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With your head in the 'Cloud'

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Cloud Atlas" is the year's most astounding film.

"Cloud Atlas" is an epic in concept, screenplay, casting, directing, cinematography, editing, sound and production design. "Cloud Atlas" is akin to the Hollywood epics of Cecil B. DeMille.

"Cloud Atlas" recalls what big studios films do best and yet it's an indie film at heart, albeit one with a $100-million budget. "Cloud Atlas" shows us new ways of looking at the world, and new ways of thinking about the universe.

This...

NASA Rover scientist at Crest

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by The Press in Focus

With the success of the recent Mars Rover Curiosity landing, Cedar Crest College is bringing a NASA to the Lehigh Valley to provide insight into space exploration.

Jennifer Stern, Ph.D., a scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Planetary Environments Laboratory, will present a lecture, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Alumnae Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

Stern's lab specializes in studying the atmosphere and surface of Mars and developing instruments to make...

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...

Rutgers jazz group to perform in Arts at St. John's series

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The Scarlet Knights Jazz Trombones, one of the elite groups in the Rutgers University Chamber Jazz Ensemble Program, performs 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St. Allentown.

The number of participants in the group varies each year. In the performance, hosted by the Rutger's Club of the Lehigh Valley as part of The Arts at St. John's concert series, there will be a rhythm section with no fewer than five trombonists.

The concert is directed by...

Project Child meeting to show film about 'Learning to Care'

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

A child doesn't arrive with an instruction manual. Parents can become overwhelmed with the responsibilities involved in caring for their children. Other factors such as separation or divorce in a family can cause additional parenting stress.

Child abuse can be physical, mental and verbal in addition to not meeting the basic needs of the child.

Project Child Lehigh Valley is an innovative program that focuses on preventing child abuse through education and awareness. Project...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Fringe," 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 15, 16, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets, Easton, lafayette.edu, 610-330-5009

"Going Green the Wong Way," 8 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689

"Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10; 2 p.m. Nov. 11, Salisbury Senior High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown. stsd.org, 610-797-4107

"Lysistrata by Aristophanes," 8 p.m. Nov...

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...

Salisbury High School 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Monday, October 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury High School kicks off the Freddys high school musicals season with "Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11, high school auditorium, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.

The show includes, above, left to right: Taylor Heverly (Audrey), Alan Mendez (Audrey II) and Tommy Walters (Seymour).

"Little Shop of Horrors" is a 1982 off-Broadway musical which went to Broadway. It is based on a low-budget 1960 Roger Corman-directed horror film spoof...

A real 'Hoe-Down'

Monday, October 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Oct. 16, 1942, was the premiere of the ballet, "Rodeo," by Aaron Copland at the Metropolitan Opera House with dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mille and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, a dance company that moved to the United States during World War II.

Ms. de Mille received 22 curtain calls for her performance of the "Cowgirl" and Copland's music became a staple of the repertoire. "Hoe-Down" from "Rodeo" was originally inspired and based upon a fiddle version of an American folk...

LVAC

Monday, October 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council is presenting the second annual "Art for Everyone," 2 - 5 p.m. Nov. 4, suite adjacent to L.L. Bean, Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Center Valley Parkway, Upper Saucon Township.

Tom Hall Auctions will auction off more than 100 fine-art paintings and prints with the proceeds shared equally between the artists and the arts council. Thirty regional artists are represented, including Michael Sincavage, Kim Robertson, Vivian Fishbone, John Gaydos and Daniel...