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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Expanding jazz: DavId Liebman returns to Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, for the "Jazz Cabaret Series," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Rodale Community Room with his new quintet, Expansions. The concert is expected to include selections from Liebman's latest CD, "Lineage," a remake of rock and pop tunes from the 1960s, and free-form improvisation. Expansion, includes, above, from left, Alex Ritz, drummer; Liebman, saxophone-flute; Matt Vashlishan, reeds; Bobby Avey, piano; and Tony Marino, bass. Leibman has received a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Lifetime Achievement Award. Liebman has performed with Ten Wheel Drive, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis and Chick Corea. Liebman and Lewis Porter cowrote his biography, "What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist," published in 2012. Tickets: millersymphonyhall.org, 610-432-6715

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Exploring photography: "Explorations," a new exhibition of photography by Jett Ulaner Sarachek, opens Jan. 18 and continues through March 16, Banko Family Gallery, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. The exhibit includes 25-plus works by the Allentown area-based photographer. The opening reception is set for the February First Friday, 6 - 9 p.m. Feb. 7. Ulaner Sarachek showcases new works created during the past five years, with imagery that embraces a surreal, mystical theme, including the archival pigment print, "First Crush," above. Ulaner Sarachek, a certified art therapist at the Cancer Support Community of the Lehigh Valley, will present "Finding Your Personal Vision," a two-part workshop for cancer patients, survivors, families, caregivers and the medical community, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 8, 15, Banana Factory, as part of ArtsQuest's "heART Workshop Series". The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Information: bananafactory.org, 610-332-1300

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