Northwestern Press

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Slightly Stoopid smart in managing

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Slightly Stoopid, an eclectic band founded in 1994, makes its Penn’s Peak debut at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

“Most of the guys still live in the San Diego area,” says drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran, who has been with the band since 2003, says in a phone interview. “But we have a few band members who live in the Northeast, one in Connecticut and one in Boston. So, we’re kind of bi-coastal at this point.”

State Theatre to iLuminate

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

With an unprecedented blend of dance, storytelling and technology, iLuminate is a phenomenon that has catapulted the unique dance troupe to fame. Described by critics as “groundbreaking” and “jaw-dropping,” this remarkable glow-in-the-dark performance is exhilarating for all ages.

iLuminate performs at 5 p.m. Sept. 23, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Screen screams: Allentown Band to accompany 1925 ‘Phantom Of The Opera’

Friday, August 17, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Allentown Band is the oldest civilian concert band in the United States. Since its first documented performance on July 4, 1828, and now celebrating its 190th year, the band preserves the tradition and heritage of musical Americana.

The Allentown Band is recognized worldwide, having appeared on television and radio and being featured in four European concert tours. The band distributes an ongoing recording project, “Our Band Heritage,” that has reached listeners in the U.S. and 23 countries.

An ‘Enchanted’ ‘Dream’: Lehigh Valley Ballet Guild presents Shakespeare classic and new work

Friday, June 1, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The comedy and misadventures written by Shakespeare, and some of Grimm’s beloved fairytale characters, will appear in the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s presentation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Enchanted Woods,” 7 p.m. June 1, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem.

The Machine more than Pink Floyd tribute band

Friday, April 6, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Machine, a Pink Floyd tribute band in its 30th year, has sold out theaters and clubs across North and Central America, Europe and Asia, and appeared at music festivals, including Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, and Germany’s “Rock of Ages.”

“The Machine: America’s Premiere Live Pink Floyd Experience” stops at 8 p.m. April 6, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Expect to hear a mix of Pink Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire, including faithful renditions of popular hits and obscure gems. States Spin magazine: The Machine “sounds exactly like Pink Floyd.”

Mummenschanz brings wordless theater to life on stage

Friday, March 23, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Now in its 46th year, the silent theater troupe, Mummenschanz, captivates audiences with performances that combine movement, masks, color and puppetry. The group pioneered a daring new form of visual theater, using abstract masks and everyday objects to create a surreal and playful experience.

The name Mummenschanz is German for “mummery,” or a play involving mummers. Mummer is an early English term for a mime artist. Mummenschanz emphasizes whimsy, child-like exploration and innocent satire.

“Mummenschanz: you & me” is at 7 p.m. March 28, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Dropkick Murphys’ Celtic punk

Friday, March 9, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Celtic punk band, the Dropkick Murphys, ring in Saint Patrick’s Day early, 7:30 p.m. March 12, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg.

The band’s singles, “Tessie” and “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” brought them international fame. The latter song was featured in the 2006 four-time Academy Award-winning movie, “The Departed,” directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson. “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” went on to become a platinum-selling single.

‘Sleeping Beauty’ awakens Russian ballet tradition

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents “Sleeping Beauty,” a beautiful ballet adapted from the 1800s’ French fairy tale, which includes an exquisite score by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and choreography by the famed Marius Petipa.

“Sleeping Beauty” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

‘Follow your dreams’: York skater followed hers to ‘Disney on Ice ‘Frozen’

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“Disney on Ice Presents ‘Frozen’” is an ice-skating extravaganza based on the Academy Award-winning 2013 animated feature film that captivated fans the world over and continues to be a favorite among audiences.

“Disney on Ice Presents ‘Frozen’” is presented at 7 p.m., Jan. 17- 19, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Jan. 20 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 21, PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Pointe of the season: Reality TV stars headline LV Ballet Guild ‘Nutcracker’

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Ballet Guild of Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (PYB) present their 49th annual holiday production of “The Nutcracker,” the longest-running “Nutcracker” ballet production in the Lehigh Valley.

“The Nutcracker” is presented at 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 p.m. Dec. 17, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.