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Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Singing with Force: The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants perform, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown. The event is part of the “The Arts at St. John’s” series, now in its 28th year. The chorus selected St. John’s as one of its stops in its annual tour which includes seven concerts in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The enlisted conductor is Technical Sgt. Taylor Armstrong, a Bethlehem native who began his career in the Air Force in 2005. The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., the chorus includes 23 active duty Airmen. The Singing Sergeants presents more than 200 performances annually, performing a wide range of music styles, from traditional Americana, opera, and choral standards to modern Broadway and jazz. Tickets are required, but are free at: stjohnsallentown.org, or 610-435-1641.

In the pink: The 10th Anniversary Tour of Vital Theatre Company’s “Pinkalicious The Musical” will be presented at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 25, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The one-hour musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the best-selling children’s book “Pinkalicious” by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. The musical adaptation is directed by Teresa K. Pond based on the original direction of Suzu McConnell-Wood. In the musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. The musical debuted in 2007 at the McGinn-Cazale Theatre in New York. Tickets: State Theatre Center for the Arts box office, 453 Northampton St., Easton; statetheatre.org; 1-800-999-7828; 610-252-3132