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May the bluebird of happiness ... nest

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

The song, "Happy Days are Here Again," was written in 1929 with music by Milton Ager and lyrics by Jack Yellen.

It's best remembered as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign song during his first successful 1932 presidential campaign.

Some historians have said the song became very popular with the repeal of Prohibition on April 7, 1933. The song is No. 47 on the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century" list. As of 2006, there were 76 commercially-...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

The Wilhelm Brothers, 6 p.m. Aug. 22

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY

11 W. Church St., Bethlehem. 610-867-3761...

Mummies dearest at Musikfest

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

Here Come The Mummies (HCTM), one of most incognito bands in rock, performs at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Americaplatz, Musikfest.

Get ready to rock like an Egyptian because these performers are no joke, although they're antics are far from lifeless.

The sound of their music is surprisingly uplifting and Java Mummy, vocals and percussion, explains it to a T when he says in a recent phone interview, "We are mummies full of life and libido. Our music is a celebration of that."

The...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.610-332-3378

Dave Attell, 8, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17

Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m. Aug. 22: The Beatles "Abbey Road" tribute

Kenny Vance and the Planotones, 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Big Shot, 8 p.m. Aug. 31: Billy Joel tribute

Great White Caps, 8 p.m. Sept. 5: Weezer "Blue Album" tribute

MewithoutYou, 8 p.m. Sept. 6

Doug Benson, 8:30 p...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

A region of art: "Milan Melicharek: Regional Landscapes," contiinues through Aug. 9 in the Rodale Family Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown. Melicharek's work captures the captivating and moody landscapes of Pennsylvania and Maine. The exhibition includes, above, "Grist Mill With Sheep" (Acrylic, 24 in by 36 in.). Melicharek was a teacher at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 32 years. During his career and since his retirement, he has created many paintings, had...

May the bluebird of happiness ... nest

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The song, "Happy Days are Here Again," was written in 1929 with music by Milton Ager and lyrics by Jack Yellen.

It's best remembered as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign song during his first successful 1932 presidential campaign.

Some historians have said the song became very popular with the repeal of Prohibition on April 7, 1933. The song is No. 47 on the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century" list. As of 2006, there were 76 commercially-...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR

Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St, Allentown. 610-433-7541

John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27

Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28

Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia, 7 p.m. Aug. 30

Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31

Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1

@Body.8 Days Head: CEDAR BEACH PARK

Ott and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. 610-770-...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS OUTDOORS FREE

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

The Moore Brothers Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 11

Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 18

Country Rhythm, 3 p.m. Aug. 25

One Night Stand, 3 p.m. Sept. 1

The Outlaws with Crazy Elmer, 3 p.m. Sept. 2

Tracy Lee Band, 3 p.m. Sept. 8

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK

Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757

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@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Main Lesson: East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 27

Main Lesson: Salsa, 7 p.m. Aug. 13

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"

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