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Movie Review: An 'August' ensemble cast

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"August: Osage County" is an embarrassment of (rhymes with riches).

The men in the film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play for drama by Tulsa, Okla., native Tracey Letts (who also wrote the film's screenplay) are deserving of equal-opportunity insults.

"August: Osage County" is a film to relish. The "August: Osage County" sauce is hot. Oscar-nominated Julia Roberts, as Barbara Weston (best supporting actor, female), and Meryl Streep, as Barbara's mother, Violet...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

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

Antique and Modern Arms Show, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 8; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 9, Agri-Plex

Eastern PA Spring Home Show, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 8; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 9; 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Feb. 14; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Feb. 15; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Agri-Plex

ATMA Spring Thaw Train Meet, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Feb. 23, 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Feb. 24...

Oscar Contest Entry Form

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section "Readers Pick the Oscars" recipients contest for the 86th Academy Awards:

Actor, Male

Christian Bale, "American Hustle"

Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years A Slave"

Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"

Actor, Female

Amy Adams, "American Hustle"

Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"

Sandra Bullock, "...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER 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

Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 25

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 25

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March. 4, 11

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25

Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 4, 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

Open Mic, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5

Chick-fil-A Trexlertown at the Allentown Public Library, 2 p.m. Feb. 8

Small Space Gardening Series with Lori Metz, 6 - 7 p.m. Feb. 12, 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...

Bringing 'Memphis' to State Theatre

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"First and Foremost, it's about the music," says Colin Byrne, cast manager for the Tony Award-winning, "Memphis," to explain the popularity of the Broadway hit that comes to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., at 3 p.m. Feb. 9.

Byrne, an Easton native and 2000 graduate of Wilson Area High School, says the musical evokes the spirit of the 1950's when music bridged the gap between blacks and whites.

"It's inspired by true events when radio deejays were able to...

Theater Review: 'The Bride' vows to entertain at The Pines

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Return with us to the days when newspaper editors were tyrants, entry-level journalists were treated like chattle and the ever-present sound of the newsroom was the rhythmic rat-tat-tat of manual typewriters.

That's the setting for a world-premiere musical, "Here Comes the Bride," through March 9, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown.

Neophyte scribe Abigail Winthorpe (Annie Locke) lands a desk, mailroom slot and column inches at The Weekly Bugle newspaper in...

Growing Green: Buy houseplants with care

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION Special to The Press in Focus

Picture a tropical paradise: sun warming the earth, a fresh moist breeze blowing in from the ocean. A refreshing early morning shower passes. Dappled shadows appear under tall palms as the sunshine returns to dry the rain.

Well, that pretty much describes the environment of most of our houseplants in their natural state: warm temperatures, moist breezes and plenty of bright light.

It's no wonder that adjusting to our household environments is quite a challenge for tropical...

Whose show is it? Theirs, at the State

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

Fans of the popular improvisational ensemble comedy series, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," can see the show's stars Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie perform their trademark improv, "The Two Man Group," 8 p.m. Feb. 7, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

This live performance brings the action of televised show, now seen on The CW, directly to the State Theatre audience.

"It's all improvised," explains Brad Sherwood. "The audience gives all of the suggestions....

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

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

Open Mic Night with Billy Bauer, 7 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

Strawberry Fields, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6: Beatles tribute, Musikfest Café

Wanamaker Lewis, 8 p.m. Feb. 7, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

Mike Mettalia, 8 p.m. Feb. 8, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

Sarah Miles, 8:30 p.m...