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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Borromeo begins season at Foy

Borromeo String Quartet begins the 2013 - 14 concert season of the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem (CMSB), 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Hurd Campus, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.

The program is: Beethoven String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135; Auerbach String Quartet (to be announced); and Dvorak String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 51.

The award-winning Borromeo String Quartet, in residence at the New England Conservatory of Music, has appeared in the CMS series a number of times.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Auditions set for 'Oliver!'

Stagemakers at the J will hold auditions for children for the musical "Oliver!" 1 - 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 6:30 - 9 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Jewish Community Center of Allentown, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown.

A callback audition may be held 6:30 - 9 p.m. Oct. 8 at the JCC.

Children age seven and over will be eligible to audition for leads and chorus roles.

Those auditioning must prepare a song and bring sheet music, read from the script, and learn a basic dance combination.

Performances are 7 p.m. Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m..Nov. 24.

Catasauqua Dance Hall opens

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St., Catasauqua, holds a grand-opening event 6 - 9 p.m. Sept. 7 with music by The Ultra Kings, a Lehigh Valley rockabilly band.

Owners Robynn Shannon and Hannah Nour took their inspiration to name the studio from its former use as a gas station in the 1930s.

Nour, Artistic Director and co-owner, says the space is a dance class venue offering classes and workshops in Middle Eastern dance, swing and salsa with instruction in yoga, drumming classes and music.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Singers sought for Tri-Cees

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Tri-Cees Community Chorale is seeking people from the community who share a passion for music and derive joy from singing with others to study and perform choral music in a wide variety of genres.

Music reading skills and choral technique such as listening, blending, intonation and diction are developed in rehearsal. No previous music training is required but would be helpful. The group performs at least one concert at the end of the semester.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Difference in final shows

The Difference, Air Products' award-winning rock 'n' roll band, will take its final bows when it performs its last two shows, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The 7:30 p.m. show is also being videotaped by Service Electric Cable TV for broadcast this fall.

Oscar may like Blanchett in Allen film

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Blue Jasmine" is the 49th film directed and 71st film written by Woody Allen, including some shorts, in the 47 years since his first movie in 1966. He's already filming his next movie, an untitled feature scheduled for release in 2014.

Allen, noted for his hilarious social satires, has also made dramas, often including funny moments. "Blue Jasmine" is one such film.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Family Fun Day includes Via Walk

The PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via Walk and Kids Races will be held 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 7, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The free event includes tours of the PBS39 Public Media and Education Center television studios, storytelling, Elmo Scavenger Hunt and music by Grammy-winning producer Steve Pullara and His Cool Beans Band, the latter at noon on the Air Products stage.

Other PBS39 Family Fun Day and Via activities include: inflatable bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, arts and crafts, exhibits by local organizations and face painting.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Artists reception for 'Words'

A reception will be held 5 - 7 p.m. Sept. 11 for "Words as Images," which continues through Oct. 11, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

Exhibiting artists include Michael Albert, Vicki DaSilva, Christina Galbiati, Naomi Grossman, Robert Jackson and Julie Miller.

The exhibit includes the work of artists who often use text to express visual images and ideas. The words are presented in a visual context encouraging the viewer to look closer into the image and probe its meaning.

Where stars are born

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

Look, Bethlehem-based modeling agency, groomed Amanda Seyfried for success

Everyone in the Lehigh Valley has heard of Amanda Seyfried, the 2003 William Allen graduate and overnight sensation who broke through with her starring role in 2008's feature film "Mamma Mia!" and in 2012 landed the coveted role of Cosette in the film based on the musical, "Les Miserables."


Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Volunteer Fair

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Career Development Center hosts a Volunteer Fair, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 11, Community Services Center, LCCC main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

LCCC students will have an opportunity to discuss volunteer opportunities with organizations from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area on National Day of Service, a remembrance of 9/11.

This event is free and open to the public.

Information: 610-799-1090.