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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by PHOTO BY KENNY EK in Focus

The world according to Mo: "Parallel Lives," written by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, opens Allentown Public Theatre's 2013 season, 8 p.m. March 22, 23, 28 - 30, April 4 - 6 and 2 p.m. April 7, Antonio Salemme Foundation, Suite 203, 542 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. Variety has praised the two-person show as "a humorous romp with a feminist sensibility ... a smart, provocative show." Joshua Neth directs Jennifer Starr Foley, above left, and Samantha Beedle, above right, who play Mo and Kathy,...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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The Bhoys are back in town: Acclaimed Celtic rockers The Glengarry Bhoys perform 7:30 p.m. March 14, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. The concert is presented by Civic in conjunction with the West End Alliance St. Patrick's Day observance, which includes The Alliance St. Patrick's Day Parade, 1:30 p.m. March 17, for which the route includes 19th Street. The Glengarry Bhoys, above, based in Ontario, Canada, won the 2009 Celtic Instrumental...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

"Arising" at Godfrey's: Tommy Sands, "The Bard of Peace," above left, with his son, Fionan, brings his "music of healing" to Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, 8 p.m. March 8. Sands' United States' tour, "Arising from the Troubles," March 3 - 17, is named for his most recent album. In addition to songs from the album, the concert features classics of Northern Ireland, including "There Were Roses" and the evening's theme song, written with Pete Seeger, "The Music of Healing." Sands...

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

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...

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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The one that we want: Olivia Newton-John, above, returns to the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Her hits include "I Honestly Love You," "Physical," "Magic," "Suddenly," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and soundtrack hits "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "You're The One That I Want" and "Xanadu." She was bestowed an Order Of The British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 1979. In 2010, Newton-John appeared as herself in two episodes of the hit series, "Glee."...

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Sweet truth: "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?," through March 10; The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown, asks the musical question: Why, indeed? And, while this frothy musical may not provide the answer, the fun is all in the asking. Four women try to satisfy their sweet truth. The audience will hear some sweet harmonies and familiar 1960's pop refrains. Gathering to celebrate an upcoming wedding are, above, Millie (Gwen Swanson Vigorito), Florence (Stacy Bechtel), Sally (Lauren...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Time to Jump: The Time Jumpers, above, are in concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 16, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. The country and western-swing band's stellar lineup includes Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill and "Ranger Doug" Green of Riders in the Sky, as well as highly-regarded Nashville session and touring musicians Paul Franklin, Jeff Taylor, Kenny Sears, Andy Reiss, Dennis Crouch, Dawn Sears, Joe Spivey, Larry Franklin and Billy Thomas. The band began as a jam...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Landing the laughs: "Boeing, Boeing" lands the laughs at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem. But you'd better make your reservations now because the show ends its run this weekend. The farce, based on a French play, was made into a movie in 1965 starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis. The Playhouse cast, above, left to right, Annie Locke (Gretchen), Mark A. Saylor (Robert), Beth Linzer (Berthe), Joanne Rooney (Gloria), Seth Rohrbach (Bernard) and Kelly-Anne Rohrbach (Gabriella), is directed...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Hits Revisted: Creedence Clearwater Revisited, above, performs 8 p.m. Jan. 23, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 77 Sands Boulevard, Bethlehem. Revisited was formed in 1995 by former Creedence Clearwater Revival members Stu Cook, bass, and Doug "Cosmo" Clifford, drums. The group includes John Tristao, lead guitar, lead vocals; Kurt Griffey, lead guitar; and Steve Gunner, guitar, keyboards, harmonica. Listen for the hits "Suzie Q," "Proud Mary," "Born on the Bayou," "Bad Moon Rising," "Lodi," "...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Polly is back: "Artist's Collection," through Feb. 23, Fox Optical & Gallery, 28 E. Third St., Bethlehem, brings the work of Allentown artist Polly Wood, above, back to public view. Wood is showing a range of work, from her well-known large exaggerated-realism portraits of compelling women whose eyes seem to follow you from the canvas to beyond the frame and around the gallery; to new, colorful, fanciful abstracts, to two-dimensional hanging sounding sculptures you can tap with a mallet...