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Sing me "Kate": Metropolitan Opera star Stephanie Blythe, above, who recently starred as Fricka in Wagner's "Ring Cycle," is in concert, 8 p.m. Sept. 22, Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Blythe will perform her acclaimed program, "We'll Meet Again: The Songs of Kate Smith," accompanied by Craig Terry, piano. Blythe, described as having a commanding, sumptuous mezzo-soprano, premiered that role in "One Sweet Morning" with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Blythe rose to fame in 1996 when she stood in for Marilyn Horne at the Metropolitan Opera as Mistress Quickly in "Falstaff." Stated The New York Times of "We'll Meet Again": "Ms. Blythe was in some ways even a better Kate Smith than Kate Smith." Tickets: 610-432-6715
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Simply "Marvelous": The Lehigh Valley premiere of "The Marvelous Wonderettes" continues through Oct. 28 at The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. The musical begins in 1958 with the fictional "girl group," The Wonderettes, above, left to right, Amber Kerestes (Cindy Lou), Jennie McGuinness (Suzy), Lia Peros (Missy) and Sarah Folsom (Betty Jean). The four girls' hopes and dreams are said to be as big as their crinoline skirts and they have the voices to match. You'll hear about their lives and loves through renditions of classic 1950's and 60's songs. Tickets: 610-433-2333
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PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
A "Going" exhibit: "Kevin Tuttle: Comings & Goings," continues through Sept. 23, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. The exhibit surveys a period of about 30 years of Tuttle's artistic output. Tuttle's work is informed by literature and poetry; Greco-Roman painting and sculpture and contemporary artists such as Anselm Kiefer. Tuttle, above, with "Uselessys" (1988-'89) is a lecturer in drawing and sculpture for the art department of Muhlenberg College. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, and received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
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