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Pick Oscar winners

Monday, February 10, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 86th Academy awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 86th Academy Awards for 2013 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 2, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles. The ceremony is televised live on the ABC television network.

The person who chooses the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn's Peak gift card; tickets to movies at the Roxy Theatre,...


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


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

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 25

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 25

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March. 4, 11

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25

Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St.,...


Monday, February 10, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

"Existence" exhibition: An opening reception for the exhibition, "Más allá de la existencia" ("Beyond The Existence"), will be held 5 - 10 p.m. Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, at surrealist artist Rigo Peralta's studio gallery, 1131 Linden St., Allentown. The exhibition is named for the painting, "Beyond The Existence," above. Peralta's studio gallery opened in October 2013. Peralta's former studio was at the Banana Factory, Bethlehem. The late philanthropist Marlene "Linny" Fowler commissioned...

Theater Review: 'Family' has 'Royal' pedigree at Playhouse

Monday, February 10, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

In "The Royal Family," playwrights George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber take Shakespeare's dictums that "all the world's a stage. And men and women merely players" and "the play's the thing" and apply it to a thinly-veiled send-up of the first family of theater, the Barrymores.

Only, in "The Royal Family," through Feb. 16, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, the Barrymores are called the Cavendishes and Kaufman and Ferber take liberties with the subject material by minimizing their...


Monday, February 10, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) holds open auditions for performers ages 16 and up Feb. 23 and 24 for the 2014 season mainstage productions: the classic Broadway musical "A Chorus Line," June 11 - 29, and "Monty Python's 'Spamalot,'" July 9 - 27.

Auditioners should email: SMTcompany@ before Feb. 21.

Carpenters, electricians, props technicians, light board and sound board operators, and stage crew are needed for productions. Costumers, first hand, stitchers...


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Journey, Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 10

Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

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

Remember When, 7 p.m. Feb. 15: Valentine's Dinner Dance

Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21

Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E...

Oscar Contest Entry Form

Monday, February 10, 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, "...


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


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

The 2014 East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit, through Feb. 16, Crayola Learning Center

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery

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

The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery


Bud's View: The birds of winter

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

My wife, Bev, and I feed the birds year-round, thus enjoying their daily visits to our feeders. The bird visits not only provide us with hours of enjoyment, they furnish us with a natural calendar marked by their arrivals and departures.

Although many Canada geese have become year-round residents, migrating geese and other bird species that do not stay in the Lehigh Valley for winter provide a sign that fall is in the air. Many species follow a specific time schedule to migrate south...