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Mötley Crüe

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by The Press in Focus


Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27: Mötley Crüe, one of the biggest names in heavy metal glam rock, is on its "Forever: The Final Tour." Opening the show is shock-rocker Alice Cooper. Mötley Crüe, with Vince Neil, vocals; Mick Mars, guitars; Nikki Sixx, bass, and Tommy Lee, drums, headlined The Great Allentown Fair in 2005. The albums include "Too Fast For Love" (1981), "Shout At The Devil" (1983), "Theatre Of Pain" (1985), "Girls, Girls, Girls" (1987), "Dr....

Movie Review: Get down with 'Get On Up'

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Get On Up," the bio pic about James Brown, takes you inside the career, mind and heart of the Godfather of Soul.

James Brown was a controversial figure onstage and off.

Onstage, he was a dancing dynamo, setting the stage for Michael Jackson, the choreography of Motown groups the Four Tops, Temptations and Supremes and a bass-drums-horn rhythm section that became the foundation of funk.

Offstage, he got into trouble with the law, became an advocate for the African-...

Alternate Routes leads to Bethlehem

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

The Alternate Routes' strong lyrics and superb guitar work permeate the duo's music. Upbeat choruses and engaging rock ballads have been described as passionate, earnest and organic.

The Alternate Routes play 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at Levitt Pavilion, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Tim Warren, vocalist, and Eric Donnelly, guitarist, met while studying at Fairfield University in 2002. They've played venues across the United States, Canada and Europe.



Thursday, August 21, 2014 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold new member auditions by appointment Aug. 28 and 29, and Sept. 3 at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2344 Center St., Bethlehem.

Singers accepted into the internationally-renowned choir will participate in five concerts during the 2014 - '15 concert season, and the 108th Bethlehem Bach Festival.

They will also have the option to participate in The Choir's acclaimed Bach to School and Bach at Noon educational outreach programs.


Bud's View: Research expands state elk restoration

Monday, August 11, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania residents, despite publicity surrounding last year's 100-year elk restoration anniversary, may be surprised that a growing wild elk herd roams freely in north central Pennsylvania.

In the fall, tourists visit the Elk Country Visitor Center, near Benezette, Elk County, where they see and photograph elk and drive the 127-mile Elk Scenic Drive, renowned for its spectacular fall foliage, through Clinton, Clearfield, Cameron and Elk counties.

Hunters, who through the...

Hot Bijouxx's Josephine Baker tribute in 'Jazz Upstairs'

Monday, August 11, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

Hot Bijouxx is an entertaining throwback to Prohibition-era jazz. This energetic band plays a blend of French-gypsy swing waltz with a saucy musette style and a cool bossa nova sound. The group was nominated for a 2014 Lehigh Valley Music Award for Best New Album.

The band's summer tour kicked off on Bastille Day (July 14) and they returned to Musikfest for the third year. Past performances include Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, Riverside Festival of the Arts and the Doylestown Arts...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Concerts, Venues M to W

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Josh Groban, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

Great White, Vixen, 8 p.m. Aug. 15

Winger, Firehouse, 8 p.m. Sept. 5

@Body.8 Days Head: PPL CENTER

Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown

The Eagles, Sept. 12

Cher, Sept. 15.

Tom Petty...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Free Concerts In The Parks, Venues A to B

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by The Press in Focus



328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

Jakes Country Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 17

Country Rhythm Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 24

JW and the Buicks, 3 p.m. Aug. 31


Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757

Kendal Conrad, noon Aug. 19

Tim Harakal, noon Aug. 26

James Supra & Gordin Gorin, noon Sept. 2

Billy Bauer Band, noon Sept...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Events, Fairs, Festivals

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


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

Pitbull, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

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

Hunter Hayes, The Swon Brothers, 7 p.m. Aug. 30

Fresh Beat Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31


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