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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Singers present Bruckner 'Mass'

The Camerata Singers present its Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. March 22, First Presbyterian Church, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown.

The "Mass No. 3 in F Minor" by Anton Bruckner will be performed by the Camerata Singers, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Allan Birney, and soloists Elizabeth Weigle, soprano; Patricia Risley, mezzo soprano; Owen McIntosh, tenor; and Dashon Burton, bass.

Tickets:, 610-434-7811

Bud's View: The bald eagle has landed

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Despite status change to 'protected,' few sighted during fifth annual tour

The winter months are the best time of the year for bald eagle observations. Many resident bald eagles migrate south for the winter, but winter is prime time for seeing those that remain, as well as many that migrate from northern Canada. There are about six bald eagle nests in the Lehigh Valley.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Tango class

Lehigh Carbon Community College alumni are invited to learn the Argentine Tango, 6:30 p.m. March 20, Community Room, The Baum School of Art, 510 W. Linden St., Allentown.

The Argentine Tango will be demonstrated by instructor Svetlana Howells, affiliated with the Lehigh Valley dance event "Enchanted Moon Tango."

The event, free for LCCC alumni and open to all levels of dance experience, is sponsored by the LCCC Alumni Association.

To register: call Jane Wilchak, 610-799-1929.

Movie Review: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' go way back

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

If you're of a certain age and can get past the fact that it's not in sketchy black and white, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" is quite entertaining.

If you're a younger parent or a youngster, you may find the animated feature thoroughly entertaining.

"Mr. Peabody & Sherman" was originally a segment on producer Jay Ward's 1960's television cartoon series, "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show."

Growing Green: Consider planting winterberry

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION Special to The Press in Focus

January and February are some of the bleakest months in the Pennsylvania landscape with cold, snowy weather and gray skies. Fortunately, there are shrubs that brighten winter days with colorful fruits or stems that are suited to every landscape. One of the best is the state's native winterberry, Ilex verticillata.

Spotlight On: Pretty in 'Pinkalicious' at State Theatre

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"Pinkalicious," the live action musical based on the popular series of children's books of the same name, will be staged at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 16, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

The New York Times best-selling "Pinkalicous" books tell the story of the adventures of a little girl whose parents call her "Pinkalicious" because she loves the color pink.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by The Press in Focus



"4 Girls 4": Leslie Uggams, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, 8 p.m. April 4, State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton., 1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"A Bear of Very Little Brain," 7 p.m. March 14; 1, 4 p.m. March 15, 16, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem. 610-332-1400


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by The Press in Focus


Community Music School presents its annual "Flute-A-Thon," 1:30 p.m. March 15, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The concert is free and open to the public. A reception follows.

The Silverwinds Flute Choir, directed by Dr. Nora Suggs, performs.

Music ranges from pop to jazz to classical. Flute students of all ages and levels will perform individually, with piano accompaniment, in duets and trios.

'Celtic Nights' crosses a 'Bridge' at Miller Symphony Hall

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

"Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge," 7:30 p.m. March 12, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, is a two and one-half hour show featuring three male vocalists, three female singers, six dancers and musicians.

In a recent interview, the show's director and producer Michael Durkan explains, "We built the storyline around the journey Irish immigrants made by ship to America with their hardships they endured, mostly arriving penniless.

Spotlight On: New show debuts in 'ShadowStories'

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

"ShadowStories," three shadow puppet plays featuring live music, will be performed at 10 a.m. March 15, Charles A Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem.

"ShadowStories" is the brainchild of Doug Roysden, creator of the Bethlehem-based Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre, which performs puppet shows throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond, featuring the scripts and handmade puppets of Roysden, along with other creative contributors.