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Film unspools Team Rwanda

Monday, January 13, 2014 by The Press in Focus

"Rising From Ashes," an award-winning feature-length documentary about Team Rwanda will be shown 7 p.m. Jan. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The film is about the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda, the East African nation torn apart by genocide in 1994 in which 500,000, or one-fifth of the population there, perished.

Cycling legend Jacques "Jock" Boyer moved to Rwanda in 2006 to help a group of struggling survivors of the genocide...

Gallery View: Muhlenberg 'girl band' exhibition rocks

Monday, January 13, 2014 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

It's like one of those word association tests. You say the word "band" and a different image appears in everyone's mind.

In the case of the art show, "girl band," Jan. 15 - Feb. 22, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, four women artists display their very different and fully realized takes on the same theme.

Pat Badt, professor of art at Cedar Crest College, conceived of the show and contacted women she had known...


Monday, January 13, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Going to Godfrey's: Guitarist-vocalist Todd Wolfe, above center, and his band, drummer Roger Voss, above left, and bass player Justine Gardner, above right, play originals from Wolfe's latest CD, "Miles To Go," 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Wolfe's sound has been dubbed "bluesadelic," reminiscent of rock 'n' roll bands of the 1960's and 70's. Expected to join Wolfe and his band at Godfrey's are John Ginty, keyboards, and vocalists Maria Woodford and Mary...


Thursday, January 16, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


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

Automania, noon - 9 p.m. Jan. 17; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jan. 18; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Agri-Plex

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone, ArtsQuest Center

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m....

Movie Review: Hungry like 'The Wolf'

Monday, January 13, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Director Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of the most outrageous, lurid and extravagant movies from a mainstream director.

"Wolf" makes director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (2013) look like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937).

The debauchery of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), "The Wolf" of the movie's title, would seem to rival what we read and see of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, namely, rock stars, hip-hop stars, movie and TV actors,...


Thursday, January 16, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

Kix, 8 p.m. Jan. 31

Fran Cosmo, 8 p.m. Feb. 1

Changes in Latitude, 8 p.m. Feb. 8: Jimmy Buffet tribute

Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21

Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute

Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1: Pink Floyd tribute

Dickey Betts and Great Southern, 8 p.m. March 9

Don Williams, 8...


Thursday, January 16, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, 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...


Monday, January 13, 2014 by The Press in Focus

An opening reception will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Jan. 18 for the exhibitions, "Carol Magnatta: Frills, Furs & Feathers," through March 26, and "Jeremy Cohen: Another Summer, Photographs," through June 25, Easton Hospital Gallery and Annex, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

The reception is free and open to the public.

The Easton Hospital Gallery and Annex is open 90 minutes prior to most main stage performances and is programmed in conjunction with the Arts Community...


Thursday, January 16, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


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

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

"Amador," 2 p.m. Jan. 25

"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22

Adult Winter Reading Program, through Feb. 28

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...