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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Beautiful People," curated by Muhlenberg art history professor Dr. Margo Thompson, Oct. 3 - Nov. 10, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, explores how three artists, Andy Warhol, Muhsana Ali and Josh Lehrer, respond to beauty in photographic portraiture.

A reception to meet Ali and Lehrer is 4:30 - 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the gallery. Ali gives a lecture 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Lehrer gives a gallery talk 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club meets 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Hope United Church of Christ Church, 1031 Flexer Avenue, Allentown.

The concert is free and open to the public. Open auditions will be held. New members, ages 5 - 18, are welcome.

Information: Emily Reyes, 610-398-0781

Eastwood fields the 'Curve'

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Forget about the trouble with the chair.

There's no trouble with Clint Eastwood in "Trouble with the Curve."

Eastwood is as delightfully cantankerous as ever as an elderly baseball scout named Gus who still pours over stacks of newspapers rather than log onto the computerized "Moneyball" statistical analysis approach to assess high school, college and other Major League Baseball prospects.

Whereas "Moneyball" was mostly about "the show," playing big league in major...

Baum 'Art in the City Gala' to honor Fredda Fischman

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Each year, The Baum School of Art holds an annual gala, bringing together donors and local organizations in support of the community efforts of the school, and honors those whose service and generosity has made an impact on the local arts community.

At this year's "Art in the City Gala," Oct. 13, the Baum School is honoring Fredda Fischman and her late husband, Dr. Bruce Fischman, for the financial assistance fund they founded for senior citizens known as STAR (Senior Tuition...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown is mounting the "Digital Cinema Challenge" to raise $100,000 to purchase new digital projection equipment by year's end.

Civic has raised $40,000 and is seeking an additional $60,000.

Civic is meeting with donors, alerting members and applying for grants to pay for its changeover from film to digital projection equipment. Donations may be made at Civic's web site.

"I was out at the 'Art House Convergence' in January right before the Sundance...

Meeting for 7th Student Horror Film Fest

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Student filmmakers are invited to participate in the Emmaus Arts Commission's 7th Annual Student Horror Film Festival.

Interested students may attend the kick-off meeting, a free, "how-to" class, 6 p.m. Oct. 11, Emmaus High School.

Students in middle school and high school from around the country are eligible to participate in the annual festival.

During the kick-off event, participants are provided filmmaking tips and techniques and given theme and genre for their film...

Piano prodigy opens season with Allentown Symphony

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Focus

So many of us remember those days sitting at a piano, where our legs would swing freely in front of the bench because they were just too short to reach the floor.

Little, pudgy fingers would cautiously press on the piano keys, halting for seconds, and sometimes even minutes between chords. Looks of extreme concentration would adorn our faces as we struggled with figuring out the notes on the printed page of the music in front of us.

For most, learning how to play the piano is a...

THEATER REVIEW CKP's 'Design' for a good whodunnit

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus


Crowded Kitchen Players' production of "Design for Murder," through Oct. 7, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, Quakertown, keeps you guessing.

Playwright George Batson's murder mystery is as much a tale of intrigue and suspense as it is socio-economic commentary.

The drama takes place in the sitting room of the Hudson River, N.Y., Granger estate. Matriarch Celia Granger (Sharon Ferry) is strong woman clinging desperately to the past. She is just about destitute...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"44 Plays for 44 Presidents," 8 p.m. Sept. 29; 2, 8 p.m. Sept. 30; 8 p.m. Oct. 1 - 3, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/theatre, 484-664-3333

"An Evening At A British Music Hall," 8 p.m. Sept. 28, 29, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689.

"Arsenic and Old Lace," 8 p.m. Sept. 26, 27, 28, 29; 2 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 7; 9:45 a.m. Oct. 2; DeSales University, Main Stage, 2755...

Catch Leftover Salmon in Bethlehem

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

Truly a treat for the ears no matter what your taste for music is, Leftover Salmon has something delectable for everyone's musical palate.

Members of what is described as "the high-country slam-grass jam band" are pretty excited to have the second night of their fall tour at Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, for a 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 concert.

After the band's eight-year hiatus, Vince Herman, originally from Pittsburgh, says," It feels so much like we picked...