When Barbara Crooker handed me her new book of poems, "Gold," I flipped through the pages as she was talking to me. Then I realized that I didn't hear a thing she said. I couldn't stop reading. That's an endorsement.
Crooker will read poems and sign copies of "Gold," 7 - 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Allentown Public Library, 12th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Cake will be served.
"Gold" is Crooker's fourth book in eight years, which is an almost impossible feat in a field in which it...
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Gaelic Storm, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11
"The Music of the Who," 7 p.m. Sept. 13: ArtsQuest Artist Fund benefit concert
Billy Bauer Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 14
David Nail, 8 p.m. Sept. 19
Mickey Hart Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 26
Tracy Morgan, 7:30, 10 p.m. Sept. 27
MarchFourth Marching Band, 7 p.m. Sept. 29
"It's the end of the world as we know it," to quote the 1987 R.E.M. rock song, and I was feeling fine until near the end of the movie "The World's End."
Then, as in so many movies nowadays, it seems all apocalypse breaks lose, and "World's End" ends in fire.
"Ice would suffice," to quote the 1920 Robert Frost "Fire and Ice" poem.
Instead, director Edgar Wright ("Shaun of the Dead," 2004; "Hot Fuzz," 2007; "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," 2010), loses his cool.
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Barbara Crocker, 7 p.m. Sept. 18: "Gold" poetry book reading, book-signing
Off The Page Poetry and Open Mic Night, 7 p.m. Sept. 25
Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22
Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds
Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds
Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays: 2...
TTB at MSH: The Tedeschi Trucks Band, above, pulls into Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, for a concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, with its latest album, "Made Up Mind," released Aug. 20 by Sony Masterworks, debuting at No. 11 on Billboard's Top 200 Album, No. 1 on Blues, No. 2 on Rock, No. 4 on Americana and No. 1 on the Roots Music Blues charts. Of the album, Rolling Stone magazine raved: "The album combines funk, greasy blues and Memphis soul; beefier horn lines, snappier...
"A Flea in Her Ear," Sept. 27 - Oct. 13, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176
"In Our Sights: Confronting the Issues of Guns in America," Sept. 26 - 29, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. 800-360-1222
Long-Form Improv Comedy: "ManDudeBro: It's Not Me, It's You," 11:15 p.m. Sept. 13, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378...
Who makes art? Not just artists. To be an artist, you don't have to be an artist.
Students at The Baum School of Art come from all walks of life. They do great things both inside and outside of The Baum School of Art, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.
They are doctors, lawyers, small business owners, home-makers, cancer survivors, teachers, retirees, high school students, athletes, corporate executives, musicians and more. Art plays an important role in who they are.
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday
Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays
SteelStacks Stunner Ball, 8 p.m. Sept. 19
@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM
Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962
artINplace, noon Sept. 14
Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival, Sept. 27 - 29
Harvest Festival, 11 a.m...
Morgenland Church holds picnic in Lowhill Township.
The PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via Walk and Kids Races will be held 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 7, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The free event includes tours of the PBS39 Public Media and Education Center television studios, storytelling, Elmo Scavenger Hunt and music by Grammy-winning producer Steve Pullara and His Cool Beans Band, the latter at noon on the Air Products stage.
Other PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via activities include: inflatable bounce...