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THEATER REVIEW DeSales Act 1 'Chicago' has all that sass

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Chicago" is as brash a musical as can be expected to be set in America's second-city, where crime, scandals and front-page newspaper headlines are second to none.

The musical, directed stunningly with that brash spirit by Dennis Razze, chair of theater, DeSales University, and Associate Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, continues 8 p.m. May 1 - 4 and 2 p.m. May 4 and 5 on the main stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley....

Monumental event in Catasauqua

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Dedication of the George Taylor House Monument, presented by Lehigh County in celebration of its 200th anniversary, is 1 - 4 p.m. May 5, opening day, George Taylor House 35 S. Front St., Catasauqua.

Events include:

Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 Honor Guard salute;

Sheckler Elementary School Band performance, 2 p.m.;

George Taylor House guided tours 2 - 4 p.m.;

May Day Maypole dances and crafts for children, 3 p.m.;

Springtime arts and crafts...

Heller Homestead

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The 6th Annual "Saucon Valley History Day" is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 27, Heller Homestead, along Saucon Creek, off the Saucon Rail Trail, Lower Saucon Township, sponsored by the Saucon Valley Conservancy.

The event includes: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., firing demonstrations, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; 10:30 a.m., remarks, recognition of 1891 Lime Kiln School Cornerstone Donation by King Family; 11 a.m., Four-Square Herb Garden Rededication Ceremony and 10th...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"8th Annual Young Playwright's Festival and Gala," 7 p.m. May 18, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. touchstone.org , 484-767-2456

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 25; 12:30 p.m. May 2; Act 3 Children's Theatre Company of DeSales University, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

"Chicago," 8 p.m. April 24, 25, 26, 27; 30, May 1, 2, 3, 4; 2 p...

'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

The young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing diligently to present the two-act play "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

The story is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Twain.

Set in the 1800s, the play tells the story of 14-year-old Tom Sawyer, who is raised along the banks of the Mississippi River in Missouri.

As the play unfolds, Sawyer matches wits with his Aunt Polly, falls in love with a beautiful girl named...

St. John's wort use debated

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I have friends in France who take St. John's wort for depression. Do you think it works?

St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum or Klamathweed) is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States. However, do not take this product unless you have consulted your family physician.

The St. John's wort plant has been used as a medicine for many centuries. It was popular in ancient Greece. Today in Europe, it is used widely to treat mild-to-moderate...

ARTSQUEST

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Grease" - "The Sing-A-Long" is 7:30 p.m. May 1, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Hosts Joshua Neth and Cheryl Moritz of Allentown Public Theatre will lead attendees in "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," "You're the One That I Want" and other songs from the movie.

Prior to the movie, attendees may take part in a "Grease" costume contest with prizes awarded.

Ticket information: 610-297-7100

MORAVIAN

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Moravian College Choir presents "Celebration of the Sacred and Profane," under the direction of Paula Ring Zerkle, 7:30 p.m. April 27, Foy Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Bethlehem.

The concert includes Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," and Barber's "Reincarnations."

Ticket information: 610-861-1650

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Perspective and Windows," an exhibition by photographer John Harry, continues through May 15 in the new gallery in Civic Theatre of Allentown's Theatre514, 514 19th St., Allentown.

Harry, an Allentown resident, is a consultant on the preservation of historic structures. He has been using photography to document old buildings for decades, and only recently began to take gallery exhibition photos.

The exhibit, which features photos of many structures, harks back to the photos he...

DeSales stages 'Chicago'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

DeSales University Performing Arts Act 1's season comes to a sizzling close with the musical "Chicago," featuring, above, from left, Phoenix Best as Velma Kelly and Julia Pfender as Roxy Hart. "Chicago" opens April 24 and continues through May 5, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley.