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Excuse you?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

Philosophers and theologians may disagree on whether or not humans have a soul, but nobody disputes that humans, like other animals, have bodies.

And bodies, to paraphrase Shakespeare, are heir to a thousand natural shocks.

Natural shocks like gas. Like runny noses. Like pimples. And smells. Things that people don't necessarily like to talk about in polite company.

All of these things are explored in their wonderfully loud, smelly and graphic reality in the exhibition, "...

INDIAN MUSEUM

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The exhibition, "Empires of the Jungle," continues through Sept. 8 at the Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown.

The exhibition, which explores Central and South America's prehistoric past, includes a Maya zoomorphic effigy, a Costa Rican Sukia ("healer") figure, obsidian blades and pendants, drinking vessels, and Aztec techniques for making and drilling obsidian pendants.

The artifacts in the exhibit include pieces collected by historians and...

CK PLAYERS

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Crowded Kitchen Players holds auditions for "A Flea In Her Ear," the Georges Feydeau farce, 8 p.m. July 8, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St. Quakertown, and 8 p.m. July 10, Crowded Kitchen, 1680 Minesite Road, Allentown.

The show runs Sept. 27 - Oct 13 at McCoole's.

"A Flea In Her Ear" follows numerous and frantic husbands, wives and wannabe paramours as they stalk one another in a Parisian mansion and through the halls and bedchambers of a notorious hotel.

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Consider scooter as viable alternative

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I don't walk so well anymore and I'm considering getting one of those scooters that I see seniors driving. What do you know about them?

Scooters have become increasingly popular since they were invented in 1968. As more baby boomers hit the market for mobility assistive equipment, we will see more scooters.

About 1.7 million in the United States use wheelchairs or scooters. About 90 percent of these people have manual wheelchairs. There are155,000 using electrically-powered...

THEATER REVIEW 'Seussical' a delight for all

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

The cast of "Seussical, the Dr. Seuss Musical!," performs with great enthusiasm in a show that's a delight for children and adults alike.

"Seussical" continues through July 27, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, as part of the 33rd season of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.

With the singing, dancing and rhyming, it's almost as if Dr. Seuss directed the play himself. In fact, the play was directed by Benjamin...

Sixth Street Shelter expansion outlined

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Allentown's Sixth Street Shelter Director Jessica R. Dreistadt hosted local supporters, community leaders, volunteers and donors to unveil a new, in-progress expansion of the homeless family shelter at 221 - 223 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

When construction is complete, expected to happen in October, five apartments will be added to the existing 20 apartments in the building operated by Sixth Street Shelter.

The Sixth Street Shelter serves 120 families per year, according to...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by PHOTO BY JEFFREY DUPUIS in Focus

Kempton Jambalaya: The Honey Island Swamp Band, above, plays Jambalaya Music Fest, 9:30 p.m. July 6; 6 p.m. July 7, Kempton Community and Recreation Center, Kempton, Berks County, as part of a tour for its fourth and latest album, ''Cane Sugar,'' with concerts in Taos, N.M.; Telluride, Vail and Denver, Col.; San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago and at the legendary Tipitina's, New Orleans. The three-day Jambalaya Fest, July 5 - 7, includes Americana, blues, cajun, funk, R&B, rock, soul and...

Brad Pitt versus the zombies

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us and it's called "World War Z."

That's "Z" as in zombie.

And the only person standing between us and the end of the world as we know it is Brad Pitt, who portrays a former United Nations official called back into service and tasked to find the antidote to a zombie pandemic.

"World War Z" is not as funny as "Zombieland," the 2009 zombie horror film spoof starring Woody Harrelson, Jessie Eisenberg and Emma Stone as zombie-battling Americans...

LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATER

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"Aida," July 26 - Aug. 11, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 9, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. 610-282-WILL

"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 3, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671

"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The...