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Rosado brings Latin flavor to 'Upstairs Cabaret Series'

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Hector Rosado and his Latin Orchestra, also known as Hector Rosado y Su Orq Hache, performs in the "Upstairs Cabaret Series," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Since his birth in Corozal, Puerto Rico, 49 years ago, Rosado has become a renowned percussionist, specializing in Latin music, especially drums, congas, timbales and bongos.

Rosado and his family moved to New York in 1964, and five years later moved to...

A von Trapp Christmas

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in Focus

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"Christmas with the von Trapp Children" returns to Bethlehem for the first time since 2006. Sofia, Melanie, Amanda and Justin, great-grandchildren of Maria and Baron von Trapp of "The Sound of Music" fame, sing holiday classics, favorites from the world-famous musical and movie, and folk and Broadway tunes, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 - 17, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets: artsqeuest.org, 610-332-3378

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 6, 8, 13, 14, 15; 2 p.m. Dec. 2, 8, 9, 15, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"A Christmas Story," 8 p.m. Nov. 28, 29, 30, Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 9; 9:45 a.m. Dec. 3, Act One, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. Talk-back with the director and cast following 2 p.m. Dec. 2 performance. desales.edu,...

Digging the roots of 'Field Recordings'

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

It would be difficult to encapsulate the impressive and exhaustive work that is musician-author Stephen Wade's "The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience" (University of Illinois Press, $24.95, 477 pp.)

You'd best let Wade do so himself, 8 p.m. Nov. 17, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, when he performs selections from the CD that accompanies the book, as well as those from his latest CD, "Banjo Diary: Lessons from Tradition."

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Book signing set for Moravian putz book

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Central Moravian Church is publishing a new book, "The Moravian Christmas Putz: Bethlehem Moravians Tell the Story of the Birth of Christ," this month, marking the 75 years since Bethlehem became known as Christmas City USA.

That same year, Central Moravian Church opened its doors to its Community Putz for the first time Dec. 24, 1937.

The 72-page volume, with 90 color pictures, tells the history and Moravian traditions surrounding the putz.

The book, scheduled to appear...

The Dexter Baker challenge will live on

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Dexter F. Baker's mantra was "challenge the status quo."

Baker's words rang out at the launch party for the iDeX Creativity and Innovation Lab at Wilbur Powerhouse, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

The launch party was one of the last major events attended by Dexter "Dex" Baker, 85, who died Nov. 1.

The Innovation Lab is part of Lehigh's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, founded and funded by Baker, who retired in 1992 as CEO and board...

SteelJam returns to ArtsQuest

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Performances by The Victor Wooten Band, Jimmy Herring Band and Conspirator highlight two nights of nonstop jamming as SteelJam returns Nov. 9 and 10 to Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Headlining SteelJam Nov. 9 is Conspirator, the project formed in 2004 by the Disco Biscuits' Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein, along with New York producer DJ Omen. With the addition of virtuoso guitarist Chris Michetti and drummers Darren Shearer (New Deal) and...

Shatner goes where the laughter is

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by MEGHAN LAVERNE Special to The Press in Focus

Great news for "Star Trek" fans and comedy lovers in the Lehigh Valley area: William Shatner beams into the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., 453 Northampton St., Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11, to perform his one-man show, "Shatner's World."

In a recent telephone interview, Shatner says his show "grew from sitting around doing interviews."

In his 90-minute set, the audience will hear tales from behind the camera, and in front of it, as Shatner shares experiences from...

DeSales professor one-man 'Gospel' to benefit water safety, Saucon funds

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

You probably have read the Bible.

And you've probably had the Bible, or passages of the Bible, read to you.

You probably have not experienced an entire book of the Bible performed as a one-man show.

Wayne Turney, a professor of theater in his eighth year in DeSales University's Performing and Fine Arts Department, presents "The Gospel According to Saint Mark," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, 2190 S. Easton Road, Lower Saucon Township.

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