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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIR

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...

Civic Theatre family visits 'Desert Cities'

Monday, February 24, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Following its critically-acclaimed production of "August: Osage County," Civic Theatre presents another Lehigh Valley premiere, that of "Other Desert Cities."

"One of my things was, if you liked the Westons, you'll love the Wyeths," says William Sanders, Civic Artistic Director who's directing "Other Desert Cities."

The Wyeths is the family at the center of "Other Desert Cities." The Westons is the family at the center of "August: Osage County."

"Other Desert Cities"...

Theater Review: A memorable 'Diary' at DeSales' Act 1

Friday, February 28, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

The audience walks to their seats for the Act 1 DeSales University Theatre performance of "The Diary of Anne Frank," knowing the tragic final outcome that awaited Anne and her family. Yet still, the audience comes. For while the true life story of Anne Frank has an unhappy ending, in the end, it is Anne's spirit that triumphs.

"The Diary of Anne Frank" continues through March 2 on the Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

The play...

High School Musicals: Catasauqua

Monday, February 24, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Tag along with Huck and Jim on their quintessential boy's adventure when "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" opens at 7 p.m. March 7, 8 and 2 p.m. March 9 in the auditorium of Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

The grand musical, directed by Robert Fahringer, recounts the exploits of Huckleberry Finn (Patric Corrocher) when he goes with runaway slave Jim (Kanyi Creppy) on a quest for freedom and adventure.

Other cast members include Vanessa...

The Cowboy Junkies wear many musical hats

Monday, February 24, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

The Canadian band, The Cowboy Junkies, emerged from the Toronto music scene with a blend of country, blues, folk and rock. The band, in which three of the four members are siblings, formed in 1985.

Their melodic cover of Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" was used in the 1994 film, "Natural Born Killers," and was the group's highest-charting single in the United States, reaching No. 5 on the modern rock chart. The group is now on a tour of the northeast United States.

The Cowboy Junkies...

Oscar Contest Entry Form

Monday, February 24, 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, "...

'Heart of the Valley': one-stop antiquing

Monday, February 24, 2014 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

WDIY, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, is celebrating the 14th anniversary of its annual fundraiser, the "Heart of the Valley" antiques show, March 1, 2, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem.

There will be 25 dealers selling their wares, including early Americana and Victorian, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. March 1 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. March 2.

It's like spending a weekend antiquing without having to get in your car and drive all over the countryside.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

The young Mr. Bach: The world premiere of "Young Meister Bach," a one-act comic opera by Chuck Holdeman, above, with libretto by Bill Bly and stage direction by Christopher Shorr, will be presented at 3 p.m. March 1, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, under the direction of Greg Funfgeld, performs the work at Zoellner, as well as at 3 p.m. March 2, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and May 3...

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

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

"Her," 7:15 p.m. Feb. 26; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27

"American Hustle," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27; 6, 10:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 5, 7:45 p.m. March 1; 1:45, 4:45 p.m. March 2; 4:45 p.m. March 3; 7:30 p.m. March 4; 7:15 p.m. March 5; 1:45, 4:45 p.m. March 6

"Gloria," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26; 4:15, 7:45 p.m. Feb. 27; 1, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2:45, 5:30 p.m. March 1;...

Student Poetry Project deadline for entries March 15

Monday, February 24, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 23 and 24 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of the...