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this is a photo of composer Miguel del Aguila, who is at the piano in a performance of his this is a photo of composer Miguel del Aguila, who is at the piano in a performance of his "Salon Buenos Aires" Wednesday, Feb. 20 with the Figueroa Project. (courtesy of del aguila's website) dsteinberg@abqjournal.com Mon Feb 11 09:24:44 -0700 2013 1360599884 FILENAME: 147180.jpg

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

King is a Queen: "A Legend in Concert: Peggy King and The All-Star Jazz Trio" is next in the "Jazz Upstairs" series, 7:30 p.m. March 20, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The Greensburg, Westmoreland County, native got her start with Ray Anthony; was in the movie, "The Bad And The Beautiful" (1952) with Kirk Douglas and Lana Turner, and was on the "George Gobel Show" (1954 - '57). King, above, who has a star on the "Hollywood Walk Of Fame," sang the Oscar-nominated song, "Count Your Blessings (Instead Of Sheep)," on the 1955 Oscar telecast. Her albums include "Lazy Afternoon," "Oh What A Memory We Made Tonight" and "Peggy King Sings Jerome Kern." She is in the Emmy-winning HBO biopic, "Behind The Candelabra," in a 1955 TV clip in which she sings "When Liberace Winks At Me," accompanied by the real Liberace. The All-Star Jazz Trio is: pianist Andy Kahn, piano; Bruce Kaminsky, bass, Bruce Klauber, drums. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall Box Office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; allentownsymphony.org; 610-432-6715

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"Tangoes & Dances": The next Allentown Symphony Orchestra concert, "Tangoes & Dances," 8 p.m. March 14 and 3 p.m. March 15, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, includes composer and pianist Miguel del Aguila, above. The two-time Grammy nominated American composer has had more than 100 works performed by more than 60 orchestras and hundreds of first-rate ensembles and soloists. Del Aguila is guest piano soloist for his piece, "Conga." The concert also features the National Schadt String Competition winner, classical and flamenco guitarist, Silviu Ciulei. Also on the bill are tango dancers, Meredith Klein and Andres Amarilla. After the March 14 concert, the dancers host a "Milonga" social event in the Rodale Community Room where you can learn to dance the Tango. It is free to concert attendees, but reservations are required. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall Box Office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; allentownsymphony.org; 610-432-6715

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