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Tony Blair Lafayette talk tickets now available

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will deliver a major address, 4 p.m. April 8, Lafayette College, Easton.

Blair's speech is the college's Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2012 - 13.

Blair was prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland May 1997 - June 2007. He was leader of Britain's Labor Party (1994 - 2007) and a member of Parliament for Sedgefield, England (1983 - 2007).

During his 10 years as prime minister, Blair is said...

8 DAYS A WEEK

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...

Edgar Baum's sense of place

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Return to another era of the Lehigh Valley urban landscape with "Edgar S. Baum: For the Love of Painting," through March 15, David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown.

Edgar Baum had the alacrity to see what many of us did not. And so, narrow streets, parked cars and brick buildings recall San Francisco, New England, or Paris, France, not Allentown and Bethlehem.

Baum saw beyond, into and behind what we see in our every-day travails, er, travels...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"A Memory, a Monolouge, a Rant and a Prayer," 7 p.m. March 15, 16; 4 p.m. March 16, 17, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. 620-390-4324

"Anna in the Tropics," 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7, 8, 9; 11 a.m. March 7, Lipkin Theatre, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. northampton.edu, 610-332-8682

"A Wrinkle in Time," 7:30 p.m. March 7, 8; 2 p.m. March 10, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, 675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem....

March 15 deadline to submit poems

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.

First-place...

SALEMME

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Women's Work: An Art Exhibition," opens with an International Women's Day reception, 7 - 9 p.m. March 8, and continues through April 21, Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, Suite 203, 542 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The six featured artists are Janet Barna, mixed-media assemblages; Alison Bessesdotter, contemporary quilts and wearable art; Eileen Cressman-Reeder, polymer clay sculpture;, Marilyn Hazelton, photography with poetry; Maryann Riker, mixed-media artist books and collage;...

MUHLENBERG

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

A reception to meet New York City artist Lisa A. Turngren for her exhibition, "Patterned Lineage: Facing, Backing & the Space Between," is 4:30 - 6 p.m. March 13, with the exhibition continuing through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Oscars for one and one for all

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Among the dozens of entrants in the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section Readers Pick the Oscar Recipients contest, not one person correctly picked all recipients in the contest's seven categories.

Karen Drake of Whitehall picked six out of seven. For the director Oscar, she chose Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln," instead of the recipient, Ang Lee, "Life of Pi."

Karen will receive a $50 Penn's Peak gift card, Roxy Theatre tickets, a Lehigh Valley Press prize package and have her...

Three e-mail bag questions, answers

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Q. What chemicals in the environment have a real impact upon our health?

There are way too many to cover. Here are a few important ones:

Lead: Paint chips, dust, fumes and water containing lead can get into your body. Even small amounts of lead in your system can impede learning and generate behavior changes. Large quantities of lead can be fatal. A simple blood test can alert you before lead poisoning causes significant problems.

Mercury: Mercury is a poisonous metal...

THEATER REVIEW

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

"August: Osage County," Tracy Lett's 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, hits you upside the head with the force of the cast-iron frying pan wielded by one of the cast members.

Witty, comedic and unflinchingly raw dialogue combined with stellar performances by an ensemble cast make this Lehigh Valley debut a must-see, 7 p.m. March 7 - 9 and 2 p.m. March 10, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N 19th St., Allentown.

The creative staff involved in the production has achieved near-...