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Beloved pastor retires from The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Pastor Marge Dean, associate pastor of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus, is greeted during worship June 2 by the Rev. Glenn L. Simmons, associate to the Bishop, with a letter of thanks for her service to the church from Bishop Zeiser of the Northeastern PA Synod. Pastor Marge was greeted by members at a reception following worship to thank her for her ministry as she begins retirement. During her time at Holy Spirit, Pastor Marge brought the Rejoicing Spirits ministry to life (...


Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

Actors in Action Festival: "The Atheist," "Sensitivity Training," "The Un-Named Body Project," June 13 - 30, Allentown Public Theatre, Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, 542 W. Hamilton St., Suite 203, Allentown. 610-433-4150

"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

"Crazy For You," June 12 - 30, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre...


Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

They try: the David Murray Quartet featuring Macy Gray, above, performs 7:30 p.m. June 18, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, Steel Stacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Few musicians in jazz history have proven more vigorously productive and resourceful than David Murray. From the moment he first visited New York as a 20-year-old student in 1975, Murray has careened forward in a cool, collected, rocket-fueled streak. Over the past 35 years, he released more than 150 albums under his own name...

Cohn walking on audience requests

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by DIANE BAKOS Special to The Press in Focus

You wouldn't expect a Grammy award-winning artist to invite requests from the audience during his concerts, but singer-songwriter Marc Cohn says he thrives on that kind exchange of energy.

Which means the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem should be ideal for his concert there, 8 p.m. June 7, since few sit more than about 60 feet from the stage.

"I usually prefer small theaters, or any place where the audience is partly visible and right up close," says Cohn. "It makes for a much more...

Tonys & Tapas at Civic

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown presenst its 3rd annual Tonys & Tapas Benefit, 4 - 6:30 p.m. June 9, Nineteenth Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown.

There will be vocal performances from recent Civic productions, appetizer samplings from Lehigh Valley restaurants and caterers providing small bites (tapas), a silent auction, open wine bar, and cocktails.

Providing food samplings on the theater's stage are Bon Appetina Catering, Cactus Blue, Catering by Karen Hunter, The...

Hollywood on Cedar Crest

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by DIANE BAKOS Special to The Press in Focus

Hollywood needs you.

And it's now recruiting, at a college near you.

From July 12 through Aug. 10, Cedar Crest College, Allentown, is offering an opportunity for 50 students to learn how to take a TV, film, or stage production from conception to completion.

The twist: You'll learn how to do it not only under the tutelage of Cedar Crest Assistant Professor Kevin Gallagher and Kutztown University Professor James Ogden, you're going to be directed by three Hollywood...


Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by PHOTO BY CAROL ROSEGG in Focus

"Altogether ooky": The 2013-2014 National Tour of the musical, "The Addams Family," above, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, comes to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, for two shows, 7 p.m. June 10 and 11. "The Addams Family" began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011. The show has a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by...

'Shakespeare for everyone'

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

This year's Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is not unlike a "who's who" and "greatest hits," with several popular actors and directors returning for a 22nd season that includes a huge musical, comedies and rarely-staged works of The Bard at DeSales University, Center Valley.

Jim Helsinger, Orlando Shakespeare Festival artistic director who has delighted PSF audiences, is back to direct and appear as Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest," July 10 - Aug. 4, Main...


Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Christian singer Adam Paul Williams performs at 6 p.m. June 9, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, I-78 & Cedar Crest Boulevard, Salisbury Township. The concert will feature music from the church choirs. A free-will offering will be taken.

Williams will participate in church services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. June 9 services at the church.