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McPhee magic at Zoellner

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Gala2012" stars Kath-arine McPhee of NBC's hit television series "Smash," 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

"Smash" is about the creation of a new Broadway musical, "Bombshell," based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, portrayed by McPhee on the show.

Original music by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman is featured on "Smash," which debuted this year after "Super Bowl XLVI" and has been renewed for a second season.

Also on the show...

'Gypsy' lives again at Civic

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Bill Sanders has had a long relationship with "Gypsy."

"I saw it ['Gypsy'] when I was 15 at Valley Forge Music Fair with Angela Lansbury," says Saunders, Civic Theater of Allentown Artistic Director who directs "Gypsy" for his first time as it kicks off Civic's 2012-'13 season at the 527 N. 19th St., Allentown, theater with performances 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20; 7 p.m. Oct. 18; and 2 p.m. Oct. 21.

At 18, Sanders played the role of Tulsa and choreographed "Gypsy" at Genesius...

AMBRE STUDIO

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Out of the Sphere: The Photography of David L. Rehrig," Oct. 11 - Jan. 11, 2013, Ambre Studio, 310 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, in collaboration with the 2012 Olympus InVision Photo Festival and Lehigh Valley Photography Month, opens with a reception and book-signing, 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 11.

"It is only fitting that these photographic images will be displayed in an 1888 former pharmacy, designed by prominent architect A. W. Leh, a structure that now serves as a fine art gallery and event...

Mr. 'Pan' goes to Touchstone

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Pan traveled halfway around the world for Touchstone Theatre's latest paean to Pan.

"The Pan Show: In Pan We Trust," a musical political satire featuring the Greek god Pan, premieres Thursdays through Saturday nights, Oct. 4 -13, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

Touchstone Artistic Director Jp Jordan again assays the stage as Pan. "The Pan Show: A Cautionary Tale," premiered for Touchstone's 2010-'11 season. Jordan and Touchstone Ensemble Affiliate Christopher...

MUHLENBERG

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Beautiful People," curated by Muhlenberg art history professor Dr. Margo Thompson, Oct. 3 - Nov. 10, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, explores how three artists, Andy Warhol, Muhsana Ali and Josh Lehrer, respond to beauty in photographic portraiture.

A reception to meet Ali and Lehrer is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the gallery. Ali gives a lecture 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Lehrer gives a gallery talk 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

MUSIC CLUB

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club meets 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Hope United Church of Christ Church, 1031 Flexer Avenue, Allentown.

The concert is free and open to the public. Open auditions will be held. New members, ages 5 - 18, are welcome.

Information: Emily Reyes, 610-398-0781

Eastwood fields the 'Curve'

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Forget about the trouble with the chair.

There's no trouble with Clint Eastwood in "Trouble with the Curve."

Eastwood is as delightfully cantankerous as ever as an elderly baseball scout named Gus who still pours over stacks of newspapers rather than log onto the computerized "Moneyball" statistical analysis approach to assess high school, college and other Major League Baseball prospects.

Whereas "Moneyball" was mostly about "the show," playing big league in major...

Baum 'Art in the City Gala' to honor Fredda Fischman

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Each year, The Baum School of Art holds an annual gala, bringing together donors and local organizations in support of the community efforts of the school, and honors those whose service and generosity has made an impact on the local arts community.

At this year's "Art in the City Gala," Oct. 13, the Baum School is honoring Fredda Fischman and her late husband, Dr. Bruce Fischman, for the financial assistance fund they founded for senior citizens known as STAR (Senior Tuition...

Coming soon

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown is mounting the "Digital Cinema Challenge" to raise $100,000 to purchase new digital projection equipment by year's end.

Civic has raised $40,000 and is seeking an additional $60,000.

Civic is meeting with donors, alerting members and applying for grants to pay for its changeover from film to digital projection equipment. Donations may be made at Civic's web site.

"I was out at the 'Art House Convergence' in January right before the Sundance...

Meeting for 7th Student Horror Film Fest

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Student filmmakers are invited to participate in the Emmaus Arts Commission's 7th Annual Student Horror Film Festival.

Interested students may attend the kick-off meeting, a free, "how-to" class, 6 p.m. Oct. 11, Emmaus High School.

Students in middle school and high school from around the country are eligible to participate in the annual festival.

During the kick-off event, participants are provided filmmaking tips and techniques and given theme and genre for their film...