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Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.610-332-3378

Dave Attell, 8, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17

Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m. Aug. 22: The Beatles "Abbey Road" tribute

Kenny Vance and the Planotones, 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Big Shot, 8 p.m. Aug. 31: Billy Joel tribute

Great White Caps, 8 p.m. Sept. 5: Weezer "Blue Album" tribute

MewithoutYou, 8 p.m. Sept. 6

Doug Benson, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7

Gaelic Storm, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11

"The Music of the Who," 7 p.m. Sept. 13

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE

ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY

Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Main Lesson: East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 27

Main Lesson: Salsa, 7 p.m. Aug. 13

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION

Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, Air Products Town Square, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS OUTDOORS FREE

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

The Moore Brothers Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 11

Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 18

Country Rhythm, 3 p.m. Aug. 25

One Night Stand, 3 p.m. Sept. 1

The Outlaws with Crazy Elmer, 3 p.m. Sept. 2

Tracy Lee Band, 3 p.m. Sept. 8

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK

Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757

Billy Bauer Band, noon Aug. 13

Jay Lapp, noon Aug. 20

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN FAIR

Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St, Allentown. 610-433-7541

John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27

Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, 7 p.m. Aug. 28

Zac Brown Band, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Florida Georgia, 7 p.m. Aug. 30

Toby Keith, Kim Moore, 7 p.m. Aug. 31

Jeff Dunham, 8 p.m. Sept. 1

@Body.8 Days Head: CEDAR BEACH PARK

Ott and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. 610-770-6200

"All Ways Equal" Pride in the Park Festival, noon Aug. 8

May the bluebird of happiness ... nest

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The song, "Happy Days are Here Again," was written in 1929 with music by Milton Ager and lyrics by Jack Yellen.

It's best remembered as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign song during his first successful 1932 presidential campaign.

Some historians have said the song became very popular with the repeal of Prohibition on April 7, 1933. The song is No. 47 on the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century" list. As of 2006, there were 76 commercially-released versions of the song.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

A region of art: "Milan Melicharek: Regional Landscapes," contiinues through Aug. 9 in the Rodale Family Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown. Melicharek's work captures the captivating and moody landscapes of Pennsylvania and Maine. The exhibition includes, above, "Grist Mill With Sheep" (Acrylic, 24 in by 36 in.). Melicharek was a teacher at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 32 years. During his career and since his retirement, he has created many paintings, had solo exhibitions, and participated in and won honors in juried shows in the tri-state area.

Mummies dearest at Musikfest

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

Here Come The Mummies (HCTM), one of most incognito bands in rock, performs at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Americaplatz, Musikfest.

Get ready to rock like an Egyptian because these performers are no joke, although they're antics are far from lifeless.

The sound of their music is surprisingly uplifting and Java Mummy, vocals and percussion, explains it to a T when he says in a recent phone interview, "We are mummies full of life and libido. Our music is a celebration of that."

May the bluebird of happiness ... nest

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

The song, "Happy Days are Here Again," was written in 1929 with music by Milton Ager and lyrics by Jack Yellen.

It's best remembered as Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign song during his first successful 1932 presidential campaign.

Some historians have said the song became very popular with the repeal of Prohibition on April 7, 1933. The song is No. 47 on the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century" list. As of 2006, there were 76 commercially-released versions of the song.

Those '70s bands

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

KC, Foreigner, Styx rock ArtsQuest SteelStacks; Ke$ha, Avenged Sevenfold close out 30th year

From KC to Ke$ha, the second week of Musikfest's 30th anniversary on the Sands Steel Stage at SteelStacks on Bethlehem's south side has an amazing variety of music.

There's the double bill of classic rockers Styx and Foreigner, 7 p.m. Aug. 7.

Also on the Steel Stage, Darius Rucker, country rocker and former Hootie and the Blowfish lead singer, 7 p.m. Aug. 9, with Chase Rice; and, on closing night, the heavy metal band, Avenged Sevenfold, 7 p.m. Aug. 11, with Mindset Evolution and Fight or Flight.