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Classical Views: Keeping score

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by DIANE WITTRY Special to The Press in Focus

Allentown Symphony Orchestra to unreel classical music made famous by movies

Have you ever watched a film with the sound turned off? It is amazing how much the music can influence the emotional impact of the film.

Experiments have been made using different types of music with a film to see how this changes the reaction of the audience members. The same scene can make you either laugh, or cry, depending upon the music selected.

Over the years, many directors have utilized compositions by classical composers on the soundtracks of their films. Many classical pieces have become universally known because of this broad exposure.

9th annual Student Poetry Project

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley Press announces call for entries

Submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual award-winning 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 23 and 24 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 the Focus section may have his or her photo published, with the permission of the student's parent or guardian.

Classical Views: Keeping score

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by DIANE WITTRY Special to The Press in Focus

Allentown Symphony Orchestra to unreel classical music made famous by movies

Have you ever watched a film with the sound turned off? It is amazing how much the music can influence the emotional impact of the film.

Experiments have been made using different types of music with a film to see how this changes the reaction of the audience members. The same scene can make you either laugh, or cry, depending upon the music selected.

Over the years, many directors have utilized compositions by classical composers on the soundtracks of their films. Many classical pieces have become universally known because of this broad exposure.

Literary Scene: Dancing her way to a first novel

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

"I like stories where I can seek beauty and meaning even in the darker aspects of life," Kathryn Craft says in a recent interview.

Craft signs copies of her first novel, "The Art of Falling," 4 p.m. Feb. 1, Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St., Bethlehem.

Craft started dance training later than she wished, at the age of 16 and "realized at once I'd been looking for it my whole life," Craft says.

The struggle of being a dancer and not living up to the expectations of dancers of her age brought about the novel's protagonist, Penelope, who also has issues.

Spotlight On: The dawning of new songs in 'Hair'

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

The production of "Hair" being presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton," will "let the sun shine in" on two new songs.

The show's director Diane Paulus explained in a recent interview that this version of "Hair," based on the 2009 Broadway production which received a musical revival Tony, is somewhat different than previous ones:

"The book has been updated by one of the co-creators, James Rado, and this particular production features two songs that are really unique.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

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

LVKC Canine Learning Experience, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 26, Harris Hall

District 11 Skills USA Championships, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jan. 29, Agri-Plex

Family Pet Expo, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Feb. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 2

Antique and Modern Arms Show, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 9

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

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

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

PENN'S PEAK

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

Kix, 8 p.m. Jan. 31

Fran Cosmo, 8 p.m. Feb. 1

Changes in Latitude, 8 p.m. Feb. 8: Jimmy Buffet tribute

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: Pink Floyd tribute

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

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

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

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

Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 18, 25

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Feb. 18, 25

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. March. 4, 11

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. March 18, 25

Night Club Two-Step, 6:30 p.m. March 18, 25

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

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

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"An Evening At A British Music Hall," 8 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1: 40th anniversary show and final performances, Godfrey Daniels 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem. 610-867-2390

"Choose Your Own Misadventure," 11 p.m. Jan. 25, Blue Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

"Fancy Nancy," 1, 4 p.m. Feb. 22: Vital Theatre Company, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. 610-432-6715

"Hair," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. 610-252-3132