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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

Appetite for Art, noon - 1:30 p.m. March 19

Spring Festival: Going Green, noon - 4 p.m. March 23

Gala Dinner Dance and Auction, 7 p.m. April 12

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

Gene Perla brings the funk to Symphony Hall jazz series

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The Jazz Cabaret Series continues with a performance by Gene Perla and Funk Xpress, 7:30 p.m. March 21, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

For nearly five decades, virtuoso bassist Perla has travelled the world, making his mark as a jazz musician playing with Frank Sinatra, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and Willie Bobo.

Each member of Funk Xpress is a world-class musician.

New York-based keyboardist Jon Ballantyne is noted for improvisation and driving rhythms.

Spotlight On: That sound you hear in 'Spank!' is laughter

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"It's a great girls'-night out," says actor Chris Gustin, describing "Spank! Harder," the musical satire of the wildly-popular "Fifty Shades" book trilogy.

"Spank! Harder" comes to Bethlehem for three nights, 8 p.m. March 27, 28, 29, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, Steel Stacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

"Fifty Shades of Grey," "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed," with a tense storyline of romance, dominance and submission, is parodied in the hit touring production, follow-up to last year's "Spank!"

Gallery View: Angel Suarez-Rosada explores his roots

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"Fiebre Espirtua," ('Spiritual Fever"), a colorful and emotional show of sculpture, installations and paintings by Easton artist Angel Suarez-Rosada, is on display through April 13, Re: Find, 437 Northampton St., Easton.

Suarez-Rosada, born and raised in Puerto Rico, brings elements of his childhood, religion and life in Easton into the art he creates.

Spotlight On: 'Diary' of aspirations at Symphony Hall

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly," a live-action musical based on the popular series of children's books by "Click, Clack, Moo" author Doreen Cronin, slides and buzzes its way into the Lehigh Valley, at 2 p.m. March 23, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Doddy Gamez, a New York City-based actor, plays the title role of Worm in the production. Gamez studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles and New York City. He's been touring with "Diary" since last October.

Spotlight On: '80's music rocks through the 'Ages' at State

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

The touring production of the hit Broadway musical, "Rock of Ages," roars into the Lehigh Valley, at 7 p.m. March 23, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

Set in 1987 amidst the big hair and the even bigger hard rock music of the 1980's, "Rock of Ages" tells the tale of a small-town girl who falls for a rock 'n' roll boy.

Sam Dowling, a New York City actor and Kansas City native, plays the supporting role of Joey Primo in the production.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

A dear diary: "Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly" will be presented at 2 p.m. March 23, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. The Omaha Theater Company is touring "Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly" through March, having begun the tour in October 2013. The show, adapted for the stage by Joan Cushing, is based on the "Diary of a Worm" series written by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, with music and lyrics by Joan Cushing. The Omaha touring production is directed by New York City director Rob Urbinati.

CAMERATA

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Singers present Bruckner 'Mass'

The Camerata Singers present its Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. March 22, First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown.

The "Mass No. 3 in F Minor" by Anton Bruckner will be performed by the Camerata Singers, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Allan Birney, and soloists Elizabeth Weigle, soprano; Patricia Risley, mezzo soprano; Owen McIntosh, tenor; and Dashon Burton, bass.

Tickets: PACamerataSingers.org, 610-434-7811

Bud's View: The bald eagle has landed

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Despite status change to 'protected,' few sighted during fifth annual tour

The winter months are the best time of the year for bald eagle observations. Many resident bald eagles migrate south for the winter, but winter is prime time for seeing those that remain, as well as many that migrate from northern Canada. There are about six bald eagle nests in the Lehigh Valley.

LCCC, BAUM

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Tango class

Lehigh Carbon Community College alumni are invited to learn the Argentine Tango, 6:30 p.m. March 20, Community Room, The Baum School of Art, 510 W. Linden St., Allentown.

The Argentine Tango will be demonstrated by instructor Svetlana Howells, affiliated with the Lehigh Valley dance event "Enchanted Moon Tango."

The event, free for LCCC alumni and open to all levels of dance experience, is sponsored by the LCCC Alumni Association.

To register: call Jane Wilchak, 610-799-1929.