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Bringing it all back home

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by KATRINA WEHR Special to The Press in Focus

For Straight No Chaser member Walter Chase, singing at Moyer Symphony Hall, Allentown, is almost like bringing his career full circle.

The a cappella group's 35-show "SNC Live" fall tour began in October in Burlington, Vt. and concludes with two shows, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23, in Allentown, with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlantic City, and Westbury, N.Y.

The only better way he could think of to really complete his circle of success would be to perform at the State...

PA. REN FAIRE

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire is holding auditions for its 33rd annual season, Aug. 3 and continuing Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through Oct. 27.

Auditions for the Blackfryars, a volunteer acting group, are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 13. Those auditioning should prepare a one to two-minute comedic or dramatic monologue and sing a 30-second song.

Auditions the Bacchanalians, the professional acting company, are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 26, 27. Those auditioning should...

INDIAN MUSEUM

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, is selling cookies baked from recipes from Pat Chiaparas' kitchen, retired cookie entrepreneur of the original "Mrs. Chip's Fabulous Cookies."

Tins are available in three sizes and include Raspberry and Apricot Kiffles, Viennese Fingers, Nut Tassies, Cherry Shells, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Shortbread Thumbprints, and White Chocolate Macadamia. Pick-up 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 14 - 23.

To...

THEATER REVIEWS CKP 'Parfumerie' has scents of fun

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATRINA WEHR Special to The Press in Focus

The Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) present a truly unique show with a strong storyline in "Parfumerie."

The play centers around a fictional pharmacy shop, Hammerschmidt's Parfumerie in Budapest, Hungary, and includes all the fun and entertainment that audiences have come to expect from the Lower Macungie-based CKP.

The cast makes effective use of the space inside McCoole's Arts & Events Place, Quakertown, to put on a believable show, which continues through Dec. 16. While...

At 50, show goes on for Pip the Mouse

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

It's a tradition.

For 50 years, "Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas" has been delighting children of all ages. The annual staging of "Pip" began in 1962. This popular holiday puppet show made its debut at Hess's department store which was located in the heart of Allentown's downtown shopping district at Ninth and Hamilton streets.

During the 1960's, the original "Pip the Mouse" puppet show was performed in the large display window at the front of the store and could be viewed by...

SACRED HEART

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown, will hold a Christmas Nut Roll Sale 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 20, 21 in the hospital's main lobby.

Available are 14-inch bakery-fresh Kolache rolls with nut, apricot, poppy seed, raspberry or Lekvar filling.

Pre-ordering is suggested for the best selection. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413.

Tommy Zito receives honor at 14th LV Music Awards

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

The 14th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards (LVMA) Dec. 2 at Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, offered a rare opportunity for working musicians to get together under one roof.

The roughly three and one-half hour show consisted of live music performances interspersed with close to 100 award presentations. Nominees and winners were determined through online ballots cast by fans and those in the music business. Additional honorees were selected for outstanding...

Celtic Tenors' concert is Irish and more

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATRINA WEHR Special to The Press in Focus

If you think the Celtic Tenors' musical specialty is relegated only to Irish Celtic music, think again.

James Nelson, one third of the three-man group from Ireland, says a typical Celtic Tenors' performance includes everything from opera music to Bob Dylan covers.

"It's a bit of a cliché," he says, "but there really is something in our music for everybody."

For those who are excited hear some classic Irish music when the Celtic Tenors make their debut performance at...

JAZZ VESPERS

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective (PJC) presents a Jazz Christmas vespers service, 4 p.m. Dec. 16, Church of the Manger, 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem.

A jazz quintet will be led by PJC Artistic Director Alan Gaumer and Neil Wetzel, Ed .D., Director of jazz studies at Moravian College. The choir is directed by June Thomas, jazz vocal teacher at Muhlenberg College. Church staff include musician Sam Creyer and organist Mark Dennis.

The service will be presided over by the Rev....