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Bid on piano to the stars

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Musikfest fans, collectors and music aficionados from throughout the United States will have a chance to own a piece of music history when ArtsQuest holds its second-annual ArtsQuest Anniversary Party at SteelStacks, 6 - 10 p.m. April 26, the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks.

The fundraiser, celebrating the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks' second birthday and Musikfest's 30th anniversary, will feature the kickoff of a nationwide auction of the Musikfest piano, a Young Chang grand...

It's a question of balance - literally

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I'm 79 and I've taken a couple of spills in the last few months. I'm concerned that I might not be as steady on my feet as I used to be. What should I do about this?

About one in 10 over 65 experience difficulty with balance. More than 40 percent of Americans will go to a doctor complaining of dizziness. Getting older is only part of the problem. Inner-ear disturbances are the primary cause.

Losing balance when you're older is serious stuff. The Centers for Disease Control...

'Dance Emerge' showcases Muhlenberg choreographers

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance Department presents "Dance Emerge," a showcase for dance works created by emerging choreographers, April 18 - 21, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

"Dance Emerge" showcases 14 choreographers and 60 dancers from the department's dance program, with costume and lighting by the department's professional staff.

Jeffrey Peterson and Teresa VanDenend Sorge are co-artistic...

DanceBrazil back at Lafayette with director's newest work

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

DanceBrazil performs 8 p.m. April 3, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, 317 Hamilton St., Easton.

DanceBrazil has enthralled audiences around the world for more than 30 years with its fusion of Afro-Brazilian movements, contemporary dance and Capoeira, a dance-martial arts form that evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement.

The company's return to the Williams Center features artistic director and choreographer's Jelon Vieira's newest work, "...

Moravian College presents 38th annual dance concert

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Moravian College Dance Company presents its 38th annual spring concert, 7:30 p.m. April 5, 6, Foy Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

The concert includes dance pieces choreographed by students, teachers and guests as the dancers showcase their skill in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, modern, lyrical and contemporary dance.

Under the direction of Mary Anne Gillen Hoffman, artistic director, are student choreographers Samantha Anderson '13, Caitlin Bach '...

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Tickets are no longer available for the 7:30 p.m. April 11 address at Lafayette College, Easton, by world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, but the event will be televised live in Colton Chapel.

No tickets are required for the telecast. Seating is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, Goodall signs books in Kamine Gymnasium, Kirby Sports Center.

Rachel Brummel, Lafayette College assistant professor of environmental studies, presents "...

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Still hopping: "When a child loves you for a long, long time ... then you become real." So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' literary classic, "The Velveteen Rabbit." A stage version, above, will be presented by Enchantment Theatre Company, 2 p.m. April 7, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. The production, directed by Leslie Reidel, includes life-sized puppets and actors in masks. The script is adapted from the book by Leslie Reidel, Jennifer...

Boscov's Berks Jazz Festival has 130 concerts in Reading

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

The 23rd Annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Festival, April 5 - 14, has added some new artists this year. And many other artists will be returning.

Among the newcomers are Brian Hughes, Babatunde Lea, Elan Trotman and Friends and Cyrille Aimee and the Surreal Band.

Dianne Reeves opens the jazz fest, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Sovereign Performing Arts Center, 136 N. Sixth St., Reading.

Reeves is the only singer to win Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance on three consecutive...

THEATER REVIEW

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Toe-tapping song and dance is at its best at The Pines Dinner Theatre when a battered upright piano takes a young, talented troupe on a musical tour of the 20th century in "I Love A Piano" as they celebrate some of the best music from the Great American Songbook produced between 1911 through the 1950's.

Many of the most memorable songs in that songbook were written by Irving Berlin, including the show's title tune, "I Love A Piano." The revue, which continues through June 2 at The...