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'Badder Than Ever'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

George Thorogood & The Destroyers to rock Allentown

George Thorogood once said, "The first moment I picked up a guitar, it felt so right that it almost scared me."

For the Wilmington, Del., teenager who piled music gear into his band's Chevy van in 1973 to play their first gig at a University of Delaware dorm, the thrilling journey of George Thorogood & The Destroyers is the stuff of rock 'n' roll legends.

George Thorogood & The Destroyers present a concert on St. Patrick's Day at 7:30 p.m. March 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, as part of his "Badder Than Ever" tour.

'Cinderella' set to delight at Scottish Rite

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

"Cinderella" is a timeless favorite that delights audiences of all ages. Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) of Emmaus presents a classic tale that features former Joffrey ballerina and co-artistic director, Trinette Singleton, portraying the wicked stepmother, and Samantha Fruwirth, an Alumni and recent dancer with American Repertory Ballet, as Cinderella.

RDT's "Cinderella" will be presented at 4 p.m. March 7, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Flamin' Harry returns to the Lehigh Valley to rock

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Harry "Flamin' Harry" McGonigal, long considered to be one of the premier East Coast blues-rock guitarists, and his band, The Roadhouse Rockers, are expected to figuratively set the stage afire in a co-headlining concert with the Skyla Burell Band at this month's 2nd Story Blues Alliance event, 7 p.m. Feb. 20, The Epic Center, 1205 Broadway, Fountain Hill.

'Daring, passionate and beautiful'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Koresh Dance Company brings its exciting blend back to Miller Symphony Hall stage in Allentown

The internationally-acclaimed Koresh Dance Company is known for its captivating performances and technically-superb dancers. Founded by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director, Ronen Koresh, the company's vast repertoire of work ranges from intimate to high-voltage, and astonishes audiences around the world with a dazzling array of dance forms and styles.

The Koresh Dance Company performs at 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

'Ivy + Bean'

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Popular children's books translate to stage musical

"Ivy + Bean, The Musical," based on the best-selling children's book series by Annie Barrows, tells a delightful story about an unexpected friendship between two second-graders.

The pair never thought they'd be friends. Bean is loud and goofy. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. But when the girls pair up, there is mischief and laughter at every turn, and their hilarious capers celebrate the joys and thrills of friendship.

'The Mikado'

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players return to Miller Symphony Hall for third year in row

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players celebrate the troupe's 40th anniversary this year.

The renowned theater company, which began in 1974 as a group of talented young people who performed on street corners, has gained international recognition and is one of the most accomplished and widely-acclaimed presenters of Gilbert and Sullivan operas.

The NY G&S Players will present the comic operetta "The Mikado," 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Spotlight On: A Wail of a concert at Godfrey Daniels

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Harmonious Wail creates a captivating medley of jazz, swing, gypsy folk and torch songs, blended with sultry vocals and impressive mandolin.

Harmonious Wail makes "an epic return" to the Lehigh Valley, 8 p.m. Nov 14, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

Bandleader and mandolinist, Sims Delaney-Potthoff, his wife, Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, who is the band's vocalist, and bassist Jeff Weiss, all hail from Madison, Wisc. They met there and have been performing together for four years, although Delaney-Potthoff originally founded the band in 1987.

Spotlight On: Godfrey's 'Best Medicine' for The Stray Birds

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Stray Birds begins its CD release tour, 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

The trio of classically-trained musicians grew up in Lancaster and boasts an impressive roots-based repertoire of three-part vocal harmonies, banjo and fiddle.

"NPR Music" named the Stray Birds' self-titled 2012 debut "one of the 10 Best Folk-Americana Albums of the Year." The band has performed at the Philadelphia, Kerrville and Falcon Ridge folk festivals.