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Bud's View: Within yew and without yew

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Shaggy shrub retained for giving year-round show

We have a poorly-shaped overgrown yew on the west side of our house. It rises from its roots to nearly the top of the second story. If the top was not routinely pruned, it would extend well above our roofline and spread much wider in width than the double chimney.

The shrub's position adjacent to the chimney is no longer considered an enhancement to the beauty of the yard, but we keep it because it provides shelter, protection and branches for nesting, as well as soft red fruits and seeds, for the birds.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Quinn will quip: Comedian and "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Colin Quinn, above, brings his sardonic humor and political commentary to Musikfest Café with "Unconstitutional," 8 p.m. April 19, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. During his "SNL" tenure (1995 - 2000), Quinn made his Broadway debut in "Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake." Post-"SNL," he was host of Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and the one-man stage show,"Long Story Short," a comedic look at the history of civilization.

Spotlight On: 'Aladdin' rides into Miller Symphony Hall

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

Legendary storyteller Scheherazade comes to life at 2 p.m. April 13, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, in Enchantment Theatre's production of "Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales."

Landis Smith, Artistic Director and head of production for the show, explains that the idea for "Aladdin and other Enchanting Tales" came after the Enchantment Theatre, based in Philadelphia, toured the country with an orchestral performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade."

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

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

"The Grand Budapest Hotel," 4:15, 7:30 p.m. April 9, 10, 11; 1:30, 3:45, 6, 8 p.m. April 12; 1:15, 3:30, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 p.m. April 13; 1, 3:30, 6, 8:30 p.m. April 14; 1, 4, 6:45 p.m. April 15; 4:30 p.m. April 16; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. April 17

"Le Week-End," 12:45, 2:45, 4:45, 6:45, 8:45 p.m. April 11, 12, 13; noon, 2:05, 4:10, 6:15 p.m. April 14; 12:30, 2:45, 5:15 p.m. April 15; 7:30 p.m. April 16; 4:30, 7:45 p.m. April 17

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

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@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

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

Journey, Steve Miller Band, 7 p.m. June 10

Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4

@Body.8 Days Head: MORAVIAN COLLEGE

Foy Concert Hall, Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. 610-861-1300

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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@Body.8 Days Head: LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

"Annie Jr.," 6 p.m. April 10, 11; 11 a.m., 2 p.m. April 12, Civic Theatre School, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m. June 3, 4: National Tour, State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org, 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

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@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Mike McGrath, 7 p.m. April 9: "Swing Into Spring"

Monach Dance Company, 2 p.m. May 3

Hot Bijouxx, 7 p.m. May 7

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM CITY HALL

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

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@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

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

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. April 15, 22

Hustle, 7 p.m. April 22, 29

Salsa, 7 p.m. April 29

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"

@Body.8 Days Head: JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF ALLENTOWN

702 N. 22nd St., Allentown. 610-435-3571

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

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@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

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

Gala Dinner Dance and Auction, 7 p.m. April 12

Assemblage: Contemporary Fiber Art, through May 18, Goodman Gallery

Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, through May 18, Scheller, Rodale and Fowler Galleries

Abstract Fridays, 2 p.m. Fridays, through May 18

Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays

@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM

5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200

Brilliant Brass Beauties, through April 30