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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.

First-place...

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

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

"Bartholomew Fair," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Dorothy Hess Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 24th and Chew streets, Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/theatre&dance.edu, org, 484-664-3333

"Boeing Boeing," 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 21, Feb 1, 2; 3 p.m. Jan....

'Les Miz' big-screen dazzler

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Les Miserables" is an astounding movie, rivaling the best movie musicals ever.

The Top 10 all-time movie musicals, according to an American Film Institute list from 2006, are: 1. "Singing in the Rain" (1952), 2. "West Side Story" (1961), 3. "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), 4. "The Sound of Music" (1965), 5. "Cabaret" (1972), 6. "Mary Poppins" (1964), 7. "A Star Is Born" (1954), 8. "My Fair Lady" (1964), 9. "An American in Paris" (1951), and 10. "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944).

While...

Koresh course

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by @STANDING HEADS GARTH:JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

"Dancers are the purest artists in the world," says Philadelphia's Ronen "Roni" Koresh, who founded the Koresh Dance Company in 1991.

The Koresh Dance Company returns to the Lehigh Valley, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Koresh was born and raised in Israel and started dancing at the age of 10. He trained with his mother, a folk dancer in the Yemenite tradition. He then became a member of Martha Graham's Batsheva 2 Dance Company at the age of...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Polly is back: "Artist's Collection," through Feb. 23, Fox Optical & Gallery, 28 E. Third St., Bethlehem, brings the work of Allentown artist Polly Wood, above, back to public view. Wood is showing a range of work, from her well-known large exaggerated-realism portraits of compelling women whose eyes seem to follow you from the canvas to beyond the frame and around the gallery; to new, colorful, fanciful abstracts, to two-dimensional hanging sounding sculptures you can tap with a mallet...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Have a "Blast": The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, will be transformed into a steel plant blast furnace during the multi-dimensional photography installation, "Blast Furnace," opening Jan. 10. The exhibit, created by Mike and Jamie Cabreza of iMiJ Shop of Easton, has more than 50 photos, including 30-plus featured on the Cabrezas' three-dimensional iMiJ Blocks, above, on display throughout the building. The opening reception for "Blast Furnace" is 5 - 8 p.m. Jan. 10 as part of...

Movie Review: 'This' is Apatow's home movie

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

If you're ever invited to the Apatows, you may want to politely decline.

That's because, based on writer-director Judd Apatow's "This Is 40," filmed in and around his Four Season hotel interior decor-styled Los Angeles area home, you will be subjected to a barrage of rude, lewd and crude invective, diatribes and behavior.

"This Is 40" is an often desperate attempt at comedy. I found the movie mostly insufferable. "This is 40" is Judd Apatow's home movie.

"This Is 40"...

PALETTE CLUB

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Bethlehem Palette Club January program meeting is 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

There will be a demonstration by pastel artist Susan Ketcham, signature member of the Pastel Society of America.

The program is free and open to the public. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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@Body.8 Days:1210 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

"King of Devil's Island," 2 p.m. Jan. 19. Free

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@Body.8 Days:5 N. Front St., Allentown. 610-432-4200

"Crazy Car Comedies," 1 p.m. Jan. 13

"Packard: American Classic Car," 1 p.m. Jan. 20

"Speed Devils," 1 p.m. Jan. 27

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Menotti's 'Amahl' at Trinity Church

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Gian-Carlo Menotti's opera, "Amahl And The Night Vistiors," will be presented, 7 p.m. Jan. 18 and 3 p.m. Jan. 20, Trinity Episcopal Church, 44 E. Market St., Bethlehem.

The lead roles are performed by William Walton (Amahl), Michele Giletto (Amahl's mother), Robert Cohen (King Kaspar), Doug Helfrich (King Melchoir), Jeff Gross (King Balthazar) and Michael Pesavento (the Page).

The opera is under the direction of Michael Pesavento and the accompanist is Nancy Shumaker.

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