"Cloud Atlas" is the year's most astounding film.
"Cloud Atlas" is an epic in concept, screenplay, casting, directing, cinematography, editing, sound and production design. "Cloud Atlas" is akin to the Hollywood epics of Cecil B. DeMille.
"Cloud Atlas" recalls what big studios films do best and yet it's an indie film at heart, albeit one with a $100-million budget. "Cloud Atlas" shows us new ways of looking at the world, and new ways of thinking about the universe.
There can be no dispute that Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the world's most influential and inspiring artists. His work has been immortalized all over the world, including here in the Lehigh Valley.
Before his passing in 1994, Charles Dent began a project to recreate Leonardo's Horse from a couple of inches image into three-dimensional 12- and 24-foot sculptures.
The Associated Mess improv comedy troupe will hold auditions, 6 p.m. Nov. 12, 13, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
Callbacks will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at ArtsQuest Center.
Auditions are scheduled in 30-min. blocks. Auditions will be held with 4 - 6 actors at a time, some of whom will be troupe members. Improv games and scenarios will be played.
Actors do not need to prepare anything. Those interested in auditioning should bring a printed resume and headshot if available.
The Lehigh Valley has much to offer art lovers as the 18th annual "Hidden Treasures Artisans Studio Tour" will prove once again when it returns, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11.
The "Hidden Treasures Tour" presents the richness of local talent represented in handcrafted items.
"Hidden Treasures" is a self-guided tour of six area art studios featuring 24 artists demonstrating their processes.
It's his "World": Television and movie legend William Shatner brings his one-man show, "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," to the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St. Easton, 7 p.m. Nov. 11. "Performing for audiences on the road has been one of the most gratifying experiences I've ever had as an actor," says Shatner, above, with an image of himself as Captain James T. Kirk in the "Star Wars" TV series.
You probably have read the Bible.
And you've probably had the Bible, or passages of the Bible, read to you.
You probably have not experienced an entire book of the Bible performed as a one-man show.
Wayne Turney, a professor of theater in his eighth year in DeSales University's Performing and Fine Arts Department, presents "The Gospel According to Saint Mark," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, 2190 S. Easton Road, Lower Saucon Township.
Performances by The Victor Wooten Band, Jimmy Herring Band and Conspirator highlight two nights of nonstop jamming as SteelJam returns Nov. 9 and 10 to Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
A child doesn't arrive with an instruction manual. Parents can become overwhelmed with the responsibilities involved in caring for their children. Other factors such as separation or divorce in a family can cause additional parenting stress.
Child abuse can be physical, mental and verbal in addition to not meeting the basic needs of the child.
One of my favorite family excursions when I was a boy was our many Sunday afternoon family visits to the Harry C. Trexler Trexler Game Preserve, now the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.
My parents always found the time to schedule visits to the preserve during the warm season months when it was open to the public. It was a very economical outing. We usually finished the afternoon by visiting the Lil-Le-Hi Trout Nursery, along Fish Hatchery Road at Little Lehigh Creek, Allentown.
Photographic visions: Lehigh Valley art galleries are the settings for the third annual Olympus InVision Photo Festival, Nov. 2 - 4, centered at the Banana Factory community arts center and SteelStacks arts campus in Bethlehem. Internationally-acclaimed photographers Joyce Tenneson, Joe McNally, Zoe Strauss and Jay Dickman headline presenters at the festival. There's also the SlideLuck Lehigh Valley photo party and the first Pennsylvania Photographers Competition.