The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley And The Baum School of Art will hold joint exhibitions of selected juried art student entries in The 2014 East Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Art Awards, Jan. 19 - Feb. 2.
An award ceremony and reception is at 1 p.m. Feb. 2, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
Students grades 7 to 12 from Carbon, Berks, Lehigh & Northampton counties compete.
Locally, the program offers more than $3,500 in scholarships and cash prizes.
A reception will be held 1 - 3 p.m. Jan. 19 for "Antonio Salemme New York - Easton: A Retrospective," continuing through April 6, Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton St., Easton.
The retrospective exhibit of paintings and sculptures by Salemme focuses on the transformation in his art after he moved from New York to Northampton County in 1962.
The will be a presentation at 2 p.m. Feb. 23.
Information: sigalmuseum.org, 610-253-1222.
An opening reception will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Jan. 18 for the exhibitions, "Carol Magnatta: Frills, Furs & Feathers," through March 26, and "Jeremy Cohen: Another Summer, Photographs," through June 25, Easton Hospital Gallery and Annex, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
The reception is free and open to the public.
The Easton Hospital Gallery and Annex is open 90 minutes prior to most main stage performances and is programmed in conjunction with the Arts Community of Easton.
As a conductor, I have always had a fond place in my heart for Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. This interest stems all the way back to 5th grade, when my brother, who was in 6th grade, played the Captain in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, "H.M.S. Pinafore."
My brother always had trouble remembering the script's dialogue and lyrics to the songs, so guess who ran around the house helping out by shouting, "I am the Captain of the Pinafore, and a right good captain too," and "What never? Well, hardly ever"?
Yes, yours truly.
Director Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of the most outrageous, lurid and extravagant movies from a mainstream director.
"Wolf" makes director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (2013) look like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937).
The debauchery of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), "The Wolf" of the movie's title, would seem to rival what we read and see of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, namely, rock stars, hip-hop stars, movie and TV actors, professional athletes, and Middle East potentates.
Going to Godfrey's: Guitarist-vocalist Todd Wolfe, above center, and his band, drummer Roger Voss, above left, and bass player Justine Gardner, above right, play originals from Wolfe's latest CD, "Miles To Go," 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. Wolfe's sound has been dubbed "bluesadelic," reminiscent of rock 'n' roll bands of the 1960's and 70's. Expected to join Wolfe and his band at Godfrey's are John Ginty, keyboards, and vocalists Maria Woodford and Mary Hawkins. Tickets: godfreydaniels. org, 610-867-2390
See INTERVIEW: Page B2
"Rising From Ashes," an award-winning feature-length documentary about Team Rwanda will be shown 7 p.m. Jan. 22, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The film is about the development of a national cycling team in Rwanda, the East African nation torn apart by genocide in 1994 in which 500,000, or one-fifth of the population there, perished.
"A Bronx Tale," 8 p.m. Jan. 18: Chazz Palminteri one-man show. Post-show meet and greet with Chazz Palminteri for State Theatre benefit, State Theatre, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. 610-252-3132
Choose Your Own Misadventure, 11 p.m. Jan. 25, Blue Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
Mandudebro, 10:45 p.m. Jan. 11, with High Dramma, Blast Furnace Room; 11 p.m. Jan. 17, Blue Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS
ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400
Open Mic, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Feb. 5
"Amador," 2 p.m. Jan. 25
"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22
Adult Winter Reading Program, through 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
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.610-297-7100
Kevin Devine, 8 p.m. Jan. 8, Musikfest Café
Blue Jersey Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 10, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons
Stanley Clarke, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Musikfest Café
Kim Edwards, 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons
Boogie Wonder Band, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, Musikfest Café
Chickentown, 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons
The Aardvarks, 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Musikfest Café