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The Band Perry

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

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7 p.m. Aug. 31, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. The country group, The Band Perry are siblings Kimberly Perry, lead vocals, guitar, piano; Reid Perry, bass guitar, background vocals; and Neil Perry, mandolin, drums, accordion, background vocals. The Perrys grew up in Alabama, but state they're from Greeneville, Tenn. Kimberly was born July 12, 1983. Reid was born Nov. 17, 1988. Neil was born July 23, 1990. The Band Perry has released five singles from their...

Lincoln PCN talk telecast

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC), the State Library and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation to bring three Civil War lectures commemorating the 150th anniversary to its statewide audience.

The first of these lectures, "Lincoln's Love of Pennsylvania," is to air 6 p.m. Aug. 31, with an encore presentation, 3 p.m. Sept. 2.

The presentation, taped at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum community garden,...

Nothing normal about 'ParaNorman'

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The cleverly-titled "ParaNorman," the new animated feature film, takes a page from the screenplay of "The Sixth Sense" (1991) where a young boy sees ghosts.

You no doubt remember the line: "I see dead people"?

In "ParaNorman," there's doubt among family, middle school classmates and New England towns people about just what Norman sees. Most think he simply has a vivid imagination.

Norman persists, however, and soon, he's scared up seven accusers from the grave who had...

Jason Aldean

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

7 p.m. Aug. 30, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Born Jason Aldine Williams, Feb. 28, 1977, Macon, Ga., Jason Aldean has seven No. 1 country singles since his 2005 self-titled debut album which, along with "Wide Open" (2009), went platinum. His hits include "Why," "She's Country,""Big Green Tractor," "The Truth," "Dirt Road Anthem" and "Fly-Over States." His other albums are "Relentless" (2007) and "My Kinda Party" (2010). His first single, "Take A Little Ride," released July 16, is...

Fashion goes vintage at Allentown Fair

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

Lorita Musselman loves to play dress-up.

"Miss Lorita," as Musselman is known, a knowledgeable collector of antique and vintage apparel, presents "Miss Lorita's Vintage Fashions," 2:15 p.m. Sept 1, Centennial Stage, Agri-Plex, at the Great Allentown Fair.

The 45-minute presentation highlights clothing from the Victorian era through the close of the 20th century.

"Every outfit is complete with accessories typical of the era, including shoes, purses, gloves, hats and maybe...

The Fresh Beat Band

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

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6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. It's a band. It's a TV show. It's an album. It's all of these. It's the teen-pop band, The Fresh Beat Band. The Band's Nick Jr. TV show includes original pop songs sung by Shout (Thomas Hobson), keyboards, vocals; Twist (Jon Beavers), turntables, beatbox, vocals; Marina (Tara Perry), drums, vocals; and Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), guitar, violin, vocals. The performers are described as four best friends in a...

PPL Plaza concert by Plowman Trio

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Joseph Plowman Trio, with vocalist Marlene Gilley, presents a free concert, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Aug. 30, PPL Plaza, Ninth and Hamilton streets, Allentown, as part of the "Summer in the City" series.

Music will be from the Great American Songbook, as well as contemporary songwriters.

Plowman, a jazz bassist, Emmaus native and Emmaus High School graduate, has returned from Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he toured with an international quartet from the Conservatorium van...

Blake Shelton

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Focus

7 p.m. Aug. 29, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. You know him from "The Voice," the NBC reality TV talent show where he is a vocal coach along with Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. You should know him from his decade of hits, from "Austin" (2001), to "Home" (2008), to "God Gave Me You" and "Honey Bee" (both 2011), among his 17 country chart singles and 11 No. 1 singles. Shelton, born Blake Tollison Shelton, June 18, 1976, Ada, Okla., and his wife, country singer...

Luke Bryan

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Focus

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Luke Bryan opens for Jason Aldean, 7 p.m. Aug. 30, Fairgrounds Grandstand, at the Allentown Fair. Bryan was born Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan July 17, 1976, in Leesburg, Ga. After graduating from Georgia Southern University, Bryan moved to Nashville and began writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington. Bryan's first album, "I'll Stay Me" (2007) included the singles "All My Friends Day," "We Rode in Trucks" and "Country Man." His second album, "Doin' My Thing...

Bucks revisits Simon's 'Park'

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

You don't have to go barefoot in the Delaware River, or one of the many nearby parks along River Road on the way to New Hope.

You can go "Barefoot in the Park" at Bucks County Playhouse, which reopened this summer after going dark for nearly two years.

The Neil Simon comedy, which debuted in 1963 on the BCP stage before its original Broadway run, continues through Sept. 2.

"Barefoot" espouses the "Simon sez" comedy style born of Sid Caesar's TV comedy-variety series, "...