With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals, leading up to the annual Freddy awards at the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section begins its preview series.
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100
Cowboy Junkies, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Musikfest Café
Two-Cent Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free
Blue Jean, 8 p.m. March 1, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free
Blood, Sweat & Tears, 7:30 p.m. March 5, Musikfest Café
The Steel Wheels, 7:30 p.m. March 6, Musikfest Café
The Irish Comedy...
"Teenagers" starts with a "T," which stands for "Trouble" when "Footloose" opens at 7 p.m. March 6, 7, 8 and 2 p.m. March 9 in the auditorium of Northwestern Lehigh High School, 6493 Route 309, New Tripoli.
The rollicking musical directed by Bill Mutimer chronicles the teen angst of Chicago-bred dancing boy Ren McCormick (Alex Bobbyn) when he moves to small-town Beaumont where dancing is illegal.
When sparks start to fly between Ren and Ariel Moore (Haley Smith), it doesn't sit...
@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE
"4 Girls 4": Leslie Uggams, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, 8 p.m. April 4, State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132
"A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt": Linda Kenyon, 7 p.m. March 15, The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem. 201-247-2427, 973-632-3211
"Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m. June 3,...
"We are five guys, five musicians, not a look-a-like band. We honor the great records of the Beatles and bring our passion for their music to the stage."
Those are the words of Will Lee, bassist for the Fab Faux, a popular Beatles tribute band performing at 8 p.m. March 1, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
The Fab Faux has a devoted following in the Lehigh Valley and has returned to the State many times. "We have a huge variety of people in our audience...
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through May 18, Goodman Gallery
Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries
The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through March 16, Payne Hurd Gallery
Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through May 18
Paul Harryn: Insights Into Abstraction, 1 p.m. March 2:...
The family opera, "Young Meister Bach," a comical and educational tale about composer Johann Sebastian Bach's early years, has its world premiere, 3 p.m. March 1, Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.
The music of Bach has a long history in the Lehigh Valley. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, which is producing "Young Meister Bach," was established in 1898 and continues to be a beloved part of the Lehigh Valley music landscape.
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Small Space Gardening Series with Lori Metz, 6 - 7 p.m. Feb. 26
Adult Winter Reading Program, through Feb. 28
"Downton Abbey" Discussion, 2 - 3 p.m. March 1
Laura Tsaggaris, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. March 12
SongCycle, 2 - 3 p.m. March 15
Spring Gala Fundraiser for the Allentown Public Library, 6 p.m. April 5
Swing Into Spring with Mike...
It's not nearly as surprising as who will receive an Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, as who has not received a competitive Oscar.
The list, to name a few, includes Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Peter O'Toole.
That said, the year 2013 is memorable for brilliant directing, brave acting and superb productions. It was a year for the ascendancy of African-American directors and actors, as well as for fact-based stories.
This year, there could even be a WeightWatchers...
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS
17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
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, Agri-Plex
Lehigh Valley Sportsmen's Show, 10 a.m. - 9 p...