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DADDONA PARK

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Burning Hearts Fire & Light Theater presents "StarBright," 8:30 p.m. April 27, Joseph S. Daddona Lake & Terrace, St. Elmo and Union streets, Allentown.

The 75-minute free performance includes more than one dozen performers who will take the stage featuring fire tools such as poi (ball-shaped wicks attached to chains), staffs, hula-hoops, fans and a few new creations.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to "Friends of the Allentown Parks," a non-profit...

MUHLENBERG

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

A reception for "2013 Senior Thesis Exhibition," opening May 1 and continuing through May 19, is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400, Chew St., Allentown.

The exhibition includes paintings, digital photography, print-making, sculpture and drawings by Muhlenberg College art majors Nina Marie Corona, Tori Kline, Mancy R. Maxwell, Jesse Nusbaum, Amy Elizabeth Osika and Lowell Wynn.

The students' work is the culmination of meeting...

MORAVIAN

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Moravian College Choir presents "Celebration of the Sacred and Profane," under the direction of Paula Ring Zerkle, 7:30 p.m. April 27, Foy Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Bethlehem.

The concert includes Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," and Barber's "Reincarnations."

Ticket information: 610-861-1650

Steve Martin completely banjo at State

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers ride into the State Theatre for The Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton, 7:30 p.m. April 28. Martin's banjo and bluegrass music received a 2009 Bluegrass Album Grammy for his solo, "The Crow." His second bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Rangers, "Rare Bird Alert," has 13 new Martin-penned tracks, including a live version of "King Tut." The Steep Canyon Rangers, from Asheville, N.C, received the 2013 Bluegrass Album for "...

'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

The young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing diligently to present the two-act play "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

The story is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Twain.

Set in the 1800s, the play tells the story of 14-year-old Tom Sawyer, who is raised along the banks of the Mississippi River in Missouri.

As the play unfolds, Sawyer matches wits with his Aunt Polly, falls in love with a beautiful girl named...

DeSales stages 'Chicago'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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DeSales University Performing Arts Act 1's season comes to a sizzling close with the musical "Chicago," featuring, above, from left, Phoenix Best as Velma Kelly and Julia Pfender as Roxy Hart. "Chicago" opens April 24 and continues through May 5, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley.

Take yourself out to see '42'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The number "42" will be known even farther and wider because of the biopic about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player to play Major League Baseball.

"42," written and directed tenderly by Brian Helgeland (screenwriter, "Mystic River," 2003; screenwriter of that great contemporary noir, "LA Confidential," 1997; writer-director "A Knight's Tale," 2001), tells a glowing literally, as Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) and many of the characters are often bathed in golden-...

LCCC

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College choral group, the Tri-Cees - the Cougar Community Chorale, holds its annual spring performance, 7 p.m. May 6, Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The concerts includes renditions of "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "The Long and Winding Road" and works by Ira and George Gershwin and Jule Styne.

The event is free and open to the public.

Monetary donations and canned...

Caboose to be dedicated June 1

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Focus

The restored Ironton Railroad Caboose No. 6 will be the centerpiece of a dedication program Saturday, June 1, which also is National Trails Day.

For years, the caboose has been located in the Whitehall Parkway, off South Church Street.

The Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission took on the task not only of raising the funding to restore the caboose but also moving it to a more ideal location – near the IRT trailhead in Stiles, off West Coplay Road, Chestnut and Ruch streets in...

ZION'S UCC

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Band, under the direction of Ronald Demkee, accompanied by Jane Knotek, Director of Music Ministry at Zion's UCC on the C.E. Haskell-Fritsche pipe organ, presents a concert to benefit the Liberty Bell Museum, 3 p.m. April 28, Zion UCC Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The first half of the concert features pieces from operas composed by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. The second half features contemporary American music composed by Morton Gould and concludes...