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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...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Art Exhibits

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


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

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, through Sept. 7, Scheller Gallery.

Francisco's Goya's "Los Caprichos," through Sept. 9, Rodale Gallery

Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, through Aug. 17, Butz Gallery

Platinum Visions: Photographs by Thomas John Shillea, through Sept. 28, Payne Hurd Gallery


Growing Green: Trouble in the tomato patch

Monday, August 11, 2014 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION Special to The Press in Focus

Each summer, we never can wait to pick that first tomato from the vine.

But every year many unhappy gardeners are plagued with blossom end rot.

Blossom end rot usually appears as a brownish, water-soaked spot which gradually increases in size and turns black and leathery. It usually occurs early in the season and seems to improve as the season progresses.

Blossom end rot is not a disease, but a physiological disorder caused by not enough calcium reaching the blossom end...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Cinema

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA


Blue Theater, Red Theater, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7111

"Vertigo," 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14

"Boyhood," 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15; 1, 4, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17; 1:15, 4:15, 7:15 p.m. Aug. 18; 1:15, 4:15 p.m. Aug. 19; 4:15, 7:15 p.m. Aug. 20; 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:30 p.m. Aug. 21

"Magic in the Moonlight," 12:45, 3, 5:15...


Monday, August 11, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Speakeasy listening: Hot Bijouxx performs a tribute to jazz legend Josephine Baker in the "Jazz Upstairs" cabaret series, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Hot Bijouxx performs an energetic mélange of Prohibition-era jazz, French gypsy swing-waltz and Brazilian bossa nova. Tthe band features Najwa Parkins, vocals; Dallas Vietty, accordion; Ryan McNeely, archtop guitar, and Kevin Ripley, drums. Tickets:, 610-432-...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Lehigh Valley Stage

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by The Press in Focus


"Ain't Misbehavin,'" Aug. 14 - Sept. 7, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope. 215-862-2121

Bo Leictreach (Irish for Electric Cow) GreenPlay Festival, 7 p.m. Aug. 15, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, 8 p.m. Aug.17: "Overheard in the Bar of Dooley's Hotel, Birr," by Lorca Gitano; "Draw A Line in the Water," by Patrick Collins & John O'Dowd; "That Old Chestnut," by Anna de Suin, Dave Fahy, Jenny Coughlan and Paul Farrell; "Hard Water," by Jane...