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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury Township is sponsoring a bus trip, Dec. 8, for The Rockettes' 85th anniversary "Christmas Spectacular," Radio City Music Hall, New York City.

The ticket includes orchestra seating and transportation to and from New York. Lunch and shopping is on your own.

The cost is payable by cash, check or money order with payment due at time of registration.

Register at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 S. Pike Avenue, Allentown.

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Graeme Edge: He's just the poet in a rock 'n' roll band

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

The heartbeat of the symphonic rock that exemplifies The Moody Blues is drummer Graeme Edge, the Moodies' poetry man, keeping time for the group some 48 years.

At 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton, The Moody Blues begin the second leg of their "The Voyage Continues - Highway 45 Tour," commemorating the 45th anniversary of the release of their iconic "Days of Future Passed" album.

Edge, who was in the Moodies even before the group's more visible front men...

InVision photo winners

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN

Winners in the Olympus InVision Photo Festival College Photography Contest, left to right: Stefan Schein, senior, Kutztown University; Nina Pollock-Antog, senior, Kutztown University; and E'lana Lemon, senior, Lehigh University, with contest judge and photographer Zoe Strauss. Area exhibits for Lehigh Valley Photography Month continue through November.

'Skyfall' Bond 'Bourne' again

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Focus

There will be explosions.

There will be death-defying acts.

There will be hand-to-hand combat.

There will be shootings.

There will be nods to iconic James Bond imagery and set pieces: a spectacular opening credit sequence with a title song by a popular recording star (here it's Adele), the silver Aston Martin DB5, the jangly guitar and brass instrumental theme, the martini (shaken, not stirred), the tuxedo, and scenes in MI6 headquarters, a casino (Macao) and a...

Tending the canal

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

The locktender's house in Walnutport, Lehigh Township, Northampton County, is one of only two original stone locktender's houses along the Lehigh Canal. The other one is in Freemansburg, Northampton County. There are several privately-owned frame locktenders' houses.

The Walnutport Canal Association, which runs the Walnutport Canal Museum at the locktender's house, restored four miles of the Lehigh Navigation Canal Towpath and one-quarter mile of wooded trails in the Earl F. Snyder...

Haggis offers varied flavors

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Celtic rockers Enter The Haggis are once again bringing their tour to Bethlehem, performing 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks.

Enter The Haggis has played in the Lehigh Valley numerous times, including shows at Musikfest and Celtic Classic.

The band of Trevor Lewington, Brian Buchanan, Craig Downie, Mark Abraham and Bruce McCarthy incorporates different instruments from the octave mandolin, to bagpipes, banjos and fiddles.

Enter The Haggis...

Cowsill, Wolfe in Sandy benefit concert

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Susan Cowsill and the Todd Wolfe Band headline the Lehigh Valley Concert for the Cause, a benefit show for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The artists and ArtsQuest are partnering with American Bank and the Red Cross for this benefit concert. American Bank has offered to match donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief up to $50,000 through Dec. 31.

ArtsQuest will donate 100...

Symphony Hall memorializes the Millers

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Let it not be said that Allentown isn't about entertainment.

At one time, there was not one, but three concert halls at Sixth and Linden streets alone.

Of these, the last one not only standing but thriving is Symphony Hall, newly-minted as Miller Symphony Hall.

The renamed hall reflects the legacy of the man who saved it and the family that served it.

"Don [Miller] was a proactive, civic-minded guy who liked projects. And he worked behind the scenes. He did not...