Viktorija Geèytë is guest vocalist with Gene Perla's Go Trio, 7:30 p.m. May 16, in the "Jazz Upstairs" cabaret series, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
Perla, bass, is joined by Sean Gough, piano, and Colby Inzer, drums. Sitting in is Joe Magnarelli, trumpet, flugelhorn.
Geèytë, born in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, began her singing career at age five with the prodding of her grandmother whose friend gave singing lessons to local children. The lessons grew to public appearances in the surrounding areas. Soon, Geèytë had steady work, even at five-years-old.
Emmaus High School's "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" has received a record 19 Freddy nominations.
The next highest number of 2014 Freddy nominations is for Parkland High School's "The Wizard of Oz," which received 14, and Freedom High School's "Crazy For You," which also received 14.
The 2014 Freddy Awards Ceremony at the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, will be broadcast at 7 p.m. May 22 on 69 WFMZ-TV and wfmz.com.
Lehigh Valley Active Life (formerly Lehigh County Senior Center), 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, holds an open house, 1:30 p.m. May 21. There will be tours, refreshments, a talk about World War II, computer lab use, Zumba class and a dance with live music 1 - 4 p.m. May 21.
To register to attend: 610-437-3700
In June 2012, I finally yielded to rotator cuff surgery after a dozen years spent delaying the inevitable following a series of shoulder injuries.
The recovery and rehab has been a drawn-out process. The surgeon's treatment is supposed to conclude next month.
During the early part of my recovery I spent many hours in my recliner, observing the actions taking place in my home's backyard.
Janna Critz, mezzo-soprano, of Baltimore, was awarded first prize in the Eighth Biennial Bach Vocal Competition for Young American Singers, co-sponsored by the American Bach Society and the Bach Choir of Bethlehem during finals held May 4, Peter Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem.
The prize includes a career development grant of $3,000 and an opportunity to perform as a soloist with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem during the 2014 - '15 concert season.
For 45 years, Little Feat has been at the forefront of what became Americana and jam-band music.
"Little Feat was known as this band of eclectic guys who would perform all these styles of music and a lot of improv like the jazz septets of the 1950s," says Paul Barrere, guitarist, a member of Little Feat since 1972, joining after the release of "Sailing Shoes."
@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS
ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM
31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333
Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through May 18, Goodman Gallery
Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries
Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through May 18
Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays
@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200
Pieces by Carl Renner, through May 31
Gone But Not Forgotten, through Oct. 31
Auto Art, through Dec. 31
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Hot Bijouxx, 7 p.m. May 7
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
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
ALLEN ORGAN COMPANY
150 Locust St., Macungie.646-484-9691
Christopher Houlihan, 7:30 p.m. May 30
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST
ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. May 8, Musikfest Café, RiverJazz Festival
Pat Martino, 7:30 p.m. May 14, Musikfest Café, RiverJazz Festival
Modest Mouse, 8;30 p.m. May 21, Levitt Pavilion
Cherry Poppin' Daddies, 7:30 p.m. May 22, Musikfest Café, RiverJazz Festival
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Pitbull, 7 p.m. Aug. 26
Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. Aug. 28
Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29
Hunter Hayes, The Swon Brothers, 7 p.m. Aug. 30
Fresh Beat Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone