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Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Salute the vets: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Diane Wittry, music director, presents “Veterans’ Tribute: 100th Anniversary Of Armistice Day,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts celebrate the United States through a commissioned work inspired by the experiences of soldiers in world wars. Bethlehem native and actor Daniel Roebuck narrates Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with excerpts from “The Gettysburg Address.” Daniel Rodriguez, the “Singing Policeman,” performs “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America.” The program includes “Star Spangled Banner,” with guest conductor, State Sen. Patrick M. Browne (R-16th); the commissioned work “Rise,” by Zhou Tian; Samuel Barber’s “Adagio For Strings,” and Sergei Prokofiev’s “Symphony No. 5.” Attend the free talk, “Meet The Artist,” noon Nov. 9, Miller Symphony Hall with Wittry, Roebuck and Rodriguez. Concert tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown; allentownsymphony.org; 610-432-6715

Southern Rock: Charlie Daniels Band with The Outlaws perform in concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 9, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Daniels is known for his hits, “Uneasy Rider,” “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979 and Single of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards. The CDB performed 100-plus concerts in 2017 and is performing another full concert schedule in 2018. “I love what I do,” says Daniels, 82, of his 60-plus years in the music business. “I just thank God I make a living at what I enjoy doing.” The Outlaws, including original singer-songwriter-guitarist Henry Paul and co-founding drummer-songwriter Monte Yoho, is noted for the hits, “There Goes Another Love Song,”, “Green Grass & High Tides,” “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man.” Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000

Clapton tribute: “An Eric Clapton Retrospective,” performed by Craig Thatcher Band & Friends, will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 9, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton. The concert captures the spirit and soul of Clapton’s music, beginning with the Yardbirds, continuing with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos and as a solo artist, leading up to Clapton’s most recent release, 2016’s “I Still Do.” The Craig Thatcher Band has been entertaining audiences since 1993. The band, based in the Lehigh Valley, is: Thatcher, guitar-vocals; Wayde Leonard, bass-vocals, and Don Plowman, drums. Tickets: State Theatre Center for the Arts box office, 453 Northampton St., Easton; statetheatre.org; 1-800-999-7828; 610-252-3132