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Down on the farm

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

Life is a collection of moments.

Sometimes they don't add up.

Photographer Larry Fink reveals life in unpredictable and often startling ways. Fink is a master of capturing unguarded moments.

An exhibition, "Work in Process ... The Family," by the internationally-renowned photographer who lives in Martins Creek, Northampton County, contiinues through Feb. 28, Santa Bannon/Fine Art, ArtsQuest Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

"The Family" is the inaugural...

OSCAR CONTEST ENTRY FORM

Tuesday, February 19, 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.

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 Lee, "...

Submit poems for Focus section, WDIY

Tuesday, February 19, 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...

Stirner retrospective at Moravian

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

An opening reception and artist talk for "Transformations: Works in Steel," an exhibit of works by sculptor Karl Stirner is 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21, The Payne Gallery, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem, where the exhibition continues through April 7.

The event is free and open to the public.

"The exhibition will feature Stirner's collection of large to medium-sized steel sculpture and nearly a dozen drawings," said David Leidich, Assistant Director of...

Movie Review: Soderbergh's final 'Effects'?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Side Effects" is a good crime thriller with a twist that you probably won't see coming.

Jude Law plays Dr. Jonathan Banks, a psychiatrist who is paid as a consultant for a pharmaceutical company that is doing trials with a new drug.

One of his clients, Emily (Rooney Mara), is institutionalized after she negotiates an NGRI plea (Not Guilty For Reasons of Insanity) plea over the death of her husband Martin (Channing Tatum).

Law consults with Dr. Siebert (Catherine Zeta-...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by The Press in Focus

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The one that we want: Olivia Newton-John, above, returns to the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, 8 p.m. Feb. 21. Her hits include "I Honestly Love You," "Physical," "Magic," "Suddenly," "Have You Never Been Mellow" and soundtrack hits "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "You're The One That I Want" and "Xanadu." She was bestowed an Order Of The British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 1979. In 2010, Newton-John appeared as herself in two episodes of the hit series, "Glee."...

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" - $...

Lula Washington a first for Allentown

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

Phillip Horn, executive director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, spent the last 20 years trying to have the world-renowed company of Lula Washington come to the state to have her company perform.

Well, the effort paid off because Lula Washington Dance Theatre is touring Pennsylvania for the first time and one of its stops is Allentown.

Lula Washington Dance Theatre performs 8 p.m. Feb. 23, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

In a recent telephone...