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High School Musicals: Saucon Valley High School

Monday, February 17, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Fans meet their idol in the rousing 1960's classic, "Bye Bye Birdie," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, 28, March 1 and 2 p.m. March 2, Auditorium, Saucon Valley High School, 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.

The musical comedy, directed by Vince Rostkowski, is based on rock 'n' roll star Elvis Presley's induction into the Army and the consternation that it caused teenagers across America.

The imminent departure of Conrad Birdie (Brendan Weaver) puts his agent, Albert Peterson (Davis Weaver...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Small Space Gardening Series with Lori Metz, 6 - 7 p.m. Feb. 19, 26

"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22

Adult Winter Reading Program, through Feb. 28

"Downton Abbey" Discussion, 2 - 3 p.m. March 1

Laura Tsaggaris, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. March 12

Spring Gala Fundraiser for the Allentown Public Library, 6 p.m. April 5

Swing Into...

High School Musicals: Moravian Academy

Monday, February 17, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Moravian Academy students are working overtime to make up snow days, but the show must go on with "My Favorite Year," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1 and 2 p.m. March 2, Dyer Auditorium, Moravian Academy, 4313 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

The show, directed by Moravian Academy Director of Theatre Arts Jarrod C. Yuskauskas, sets to music and dance the comedic snafus of a New York television variety show.

A comedy writer on the "King Kaiser Variety Show" has problems when he...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"An Evening At A British Music Hall," 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1: 40th anniversary show, final performances, Godfrey Daniels 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-867-2390

"Fancy Nancy," 1, 4 p.m. Feb. 22: Vital Theatre Company, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. 610-432-6715

"Little Shop of Horrors," 8 p.m., Feb. 20, 21; 2, 8 p.m. Feb. 22; 2 p.m. Feb. 23: Performing Arts Cedar Crest College, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College...

Movie Review: 'Lego Movie' deconstructs

Monday, February 17, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Usually, the merchandise tie-in, toys and product promotions occur immediately before, during or after the release of a major motion picture.

With "The Lego Movie," the toys were there first.

Lego (from the Danish, "leg godt" (play well) is the brainchild of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter in Denmark. From 1949 to 2013, an estimated 560 billion Lego were manufactured. The colorful interlocking plastic bricks and accompanying gears, figurines and parts are connected...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Her," 9:55 p.m. Feb. 21; 5 p.m. Feb. 22; 3:15 p.m. Feb. 23; 7:15 p.m. Feb. 26; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27

"American Hustle," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 20, 27; 4:15, 7:15 p.m. Feb. 21; 2:15, 8 p.m. Feb. 22; 12:30, 6 p.m. Feb. 23; 7:15 p.m. Feb. 24, 25

"The Great Beauty," 4:15 p.m. Feb. 19, 20

"Gloria," 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21; noon, 5:30...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery

Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries

The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery

Appetite for Art, noon - 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Reservation required

Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through...

'Fancy Nancy' no plain Jane

Monday, February 17, 2014 by ELIZABETHOUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

The popular children's books series, "Fancy Nancy," comes to life for two performances, 1 and 4 p.m. Feb. 22, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Sam Viverito, director and choreographer of the musical, believes "Fancy Nancy" stands apart from other children's touring productions because of its message.

"The message is different," Viverito says in a recent phone interview. "It's all about how if you don't get what you want, you can make the best out of what you...

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH

410 W. Union St., Allentown. 610-435-0480

Gospel Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Feb. 22

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

Open Mic Night with Billy Bauer, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

Angélique Kidjo, 8 p.m. Feb. 19, Musikfest Café

The Ritz Band Unplugged, 8 p.m. Feb. 21, Capital...

Pick Oscar winners

Monday, February 17, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 86th Academy awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 86th Academy Awards for 2013 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 2, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles. The ceremony is televised live on the ABC television network.

The person who chooses the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn's Peak gift card; tickets to movies at the Roxy Theatre,...