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'Rush': Fastest thing on reels

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The envelope, please.

That's the plot device on which, ahem, rides "Premium Rush," one of late summer's most adrenaline-charged movies.

The title refers to the speed, priority or experience of a New York City bicycle-courier delivering a high-priority message.

Never mind the definition. This film is the fastest thing on reels. You'll grip the arm of your movie theater seat, the person next to you (best to know him or her first) or your reporter's notebook (as was my case...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"44 Plays for 44 Presidents," 8 p.m. Sept. 29; 2, 8 p.m. Sept. 30; 8 p.m. Oct. 1 - 3, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/theatre, 484-664-3333 or

"An Evening At A British Music Hall," Sept 28 - 29, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689.

"Dog Eat Dog," 8 p.m. Sept. 20 - 22, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets...

The eclectic 'Heart' of Ramin Karimloo

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Ramin Karimloo fled with his parents from Iran to Canada, landed the lead in "The Phantom of the Opera" in Great Britain and is touring the United States behind his CD, "Human Heart," including a concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Musikfest Cafe, Bethehem.

Let's get the geopolitical question out of the way right away.

"It's one of those things. I think it's very scary about what goes on [in Iran]. What we see is not what really goes on over there. Anyone killing for any religion is...

Look, ma, no internet

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by KERRI JORDAN Special to The Press in Focus

Communication travels in many formats, and the radio is the number one method for the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club (DLARC).

The 200 members of the club, founded 66 years ago, communicate with handheld radios.

Charles Lazarchak, of Easton, president of DLARC, describes the radio club as educational.

The club offers its members all kinds of projects, from building one's own antenna and computer software to participating in emergency preparedness procedures and...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

"Phantom" for real: Ramin Karimloo, above, who played the Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall," performs 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Karimloo's debut album, "Human Heart," released in June, has songs Ramin has performed on stage, including "Music of the Night" from "The Phantom Of The Opera"; "'Til I Hear You Sing" from its sequel, "Love Never Dies"; new songs from Ryan Tedder and Greg Wells (Adele, Leona Lewis), a...

The heat is on for West Nile Virus

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

West Nile Virus (WNV) has become a national health problem this year despite the fact that many parts of the United States are experiencing moderate to severe drought.

As of Aug. 28, there have been 48 states reporting West Nile Virus infections in people, birds or mosquitoes. A total of 1,590 cases of West Nile Virus in people, including 65 deaths, has been reported to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cases reported are the highest number reported to CDC...

Cancer survivors take flight

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

Traditional treatments for cancer primarily focus on healing a person's body. But often the patient needs emotional support as well.

Wellness and a holistic approach to cancer is the goal of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

The Cancer Support Community, formerly the Wellness Center, is located in the stately Anneliese B. Vollrath house, 3400 Bath Pike (Route 512), Hanover Township.

The non-profit organization offers programs in a home-like...

'Safety' guarantees some fun

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Safety Not Guaranteed" is a hybrid film. It's part indie film, part mumblecore and part science fiction.

The film, while it doesn't always work, is a charmer, mostly for its off-hand, casual and sometimes clunky screenplay, directing and acting.

The story centers on a Seattle monthly (we presume) magazine where the editor (Mary Lynn Rajskub, in what amounts to not much more than a cameo) assigns a reporter, Jeff (Jake M. Johnson) and two interns, Darius (Aubrey Plaza) and...

Ginsburg's realism at Baum

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, is presenting "Max Ginsburg: The Social Realist Master," Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.

Ginsburg, a native of New York City, is one of the most highly-respected and accomplished social realist American painters. He credits his father, Abraham Ginsburg, a portrait painter, for providing him with a strong, traditional artistic foundation.

The paintings in the exhibition give graphic...

MUSIC AT WESLEY

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Bethlehem Baroque Ensemble "Music at Wesley" concert, originally April 1, is 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Linda Kistler, baroque violin; Christine Moulton, baroque flute; David Moulton, viola da gamba; and Lewis Baratz, harpsichord, perform the music of Telemann, Leclair, Froberger, Marini and Piani.

Tickets: 610-865-5715