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Friday, February 23, 2018

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

correction

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kirk Lawrence plays the Wizard in the national tour of “The Wizard of Oz,” which was presented Jan. 19 and 20 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The actor playing the role was misidentified in an article published in the Jan. 17 Focus section of The Press.

There’s a ‘BrouHaHa’ at Touchstone Theatre

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

There’s a “BrouHaHa” at Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem.

“BrouHaHa” will be performed 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. Feb. 4 by Happenstance Theater at Touchstone Theatre.

The Happenstance Theater has always wanted to perform a play featuring clowns. “BrouHaHa” is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

“As a company, we wanted to make a clown show. We have theatrical clowns in a lot of works, but we hadn’t explored the show that emphasized the clown aspect,”...

Movie Review: Dive into Oscar favorite ‘The Shape Of Water’

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Shape Of Water” is a fantastic work of cinema.

Director Guillermo del Toro has created a colossal work of imagination that pushes the boundaries of creativity and, no doubt, will push buttons and sound some alarms.

“The Shape Of Water” is the 2018 Academy Award leading contender, having been nominated for 13 Oscars: Picture (Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale), Director (Guillermo del Toro), Actress (Sally Hawkins), Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins), Supporting Actress (...

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Old folkies: “Lonesome Traveler,” the concert version of the Off-Broadway musical that the New York Times called “illuminating … revelatory … and ... achingly beautiful,” will be presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 3, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary, appears in the show. The show celebrates the music of folk artists. including Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, as well as The Byrds, Donovan, Cat...

Artistic inspiration: Allentown Symphony Orchestra explores roots of ‘Scheherazade’ and Paganini

Friday, January 26, 2018 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

I think that some of the best music ever written was often inspired by a picture, a story or a melody that someone else wrote.

That leads us to question: Where does artistic inspiration come from? We often think of the artist, the composer, or the writer sitting in his or her little hovel, desperately trying to come up with some new creative idea that will set the world on fire.

In reality, though, many artists, writers, and musicians are often inspired by other creative people...

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, January 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

‘Art of Circus’ spans hundreds of years

Friday, January 26, 2018 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

At his core, lead producer and creator Tad Empage has a deep passion and appreciation for the arts.

“I’ve always been interested in the arts,” Empage explains in a phone interview. “I was a painter when I first arrived in New York City, started getting involved in theater. Art has always been with me, even before performing arts became my career. I wanted to honor the visual arts in which we find in life.”

Empage conceptualized “Art of Circus,” which will be presented at 8 p.m...

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Friday, January 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Ballet awakens: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents “Sleeping Beauty,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The State Theatre Ballet of Russia, founded by dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, is under the direction of dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin. “Sleeping Beauty,” with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and a production by Anatoly Emelianov that includes 55...