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Refining Scrooge

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by KATRINA WEHR Special to The Press in Focus

It may be his seventh time playing Scrooge in the Civic Theatre of Allentown's 23rd production of "A Christmas Carol," but actor Barry Glassman won't admit to it.

In fact, he even had the record-setting statistic stricken from his biography in the playbill for the show that opens Nov. 30 and continues through Dec. 15 at the 19th Street Theatre.

Civic Theatre Artistic Director William Sanders directs the show based on an adaptation he and Civic President of the Board Sharon Lee...

Not just kids' stuff

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

Although the stage musical, "The Happy Elf," has been performed previously, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (PYT), with the help of its creator, singer-songwriter-actor Harry Connick, Jr., has retooled the entire production, adapting it for a much larger cast and adding new musical numbers.

PYT launches its ambitious holiday production, "The Happy Elf," 7 p.m., Nov. 30, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 57 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem, where it continues through Dec. 16.

"The stars...

CENTRAL

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Rebecca Owens, Director of Music at Central Moravian Church, performs the Advent Organ Concert, 2 p.m. Dec. 2, church sanctuary, Central Moravian Church Main and Church Streets, Bethlehem.

Information centralmoravianchurch.org, 610-866-5661

Graeme Edge: He's just the poet in a rock 'n' roll band

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

The heartbeat of the symphonic rock that exemplifies The Moody Blues is drummer Graeme Edge, the Moodies' poetry man, keeping time for the group some 48 years.

At 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, The Moody Blues begin the second leg of their "The Voyage Continues - Highway 45 Tour," commemorating the 45th anniversary of the release of their iconic "Days of Future Passed" album.

Edge, who was in the Moodies even before the group's more visible front men...

InVision photo winners

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Winners in the Olympus InVision Photo Festival College Photography Contest, left to right: Stefan Schein, senior, Kutztown University; Nina Pollock-Antog, senior, Kutztown University; and E'lana Lemon, senior, Lehigh University, with contest judge and photographer Zoe Strauss. Area exhibits for Lehigh Valley Photography Month continue through November.

'Skyfall' Bond 'Bourne' again

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Focus

There will be explosions.

There will be death-defying acts.

There will be hand-to-hand combat.

There will be shootings.

There will be nods to iconic James Bond imagery and set pieces: a spectacular opening credit sequence with a title song by a popular recording star (here it's Adele), the silver Aston Martin DB5, the jangly guitar and brass instrumental theme, the martini (shaken, not stirred), the tuxedo, and scenes in MI6 headquarters, a casino (Macao) and a...

Tending the canal

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

The locktender's house in Walnutport, Lehigh Township, Northampton County, is one of only two original stone locktender's houses along the Lehigh Canal. The other one is in Freemansburg, Northampton County. There are several privately-owned frame locktenders' houses.

The Walnutport Canal Association, which runs the Walnutport Canal Museum at the locktender's house, restored four miles of the Lehigh Navigation Canal Towpath and one-quarter mile of wooded trails in the Earl F. Snyder...

Haggis offers varied flavors

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Celtic rockers Enter The Haggis are once again bringing their tour to Bethlehem, performing 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks.

Enter The Haggis has played in the Lehigh Valley numerous times, including shows at Musikfest and Celtic Classic.

The band of Trevor Lewington, Brian Buchanan, Craig Downie, Mark Abraham and Bruce McCarthy incorporates different instruments from the octave mandolin, to bagpipes, banjos and fiddles.

Enter The Haggis...

Cowsill, Wolfe in Sandy benefit concert

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Susan Cowsill and the Todd Wolfe Band headline the Lehigh Valley Concert for the Cause, a benefit show for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The artists and ArtsQuest are partnering with American Bank and the Red Cross for this benefit concert. American Bank has offered to match donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief up to $50,000 through Dec. 31.

ArtsQuest will donate 100...