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Monday, June 9, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Nero plays: Peter Nero, above, will tickle the ivories for "Peter Nero's Broadway," 8 p.m. June 14, State Theatre Center for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. Nero will be accompanied by Michael Barnett, his principal bassist for 18 years. The evening includes Cole Porter's "Night and Day"; Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Memory," and a medley of songs from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story." Nero founded the Philly Pops, for 35 years directed Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and is its...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATER

"A Chorus Line," June 11 -29: 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, Empie Theatre, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333

"Celebration USA," through July 6, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333

"Cinderella," through Aug. 2: meet cast after performance, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theater, Labuda...

Movie Review: 'Maleficent' is no sleeper

Monday, June 9, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Walt Disney Studios officials may have thought: Who better to re-imagine "Sleeping Beauty" than the "imagineers" (as Disney has called its creative team)?

Thus, "Maleficent," which purports to tell us, in prodigious voiceover narration, the story that we weren't told.

The original fairytale, as told in Disney's classic 1959 animation feature, "Sleeping Beauty," appears charming and quaint in comparison to "Maleficent."

"Maleficent" is anything but quaint and charming. "...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

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

Howie Day, 7:30 p.m. June 11

Vanessa Carlton, 7:30 p.m. June 20

Los Monstros, 1 p.m. June 21: Sabor Latin Festival

Mambo Kaliente, 2:30 p.m. June 21: Sabor Latin Festival

Salsa Caribe, 7 p.m. June 21: Sabor Latin Festival

Nitschmann Middle School Step Team, 4 p.m. Sabor Latin Festival

Hector Rosado, 5:30...

Movie Review: 'Maleficent' is no sleeper

Monday, June 9, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Walt Disney Studios officials may have thought: Who better to re-imagine "Sleeping Beauty" than the "imagineers" (as Disney has called its creative team)?

Thus, "Maleficent," which purports to tell us, in prodigious voiceover narration, the story that we weren't told.

The original fairytale, as told in Disney's classic 1959 animation feature, "Sleeping Beauty," appears charming and quaint in comparison to "Maleficent."

"Maleficent" is anything but quaint and charming. "...

Theater Review: A memorable 'Mockingbird' at Pa. Playhouse

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"To Kill A Mockingbird," through June 15, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, is an example of Lehigh Valley community regional theater at its finest.

From the opening sounds of a summer's day in Alabama in 1935, to the concluding harmonica refrain (by Steven Capwell as a Townsperson), to an impressively realistic set, this is the best non-musical area production seen to date this year.

The classic drama, noted for the 1962 movie version starring Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch,...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CATASAUQUA PARK

501 American St., Catasauqua. 610-264-0571

Inch & The Echoes, 7 p.m. June 13

Large Flowerheads, 6:30 p.m. June 27

Toga Party Band, 7 p.m. July 11

Phat Boys, 7 p.m. July 18

Prugal, 7 p.m. July 25

That Being Said, 7 p.m. Aug. 1

James Supra, 7 p.m. Aug. 8

Easton School of Rock, 7 p.m. Aug. 15

Steel Creek, 7 p.m. Aug. 22

Common Bond, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

@Body.8 Days Head: COPLAY...

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head:.FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARKS

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

Midnight Special, 3 p.m. June 15

Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. June 22

The Sidekick Band, 3 p.m. June 29

Banned from the Ranch, 3 p.m. July 4

Country Ryhthm Band, 3 p.m. July 6

The Majestics, 3 p.m. July 13

Texas Fever, 3 p.m. July 20

Hickory Rose, 3 p.m. July 27

The Phat Boys, 3 p.m. Aug. 3

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Miller Symphony Hall

Monday, June 2, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Single tickets are now on sale for the 2014-'15 season at Miller Symphony Hall.

Meanwhile this summer at the hall at 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, the balcony seats will be replaced. The plan designed by Roberson Butz Architects is intended to preserve the vintage beauty of the space while making it more comfortable.

With expanded programming and events at Miller Symphony Hall, the balcony has been put to more use. The seats are wooden and narrow. Some of the seats still have a...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

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

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, June 8 - Sept. 7, Scheller Gallery. Members preview, 6 - 8 p.m. June 7

Francisco's Goya's "Los Caprichos," June 8 - Sept. 9, Rodale Gallery

Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, through Aug. 17, Butz Gallery

British Pop Prints, through June 22, Payne Hurd Gallery

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