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George Winston to benefit charity in Bethlehem concert

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

George Winston, one of the most recognized pianists in the world, brings his tour to Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, 7:30 p.m. April 15.

"It's great to be back in the area and in Bethlehem," he says in a phone interview.

Winston is expected to play selections from his lastest CD, "Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions 2 -A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit."

Winston began playing the acoustic piano in 1971 after being inspired by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Teddy Wilson.

Gruesome Bethlehem killings inspire novel by city native

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Kurt B. Dowdle is at the Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St, Bethlehem, at 1 p.m. April 19 for a book signing of his "Ax & Spade" novel, which is based on a factual story dating to the 19th century.

Dowdle's inspiration for writing this story came to him when he found an article in The New York Times about a double axe killing of a wife and husband and the hanging of the suspected murderer in December 1880.

The house where the alleged murders took place was about one mile from where Dowdle grew up in Bethlehem.

Pedaling peace through paper at Crest

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by ERIN FERGUSON in Social News

Drew Luan Matott and Margaret Elizabeth Mahan, founders of the "Peace Paper Project," Saranac Lake, N.Y., bring their program to Cedar Crest College, Allentown, for three days of talks and workshops that includes a display of examples of art from the workshops and a talk and reception at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

The events are free and open to the public.

The concept of the "Peace Paper Project" is to use "the ancient tradition of hand papermaking as a vehicle for personal expression and cultural change."