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Tickets on sale for 8th annual Monster Energy Carolina

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents are bringing a diverse music lineup to the 8th annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, May 4, 5 and 6, Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, N.C.

The lineup includes critically-acclaimed, multiplatinum artists and up-and-coming talent, including: Muse (in their first announced, and only American festival performance of 2018), Queens of the Stone Age, Alice In Chains, Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack (...

You can ‘Ask’ Ophira Eisenberg more than ‘Another’

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Behind the scenes of your favorite game show, local pub trivia night, board game and puzzle page, lurk a team of freelance professional game writers. They often don’t have a public byline, yet they are the anonymous beating heart of every popular quiz show, word-game and riddle challenge imaginable.

These crafty and clever masters of pun and subtle wit don many hats including: researcher, historian, pop-culture junkie, number-cruncher, joke writer and wordsmith. It takes an inimitable...

Composition contest winners to be pictured in ASO concerts

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

As Music Director and Conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, I am always looking for new projects we can do and ways that we can partner with other arts organizations in the Lehigh Valley.

Creating new music for today’s audiences is one of my passions, and is one way that we can reflect our times and leave a legacy of music for future generations.

It is challenging for composers today to have their works performed by a symphony orchestra, and so we created the 2018...

CATASAUQUA: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

“Singin’ in the Rain” splashes and taps across the stage as Catasauqua High School time travels to 1927 when silent movies were becoming obsolete and the “talkies” were just beginning to appear on the silver screen.

Curtain times are 7 p.m. March 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11 with a preview, 7 p.m. March 8, auditorium, Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Hanover Township.

Director Brenda McGuire, who is also costume designer, is assisted by choreographer and assistant...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School presents “The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz.’”

Show times are 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown.

Adam Soto is director, assisted by choreographer Victor Abreu and music director Katherine Moyer.

Based on the “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, the musical tells the classic tale from an African-...

Poetry Project deadline March 16

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

A relevant ‘Line’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“With what’s going on in today’s society, with the ‘me too’ movement, ‘A Chorus Line’ is as relevant as ever,” says Makayla McIntosh, who plays Vicky in the touring cast of the Tony Award-winning musical, “A Chorus Line.”

“We honor the story of women speaking out, of people who haven’t been heard opening up and telling their truth,” she says. “It is healing and brings us all together.”

McIntosh and the rest of the cast bring the story of the unsung, unheard heroes of musical...

SAUCON VALLEY: ‘The Music Man’

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Saucon Valley High School theater department parades onstage with “The Music Man ” where con-artist “Professor” Harold Hill’s scheme to bilk a small Midwestern town gets complicated when he meets Marian the librarian.

Curtain times are 7 p.m. March 8, 9, 10 and 2 p.m. March 11, auditorium, Saucon Valley High School, 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown.

Chad A. Miller is producer, director and vocal director, assisted by assistant director-choreographer Kimberly Tassinaro,...