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WDIY benefit 'Heart' antiques

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

WDIY, 88.1 FM is celebrating the 13th anniversary of its annual fundraiser, "Heart of the Valley" Antiques Show, March 2 and 3. The City of Bethlehem is once again a major sponsor for the event.

During the first weekend in March, the Charles A Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem, will be transformed into an antiques collectors' emporium.

Twenty-five select dealers will be offering quality wares in the form of textiles, pottery, folk art, quilts, primitives,...

LC CHURCHES

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh County Conference of Churches (LCCC) presents "People Without Homes," a photography and poetry exhibit and community discussion, 5 p.m. Feb. 27, Tower Auditorium, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.

"People Without Homes" is the recent sabbatical project of LCCC Executive Director Rev. Dr. Christine L. Nelson.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

A discussion on chronic homelessness begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 27.

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Tenors of our times

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The original Irish Tenors, above, left to right, Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan, are in concert, 8 p.m. March 6, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. The classically-trained trio has been touring together as The Irish Tenors since 1998, with sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and major concert halls throughout the world. Their faces and voices are familiar to PBS audiences...

Interview with a 'Vampire' author

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by JULIE SWAN Special to The Press in Focus

It's Black Friday, the official beginning of the Christmas shopping season in downtown Bethlehem. The city is festive. Merchants are ringing up record profits.

Then … one of those shopkeepers is murdered in a mysterious fashion.

Thus begins Larry L. Deibert's latest novel, "The Christmas City Vampire."

Deibert signs copies of his book, 1 - 3 p.m. March 3 for "Local Author Sundays" at the Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St., Bethlehem.

This is Deibert's third or...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Anna in the Tropics," 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7, 8, 9; 11 a.m. March 7, Lipkin Theatre, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. northampton.edu, 610-332-8682

"A Tale of Two Cities," through March 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

"A Wrinkle in Time," 7:30 p.m. March 2, 7, 8; 2 p.m. March 10,...

CIVIC

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown holds open auditions 7 p.m. March 11 for its May 4 -10 production of "Next to Normal," the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, in the upstairs rehearsal hall, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N 19th St., Allentown.

Callbacks will be held the following evening, March 12. The musical will be directed by Civic's Artistic Director William Sanders with music direction by Justin Brehm.

Information: CivicTheatre.com, 610-432-...

DESALES

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

As part of the "Year of Faith" campaign, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University is hosting a symposium on faith and relationships with Erika Bachiochi, J.D., a nationally-syndicated author and speaker; moderated by Anne Lewis, professor of theater at DeSales University, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Diocese of Allentown. No tickets are required...

A golden year for film and Oscar picks

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

The year 2012 in cinema will be remembered as one of the best ever.

Many of the Oscar-nominees pictures garnered critical and popular acclaim. Look for Oscar to spread around the gold.

Here are domestic box-office grosses, as of Feb. 17, of the Oscar picture nominees:

"Amour" - $3.9 million, four Oscar nominations

"Argo" - $126.8 million, seven Oscar nominations

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"- $12 million, four Oscar nominations

"Django Unchained" - $...

The perks of coffee are still brewing

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I keep hearing about how bad coffee is for you. I also hear about how good coffee is for you. What gives?

The average American drinks more than 400 cups of coffee a year, so how this popular beverage affects our health is an important issue.

Let's start with the bad part.

For the general population, the evidence suggests that coffee drinking doesn't have any serious detrimental health effects, is a summation from Dr. Rob van Dam, Assistant Professor in the Department...