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Mikolas, Salemme in sculpture exhibit

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Joie de Vivre: Karel Mikolas-Antonio Salemme" features rarely-shown terra cotta (fired clay) figurative works, plus ink and charcoal drawings, by two classically-trained European-born artists who settled in the Lehigh Valley at The Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, 542 W. Hamilton St., Suite 203, Allentown.

An opening reception for "Joie de Vivre' is noon - 5 p.m. June 2 in the Salemme gallery, where the exhibition continues through June 30.

The terra cotta works, called...

Kinks' Dave Davies: He's really got riffs

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Rock fans are in for a sweet spot with the June 4 release of Kinks' legend Dave Davies new album, "I Will Be Me" (Cleopatra Records) only his sixth solo studio album by my count and his concert, 8 p.m. June 1, Musikfest Cafe, Bethlehem only one of a baker's dozen United States' gigs by my count (as of this article's deadline).

Speaking of counting, Davies is known for devising one of the most famous rhythms and riffs in rock 'n' roll this side of Bo Diddley (1, 2 ... 3, 4 .. 5, as in...

'Star Trek Into': sci-fi boldly

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Star Trek Into Darkness" is that all-too-often rare sci-fi movie that has spectacular special effects, a screenplay with an actual storyline, character development and surprise plot turns.

J. J. Abrams ("Star Trek," 2009; TV's "Aliens," "Lost"), directs a screenplay by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ("Transformers," 2007, 2009; "Star Trek," 2009) and Damon Lindelof ("World War Z," "Prometheus," "Cowboys & Aliens," TV's "Lost") that mixes action set pieces and character-driven...

Barn photography topic of workshop

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Saucon Valley Conservancy hosts its 2nd Annual Barn Photo Workshop, 9 a.m. - noon June 1, Heller Homestead, 1890-92 Friedensville Road, Lower Saucon Township.

The event is held rain or shine.

Take photographs of barns, historical buildings and other subjects with a digital SLR, point-and-shoot camera, or cell phone. Learn photo tips and techniques you can use on the 2013 Barn Tour of Saucon Valley Barns Sept. 14.

Frank T. Smith, an award-winning photographer, will...

City Arts: Camp for Kids adds fashion, nature, science, math

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

If you think of mosquitoes and poison ivy when you think "summer camp" think again. The Baum School of Art in Allentown is hosting Partnership Camps for children this summer which focus on beauty without the bugs.

City Arts: Camp for Kids is for children 7-11 and runs from June 24 - 28. City Arts is a collaboration of six major art and cultural institutions in the Lehigh Valley: The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, The Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown,...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

You really got him: Dave Davies, the legendary co-founder of the seminal British Invasion rock band, The Kinks, is in concert 8 p.m. June 1, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Guitarist Davies, seen above on the cover of his latest album, "I Will Be Me" (set for release June 4), was an integral part of the quartet that helped shape the sound of rock with Top 10 hits like "All Day and All of the Night," "Lola," "Tired of Waiting for You" and "You...

The grapefruit effect and medications

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. My daughter heard that grapefruit juice can be toxic for some people. Is that true?

The juice, itself, is not toxic. But you should be careful taking medicine with grapefruit.

Grapefruit juice can raise the level of some medications in the blood. The effect of grapefruit was discovered after using juice to mask the taste of a medicine. So, be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is safe to have grapefruit with your medications.

Taking medicine can be hazardous...

SANDS CENTER

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The fourth annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival is May 31 - June 2, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem.

More than 20 Lehigh Valley restaurants are expected to participate.

Cooking demonstrations with Chefs Emeril Lagasse, Chris Wilson, Culinary Director for Emeril's New Orleans Restaurants and Brett Wertz, Executive Chef for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort are available.

New to the festival this year is The Burger and Beer Bash, May 31, with entertainment by The...

Experience bears repeating

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

My second career (I was an elementary school teacher for 33 years) as a nature and travel writer-photographer will never place me in a higher tax bracket, but it has afforded me a number of atypical encounters that I would not have experienced if I did not have press credentials.

One example happened earlier this month when I joined Northampton County Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer Brad Kreider and Deputy Tom Harrington, while they processed a nuisance...

Tony-winner Faith Prince in concert at ArtsQuest

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Tony Award-winner Faith Prince presents her concert, "Have a Little Faith," 7 p.m. June 2, Fowler Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

"Have A Little Faith" is described as a "smorgasbord" of Faith Prince: past, present and future. From her memorable Broadway triumphs to tales and songs from her early Off-Broadway gems to her latest Broadway roles, the evening includes her quirky humor, as well as touching moments filled with pathos.

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