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Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Boa unconstricted: Sequins, fans and boas – oh, my! Quinn Lemley, above, and her diva sidekicks, Gracie and Raz, are set to dazzle in a scintillating tribute, "Burlesque to Broadway," 7:30 p..m. March 2, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. The show, directed by Tony Award-winning Joe Hardy, tells a joke-filled, compelling and uplifting story of icons who rose from meager beginnings to become strong, celebrated artists. The Las Vegas-style production takes you to the world of vaudeville, Minsky's and The Ziegfeld Follies. The singers-dancers, backed by a 10-piece band, perform one show-stopper after another by the likes of Fanny Brice, Sally Rand, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, Bette Midler and Cher. Tickets: statetheatre.org, 610-252-3132

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Just what: Irish rock band, The Saw Doctors, above, bring its 2013 spring tour of North Americal to Musikfest Café, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, at 7:30 p.m. March 5. The Saw Doctors, formed in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland, in the mid-1980s, have garnered a reputation for being a powerful and exciting live band. The group has recorded dozens of hits in Ireland, including the chart-toppers "I Useta Lover," "Hay Wrap" and "About You Now." The group's most recent studio release is 2010's "The Further Adventures of … the Saw Doctors." In 2011, the group recorded the Petula Clark classic "Downtown" with Ms. Clark, and the song went to No. 2 on the Irish Christmas singles chart. Tickets: artsquest.org, 610-332-3378.