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Heller Homestead

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The 6th Annual "Saucon Valley History Day" is 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 27, Heller Homestead, along Saucon Creek, off the Saucon Rail Trail, Lower Saucon Township, sponsored by the Saucon Valley Conservancy.

The event includes: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., firing demonstrations, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; 10:30 a.m., remarks, recognition of 1891 Lime Kiln School Cornerstone Donation by King Family; 11 a.m., Four-Square Herb Garden Rededication Ceremony and 10th...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head:CIVIC THEATRE OF ALLENTOWN

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

"The Place Beyond the Pines," 4:45 p.m. April 24; 4:45, 7:30 p.m. April 25, Theatre514

"The Company You Keep" 5, 8 p.m. April 26; 2, 5, 8 p.m. April 27; 1, 4, 7 p.m. April 28; 4:45, 7:30 p.m. April 29 - May 2, Theatre514

"Mad Hot Ballroom," 7:30 p.m. April 24, Theatre514

@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER

@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko...

St. John's wort use debated

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I have friends in France who take St. John's wort for depression. Do you think it works?

St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum or Klamathweed) is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States. However, do not take this product unless you have consulted your family physician.

The St. John's wort plant has been used as a medicine for many centuries. It was popular in ancient Greece. Today in Europe, it is used widely to treat mild-to-moderate...

Mayfair 2013 poster unveiled

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Art Without Limits" scrolled in white letters amid a blue sky on the Mayfair Festival of the Arts 2013 poster is like cloud-based graffiti spelling out a prediction from above for great art, great weather, and a great future for Mayfair Festival in its new home on the grounds around the Agri-Plex Hall at the western end of the Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th, Liberty and Chew streets, Allentown.

Everything in Mayfair Festival of the Arts will be back this year, including the Artist...

DADDONA PARK

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Burning Hearts Fire & Light Theater presents "StarBright," 8:30 p.m. April 27, Joseph S. Daddona Lake & Terrace, St. Elmo and Union streets, Allentown.

The 75-minute free performance includes more than one dozen performers who will take the stage featuring fire tools such as poi (ball-shaped wicks attached to chains), staffs, hula-hoops, fans and a few new creations.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to "Friends of the Allentown Parks," a non-profit...

MUHLENBERG

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

A reception for "2013 Senior Thesis Exhibition," opening May 1 and continuing through May 19, is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400, Chew St., Allentown.

The exhibition includes paintings, digital photography, print-making, sculpture and drawings by Muhlenberg College art majors Nina Marie Corona, Tori Kline, Mancy R. Maxwell, Jesse Nusbaum, Amy Elizabeth Osika and Lowell Wynn.

The students' work is the culmination of meeting...

MORAVIAN

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Moravian College Choir presents "Celebration of the Sacred and Profane," under the direction of Paula Ring Zerkle, 7:30 p.m. April 27, Foy Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Bethlehem.

The concert includes Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," and Barber's "Reincarnations."

Ticket information: 610-861-1650

Steve Martin completely banjo at State

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers ride into the State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, 7:30 p.m. April 28. Martin's banjo and bluegrass music received a 2009 Bluegrass Album Grammy for his solo, "The Crow." His second bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Rangers, "Rare Bird Alert," has 13 new Martin-penned tracks, including a live version of "King Tut." The Steep Canyon Rangers, from Asheville, N.C, received the 2013 Bluegrass Album for "...

DeSales stages 'Chicago'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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DeSales University Performing Arts Act 1's season comes to a sizzling close with the musical "Chicago," featuring, above, from left, Phoenix Best as Velma Kelly and Julia Pfender as Roxy Hart. "Chicago" opens April 24 and continues through May 5, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley.

Take yourself out to see '42'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The number "42" will be known even farther and wider because of the biopic about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player to play Major League Baseball.

"42," written and directed tenderly by Brian Helgeland (screenwriter, "Mystic River," 2003; screenwriter of that great contemporary noir, "LA Confidential," 1997; writer-director "A Knight's Tale," 2001), tells a glowing literally, as Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and many of the characters are often bathed in golden-...