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...
@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
"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...
@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...
"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...
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
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...
"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...
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 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...
Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section "Readers Pick the Oscars" recipients contest for the 86th Academy Awards:
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"
Amy Adams, "American Hustle"
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock, "...