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Monday, December 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


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

Phil Vassar, 8 p.m. Jan. 11

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

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



Monday, December 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) return, 3 - 7 p.m. Jan. 5, SteelStacks,101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, to celebrate El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day). The event is free and open to the public.

Donations to the "Three Kings Gift Drive" may be dropped off fnoon - 9 p.m., through Jan. 3., at the front desks of ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, and the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. Gifts should be toys, books or other presents appropriate...

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Monday, December 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


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

15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14

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

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 18

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150


Bud's View: Looking Back at 2013: Punxsutawney Phil got snowed in

Monday, December 30, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

First of two parts

It can't be.

But it is.

And I know I say this every year and it certainly seems to be true, but yet I know it's impossible.

Does each year pass more quickly than the previous one?

How could I possibly be writing my 15th annual "Bud's View: Looking Back" column? Didn't I just write about looking back at 2012 a few months ago?

Do you remember how most everyone was worrying about the arrival of the New Millennium and what might happen...

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Monday, December 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


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

Peace, Love Bully Fest 3, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Jan. 4, Harris Hall

Lehigh Valley RV and Campground Show, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Jan. 10, 11; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 12, Agri-Plex

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...

'Bach at Noon' to resume in Bethlehem

Monday, December 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem begins its 2014 Winter-Spring "Bach at Noon," Jan. 14, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.

Greg Funfgeld's "Bach at Noon" programming for 2014 continues to explore the music of Bach and Mozart.

The Jan. 14 concert opens with Thomas Goeman performing Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in F Major BWV 540 for organ and continues with members of the Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra performing the "Kyrie" and "Gloria...


Monday, December 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Bonner performs a concert, 7 p.m. Jan. 3, Hope Community Church, 7974 Claussville Road, Fogelsville.

The event includes praise and worship with Rez Music Ministry followed by Bonner, a Christian rock group of three brothers and their sister.

Bonner includes Zac Bonner, vocals, guitar; Jesse Bonner, vocals, guitar; Jake Bonner, vocals, guitar; Morgan Bonner, vocals, ukulele, tambourine; and Luke Desiato, drums.

Bonner released its self-titled EP in 2012.


Healthy Geezer: The skinny on obesity surgery

Monday, December 30, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in the news a while ago for getting obesity surgery. What exactly did he have done and does it work?

Governor Christie had Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) surgery which limits food intake with a band around the top of the stomach. The size of the restriction can be adjusted with a circular balloon inside the band. AGB works mainly by decreasing food intake. The snugger the band, the less hungry people feel.

AGB is one form of obesity, or...

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Monday, December 30, 2013 by 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: Free Film Series

"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22: Free film Series

Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan. 2 - Feb. 28

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

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-...