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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

You really got him: Dave Davies, the legendary co-founder of the seminal British Invasion rock band, The Kinks, is in concert 8 p.m. June 1, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Guitarist Davies, seen above on the cover of his latest album, "I Will Be Me" (set for release June 4), was an integral part of the quartet that helped shape the sound of rock with Top 10 hits like "All Day and All of the Night," "Lola," "Tired of Waiting for You" and "You Really Got Me," the latter of which features his iconic guitar riff to kick off the song.

City Arts: Camp for Kids adds fashion, nature, science, math

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by BATHSHEBA MONK Special to The Press in Focus

If you think of mosquitoes and poison ivy when you think "summer camp" think again. The Baum School of Art in Allentown is hosting Partnership Camps for children this summer which focus on beauty without the bugs.

City Arts: Camp for Kids is for children 7-11 and runs from June 24 - 28. City Arts is a collaboration of six major art and cultural institutions in the Lehigh Valley: The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, The Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown, Community Music School, Miller Symphony Hall, and Repertory Dance Theatre.

'Star Trek Into': sci-fi boldly

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Star Trek Into Darkness" is that all-too-often rare sci-fi movie that has spectacular special effects, a screenplay with an actual storyline, character development and surprise plot turns.

J. J. Abrams ("Star Trek," 2009; TV's "Aliens," "Lost"), directs a screenplay by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ("Transformers," 2007, 2009; "Star Trek," 2009) and Damon Lindelof ("World War Z," "Prometheus," "Cowboys & Aliens," TV's "Lost") that mixes action set pieces and character-driven scenes.

Mikolas, Salemme in sculpture exhibit

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Joie de Vivre: Karel Mikolas-Antonio Salemme" features rarely-shown terra cotta (fired clay) figurative works, plus ink and charcoal drawings, by two classically-trained European-born artists who settled in the Lehigh Valley at The Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, 542 W. Hamilton St., Suite 203, Allentown.

An opening reception for "Joie de Vivre' is noon - 5 p.m. June 2 in the Salemme gallery, where the exhibition continues through June 30.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Header:CINEMA

@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER

@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"The Great Gatsby," 5, 7:55 p.m. May 22; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. May 23

"Mud," 4:45 p.m. May 22; 4:15 p.m. May 23

@Body.8 Days Head:CIVIC THEATRE OF ALLENTOWN

@Body.8 Days: 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. 610-432-8943

"Mud," 4:45, 7:30 p.m. May 22, 23.

@Body.8 Days Head:MILLER SYMPHONY HALL

@Body.8 Days: 23 N. 6th. St., Allentown. 610-432-6715

'Mommalogues' ready for NYC

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

A walk on a Florida beach by Sharon Glassman during a May 2011 birthday vacation for her husband, Dr. Barry Glassman, was the genesis of "Mommalogues," which she co-wrote with Gretchen Klinedinst-Furst.

"Mommalogues," premiering as a staged-reading fundraiser for Civic Theatre of Allentown in May 2012 in Theatre514, will have its off-Broadway premiere for six performances, May 22 - June 1, The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre, 312 W. 36th St., New York.

25th annual Arts Ovation Awards

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Charles Kalan, left, Arts Ovation Co-Chair, with Ellie Laubner, recipient, Outstanding Achievement in the Literary Arts, at the 25th Arts Ovation Awards at The Palace Center, Allentown.

From left, Arts Ovation Awards 2013: William Sanders, Civic Theatre of Allentown Artistic Director, Civic Theatre production of "Gypsy," recipient, 25th Anniversary Award; Sheila Evans, Arts Ovation board member, presenter and Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director; and Ruth and Charles Marcon, recipient, Special Recognition Award.

Veterans' honors, concerts May 25-27 at SteelStacks Memorial Day weekend

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by The Press in Focus

A Memorial Day Celebration sponsored by Embassy Bank will be presented 3 - 8 p.m. May 25 - 27, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

"Our Hometown Heroes" display features more than 280 images of local veterans and active military persons.

"A Time to Remember" memorial service, 6 p.m. May 27, includes a moment of silence; the National Anthem sung by Allie Santos, a graduate of Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts; and the reading of the names of local servicemen and women who died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.