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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

Cowboy Junkies, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Musikfest Café

Two-Cent Jazz Band, 8 p.m. Feb. 28, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

Blue Jean, 8 p.m. March 1, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons. Free

Blood, Sweat & Tears, 7:30 p.m. March 5, Musikfest Café

The Steel Wheels, 7:30 p.m. March 6, Musikfest Café

The Irish Comedy Tour, 7:30 p.m. March 7, Musikfest Café

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Journey, Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 10

Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1: Pink Floyd tribute

Jessie's Girl, Voyage, 8 p.m. March 7: 1980s music tribute

Dickey Betts and Great Southern, 8 p.m. March 9

Don Williams, 8 p.m. March 21

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, 8 p.m. March 22

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. April 15, 22

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March. 4, 11

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25

Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25, April 1, 8

Hustle, 7 p.m. April 22, 29

Salsa, 7 p.m. April 29

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-433-4150

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Her," 7:15 p.m. Feb. 26; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27

"American Hustle," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27; 6, 10:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 5, 7:45 p.m. March 1; 1:45, 4:45 p.m. March 2; 4:45 p.m. March 3; 7:30 p.m. March 4; 7:15 p.m. March 5; 1:45, 4:45 p.m. March 6

"Gloria," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26; 4:15, 7:45 p.m. Feb. 27; 1, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2:45, 5:30 p.m. March 1; 11:30 a.m. March 2; 4:45 p.m. March 4, 5; 2:30 p.m. March 6

'Heart of the Valley': one-stop antiquing

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

WDIY, Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio, is celebrating the 14th anniversary of its annual fundraiser, the "Heart of the Valley" antiques show, March 1, 2, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem.

There will be 25 dealers selling their wares, including early Americana and Victorian, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. March 1 and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. March 2.

It's like spending a weekend antiquing without having to get in your car and drive all over the countryside.

The Ice House space is part of the pleasure of the event.

The Cowboy Junkies wear many musical hats

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

The Canadian band, The Cowboy Junkies, emerged from the Toronto music scene with a blend of country, blues, folk and rock. The band, in which three of the four members are siblings, formed in 1985.

Their melodic cover of Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" was used in the 1994 film, "Natural Born Killers," and was the group's highest-charting single in the United States, reaching No. 5 on the modern rock chart. The group is now on a tour of the northeast United States.

Civic Theatre family visits 'Desert Cities'

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Following its critically-acclaimed production of "August: Osage County," Civic Theatre presents another Lehigh Valley premiere, that of "Other Desert Cities."

"One of my things was, if you liked the Westons, you'll love the Wyeths," says William Sanders, Civic Artistic Director who's directing "Other Desert Cities."

The Wyeths is the family at the center of "Other Desert Cities." The Westons is the family at the center of "August: Osage County."

And the Oscars go to ...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It's not nearly as surprising as who will receive an Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards, as who has not received a competitive Oscar.

The list, to name a few, includes Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant and Peter O'Toole.

That said, the year 2013 is memorable for brilliant directing, brave acting and superb productions. It was a year for the ascendancy of African-American directors and actors, as well as for fact-based stories.

This year, there could even be a WeightWatchers honor in the first category:

Opera depicts J.S. Bach as a 'real guy'

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

The family opera, "Young Meister Bach," a comical and educational tale about composer Johann Sebastian Bach's early years, has its world premiere, 3 p.m. March 1, Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.

The music of Bach has a long history in the Lehigh Valley. The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, which is producing "Young Meister Bach," was established in 1898 and continues to be a beloved part of the Lehigh Valley music landscape.

The Fab Faux fan The Beatles' flame

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"We are five guys, five musicians, not a look-a-like band. We honor the great records of the Beatles and bring our passion for their music to the stage."

Those are the words of Will Lee, bassist for the Fab Faux, a popular Beatles tribute band performing at 8 p.m. March 1, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

The Fab Faux has a devoted following in the Lehigh Valley and has returned to the State many times. "We have a huge variety of people in our audience," says Lee. "All ages come. Grandparents bring grandchildren."