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Movie Review: Coming home to 'Nebraska'

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Apparently, not a lot happens in Montana and Nebraska.

Not much happens in "Nebraska" the film, either.

And yet, indelible images remain fixed in your mind's eye after seeing this modest film from director Andrew Payne ("Descendents," 2011; "Sideways," 2004).

Scenes depict the stark Nebraska landscape as Woody (Bruce Dern) and his son, David (Will Forte) drive from Billings, Mont., to Lincoln, Neb., to "claim" a $1 million-prize in a Publishers' Clearing House type magazine subscription promotion.

Good Causes: Benefits for a better future

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Baum School of Art, Valley Youth House galas symbolize fundraising year for area nonprofits

The year 2013 was one of galas and fund-raisers galore for good causes in the Lehigh Valley.

While it's not known if the number of annual benefits for nonprofits in the Valley is more than those held each year in other areas in the United States of comparable geographic area and population, it seems as though on any given weekend, there are one or more benefits to attend in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton region.

LV STAGE

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Mandudebro, 8 p.m. Dec. 27: "Mandudebro Saves Christmas," Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

The Associated Mess, 8 p.m. Dec. 26, Blue Cinema, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

"Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland," through Dec. 29, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333

Deadline for Lehigh Valley Stage is 10 days prior to the Wednesday publication date. Email: Paul Willistein at: pwillistein@tnonline.com

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

PENN'S PEAK

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

Phil Vassar, 8 p.m. Jan. 11

KIX, 8 p.m. Jan. 31

Fran Cosmo, 8 p.m. Feb. 1

Changes in Latitude, 8 p.m. Feb. 8

Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21

Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute

Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1

Dickey Betts and Great Southern, 8 p.m. March 9

Don Williams, 8 p.m. March 21

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, 8 p.m. March 22

Heart, 8 p.m. March 30

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

Open Mic with Billy Bauer, 7 p.m. Dec. 19

The Rob Stoneback Big Band, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19

Katie Kelly and the Charming Beards, 8 p.m. Dec. 20

Sarah Ayers & Friends, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20

Dina Hall, 8 p.m. Dec. 21

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21

Brosky and Meyer, 8 p.m. Dec. 27

Jimmy and the Parrots, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27: holiday party

Chuck Schaeffer, 8 p.m. Dec. 28

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

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

Star of Bethlehem Dog Show, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 21; 8:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 22, Ed Charles Hall, William T. Harris Agricultural Hall

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Dec. 19, 20, 21; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 22, PNC Plaza, East First Street

Breakfast with Saint Nicholas, 9 a.m. Dec. 21, PNC Plaza

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Nebraska," 7:15 p.m. Dec. 18; 4:15, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 19; 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m. Dec. 20; 1, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45 p.m. Dec. 21; 1, 3:30, 6 p.m. Dec. 22; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23; 1:15, 3:45 Dec. 24

"Philomena," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18; 4:15, 6:45 p.m. Dec. 19; 2, 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 20; 3:30, 5:45, 8 p.m. Dec. 21; 1:15, 3:45, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 22; 7:45 p.m. Dec. 23; 1:30, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 18, 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

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14

Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 18

15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4

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 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery

American Wildlife Art, through Dec. 29, Scheller and Rodale Galleries

Drawings on Character: The Art of Children's Graphic Novels, through Dec. 29, Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through Feb. 23, Goodman Gallery

The Maiden Creek Series: Watercolors by Matthew Daub, through May 18, Payne Hurd Gallery

Holiday Art Ventures, 1 - 3 p.m. Dec. 27