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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"Celebration USA," May 23 - July 6, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m. June 3, 4: National Tour, State Theatre Center for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"Menopause The Musical," 7 p.m. June 11, 12, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

St. Thomas More honored

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Tim Clark, above, left, and Natalie Seng Pionegro, above, right, display the Arts Ovation Outstanding Service to the Arts Award received by St. Thomas More Summer Music Theatre Magic at the 26th annual Arts Ovation May 8 awards at The Palace Center, Allentown. Summer Theatre Magic, with artistic director Seng Pionegro, assisted by Clark, began in 1999 at St. Thomas More Church, Salisbury Township, and has raised nearly $350,000 for local charities.

Beldon recognized

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Charles Kalan, above, left, Arts Ovation co-chair and first vice president of the Allentown Arts Commission, and his wife, Susan Kalan, above, right, Arts Ovation committee member, both of South Whitehall Township, announced at the 26th annual Arts Ovation Awards that they are stepping down. With them at the May 8 luncheon attended by 260 at The Palace Center, Allentown, is Sanford T. Beldon, above, center, of Lower Macungie Township, 2014 Arts Ovation Special Recognition Award recipient.

Stoneback contribution

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Scott Stoneback, above, right, of Alburtis, received the Outstanding Contribution to the Arts Award at the 26th annual Arts Ovation Awards May 8 luncheon at The Palace Center, Allentown. With him is his wife, Francee E. Fuller, above, left, East Penn School Board member and Marketing Manager, Barry Isett & Associates. Stoneback, executive producer, The Media People, has for 25 years produced Arts Ovation recipients' video presentations.

Spotlight On: Mock Turtle premieres 'Morningtime of Now'

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

Around 1906, an exceptionally smart little girl named Opal Whitely was living in the middle of Oregon in a lumber camp. She grew to love the animals and nature that were all around her and wrote about her days roaming the woods in her diary.

"The Morningtime of Now," a world premiere puppet play based on Opal Whitely's diaries, is being produced by Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre, 8 p.m. May 22 - 25 and 2 p.m. May 25, 26, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem

Cherry Poppin' Daddies a band of many music genres

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies was founded in Eugene, Ore., in 1989 by singer Steve Perry and bassist Dan Schmid. The group's music is a mix of swing and Ska, influenced by funk and punk rock, and noted for a prominent use of horns.

Their wildly successful 1997 single, "Zoot Suit Riot," on the album of the same name, showcased the band's ability to revive swing in the musical mainstream. They were referred to by the Phoenix New Times as the northwest's "alternative to alternative."

Mayfair 2014: More arts, more music, more food, more fun

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Mayfair Festival of the Arts 2014 returns May 23 - 26 to the Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown.

Mayfair was held at the west end of the Fairgrounds for the first time last year after being presented for some 26 years around Lake Muhlenberg, Cedar Beach Park, Allentown.

Parking is free on the Fairgrounds lot. Use the Liberty Street entrance between 18th and 19th streets.

There will be many genres of music and the performing arts. The Artist Market includes painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography and pottery.

There are also many food vendors.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTS QUEST

ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-737-6504

Allentown Band, 1:30 p.m. June 14

Allentown Band, 8 p.m. July 4. Levitt Pavilion

@Body.8 Days Head: RIVERSIDE PARK

Larry Holmes Drive, Easton. 610-330-9940

James Supra Blues Band, 7:30 p.m. June 6

A Few Good Men with School of Rock, 7:30 p.m. July 11

Joyous, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1

Slicked-Up 9's, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5

@Body.8 Days Head: CENTRE SQUARE

Centre Square, Easton. 610-330-9940

The Roux, noon May 9

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Meet Ferrous the Iron Pigs Mascot, 2 p.m. May 17

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY

11 W. Church St., Bethlehem. 610-867-3761

Back Porch Stories, noon Mondays