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Dancing On ‘The Cloud’

Friday, February 19, 2016 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Sara Carlson premieres work

that explores existential angst

“The Cloud of Unknowing,” a performance which explores the nature of uncertainty through improvisational dance, premieres at 8 p.m. Feb. 20, Charles A Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem.

Sara Carlson, founder and artistic director of DanceLink, looks at the dichotomy of, and human responses to, the continual uncertainties of life.

Exotic ‘Aida’ live at State

Friday, February 12, 2016 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“This opera is very exotic,” Giorgio Lalov, artistic director of Teatro Lirico D’Europa, says of “Aida,” which his internationally-renowned opera company performs at 7 p.m. Feb. 13, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

“Aida” is a full-scale opera production with a live orchestra. The Egyptian costumes and sets are luxurious and spectacular.

Article By: CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press

Friday, January 15, 2016 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Mummenschanz’s the word

‘Musicians Of Silence’ perform

at Miller Symphony Hall

Mummenschanz is a Swiss mime theater troupe that pioneered a daring new form of visual theater. Their performances in abstract masks and use of surreal, colorful stage props and everyday objects create a playful and intriguing theater experience.

Mummenschanz’s newest show is an anniversary program highlighting 40 years of the troupe’s extraordinary creativity.

“Mummenschanz: Musicians of Silence” performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 16, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Article By: CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Mummenschanz’s the word

‘Musicians Of Silence’ perform

at Miller Symphony Hall

Mummenschanz is a Swiss mime theater troupe that pioneered a daring new form of visual theater. Their performances in abstract masks and use of surreal, colorful stage props and everyday objects create a playful and intriguing theater experience.

Mummenschanz’s newest show is an anniversary program highlighting 40 years of the troupe’s extraordinary creativity.

Mummenschanz: “Musicians of Silence” performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 16, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Musikfest: ZZ Top plays 'Baddest' hits

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The indomitable ZZ Top rocks Musikfest, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Sands Steel Stage, PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

The legendary Texas trio brings its hard-rock blues sound to the Lehigh Valley to perform classic hits such as "Legs," "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Gimme All Your Lovin'," as well as new material from "La Futura," its latest album, which was produced by Rick Rubin.

ZZ Top was formed in Houston, Tex., in 1969, by guitarist and lead vocalist, Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard.

ZZ Top plays 'Baddest' hits

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The indomitable ZZ Top rocks Musikfest, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, Sands Steel Stage, PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

The legendary Texas trio brings its hard-rock blues sound to the Lehigh Valley to perform classic hits such as "Legs," "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Gimme All Your Lovin'," as well as new material from "La Futura," its latest album, which was produced by Rick Rubin.

ZZ Top was formed in Houston, Tex., in 1969, by guitarist and lead vocalist, Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard.

Hancock and son to perform at Godfrey Daniels

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Butch Hancock has been called one of the finest songwriters of our time, "a raspy-voiced West Texas mystic." His lyrical style of storytelling has been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.

Hancock is also one-third of the legendary Texas band, The Flatlanders. He founded a record company in 1978, Rainlight Records, and released his first solo album, "West Texas Waltzes And Dust-Blown Tractor Tunes," which launched a successful 40-year career.

Hancock and his son Rory Hancock perform at 8 p.m. June 26, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

On the 'Bright Side,' John Gorka Godfrey's show is sold out

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

John Gorka, the world-renowned singer-songwriter and one of contemporary folk music's leading talents, creates songs that emotionally connect with listeners. Gorka's guitar melodies and intriguing lyrical tales resonate long after the music has ended.

Gorka performs at 7 p.m. June 5 at Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. The concert is sold out.

Gorka is touring behind his 12th studio album, "Bright Side Of Down" (Red House Records). His career, which began at Godfrey Daniels, has generated a legion of devoted fans over four decades.

The honeymoon is never over for The Everyone Orchestra

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Imagine performances composed of a rotating cast of talented musicians from well-known bands, in which no two shows are alike, where the players improvise music, create songs, involve the audience and offer an unparalleled live music experience.

The Everyone Orchestra does just that.

The Everyone Orchestra plays at 7 p.m. April 26, The Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. This will be the group's first performance at the Sherman.