Dave Liebman, multiple Grammy nominee, and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award, is internationally renowned, with a career spanning more than 40 years.
He has played with many of the world's greatest jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Chic Correa, Elvin Jones, John McLaughlin and McCoy Tyner.
It is a natural progression for his daughter Lydia, 21, to follow her parents' musical footsteps. Dave is a saxophonist, flutist and pianist. Her mother, Caris Visentin Liebman, is a world-class jazz oboist.
The Sultans of String are set to descend upon Bethlehem from the Great White North.
The Sultans of String, consisting of six-string violinist Chris McKhool and acoustic guitarist Kevin Laliberté, are hitting the road on a several month-long tour promoting their latest CD, "Move."
The Sultans begin their stop in Bethlehem Jan. 10 by performing a live radio session on Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio station WDIY, 88.1 FM, at 3 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. show at celebrated folk coffeehouse Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.
"9 to 5," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. cedarcrest.edu, 800-360-1222
"A Chorus Line," 8 p.m. Jan. 12, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. zoellnerartscenter.org, 610-758-2787
"Boeing Boeing," 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 21, Feb 1, 2; 3 p.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem. paplayhouse.org, 610-865-6665
Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera, "Amahl And The Night Vistiors," will be presented, 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 3 p.m. Jan. 20, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St., Bethlehem.
The lead roles are performed by William Walton (Amahl), Michele Giletto (Amahl's mother), Robert Cohen (King Kaspar), Doug Helfrich (King Melchoir), Jeff Gross (King Balthazar) and Michael Pesavento (the Page).
The opera is under the direction of Michael Pesavento and the accompanist is Nancy Shumaker.
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@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
@Body.8 Days:1210 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
"King of Devil's Island," 2 p.m. Jan. 19. Free
@Body.8 Days Head:AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM
@Body.8 Days:5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200
"Crazy Car Comedies," 1 p.m. Jan. 13
"Packard: American Classic Car," 1 p.m. Jan. 20
"Speed Devils," 1 p.m. Jan. 27
@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER, STEELSTACKS
@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
The Bethlehem Palette Club January program meeting is 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.
There will be a demonstration by pastel artist Susan Ketcham, signature member of the Pastel Society of America.
The program is free and open to the public. Non-members are welcome to attend.
Have a "Blast": The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, will be transformed into a steel plant blast furnace during the multi-dimensional photography installation, "Blast Furnace," opening Jan. 10. The exhibit, created by Mike and Jamie Cabreza of iMiJ Shop of Easton, has more than 50 photos, including 30-plus featured on the Cabrezas' three-dimensional iMiJ Blocks, above, on display throughout the building. The opening reception for "Blast Furnace" is 5 - 8 p.m. Jan.
Shakespeare's "Henry VIII" and "Measure for Measure" will receive their first productions at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in the company's summer season of 2013.
The season will also include Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the award-winning comic-thriller, "The 39 Steps," and Rodgers and Hammerstein's legendary musical, "Oklahoma!"
The season opens May 31 and runs through Aug. 4 in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.
PBS39 premieres its latest documentary, "Bringing New Life to Old Steel," 8:30 p.m. Jan. 6.
From the award-winning producers of "Bethlehem Steel: The People Who Built America," comes a documentary a decade in the making which tells the story of a new economic engine filling the void left by Bethlehem Steel Corp.
The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, will be transformed into a steel plant blast furnace during the multi-dimensional photography installation, "Blast Furnace," opening Jan. 10.
The exhibit, created by Mike and Jamie Cabreza of iMiJ Shop of Easton, will include more than 50 photos, including 30-plus featured on the Cabrezas' three-dimensional iMiJ Blocks on display throughout the building.