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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

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Heads Easton: Country music star, Jo Dee Messina, above, headlines the State Theatre for the Arts Center stage, 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Since debuting in 1996 with the hit single "Heads Carolina, Tails California," Messina has charted nine No. 1 singles, 16 Top 40 singles and sold more than five million records worldwide. The two-time Grammy nominee has two Platinum and three Gold records, certified by the RIAA. The title of her latest album, "Me," was chosen by fans. It marks Messina's most personal album to date as she wrote or co-wrote many of the songs. She released the album on her own label, Dreambound Records. Tickets: State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton St., Easton; statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

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These Boots: Puss n Boots performs 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The lineup is, above, left to right: Catherine Popper, vocals, bass, acoustic guitar; Norah Jones, vocals, electric guitar, fiddle, and Sasha Dobson, vocals, drums, acoustic guitar, bass. Jones is a nine-time Grammy Award recipient. Dobson backed up Jones on guitar, percussion and vocals on her "The Fall" album tour. Popper played bass for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Puss n Boots, which has performed together since 2008, toured clubs and played festivals this summer, including the Newport Folk Festival, in support of its debut album, "No Fools, No Fun," released in July on Blue Note Records. Tickets: artsquest.org, 610-332-3378.

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Rabbit, run: Elwood P. Dowd (Matt Enters, above, left) shares a moment with his best friend Harvey, an invisible six-and one-half foot tall rabbit, in Act 1 DeSales University Theatre 45th season opening play, the Pulitzer Prize winning 1944 classic comedy, "Harvey," through Oct. 12, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, Center Valley. "Harvey is one of those great plays written during the heyday of the American theater simple, well-constructed plays featuring interesting characters and clever plotlines," said John Bell, head of the DeSales University Division of Performing Arts. DeSales theater alumnus Matt Pfeiffer directs the production. Performances: 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: desales.edu/act1 610-282-3192

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