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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

On 15th anniversary, Penn’s Peak is prestigious CMA venue nominee

Friday, July 27, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

When Pencor Services, Inc., took a chance on a concert hall in the mountains of Penn Forest Township, general manager Craig Stelling never dreamed the site would one day be in the company of legendary country music venues like Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and Austin City Limits Live.

But as Penn’s Peak embarked on its 15th anniversary this year, Stelling learned that the Carbon County concert hall is one of five nominees for the Venue of the Year - Small Capacity in the Industry Award...

Muhlenberg, Cedar Crest celebrate Lehigh Valley arts community

Friday, July 27, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Underpinnings,” a collaborative project between Muhlenberg College’s Martin Art Gallery and Cedar Crest College’s Center for Visual Research, brings to the fore art by Lehigh Valley arts institutions officials and employees.

Muhlenberg College Martin Art Gallery Director Paul Nicholson and Cedar Crest College Visual Research Gallery Coordinator Brian Wiggins teamed up to create an opportunity for area creatives who work behind the scenes in the arts community to show their artwork....

Ciaran Sheehan brings Broadway to Allentown

Friday, July 27, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Forgetting the words when you’re singing in the shower is no big deal. Forgetting the words to the United States National Anthem when you’re singing at Yankee Stadium could be something else.

To be clear, Irish tenor Ciaran Sheehan didn’t forget the “Star Spangled Banner” lyrics when he performed it before a Yankees’ game, but that didn’t mean it was automatic. The world-renowned vocalist went over the lyrics “something like 50 times” before he took the field. Former Yankees legend...

Giving the hits Creedence

Friday, July 27, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, with founding members Doug “Cosmo” Clifford and Stu Cook, brings the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, an American rock band from the 1960s and 70s, to Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, at 8 p.m. Aug. 1.

The Hall of Famers formed Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995 after the original group split up in 1972. Performing live once again in concert the hit songs that have touched generations for decades has generated world-wide tours and a platinum-selling...

Concerts at The Peak

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

All concerts start at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Blackmore’s Night – 7 p.m. July 26

Yonder Mountain String Band – July 27

Creedence Clearwater Revisited – Aug. 1

Guster – Aug. 2

Chris Isaak – Aug. 16

Fuel & Soul Asylum with Adelitas Way – Aug. 17

Dave Mason and Steve Cropper - Rock & Soul Revue – Aug. 18

Diamond Rio – Aug. 24

Classic Deep Purple Live Performed by Glenn Hughes – Sept. 8

John Cafferty and the...

Respectfully Yours: Casual dining

Friday, July 27, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’ve noticed that many men are wildly, and often sloppily under-dressed when out on a date or to dinner with their dress-to-impress date, fiancée or wife. And what is it with men wearing their shirt tails out? Is it to hide their beer guts? A shirttail out resembles a dress on some men. Few realize how ridiculous they look. Furthermore, what happened to dressing up to go out to dinner?

Dear Reader,

Appropriate dinner and date attire has fallen into the...

‘Shakespeare 4 K’ in 10th year at PSF

Friday, July 27, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Who better to introduce kids to Shakespeare than the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival?”

That was the thought of Erin Sheffield more than a decade ago when she was Education Director of the celebrated summer theater festival at DeSales University, Center Valley.

This year, “Shakespeare for Kids” is celebrating its 10th anniversary of making Shakespeare accessible for children.

“Shakespeare for Kids” runs July 25 through Aug. 4 on the main stage in the Labuda Center for...

Dance ‘Crazy’ at Playhouse

Friday, July 27, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man

Who could ask for anything more?”

Most everyone can hum the tune, but not many know it’s source.

You can see the full song and dance in “Crazy for You,” with classic Gershwin music, which takes the stage July 27, 28 and Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 9-12, at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

“Crazy for You” is the tap-dancing filled tale of a stage-struck New Yorker who falls for a gal he should not get close to. The musical has...

LCCC fall semester registration available

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Applicants for the fall semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) are invited to attend Fast-Track Admission and Registration events at the main campus in Schnecksville, the Donley Center in downtown Allentown and the Morgan Center in Tamaqua.

Here is the schedule:

LCCC Allentown, Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

1 to 5 p.m. July 26

1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14

Continuing students can also schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling 610-...

Third concert July 29

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

VALLEY VIVALDI:

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra presents the third of its four “Valley Vivaldi” summer 2018 chamber ensemble concerts, 7 p.m. July 29, Wesley Church Bethlehem.

The program is: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for in D for Strings, RV 121; George Frederic Handel, Trio Sonata in G, HWV 399; Pietro Baldassare, Trumpet Sonata No. 1 in F; Francesco Geminiani, Violin Sonata in D, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060.

Soloists...