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Friday, July 19, 2019
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8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Bach in Allentown: The “Bach at Noon - Allentown” series continues, 12:10 p.m. July 9, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bach Choir of Bethlehem Artistic Director Greg Funfgeld conducts soloists, members of The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra and discusses each work. The program is: Franz Joseph Haydn, “Second Concerto for Horn in D Major,” featuring Anthony Cecere, French Horn; Johann Sebastian Bach, “Cantata 66 - Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen,” and Johannes Brahms, “Motet - Let nothing ever grieve thee.” The concert is free and open to the public, with free-will offerings accepted. The Allentown series, which began June 11 (see photo, above), concludes Aug. 13. “Bach at Noon - Allentown” is presented in collaboration with the Arts at St. John’s series. Information: bach.org; office@bach.org; 610-866-4382; stjohnsallentown.org; 610-435-1587; 610-435-1641

Real “Guy”: Steve Earle & The Dukes are in concert 8 p.m. July 11, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Opening the concert is The Mastersons. Doors open at 7 p.m. Earle’s first album, “Guitar Town” (1986) charted the title track and “Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left” in the Top 10. Earle, who grew up in San Antonio, Tex., received best contemporary folk album Grammy for “The Revolution Starts Now” (2004). “Townes” (2009) featured 15 songs written by Townes Van Zandt. “So You Wannabe An Outlaw” (2017) was Earle’s 17th studio album. “Guy” (March 2019) is a tribute album to Guy Clark. Earle has a collection of short stories, “Doghouse Roses” (2011), and a novel, “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive” (2011). Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000

Triple-Bill: JJ Grey & Mofro, Jonny Lang and North Mississippi Allstars are on a triple-bill, 6:30 p.m. July 12, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. John Higginbotham, aka “JJ Grey,” from Jacksonville, Fla., and Daryl Hance formed the band during the 1980s. Albums include “Blackwater’ (2001), “Lochloosa (2004), “Country Ghetto” (2007), “Orange Blossoms” (2008), “Georgia Warhorse” (2010), “This River” (2013) and “Ol’ Glory” (2015). Lang, from Fargo, N.D., released “Lie to Me” (1997), No. 1 on Billboard’s New Artist chart, and “Turn Around” (2006), which received a Grammy. North Mississippi Allstars were founded in Hernando, Miss., in 1996 by brothers, Luther Dickinson, guitar, vocals, and Cody Dickinson, drums, keyboards, vocals. The group’s eighth studio album, “Prayer for Peace” (2017). reached No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Albums Chart. Tickets: Penn’s Peak box office, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe; pennspeak.com; ticketmaster.com; 800-745-3000