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Box Office hours

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ALLENTOWN FAIR:

The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the Fair, Aug. - Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Starting Aug. 6, box office hours were 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday through Aug. 21. The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 22 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.

The Fair Box Office sells...

Respectfully Yours: pajama bottoms

Monday, August 13, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Why do women wear pajama bottoms in public? This battle of appropriate versus. comfy has gone too far. Is wearing pajamas out in public ever OK?

Dear Reader,

This shouldn’t be considered fashionable, even if everybody is doing it. There are women who celebrate the daytime pajama trend. They think it’s progressive.

There are a good number of magazine articles explaining how to pull off the daytime pajama look. However, celebrities are not wearing...

Five compete for title of 2018 Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The new 2018 Allentown Fair Queen to reign over the upcoming 166th agricultural and entertainment exposition will be crowned during the contest finals, 3 p.m. Aug. 12, Christopher’s Restaurant at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

The event is free and open to the public for this pre-Fair event. The Allentown Fair runs Aug. 28 through Labor Day Sept. 3.

The five contestants competing to succeed the 2017 title holder Zaren Kerper of Fleetwood and win a $1,000...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, August 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Preview night: Musikfest celebrates its 35th anniversary by kicking things off a day early with preview night at SteelStacks, 4:30 p.m.-midnight Aug. 2, featuring free performances by The Barrel House Brothers, April Mae and the June Bugs, Funky Dawgs Brass Band and Baby Soda Jazz Band. Also, in a ticketed concert, is Trombone Shorty’s “Voodoo Threauxdown Tour” at the Sands Steel Stage. The concert by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue also features Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band...

Nellie McKay seeks solace in the standards

Friday, August 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For her latest album, Nellie McKay returns to one of her favorite “books,” the Great American Songbook.

And she gives a nod to one of her favorite classic movies.

McKay performs selections from “Sister Orchid,” 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Sellersville Theatre 1894, Sellersville, Bucks County.

After several concerts in New York City, including SummerStage, Central Park, and a four-day series. Sept. 19-22 at Birdland, McKay returns to her home turf of the Poconos, for a concert at the...

A first for Packard: Car featured at 55th Das Awkscht Fescht

Friday, August 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Packard, featured car for the 55th annual Das Awkscht Fescht, Aug. 3-5, Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, is legendary, from being one of the first gasoline-powered vehicles to powering military aircraft during World War I and II.

Das Awkscht Fescht is said to be the largest antique and classic car show in the United States, with 2,500 vehicles expected.

A “Friday Night Cruise to the Fescht,” is Aug. 3. There’s a “Car Corral” sales area; “Antique Auto Flea Market,” with 500...

Zero degree of separation with the Bacon Brothers

Friday, August 3, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

With more than 20 years and eight albums under their belt, The Bacon Brothers blend rock, soul, folk and Americana.

“For one thing, we have two writers, and for another thing, we don’t really say, ’This is the kind of music that we play or the instrumentation we use,’” says Kevin Bacon in a phone interview.

“There are certain bands that don’t use certain things, like the banjo. It just wouldn’t work for them. But for us, it does. We write the song and see where the arrangement...

Styx ‘Mission’ to Musikfest

Friday, August 3, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Legendary progressive rockers Styx are set to land at Musikfest in Bethlehem with classic tracks and another lofty musical voyage.

The 7 p.m. Aug. 3 concert at Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, is a double bill with Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.

The group’s latest space trip, “The Mission,” its latest album, is proving invigorating to Styx keyboardist and vocalist Lawrence Gowan. After a 12-year hiatus from the rock group’s last studio effort, the members started “...

German youth choir performs at Holy Spirit, Waldheim Park

Friday, August 3, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS BYLINE.2: in Focus

An award-winning youth choir from Germany that has been featured on German television and sung at the historic Rosengarten Congress Center makes its Lehigh Valley debut in two concerts and a church service as part of two-weeks of appearances on the East Coast during the group’s inaugural United States tour.

Vivida Banda performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the sanctuary of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Emmaus. The group also sings at 10 a.m. before the 10:15 a...