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A golden year for film and Oscar picks

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

The year 2012 in cinema will be remembered as one of the best ever.

Many of the Oscar-nominees pictures garnered critical and popular acclaim. Look for Oscar to spread around the gold.

Here are domestic box-office grosses, as of Feb. 17, of the Oscar picture nominees:

"Amour" - $3.9 million, four Oscar nominations

"Argo" - $126.8 million, seven Oscar nominations

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"- $12 million, four Oscar nominations

"Django Unchained" - $...

The perks of coffee are still brewing

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I keep hearing about how bad coffee is for you. I also hear about how good coffee is for you. What gives?

The average American drinks more than 400 cups of coffee a year, so how this popular beverage affects our health is an important issue.

Let's start with the bad part.

For the general population, the evidence suggests that coffee drinking doesn't have any serious detrimental health effects, is a summation from Dr. Rob van Dam, Assistant Professor in the Department...

Edgar Baum exhibit at Baum School

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

An opening reception for "Edgar S. Baum: For the Love of Painting" will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Feb. 20, David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown.

Dr. Edgar S. Baum (1916 - 2006), was a physician, artist and resident of Allentown. The exhibition features paintings that he created during five decades. His father, Walter E. Baum, was the well-known Pennsylvania Impressionist and founder of The Baum School of Art.

Edgar was a prolific and creative...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"9 to 5," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22; 1, 8 p.m. Feb. 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. cedarcrest.edu, 800-360-1222

"A Tale of Two Cities," Feb. 20 - March 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Feb. 25, 26, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

"A Wrinkle in Time," 7:30 p.m. March 2...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"9 to 5," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22; 1, 8 p.m. Feb. 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. cedarcrest.edu, 800-360-1222

"A Tale of Two Cities," Feb. 20 - March 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Feb. 25, 26, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

"August Osage County," 7 p.m. March 1,...

Submit student poems

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.

First-place...

'Linny of the Valley'

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Linny Fowler.

Where to begin?

And even now, it is difficult to believe that you will not see her happy, smiling face, twinkling eyes and hear her cheerful voice greeting you at the next Bethlehem First Friday in the Fowler & Pena Creations stained glass studio at the Banana Factory.

First Friday will not be the same without her.

In spirit, of course, Linny Fowler will be there, as she will be all around the Lehigh Valley at the many venues and programs she and...

MUSIC CLUB

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The February meeting of the Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 16, Jacob's Music Store, 2223 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

A free concert will be presented.

New members are welcome. Membership is open to those ages 5 - 18.

Audition information: Emily Reyes, 610-398-0781

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Sweet truth: "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?," through March 10; The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown, asks the musical question: Why, indeed? And, while this frothy musical may not provide the answer, the fun is all in the asking. Four women try to satisfy their sweet truth. The audience will hear some sweet harmonies and familiar 1960's pop refrains. Gathering to celebrate an upcoming wedding are, above, Millie (Gwen Swanson Vigorito), Florence (Stacy Bechtel), Sally (Lauren...