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Animation, actors enliven 'The Smurfs 2'

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Smurfs 2" is an amusing animated and live action feature film with excellent character voices, jokey dialogue and terrific animation that should be enjoyed by the pre-10 year-old set and hold the attention of most parents or guardians.

The characters were created by Peyo, aka Pierre Culliford, a Belgium comic-strip artist-writer. The name Smurf is a Dutch language translation of an invented French word, Schtroumpf, a made-up word for salt.

LV STAGE

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 1, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671

"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333

Long-Form Improv Comedy, "ManDudeBro: Who's Your Daddy?, 11:15 p.m. Aug. 16, 30, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Fall the season for landscape by design

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The reason that fall is such a great planting season is that the soil is warm and there is usually a long period of moderate temperatures from September until about Thanksgiving in the Lehigh Valley.

It's true that many plants aren't producing much shoot growth at this time, but the roots of many plants continue to function long after shoots appear dormant. Sure, we'll have a frost in mid-October, but most years this is followed by many days of frost-free temperatures.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Main Lesson: East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 27

Main Lesson: West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Sept. 3, 10

Main Lesson: Cha Cha, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, 24

Progressive Beginner Lesson: Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, 24

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Sept. 1

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

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

Ted Nugent, Laura Wilde, 8 p.m. Aug. 14

Billy Bauer Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15: Deck Party

Shades of Grey Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16: Deck Party

Ostrich Hat, 2 p.m. Aug. 18: Deck Party

Steal Your Face Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22: Deck Party

Hoobastank, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, 8 p.m. Aug. 23

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

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

Dave Attell, 8, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17

Peas and Q's Family Programming, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17, 24, 31: Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

Fight Night, 7 p.m. Aug. 21

Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m. Aug. 22: The Beatles "Abbey Road" tribute

Kenny Vance and the Planotones, 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, 8 p.m. Aug. 31: Billy Joel tribute

Great White Caps, 8 p.m. Sept. 5: Weezer "Blue Album" tribute

Animation, actors enliven 'The Smurfs 2'

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"The Smurfs 2" is an amusing animated and live action feature film with excellent character voices, jokey dialogue and terrific animation that should be enjoyed by the pre-10 year-old set and hold the attention of most parents or guardians.

The characters were created by Peyo, aka Pierre Culliford, a Belgium comic-strip artist-writer. The name Smurf is a Dutch language translation of an invented French word, Schtroumpf, a made-up word for salt.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY MARCIE SCHLENER in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

The actor's life: The Allentown Public Theatre (APT) is presenting a children's show, "Pinocchio," 6 p.m. Aug. 16, 23; 2 p.m. Aug. 17, 24; and 2 p.m. Aug. 18, 25, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. Seventh St., Allentown. Sam Kuglen adapted the well-known story by Carlo Collodi written in 1883 into a one-hour, one-act play. Gepetto, a poor woodcarver, creates a puppet, Pinocchio (Lana Brucker), above, who comes to life. His nose grows every time he tells a lie. Pinocchio dreams of becoming a real boy. Through many misadventures, he learns about the consequences of his actions.