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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Waiting

As I settled in the grass

and watched the trees, the sky,

I noticed a calmness, with a soft breeze.

As if the world had just sat down

and taken a deep breath

to retreat from the rushing time.

Then suddenly, the branches I viewed

were not relaxing, but rustling,

and the clouds swirled about eagerly with passion.

The tranquil scene became restless before my eyes

without actually changing pace or tone,

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LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," 10 a.m. April 18, 25; 12:30 p.m. April 18, 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.m. April 28, May 4, 5; 9:45 a.m. April 29; talk back with director, cast follows 2 p.m. April 28 performance, Act 1, DeSales University...

THEATER REVIEW Touchstone's 'Ulysses Dreams' realized

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Vouchsafe it to say that nothing like Touchstone Theatre's "Ulysses Dreams" was going on when the outdoor theater work was being presented for only its fourth performance April 14 at the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater no, not in any park, in any city, anywhere in the United States, or in any nation in the whole wide world.

"Ulysses Dreams," subtitled "an exploration of origin and destiny," will be presented again, noon, 4 p.m. April 20, 21 at the amphitheater. The impressionistic...

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

I hear my mom waking me up

Pork shoulder sizzling

Smelling the cookies,

quesitos,

pork shoulder

three leche cake

and dirt

Tasting the sweet sweet

air

coming from

pots and pans

in

the oven

in the kitchen

Touching presents

the glittery red bows

glitter getting

stuck

in my

fingers

The cozy warm

blanket

Me seeing my presents

seeing my...

Lucie: She's home!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Lucie is home.

Lucie Arnaz's home and life is on stage with "Latin Roots," 8 p.m. April 20, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

"Latin Roots" is a music tribute to Arnaz's dad, Desiderio "Desi" Arnaz, with video tributes to her mother, Lucille Desiree Ball, and their family.

"It's a really fun show," Arnaz says in a recent phone interview from Palm Springs, Calif., where she and her husband of 32 years, actor Laurence Luckinbill, plan to relocate...

EMBASSY BANK

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Embassy Bank is inviting the submission of photographs of family members, neighbors and friends who have served or are serving in the armed forces for the third-annual Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28, "Our Hometown Heroes" display, SteelStacks, Bethehem.

The Memorial Day Celebration presented by Embassy Bank includes three days of music, family activities and programming.

"The response to 'Our Hometown Heroes' has been amazing with more than 200 images submitted over the past...

A kind of 'Croods' charm

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Croods" has its own kind of, ahem, "crood" charm.

Yes, there's lots of punching and smacking, fighting, rolling around, chasing, ugly faces, insults and did we say? fighting.

And that's just the Crood family of cavemen or is it cave persons? and doesn't include the prehistoric creatures.

Admittedly, I resisted seeing "The Croods." It was a case of 3D-animation feature overload. Also, I may have been wondering how "The Croods" could improve upon TV's "The Flintstones...

Odyssey lands 'Ulysses' on Bethlehem Greenway

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

For its next production, Touchstone Theatre is again takin' it to the streets.

While the Lehigh Valley theater troupe won't be stopping traffic on the streets of Bethlehem's South Side, it may turn pedestrians' heads on the South Bethlehem Greenway.

Touchstone Theatre is inaugurating the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater for the world premiere of its latest outdoor extravaganza, "Ulysses Dreams: an exploration of origin and destiny," noon, 4 p.m. April 13, 14, 20 and 21.

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