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Ron Demkee strikes up the United States Air Force Band

Monday, March 3, 2014 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Allentown Band Director Ronald Demkee heads to Montgomery, Ala., to be one of the guest conductors March 7 of the United States Air Force Band. The performance is part of the 80th annual convention of the American Bandmasters Association.

"This is a rather big deal in the band world," says Demkee, director and conductor of the United States' oldest civilian concert band which has been in existence officially since 1828 and averages 45 performances each year.

Demkee conducts the...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

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 McGrath, 7 p.m. April 9

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...

Gallery View: Isidro Con Wong dreams up an exhibit at Baum

Monday, March 3, 2014 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

"My art reflects my Chinese blood with my Costa Rican spirit," Isidro Con Wong says through his interpreter and fellow painter, Rigo Peralta, owner of Rigo Art, 1131 Linden St., Allentown, at the opening of the exhibition, "The Artwork of Isidro Con Wong," through March 14, The David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown.

Peralta has been Wong's champion in the Lehigh Valley and was instrumental in putting his work in front of Baum School of Art gallery...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through March 16, Payne Hurd Gallery; "Responding to Environment" Artist talk: Matthew Daub, 1 p.m. March 16

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through May 18, Goodman Gallery

Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries

Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through...

Gallery View: Kevin Broad makes his artistic statement

Monday, March 3, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"Kevin Broad: New Works," through March 9, Crayola Gallery, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, makes an artistic statement for the Nazareth native and Philadelphia-based abstract artist.

Broad is known throughout the East Coast arts community and beyond for his use of color and sweeping brush strokes. Drawn to abstract painting in an effort to make his work less about "things," he resolved to focus more on color.

"In 2011, I made a resolution to work without...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

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 Tour, 7:30 p.m. March 7, Musikfest Café

Doug Hawk, 8 p.m. March 7, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

Tinsley Ellis, 7:30 p.m. March 8, Musikfest Café

Lelica, 8 p.m. March 8, Capital BlueCross...

Satori to debut new Larry Lipkis work

Monday, March 3, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"Ukioy-e," a commissioned chamber music piece by Moravian College professor and composer-in-residence Dr. Larry Lipkis, debuts at 3 p.m. March 9, as part of the "Second Sunday Concert Series" at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

Satori, the Lehigh Valley chamber music group, performs "Ukioy-e." Satori features Nora Sluggs, flute; Deborah Davis, cello, and Martha Schrempel, piano.

"Satori is well-known in the area and they play...

Rick Levy takes it to The Limits

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

The Lehigh Valley music scene celebrates its own this March.

The Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association and ArtsQuest present the 15th edition of the Lehigh Valley Music Awards (LVMA15), 4 p.m. March 9, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Singer-songwriter-guitarist Ricky Levy, of Valley pop-rock band, The Limits, will receive a LVMA Lifetime Achievement Award. Levy is music director and business manager for Tommy Roe and former lead...

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, "...