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Tradition's the thing

Monday, June 9, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival couldn't have chosen a more beloved classic than "Fiddler on the Roof" to open its 23rd season.

For PSF, noted for presenting the classics of Shakespeare and the Broadway stage, to borrow from the beloved "Fiddler" song, it's "Tradition."

"It's certainly a musical that our audiences have wanted us to do," says Dennis Razze, PSF associate artistic director, directing "Fiddler," June 11 - 29, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales...

Movie Review: 'Maleficent' is no sleeper

Monday, June 9, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Walt Disney Studios officials may have thought: Who better to re-imagine "Sleeping Beauty" than the "imagineers" (as Disney has called its creative team)?

Thus, "Maleficent," which purports to tell us, in prodigious voiceover narration, the story that we weren't told.

The original fairytale, as told in Disney's classic 1959 animation feature, "Sleeping Beauty," appears charming and quaint in comparison to "Maleficent."

"Maleficent" is anything but quaint and charming. "...

Theater Review: A memorable 'Mockingbird' at Pa. Playhouse

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"To Kill A Mockingbird," through June 15, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, is an example of Lehigh Valley community regional theater at its finest.

From the opening sounds of a summer's day in Alabama in 1935, to the concluding harmonica refrain (by Steven Capwell as a Townsperson), to an impressively realistic set, this is the best non-musical area production seen to date this year.

The classic drama, noted for the 1962 movie version starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch,...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CATASAUQUA PARK

501 American St., Catasauqua. 610-264-0571

Inch & The Echoes, 7 p.m. June 13

Large Flowerheads, 6:30 p.m. June 27

Toga Party Band, 7 p.m. July 11

Phat Boys, 7 p.m. July 18

Prugal, 7 p.m. July 25

That Being Said, 7 p.m. Aug. 1

James Supra, 7 p.m. Aug. 8

Easton School of Rock, 7 p.m. Aug. 15

Steel Creek, 7 p.m. Aug. 22

Common Bond, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

@Body.8 Days Head: COPLAY...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head:.FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARKS

ALBURTIS PARK

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

Midnight Special, 3 p.m. June 15

Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. June 22

The Sidekick Band, 3 p.m. June 29

Banned from the Ranch, 3 p.m. July 4

Country Ryhthm Band, 3 p.m. July 6

The Majestics, 3 p.m. July 13

Texas Fever, 3 p.m. July 20

Hickory Rose, 3 p.m. July 27

The Phat Boys, 3 p.m. Aug. 3

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, June 10, 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

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

British Pop Prints, through June 22, Payne Hurd Gallery

Platinum Visions: Photographs by Thomas...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Karen Maurer, 6 p.m. June 18: Storyteller

Mock Turtle Marionette's, 2 p.m. June 21

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays...

Movie Review: 'Maleficient' is no sleeper

Monday, June 9, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Walt Disney Studios officials may have thought: Who better to re-imagine "Sleeping Beauty" than the "imagineers" (as Disney has called its creative team)?

Thus, "Maleficient," which purports to tell us, in prodigious voiceover narration, the story that we weren't told.

The original fairytale, as told in Disney's classic 1959 animation feature, "Sleeping Beauty," appears charming and quaint in comparison to "Maleficient."

"Maleficient" is anything but quaint and charming...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Ida," 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. June 13; noon, 4, 6, 8 p.m. June 14; 12:15, 2:30, 4:45 p.m. June 15; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. June 16; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. June 17, 18 ; 4, 6 p.m. June 19

"Chef," 2, 4:30, 7:25, 9:45 p.m. June 13; 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45 p.m. June 14; 11:45, 4, 6:45 p.m. June 15; 4:30 p.m. June 16; 4:15, 7:15 p.m. June 17...

Tradition's the thing

Monday, June 9, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival couldn't have chosen a more beloved classic than "Fiddler on the Roof" to open its 23rd season.

For PSF, noted for presenting the classics of Shakespeare and the Broadway stage, to borrow from the beloved "Fiddler" song, it's "Tradition."

"It's certainly a musical that our audiences have wanted us to do," says Dennis Razze, PSF associate artistic director, directing "Fiddler," June 11 - 29, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales...