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Bringing it all back home

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by KATRINA WEHR Special to The Press in Focus

For Straight No Chaser member Walter Chase, singing at Moyer Symphony Hall, Allentown, is almost like bringing his career full circle.

The a cappella group's 35-show "SNC Live" fall tour began in October in Burlington, Vt. and concludes with two shows, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23, in Allentown, with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlantic City, and Westbury, N.Y.

The only better way he could think of to really complete his circle of success would be to perform at the State...

MORAVIAN

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) will bring in the holidays with special seasonal programming from around the state beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 22.

This year's schedule includes a variety of holiday music courtesy of some of PCN's cable partners.

The tentative holiday schedule, including any additional airtimes, is:

Dec. 22

:7 p.m. - Moravian College Vespers service (2012), courtesy of Blue Ridge TV13; also: 7 p.m., 11:30 p.m. Dec. 24; 4 a.m. Dec. 25;

8 p....

Bringing it all back home

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by KATRINA WEHR Special to The Press in Focus

For Straight No Chaser member Walter Chase, singing at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, is almost like bringing his career full circle.

The a cappella group's 35-show "SNC Live" fall tour began in October in Burlington, Vt. and concludes with two shows, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23, in Allentown, with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlantic City, and Westbury, N.Y.

The only better way he could think of to really complete his circle of success would be to perform at the State...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"A Chorus Line," 8 p.m. Jan. 12, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. zoellnerartscenter.org, 610-758-2787

"All Night Strut: A Jumpin' Jivin' Jam," 2, 6 p.m. Dec. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-417-2289

"Cirque Éloize: ID," 8 p.m. Dec. 22; 3 p.m. Dec. 23, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. zoellnerartscenter.org, 610-758-2787

"Christmas City Follies XIII," debut of latest...

PUBLIC LIBRARY

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Off The Page, " a poetry and open-mike night, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27, Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Poets storytellers and musicians may share their works and the inspiration behind them. Those interested in performing are asked to sign up at the event.

Information: 610-820-2400

Tommy Zito receives honor at 14th LV Music Awards

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

The 14th Annual Lehigh Valley Music Awards (LVMA) Dec. 2 at Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, offered a rare opportunity for working musicians to get together under one roof.

The roughly three and one-half hour show consisted of live music performances interspersed with close to 100 award presentations. Nominees and winners were determined through online ballots cast by fans and those in the music business. Additional honorees were selected for outstanding...

Celtic Tenors' concert is Irish and more

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by KATRINA WEHR Special to The Press in Focus

If you think the Celtic Tenors' musical specialty is relegated only to Irish Celtic music, think again.

James Nelson, one third of the three-man group from Ireland, says a typical Celtic Tenors' performance includes everything from opera music to Bob Dylan covers.

"It's a bit of a cliché," he says, "but there really is something in our music for everybody."

For those who are excited hear some classic Irish music when the Celtic Tenors make their debut performance at...

JAZZ VESPERS

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective (PJC) presents a Jazz Christmas vespers service, 4 p.m. Dec. 16, Church of the Manger, 1401 Greenview Drive, Bethlehem.

A jazz quintet will be led by PJC Artistic Director Alan Gaumer and Neil Wetzel, Ed .D., Director of jazz studies at Moravian College. The choir is directed by June Thomas, jazz vocal teacher at Muhlenberg College. Church staff include musician Sam Creyer and organist Mark Dennis.

The service will be presided over by the Rev....

Pity poor 'Anna Karenina'

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Anna Karenina" is a gorgeous mess the famous Tolstoy character and the new film version of the novel.

Director Joe Wright, who previously directed the historical romantic dramas, "Pride and Prejudice" (2005) and "Atonement" (2007), also starring Keira Knightley, who plays the title character, Anna Karenina, reached for opera and instead got soap opera.

Wright apparently made a conscious effort to not be repetitive of other critically-acclaimed movie versions of the Leo Tolstoy...