above center, portrays Jesus. Joshua Neth, above right, plays Pilate. The rock opera dramatizes the last seven days in the life of Jesus, from his entry into Jerusalem through his crucifixion.