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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Let's get "Physical": Grammy nominees Tegan and Sara, above, present their "Let's Make Things Physical Tour," 7:30 p.m. June 23, Levitt Pavilion, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The duo, formed in 1995, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, are twin sisters Tegan and Sara Quin. Their first album, "Under Feet Like Ours" (1999) caught the attention of Neil Young's manager, Elliot Roberts, who signed them to Vapor Records. "So Jealous" (2004) included the hit, "Walking With A Ghost." "Get Along" (2011), a CD-DVD compilation, received a Grammy nomination. Their seventh album, "Heartthrob," debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and included "Closer," which topped Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Tegan and Sara have played the Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza festivals. Opening the concert: My Midnight Heart. Tickets: steelstacks.org, 610-332-3378

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"Chasing" preview: Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul, above, previews his new CD, 8 p.m. June 20, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Paul, who started out on the Boston open mic scene, performs 150 - 200 shows annually, having appeared at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and festivals, clubs and coffeehouses around the world. Ellis' song, "The World Ain't Slowin' Down," was the track of Jim Carrey's 2000 movie, "Me, Myself and Irene." Ellis has 18 releases on Rounder Records. His last two CDs were released on his own label, Black Wolf Records. His latest release, "Chasing Beauty," is produced by Kristian Bush, founder of the platinum-selling band, Grammy-award winning Sugarland. Ellis is backed by the Sugarland band, as well as Red Molly and Rebecca Loebe on the CD, expected to be released in September. Opening the show: Seth Glier. Tickets: godfreydaniels.org, 610-867-2390

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Streetlamp serenades: Under The Streetlamp, above, with former cast members of Broadway's "Jersey Boys," performs 7:30 p.m. June 25, State Theatre Center for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. Under the Streetlamp sings hits of groups and singers from the 1950s through the 1980s, including Dion and The Belmonts ("I Wonder Why"), The Chords ("Sh-Boom"), The Drifters ("Save The Last Dance For Me"), The Beach Boys ("I Get Around"), The Temptations ("Get Ready"), The Beatles ("Twist And Shout"), The Turtles ("Happy Together") and The Four Seasons ("Workin' My Way Back To You"), as well as Billy Joel, Bob Seger and Huey Lewis. Under The Streetlamp, formed in Chicago in 2010, includes Michael Ingersoll, Shonn Wiley, Christopher Kale Jones and Michael Cunio. Tickets: State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton St., Easton, statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

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