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Art Museum's SOTA launches 'Luncheon with the Authors'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Art Museum Society of the Arts (SOTA) presents its inaugural "Luncheon with the Authors" Oct. 4 at Lehigh Country Club, Allentown.

Nationally-acclaimed authors Nell Freudenberger, Bob Spitz and J. Courtney Sullivan will discuss their books, offer insights about the creative process of their writing and respond to audience questions.

Freudenberger, author of "The Newlyweds," has been named one of The New Yorker's "20 Under 40."

De Niro, Pfeiffer all in 'Family'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Family" is a generically-titled film that is anything but generic.

The mob comedy-drama stars the iconic Robert De Niro, in one of his best roles in years, and the magnificent Michelle Pfeiffer, also in one of her best performances.

"The Family" is smart entertainment on the order of "Goodfellas" (1990). In fact, there's a nod in the storyline to "Goodfellas," directed by Martin Scorsese, who produced "The Family."

There's also a sense of "Married to the Mob" (1988) "Analyze This" (1999), and "Meet the Fockers" (2004).

Call it "Meet the Mobsters."

Going for the silver

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, National Canal Museum merge in time for 25th year

In 1988, the United States Congress designated the area from Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, to Bristol, Bucks County, as the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

On Aug. 8, leaders of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and the National Canal Museum signed an agreement to merge the two nonprofits to tell the story, "Where America was Built."

"It is time to celebrate all we have done and who we are," said Elissa Garofalo, D&L President-Executive Director.

It's the domino effect for Derek Trucks

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

You might not have been surprised if Derek Trucks had named his band Derek and the Dominos.

After all, his parents named him after the Eric Clapton rock band, which released the 1970 landmark album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs," with Duane Allman playing slide guitar, Trucks says in a recent phone interview from the road during his tour.

And in the domino effect that happens in the world of rock 'n' roll, Derek became a blues guitar prodigy at age nine, playing public gigs with Buddy Guy and, yes, later, with Eric Clapton himself.

It's the domino effect for Derek Trucks

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

You might not have been surprised if Derek Trucks had named his band Derek and the Dominos.

After all, his parents named him after the Eric Clapton rock band, which released the 1970 landmark album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs," with Duane Allman playing slide guitar, Trucks says in a recent phone interview from the road during his tour.

And in the domino effect that happens in the world of rock 'n' roll, Derek became a blues guitar prodigy at age nine, playing public gigs with Buddy Guy and, yes, later, with Eric Clapton himself.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ARTSQUEST

Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday

Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays

SteelStacks Stunner Ball, 8 p.m. Sept. 19

Oktoberfest, Oct. 4-6, 11-13

Bacontopia: A Celebration of Bacon, 1 p.m. Nov. 10

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM

Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962

Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. Oct. 12

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival, Sept. 27 - 29

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Flea in Her Ear," Sept. 27 - Oct. 13, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176

"In Our Sights: Confronting the Issues of Guns in America," Sept. 26 - 29, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. 800-360-1222

"Medea," Sept. 27 - 29, Oct. 2 - 5, Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. 610-758-2787

"Route 66," through Oct. 20, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, September 18, 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

Bethlehem Palette Club Juried Exhibition, opens Sept. 21, Community Gallery

The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery

Mythological Creatures in Textiles, through Nov. 17, Goodman Gallery

Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery

South Asian Temple Art, through Dec. 29, Fowler Gallery

@Body.8 Days Head: AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

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

"In A World ... ," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19

"Lee Daniels' The Butler," 7:15 p.m. Sept. 18; 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19

"Mean Girls," 10:45 p.m. Sept. 21

"The Anonymous People," 7;30 p.m. Sept. 25

@Body.8 Days Head: CIVIC THEATRE OF ALLENTOWN

527 N. 19th St., Allentown. 610-432-8943

"In A World ..., " 5:15 p.m. Sept. 18, 19

"Blue Jasmine," 5, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 18, 19

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

David Nail, 8 p.m. Sept. 19

Mickey Hart Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 26

Tracy Morgan, 7:30, 10 p.m. Sept. 27

MarchFourth Marching Band, 7 p.m. Sept. 29

Billy Bragg, 8 p.m. Oct. 3

Vienna Teng Trio, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9

Glenn Tilbrook, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13

Fight Night at SteelStacks II, 7 p.m. Oct. 17

The Lehigh Valley Beatles Showcase III, 3 p.m. Oct. 20

David Cook, 8 p.m. Oct. 24