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Bud's View: Looking Back at 2013: Punxsutawney Phil got snowed in

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

First of two parts

It can't be.

But it is.

And I know I say this every year and it certainly seems to be true, but yet I know it's impossible.

Does each year pass more quickly than the previous one?

How could I possibly be writing my 15th annual "Bud's View: Looking Back" column? Didn't I just write about looking back at 2012 a few months ago?

Do you remember how most everyone was worrying about the arrival of the New Millennium and what might happen to our computers and possibly our bank accounts and investments?

STEELSTACKS

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Donations asked for 'Three Kings'

Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Kings) return, 3 - 7 p.m. Jan. 5, SteelStacks,101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, to celebrate El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day). The event is free and open to the public.

Donations to the "Three Kings Gift Drive" may be dropped off fnoon - 9 p.m., through Jan. 3., at the front desks of ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, and the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. Gifts should be toys, books or other presents appropriate for children; they must be new, unwrapped and cost $10 or less.

'Anchorman' continues laughs

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Recently, you couldn't turn on the TV without seeing Will Ferrell portraying Ron Burgundy.

In car commercials, promotional segments and actual broadcast news shows, there was Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, never breaking character.

In "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Will Ferrell continues the ruse as Ron Burgundy.

Ferrell, co-writing the screenplay with his producing-writing partner, Adam McKay, who is back to direct "Anchorman 2," misses no opportunity to show how dim-witted, self-absorbed, politically-incorrect and oblivious to it all is Ron Burgundy.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 25, 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," 8:30 p.m. Dec. 25; 2:45, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26; 4, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 27; 1:15, 6 p.m. Dec. 28, Jan. 1; 3:15, 8 p.m. Dec. 29, 31; 5:30 p.m. Dec. 30; 6:15 p.m. Jan. 2

"Philomena," 4, 6:15 p.m. Dec. 25; 12:30, 5:15 p.m. Dec. 26; 1:45, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27; 3:45, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 28; 1, 5:45 p.m. Dec. 29; 3:15, 8 p.m. Dec. 30; 5:45 p.m. Dec. 31; 3:45, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 1; 4, 8:45 p.m. Dec. 2

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

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

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

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

Chuck Schaeffer, 8 p.m. Dec. 28

Start Making Sense, 9 p.m. Dec. 31: Talking Heads tribute; Great White Caps; HmfO: Hall and Oates tribute

Leon Russell, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3

Nick Andrews Staver, 8 p.m. Jan. 3

Craig Thatcher Band, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4: Eric Clapton retrospective

Hot Breakfast, 8 p.m. Jan. 4

Kevin Devine, 8 p.m. Jan. 8

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, December 25, 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

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 25, 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"

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 25, 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: 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

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

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

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

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

SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone, ArtsQuest Center

Peeps Fest, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 30; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dec. 31

Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit, through Dec. 31, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone

SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival, 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Feb. 1

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

Adult Winter Reading Program, Jan. 2 - Feb. 28

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

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 PUBLIC LIBRARY

11 W. Church St., Bethlehem. 610-867-3761