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Lafayette College professor transports Franz Kline back to coal-country roots

Monday, October 29, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Dr. Robert S. Mattison remembers when he discovered the roots of the iconic work of Franz Kline, the abstract expressionist king of coal country.

Mattison, the Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Art History at Lafayette College, curated "Franz Kline: Coal and Steel," with 64 works by Wilkes-Barre born Kline including many rarely or never seen by the public through Jan. 13 at The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

Soon after arriving at Lafayette in 1981, Mattison and his...

Propagating of zoo animals changed

Monday, October 29, 2012 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

One of my favorite family excursions when I was a boy was our many Sunday afternoon family visits to the Harry C. Trexler Trexler Game Preserve, now the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

My parents always found the time to schedule visits to the preserve during the warm season months when it was open to the public. It was a very economical outing. We usually finished the afternoon by visiting the Lil-Le-Hi Trout Nursery, along Fish Hatchery Road at Little Lehigh Creek, Allentown....

Salisbury High School 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Monday, October 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury High School kicks off the Freddys high school musicals season with "Little Shop of Horrors," 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11, high school auditorium, 500 E. Montgomery St., Salisbury Township.

The show includes, above, left to right: Taylor Heverly (Audrey), Alan Mendez (Audrey II) and Tommy Walters (Seymour).

"Little Shop of Horrors" is a 1982 off-Broadway musical which went to Broadway. It is based on a low-budget 1960 Roger Corman-directed horror film spoof...

'The Amateurs'

Friday, October 26, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

Actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing their version of "The Amateurs" for the past two months.

This three-act play is based on John Kendrick Bangs book, "The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces."

The play tells the story of a group of friends from the 1880s who are amateurs at everything they do, including riding a bicycle.

Matthew Buonanno portrays Robert Yardsley. Stephen Gahman plays Jack Barlow.

"Yardsley is quite...

DESALES

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Restless Heart," a feature film about St. Augustine, will be shown 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley.

The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by DeSales' Salesian Center for Faith and Culture and the Diocese of Allentown. No ticket is required.

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"Amateurs," 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown. Free. Donations benefit Care Net of the Lehigh Valley. potstickets@gmail.com, 610-923-6742

"Cinderella: Enchanted Edition," 7 p.m. Oct. 25; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3; 2 p.m. Oct. 28; 4 p.m. Nov. 4, Stagemakers at the J, JCC of Allentown, 702 N .22nd St., Allentown. allentownjcc.org, 610-435-3571

"Fringe," 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 15...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

"Eleven" a Peak: Martina McBride features songs from "Eleven," her 11th and latest studio album, 8 p.m. Oct. 28, Penn's Peak, 325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. "Eleven" includes the singles "Teenage Daughters" and "I'm Gonna Love You Through It." McBride, a Grammy winner, has won the Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year" award four times (a tie with Reba McEntire for the most wins) and the Academy of Country Music "Top Female Vocalist" award three times. Five of McBride...

Affleck's 'Argo' Oscar-bound

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Argo, an action-thriller that boasts impressive acting and directing, is based on a true spy story, "The Canadian Caper."

"Argo," directed by and starring Ben Affleck, tells the story about the United States Central Intelligence Agency bankrolling a fictitious Hollywood movie production to rescue Americans from Iran during the 1979 - '81 hostage crisis when Islamic student militants stormed and took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran.

CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) poses...

Caserta brings the magic to the State

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by MEGHAN LAVERNE Special to The Press in Focus

As a child, choosing your career seems endless with the possibilities of astronaut, cowboy, or magician. David Caserta, 36, is living his childhood dream.

Caserta performs his "Haunted Illusions" magic show, 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27, State Theatre for The Arts, Easton, for the Halloween season. Caserta is the resident magician at the State, where he works as the theater's lighting designer.

This is the fourth appearance of "Haunted Illusions" at the State Theatre. In addition last...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Header: CINEMA

@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

@Body.8 Days:1210 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

"Piano Factory," 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Free

"Protektor," 2 p.m. Nov. 24. Free

"Karen Cries on the Bus," 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Free

@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER AT STEELSTACKS

@Body.8 Days:Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, First Street and Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Arbitrage," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; 2, 4:15 p.m...