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'Superstar' choreography

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

"Choreographically, I consider myself a kinetic storyteller," says Charles O. Anderson, the former Muhlenberg College professor now teaching dance at the University of Texas, Austin.

Anderson is the choreographer for the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre 33rd annual season production of "Jesus Christ Superstar," directed by James Peck with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, through July 28, Empire Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St.,...

ARTSQUEST

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Oktoberfest auditions are noon-5 p.m. July 28, Banko Family Gallery, Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

The third-annual Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling is Oct. 4 - 6, 11 - 13, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Actors portray characters typically seen at a German Oktoberfest, complete with authentic German attire, and interact with festival guests while in character.

Auditions are primarily improvisation-based. An ability to perform with a realistic German accent is...

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Real to surreal: Two significant art exhibitions spanning the genres of realism and surrealism are on view through Aug. 9, Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown. "Clarence H. Carter: Realism to Surrealism" in the David E. Rodale Gallery features the two major periods of Carter (1904 - 2000). Carter's early work (1925 - '45) was in the aesthetic spirit of the times: the interests of the "common man," scenes emphasizing local places and a "homespun genre." It was after World War II...

Andrew McMahon's solo 'Underground'

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

Andrew McMahon has shaped a pop-rock music career with the bands Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin as vocalist, pianist and primary songwriter.

He's begun a solo career, with the EP, "A Pop Underground," released April 30, and new songs "Synesthesia," "Catching Cold," "Learn to Dance" and "After the Fire."

McMahon performs 8 p.m. July 23, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founder's Way, Bethlehem.

"The Jack's [Mannequin] thing kind of started as a...

'Importance of Being' funny

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Without being too "punny" about it, you are in for a "Wilde" time of laughter with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) production of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," through Aug. 4, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

While the laughs are decidedly high-brow and not low-brow puns, you don't have to be knowledgeable about the vagaries of Victorian society to be in on the jokes.

(For details, allusions and...

Dave Koz brings 'Summer' to the State

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Internationally-known saxophonist and eight-time Grammy nominee Dave Koz, and three of his most talented and trusted colleagues, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, and Mindi Abair, celebrate his latest Concord Records CD, "Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns," 7:30 p.m. July 13, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.

The 22-date "Summer Horns" tour, which began June 22 and includes a concert next month at the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, and the CD include songs made...

Having a 'HayDay' at Jerusalem Bible School

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury was the place to be for "HayDay! Growing in Friendship with Jesus" the curriculum for this year's Bible school. Approximately 25 students attended Bible school learning Bible verses describing friendships. Bible school included hog wild games, Bible adventures, crafts and more.

24th Moravian Music Festival

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Seven days of concerts will be presented for the 24th Moravian Music Festival, 7:30 p.m. July 14 - 20, Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., and Moravian College Hurd Campus, Main and Church streets, both Bethlehem.

Moravian Music Festivals, last held in Bethlehem in 1992, are held every four years and feature almost 300 Moravian musicians from the United States and Canada.

The festival is presented by Lehigh Valley Moravian churches and coordinated by Rebecca Kleintop...

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 by PHOTO BY GREG ALLEN in Focus

Sounds of "Summer": "Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns" is not only the name of the 7:30 p.m. July 13 concert at the State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, but the title of a new CD, set for release June 11. Saxophonist Dave Koz, above, second from left, is joined by saxophonists, above, from left, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot. The album, "Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns," produced by Paul Brown (Al Jarreau, George Benson), is a collaborative effort...