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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Header:CINEMA

@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

@Body.8 Days:1210 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

"King of Devil's Island," 2 p.m. Jan. 19. Free

@Body.8 Days Head:AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM

@Body.8 Days:5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200

"Crazy Car Comedies," 1 p.m. Jan. 13

"Packard: American Classic Car," 1 p.m. Jan. 20

"Speed Devils," 1 p.m. Jan. 27

@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER, STEELSTACKS

@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

PALETTE CLUB

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Talk on pastels

The Bethlehem Palette Club January program meeting is 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

There will be a demonstration by pastel artist Susan Ketcham, signature member of the Pastel Society of America.

The program is free and open to the public. Non-members are welcome to attend.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Have a "Blast": The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, will be transformed into a steel plant blast furnace during the multi-dimensional photography installation, "Blast Furnace," opening Jan. 10. The exhibit, created by Mike and Jamie Cabreza of iMiJ Shop of Easton, has more than 50 photos, including 30-plus featured on the Cabrezas' three-dimensional iMiJ Blocks, above, on display throughout the building. The opening reception for "Blast Furnace" is 5 - 8 p.m. Jan.

'Henry VIII,' 'Measure for Measure' PSF firsts for 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Shakespeare's "Henry VIII" and "Measure for Measure" will receive their first productions at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in the company's summer season of 2013.

The season will also include Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," the award-winning comic-thriller, "The 39 Steps," and Rodgers and Hammerstein's legendary musical, "Oklahoma!"

The season opens May 31 and runs through Aug. 4 in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.

'Blast Furnace' installation to open at ArtsQuest Center

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, will be transformed into a steel plant blast furnace during the multi-dimensional photography installation, "Blast Furnace," opening Jan. 10.

The exhibit, created by Mike and Jamie Cabreza of iMiJ Shop of Easton, will include more than 50 photos, including 30-plus featured on the Cabrezas' three-dimensional iMiJ Blocks on display throughout the building.

LCCC

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Join Tri-Cees

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) "Tri-Cees" Community Chorale is seeking members.

Music-reading skills and choral technique such as listening, blending, intonation and diction are developed in rehearsal. No previous musical training is required. The group performs at least one concert at the end of the semester.

"Tri-Cees" Community Chorale meets 7 - 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 - May 6. There is no charge.

Registration information: ncregistrar@ mymail.lccc.edu, 610-799-1197

'Hitchcock' a love story

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Suspense. Intrigue. Shock. Irony. Dark humor. Romance.

These themes are often the stuff of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock's films, most of which are now regarded as classics of cinema.

These themes are also the stuff of "Hitchcock," a semi-biographical film about Hitchcock (an uncanny Anthony Hopkins), his wife Alma Reville (a fine Helen Mirren) and the producing, filming and 1960 premiere of "Psycho."

Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (1958) is now regarded by movie critics and movie-goers as the greatest movie of all-time, eclipsing director Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane."

PSF to host international Shakespeare parley at DeSales

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

"We've been contemplating it for a number of years," said Patrick Mulcahy, Producing Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, of The Shakespeare Theatre Association's 22nd annual meeting, Jan. 7 - 12.

The highest concentration of Shakespeare theater leaders in the world will occur at the home of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, DeSales University, Center Valley, according to Lisa Higgins, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Seventh annual salute LV stage

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Brave new Valley, that has such theater in it

The variety, depth and entertainment value of Lehigh Valley regional theater never ceases to amaze, especially so when looking back at a year's worth of productions.

In 2012, there were two world premieres in the Valley, numerous Valley premieres, incredibly fun musicals and seriously dark dramas among them.

The ABEs, as in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, now in its seventh year, lauds shows and performances on area community and professional theater stages:

The Focus section published 40 theater reviews in 2012, up from 38 theater reviews published in 2011.