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25th annual Arts Ovation Awards

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Charles Kalan, left, Arts Ovation Co-Chair, with Ellie Laubner, recipient, Outstanding Achievement in the Literary Arts, at the 25th Arts Ovation Awards at The Palace Center, Allentown.

From left, Arts Ovation Awards 2013: William Sanders, Civic Theatre of Allentown Artistic Director, Civic Theatre production of "Gypsy," recipient, 25th Anniversary Award; Sheila Evans, Arts Ovation board member, presenter and Allentown Symphony Association...

'Mommalogues' ready for NYC

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

A walk on a Florida beach by Sharon Glassman during a May 2011 birthday vacation for her husband, Dr. Barry Glassman, was the genesis of "Mommalogues," which she co-wrote with Gretchen Klinedinst-Furst.

"Mommalogues," premiering as a staged-reading fundraiser for Civic Theatre of Allentown in May 2012 in Theatre514, will have its off-Broadway premiere for six performances, May 22 - June 1, The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., New York.

"I thought, 'The topic...

Vietnam vet guest for Crest service

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus

R. Timothy Ziemer, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, is guest speaker for the annual Memorial Day Sunday Service, 9 a.m. May 26, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Cedar Crest and I-78, Salisbury Township.

Ziemer, a Vietnam War Veteran, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and raised in Asia as the son of missionary parents serving in Vietnam. Upon graduation from Wheaton College, he joined the Navy, completed flight school, and...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"The Great Gatsby," 5, 7:55 p.m. May 22; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. May 23

"Mud," 4:45 p.m. May 22; 4:15 p.m. May 23

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"Mud," 4:45, 7:30 p.m. May 22, 23.

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

New York premiere: "Mommalogues," a play written by Lehigh Valley playwrights Gretchen Klinedinst-Furst, above left, and Sharon Lee Glassman, above right, has its New York premiere, May 22 - June 2, for six performances at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., New York, as part of Marvell Repertory Theatre's season. The show, which had its world premiere at Civic Theatre of Allentown in May 2012, is a collection of monologues honoring mothers and the bond they share with their...

First Presbyterian Church of Allentown welcomes confirmands

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH

First Presbyterian Church of Allentown celebrates its most recent class of confirmands at a service May 12. Confirmands include (in alphabetical order): Matthew Atiyeh, Christopher Boucher, Carolyn Boulay, Megan Cirocco, Victoria Connolly, Emily Emick, Joseph Fainor, Matthew Fainor, Ryan Fainor, Cathleen Gaffney, Dane Galbraith, Maria Haddad, Nicholas Khouri, Tucker Kuhlmann, Leila Mastropieri, Chloe Mathieu, Darius Mensah, Leslie Nichols, Marisol...

Welcome to the great indoors and outdoors for 27th Mayfair

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

The magic returns with this year's Mayfair, which boasts a new venue, renewed focus on the arts, and a luscious and varied food menu.

Mayfair also has new hours, opening at 10 a.m. May 25, to accommodate school groups which are admitted free of charge, and concluding at 7 p.m. May 27.

Though the 27th annual Mayfair is again held over the holiday weekend and concludes Memorial Day, it opens on a Friday rather than a Thursday.

Mayfair 2013 is being staged at the Agri-Plex...

LV SUMMER THEATER

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

Actors in Action: "The Atheist," "Sensitivity Training," "The Un-Named Body Project," June 13 - 30, Allentown Public Theatre, Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, 542 W. Hamilton St., Suite 203, Allentown

"Beauty and the Beast" May 31 - Aug. 9, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. 610-282-WILL

"Crazy For You," June 12 - 30, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, Baker Theatre, Trexler...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"Beauty and the Beast" May 31 - Aug. 9, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theatre, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. pashakespeare.org, 610-282-WILL

"Crazy For You," June 12 - 30, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre Festival, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre & Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu, 484-664-3333

"Henry VIII," July 24 - Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue,...

Low vision can be corrected

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. What kind of glasses should you get for low vision?

Low vision is a significant reduction in visual function that can't be corrected by regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Low vision can range from moderate impairment, such as tunnel vision or blind spots, to almost total blindness.

One out of every 20 people has low vision. About 135 million people around the world suffer from this impairment.

Irreversible vision loss is most common among people...