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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

The next "Sojourn": The Moody Blues return to the State Theatre for the Performing Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, 8 p.m. Nov. 23, to launch their fall-winter 2012 Tour, "The Voyage Continues - Highway 45." The British rockers, above, left to right, Justin Hayward, guitar; Graeme Edge, drums; and John Lodge, bass, have sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and received 14 platinum and gold discs, among them: "Days of Future Passed" (1967), "In Search of the Lost Chord" (1968), "On the Threshold of a Dream" (1969), "A Question of Balance" (1970), "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour" (1971), "Seventh Sojourn" (1972), "Octave" (1978) and "Long Distance Voyager" (1981). Tickets: statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

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"Winter" tour: Singer-songwriter-pianist Jim Brickman, above, presents his holiday-themed concert, "On A Winter's Night," 8 p.m. Nov. 30, Miller Symphony Hall, 23, N. Sixth St., Allentown. Brickman is known for solo piano compositions and vocal collaborations with Michael W. Smith, Martina McBride and Lady Antebellum. He has received a Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association and Grammy nominations. The Shaker Heights, Ohio, native released his first album, "No Words" (1994), followed with "By Heart" (1995), from which the title cut became his first Top 20 adult contemporary hit. His Christmas-themed CDs include "The Gift" (1997), with the title cut featuring Collin Raye and Susan Ashton. Tickets: allentownsymphony.org, 610-432-6715

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A taste of Haggis: Toronto, Canada-based Indie-Scottish-folk rock world-fusion band whew, that is a mouthful Enter the Haggis performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders' Way, Bethlehem. ETH, as the band is known, has been playing and recording since 1996. The group's latest studio album, "Whitelake," its ninth release, was released in 2011. The group has played numerous festivals, from Folk im Schlosshof, Bonfeld, Germany, to Vancouver Island MusicFest, Courtenay, British Columbia, to the Ann Arbor Folk Fest, Ann Arbor, Mich., to Musikfest. Tickets: artsquest.org, 610-332-3378

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