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The Vietnam effect

Monday, April 7, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

It's called "The Vietnam War: A Conflict in Time" for a good reason.

The large room at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum filled up with visitors, many of them veterans of the Vietnam War, there for a more clear understanding of why the Vietnam War happened and its profound effect on the men and women who served in it and survived.

On the walls and in display cases lining the walls, photographs of men in combat and rare documents relating to the Vietnam War invite closer...

Movie Review: 'Noah': Loose script sinks film

Monday, April 7, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

You've probably heard the Borscht Belt joke with the punchline "So how do you start a flood?"

With an eye toward "Game of Thrones," "Lord of the Rings," "Thor" and the action-fantasy movie genre, you wonder if director Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan," 2010; The Wrestler," 2008) had that question in mind when he pitched "Noah" to studio executives with "What's the most famous ship in the world other than the Titanic?" and "Did you know that there's never been a feature movie made about...

Legendary drummer in 'Jazz Upstairs'

Monday, April 7, 2014 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The Bill Goodwin Quartet plays selections from its latest CD, "Raise Four," at 7:30 p.m. April 11, in the "Jazz Upstairs Series," Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

In addition to Goodwin, his quartet includes Vic Juris, guitar; Adam Niewood, sax, and Adrian Moring, bass.

Goodwin is an icon in the drumming world. Born in Los Angeles in 1942, his career began in 1959. He worked with most of the top-notch names in the jazz world: Bill Evans,...

Theater Review: Touchstone 'Dream' a wonderful reality

Monday, April 7, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Journey: Dream of A Red Pavilion," in its world premiere through April 13, Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, tells numerous stories about the Asian experience in the City of Bethlehem: Asian immigrants, Asian adoptees, Asian natives, Asian tourists, and the reactions to them by non-Asians, city officials and college professors.

Storyteller Mary Wright wrote and directed "Dream," based on more than 100 hours of interviews she and the Touchstone team gathered from those who live and work...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Monday, April 7, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

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

Leo Kottke, 7:30 p.m. April 10, Musikfest Café

Fishtank Ensemble, 8 p.m. April 10, Musikfest Café

John Beacher, 8 p.m. April 11, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

Caitlin Mahoney, 8 p.m. April 12, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

The Blues Brotherhood, 8 p.m. April 12: Blues Brothers tribute, Musikfest Café

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Rising up at Godfrey Daniels

Monday, April 7, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

There's a reason Harpeth Rising is called Harpeth Rising.

And it's not because the eclectic group has a harp as one of its instruments.

It has to do with geography and the aspirations of the trio that mixes classical music with bluegrass.

"We have many happy associations with that river," says Rebecca Reed-Lunn, banjo player and co-founder of Harpeth Rising, which makes its Lehigh Valley debut, 8 p.m. April 11, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

The...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Monday, April 7, 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

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

@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...

PSO

Monday, April 7, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, violinist Karina Canellakis and Music Conductor Dr. Allan Birney present "All Nature Sings," 7:30 p.m. April 12, First Presbyterian Church, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown.

Canellakis, Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performs the Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn.

The concert opens with two works by Frederick Delius, "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" and "Summer Night on the River," and includes...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Monday, April 7, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

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

Gala Dinner Dance and Auction, 7 p.m. April 12

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through May 18, Goodman Gallery

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

Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through May 18

Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays

@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM

5 N....