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Spotlight On: Tegan and Sara making their voices heard

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Tegan and Sara are bringing their headlining tour to Bethlehem, inviting fans for some "Let's Make Things Physical" fun.

Canadian twin sisters, LGBT activists, singer-songwriters and indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara Quin perform at 7:45 p.m. June 23, Levitt Pavilion, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Drive, Bethlehem.

Tegan and Sara's seventh studio album and latest release "Heartthrob" (2013) was listed on the Billboard charts, with the single "Closer."

Andrew McMahon's solo 'Underground'

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Andrew McMahon has shaped a pop-rock music career with the bands Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin as vocalist, pianist and primary songwriter.

He's begun a solo career, with the EP, "A Pop Underground," released April 30, and new songs "Synesthesia," "Catching Cold," "Learn to Dance" and "After the Fire."

McMahon performs 8 p.m. July 23, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founder's Way, Bethlehem.

"The Jack's [Mannequin] thing kind of started as a solo project," says McMahon in a recent phone interview.

Abigail Disney explains 'Why Women Matter'

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Cedar Crest College welcomed Abigail Disney March 14 as part of The William D. Reimert lecture series.

Disney, the daughter of Roy E. Disney, and niece of Walt Disney, is an American filmmaker, philanthropist and social entrepreneur.

She spoke passionately in front of a full room of Cedar Crest College students, faculty, staff and members of the community about her journey of devotion to women throughout the world.

Her lecture titled, "Why Women Matter" shared the inspiration for the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell."

Triad welcomes new rescue mission director

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Allentown Rescue Mission's new director, Chris Aylward, was the guest speaker at the February Triad meeting at Emeritus Senior Living, Allentown.

Triad is a group for senior citizens and law enforcement representatives that seeks to reduce criminal victimization of older persons.

Aylward, formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., officially started his job as chief executive officer at the mission in January.

He has more than 20 years of experience assisting the homeless and impoverished.

Aylward came to Allentown to fulfill his passion of helping people in need.

Textbook cases

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

LearnSmart, Tegrity Campus provide collegiate edge

Spring break is over for most. College students are back in class. The spring semester is full-speed ahead for those working on their higher education degrees.

A new year and new semester often leads students to create higher expectations and goals for themselves, but student slacking is prone to happen as the semester continues.

McGraw-Hill Education has created study tips and tools for college-level students intended to improve their grades, results and learning habits.

Sustaining the inner poet

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Marilyn Hazelton taps into creative roots at FloreAnt Projects Gallery workshops

All art forms have a poetry expressed by the artist and the work they create.

With "Sustaining the Soul Through Creative Discovery," Marilyn Hazelton offers inspiration to allow one to tap into his or her creative self by writing poetry.

In a series of four workshops at FloreAnt Projects Gallery, 215 Main St., Emmaus, Hazelton guides participants through a background of poetic Japanese art forms, and as a communal group, participants work together to discover and harness their inspiration.

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"A Memory, a Monolouge, a Rant and a Prayer," 7 p.m. March 15, 16; 4 p.m. March 16, 17, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem. 620-390-4324

"Anna in the Tropics," 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7, 8, 9; 11 a.m. March 7, Lipkin Theatre, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. northampton.edu, 610-332-8682

"A Wrinkle in Time," 7:30 p.m. March 7, 8; 2 p.m. March 10, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts, 675 E. Broad St., Bethlehem. charterarts.org, 610-868-2971

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Anna in the Tropics," 7:30 p.m. March 6, 7, 8, 9; 11 a.m. March 7, Lipkin Theatre, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. northampton.edu, 610-332-8682

"A Tale of Two Cities," through March 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"9 to 5," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22; 1, 8 p.m. Feb. 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. cedarcrest.edu, 800-360-1222

"A Tale of Two Cities," Feb. 20 - March 3; 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 9:45 a.m. Feb. 25, 26, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. desales.edu/act1, 610-282-3192