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'JP3D': New life in old dinos

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Why would anyone want to see "Jurassic Park" in 3D when director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster 1993 movie has been available in multiple formats for two decades?

Two words: Steven Spielberg.

And you thought I was going to say: T- Rex.

Oh, T-Rex is big and frightening especially in 3D.

However, T-Rex wouldn't exist in "Jurassic Park" if not for Spielberg, perhaps the United States' best contemporary director who can and does direct all genres (for contrast, see "...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Does anyone ever wonder

why she never wears short sleeves

Does anyone wonder

why she never eats

She says it's too cold

It's been sunny all day

She says she isn't hungry

but her stomach is fading away

Her face is getting pale

It hurts when you touch her arm

She is always in the bathroom

She is always alarmed

She starts missing school

You have a bad thought in your head

Then you get a phone call...

10 tips for safe exercise program

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. How important is exercise when you are a senior? Is it worth the risks of hurting yourself?

Scientific evidence shows that seniors should exercise, even though many older persons think it could harm them. Study after study demonstrates that seniors hurt their health a lot more by being sedentary.

If you're inactive, you deteriorate. Physical activity can help restore your capacity. Most older adults, regardless of age or condition, will benefit from increasing physical...

JCC

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The second annual JCC Juried Indoor Fine Craft Show is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 21, Jewish Community Center, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.

There is a catered preview, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. April 20.

There will be 50 booths, featuring ceramics, fiber-wearable art, glass, jewelry, metalwork, wood, basketry, leather, judaica and furniture.

There is a children's art gallery featuring the work of JCC students.

The craft show is a fundraiser for children's programs at the...

LVHM

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

A slideshow about and a signing of the book, "The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History," is 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The book's editors have published extensively in the area of Civil War history.

Michael G. Kraus is Curator of Collections at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, Pittsburgh.

David M. Neville is publisher of Military Images magazine.

He and Kraus co-wrote the DVD documentary...

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Following up on a successful excursion to the Philadelphia International Film Festival in October 2012, Civic Theatre of Allentown is host for a one-day excursion April 21 to the 21st Annual Tribeca International Film Festival, New York City.

At the festival, participants will see two highly-anticipated U.S. releases, "Whitewash," starting Thomas Hayden Church, and "Hide Your Smiling Faces."

"Everyone is invited to join us on this trip," said Michael Traupman, Managing Director...

Lucie: She's home!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Lucie is home.

Lucie Arnaz's home and life is on stage with "Latin Roots," 8 p.m. April 20, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

"Latin Roots" is a music tribute to Arnaz's dad, Desiderio "Desi" Arnaz, with video tributes to her mother, Lucille Desiree Ball, and their family.

"It's a really fun show," Arnaz says in a recent phone interview from Palm Springs, Calif., where she and her husband of 32 years, actor Laurence Luckinbill, plan to relocate...

EMBASSY BANK

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.

The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.

"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past...

A kind of 'Croods' charm

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Croods" has its own kind of, ahem, "crood" charm.

Yes, there's lots of punching and smacking, fighting, rolling around, chasing, ugly faces, insults and did we say? fighting.

And that's just the Crood family of cavemen or is it cave persons? and doesn't include the prehistoric creatures.

Admittedly, I resisted seeing "The Croods." It was a case of 3D-animation feature overload. Also, I may have been wondering how "The Croods" could improve upon TV's "The Flintstones...