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PYB's 45th 'Nutcracker' music goes live

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB) Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley celebrates the 45th year of its staging of the "Nutcracker" with an orchestra of 45 musicians, The South Side Sinfonietta, directed by Eugene Albulescu, along with a chorus of 20 children, the Nutcracker Treble Choir, led by choral director Christine Lerew.

PYB's "Nutcracker" is at 1, 4 p.m. Dec. 14, and 2 p.m. Dec. 15, Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Danceworks

Students from the Northampton Dance Ensemble and the Acta Non Verba dance club will perform pieces choreographed by Northampton Community College dance faculty at a Winter Danceworks event, 11:15 a.m. Dec. 12 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall, Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item for a local food bank.

Information: 610-861-5300

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Holiday customs at White House

The White House's18-1/2-foot-tall Douglass fir tree grown at Crystal Springs Farm, Lehighton, is one in a long line of Christmas trees supplied to presidents and first families stretching all the way back to the late 1800s.

A slide-lecture about the history behind this and other White House holiday customs will be presented, 1 p.m. Dec. 14, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum (LVHM), 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Movie Review: 'Philomena' tells her story

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Many of the best non-documentary feature films of 2013 have been based on true stories.

These include "Dallas Buyers Club," "12 Years A Slave," "Captain Phillips," "The Butler" and "42."

"Philomena" is another of the year's best films where the adage applies: "Truth is stranger than fiction."

The film should bring an Oscar actress nomination for Dame Judy Dench in the title role.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

Antiques and Modern Arms Show, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 7; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dec. 8

Star of Bethlehem Dog Show, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 21; 8:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 22

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 8, 15, 22

Holiday Brunch, 10 a.m. Dec. 8

Breakfast with Saint Nicholas, 9 a.m. Dec. 7, 14

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Childs Christmas in Wales," 3 p.m. Dec. 15, staged reading, Selkie Theatre, Anam Cara Farm, 2317 Minnich Road, South Whitehall Township. selkietheatre.org, 484-241-9591

"A Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 14, 15, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. CivicTheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"A Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21; 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 15, 22, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. email ckplayers@rcn.com, ckplayers.com, 610-395-7176

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Swearingen and Kell, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15

Start Making Sense, 9 p.m. Dec. 31: Talking Heads tribute; Great White Caps; HmfO: Hall and Oates tribute

Leon Russell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3

Stanley Clarke, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10

The Aardvarks, 8 p.m. Jan. 18

The Front Bottoms, 8 p.m. Jan. 31

Blood, Sweat & Tears, 7:30 p.m. March 5

The Irish Comedy Tour, 7:30 p.m. March 7

Tinsley Ellis, 7:30 p.m. March 8

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

MORAVIAN COLLEGE

Foy Concert Hall, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. 610-861-1300

Moravian College Jazz Combo II, Jazz Vocal & Jazz Fusion, 7:30 p.m. Dec 4

@Body.8 Days Head: MUHLENBERG COLLEGE

Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 W. Chew St. Allentown. 484-664-3100

Candlelight Carol Services, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 8; 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Egner Chapel

Lehigh Saengerbund Christmas Concert, 4 p.m. Dec. 14, Egner Chapel

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Doll Display of Harriet Backenstoe and Dorothy Knauss, through Dec. 30

William Allen High School Chorale, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dec. 12

Used Book Sale, Dec. 16 - 21

Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan. 2 - Feb. 28

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds