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Monday, March 17, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

A dear diary: "Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly" will be presented at 2 p.m. March 23, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. The Omaha Theater Company is touring "Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly" through March, having begun the tour in October 2013. The show, adapted for the stage by Joan Cushing, is based on the "Diary of a Worm" series written by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, with music and lyrics by Joan Cushing. The Omaha touring production is directed by New York...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 25 April 1, 8

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. April 15, 22

Hustle, 7 p.m. April 22, 29

Salsa, 7 p.m. April 29

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society...

Spotlight On: '80's music rocks through the 'Ages' at State

Monday, March 17, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

The touring production of the hit Broadway musical, "Rock of Ages," roars into the Lehigh Valley, at 7 p.m. March 23, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

Set in 1987 amidst the big hair and the even bigger hard rock music of the 1980's, "Rock of Ages" tells the tale of a small-town girl who falls for a rock 'n' roll boy.

Sam Dowling, a New York City actor and Kansas City native, plays the supporting role of Joey Primo in the production.

"Joey...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIR

Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27

Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. Aug. 28

Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER

SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone

@Body.8 Days Head: HAWK MOUNTAIN...

Spotlight On: 'Diary' of aspirations at Symphony Hall

Monday, March 17, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly," a live-action musical based on the popular series of children's books by "Click, Clack, Moo" author Doreen Cronin, slides and buzzes its way into the Lehigh Valley, at 2 p.m. March 23, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Doddy Gamez, a New York City-based actor, plays the title role of Worm in the production. Gamez studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles and New York City. He's been touring with "Diary"...

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"4 Girls 4": Leslie Uggams, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, 8 p.m. April 4, State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"A Shropshire Lad," opens March 21, continues through April 6, world debut of original stage adaptation of A.E. Housman work, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176

"Disney's...

High School Musicals: Emmaus

Monday, March 10, 2014 by The Press in Focus

A raging beast, talking furniture and a fairy-tale ending will enchant theater-goers when "Beauty and the Beast" plays 7 p.m. March 19, 20, 21 and 2, 7 p.m. March 22 and 23 in the auditorium of Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus.

The musical is directed by Jill Kuebler. Music director is Rita Cortez.

The show is based on the 1991 animated feature film by Walt Disney Pictures, which received Oscars for its title song and score.

The musical, nominated for nine...

CMS

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Community Music School presents its annual "Flute-A-Thon," 1:30 p.m. March 15, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The concert is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

The Silverwinds Flute Choir, directed by Dr. Nora Suggs, performs.

Music ranges from pop to jazz to classical. Flute students of all ages and levels will perform individually, with piano accompaniment, in duets and trios.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"4 Girls 4": Leslie Uggams, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, 8 p.m. April 4, State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"A Bear of Very Little Brain," 7 p.m. March 14; 1, 4 p.m. March 15, 16, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem. 610-332-1400

"A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt": Linda...

Movie Review: Your Oscar picks are showing

Monday, March 10, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 86th Academy Awards are over. The Oscars have been handed out. However, many of the movies that received Oscars are still playing in theaters.

First, though, here's the winner in the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section "Readers Pick the Oscars" contest ... the envelope (and-or email), please:

Mary Heber of Catasauqua.

She won by virtue of having the earliest entry because six other entrants also correctly picked all seven Oscar recipients in the contest: Mimi...