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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Polly is back: "Artist's Collection," through Feb. 23, Fox Optical & Gallery, 28 E. Third St., Bethlehem, brings the work of Allentown artist Polly Wood, above, back to public view. Wood is showing a range of work, from her well-known large exaggerated-realism portraits of compelling women whose eyes seem to follow you from the canvas to beyond the frame and around the gallery; to new, colorful, fanciful abstracts, to two-dimensional hanging sounding sculptures you can tap with a mallet...

Moravian 'Sustainability' exhibit opening

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Constance Garrow Diamond's "Sustainability in Painting," opens with a reception and talk by Diamond, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Payne Gallery, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem, where the exhibit continues through Feb. 17.

The exhibition includes 35 works of art constructed as collage using acrylic-mixed medium on paper. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition supports Moravian College's "Sustainability In Focus" themed...

OSCAR CONTEST ENTRY FORM

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Readers Pick the Oscar recipients contest for the 85th Academy Awards.

Motion Picture

@$: 5 "Amour"

5 "Argo"

5 "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

5 "Django Unchained"

5 "Les Misérables"

5 "Life of Pi"

5 "Lincoln"

5 "Silver Linings Playbook"

5 "Zero Dark Thirty"

Director

@$: 5 Michael Haneke, "Amour"

5 Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"

5 Ang...

Nominees being accepted for 25th Arts Ovation awards

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Charles Kalan and Susan Rutt, Co-Chairs of Arts Ovation, have announced that nominations are now being requested for awards to be presented at the Allentown Arts Commission's 25th Annual Luncheon, May 2.

Nominations may be submitted in writing or via email in the following categories:

Outstanding Achievement in Visual, Performing and Literary Arts: May be individuals and-or arts organizations. In submitting a nomination, specify if it is for Visual, Performing or Literary Arts...

MORAVIAN

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Several members of the Moravian College music faculty come together for a "revue," 4 p.m. Jan. 20, Peter Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Bethlehem.

Performers include Suzanne Kompass, soprano; Dan DeChellis, piano; Inna Eyzerovich, violin; and Gregory Oaten, tenor.

Baum School sponsors figure drawing at Da Vinci

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Baum School of Art will sponsor "Bodies Revealed Figure Drawing Workshop," with Adriano Farinella, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown. A reception follows, 7:30 -8:15 pm.

The "Bodies Revealed" exhibition at the Da Vinci Science Center is an opportunity for students of figure drawing to immerse themselves in anatomical study.

In the typical figure drawing class at Baum School, anatomy is discussed as it pertains to drawing the human form. This is an...

Pick Oscar winners

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced.

Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC television network.

The person who chooses the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn's Peak gift card; tickets to movies at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton, a Lehigh Valley Press prize package; and may have his or her photo appear in the...

Submit poems for Focus section, WDIY

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.

First-place...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"9 to 5," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. cedarcrest.edu, 800-360-1222

"Bartholomew Fair," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Dorothy Hess Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 24th and Chew streets, Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/theatre&dance.edu, org, 484-664-3333

"Boeing Boeing," 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 21, Feb 1, 2; 3 p.m. Jan....

'Les Miz' big-screen dazzler

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Les Miserables" is an astounding movie, rivaling the best movie musicals ever.

The Top 10 all-time movie musicals, according to an American Film Institute list from 2006, are: 1. "Singing in the Rain" (1952), 2. "West Side Story" (1961), 3. "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), 4. "The Sound of Music" (1965), 5. "Cabaret" (1972), 6. "Mary Poppins" (1964), 7. "A Star Is Born" (1954), 8. "My Fair Lady" (1964), 9. "An American in Paris" (1951), and 10. "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944).

While...