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'Rush': Fastest thing on reels

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The envelope, please.

That's the plot device on which, ahem, rides "Premium Rush," one of late summer's most adrenaline-charged movies.

The title refers to the speed, priority or experience of a New York City bicycle-courier delivering a high-priority message.

Never mind the definition. This film is the fastest thing on reels. You'll grip the arm of your movie theater seat, the person next to you (best to know him or her first) or your reporter's notebook (as was my case...


Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Bethlehem Baroque Ensemble "Music at Wesley" concert, originally April 1, is 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Linda Kistler, baroque violin; Christine Moulton, baroque flute; David Moulton, viola da gamba; and Lewis Baratz, harpsichord, perform the music of Telemann, Leclair, Froberger, Marini and Piani.

Tickets: 610-865-5715


Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"8," 8 p.m. Sept. 8: staged reading, benefits Pennsylvania Diversity Network, Civic Theatre of Allentown 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown, civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"Design for Murder," 8 p.m. Sept. 21, 22, 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6; 2 p.m. Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, Crowded Kitchen Players at McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. barliebwallace.com, 610-395-7176

"Dog Eat Dog," 8 p.m. Sept. 20 - 22, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater,...

Karimloo at Musikfest Cafe

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Ramin Karimloo, who played the Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall," which was telecast on PBS, including PBS39 this past March, for the musical's 25th anniversary, performs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

He has been critically acclaimed as one of, if not the, greatest Phantoms of all time.

Sony Masterworks released Karimloo's debut album, "Human Heart," in June. The recording includes songs that...

The heat is on for West Nile Virus

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

West Nile Virus (WNV) has become a national health problem this year despite the fact that many parts of the United States are experiencing moderate to severe drought.

As of Aug. 28, there have been 48 states reporting West Nile Virus infections in people, birds or mosquitoes. A total of 1,590 cases of West Nile Virus in people, including 65 deaths, has been reported to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The cases reported are the highest number reported to CDC...

Cancer survivors take flight

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

Traditional treatments for cancer primarily focus on healing a person's body. But often the patient needs emotional support as well.

Wellness and a holistic approach to cancer is the goal of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

The Cancer Support Community, formerly the Wellness Center, is located in the stately Anneliese B. Vollrath house, 3400 Bath Pike (Route 512), Hanover Township.

The non-profit organization offers programs in a home-like...

'Safety' guarantees some fun

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Focus

"Safety Not Guaranteed" is a hybrid film. It's part indie film, part mumblecore and part science fiction.

The film, while it doesn't always work, is a charmer, mostly for its off-hand, casual and sometimes clunky screenplay, directing and acting.

The story centers on a Seattle monthly (we presume) magazine where the editor (Mary Lynn Rajskub, in what amounts to not much more than a cameo) assigns a reporter, Jeff (Jake M. Johnson) and two interns, Darius (Aubrey Plaza) and...

Ginsburg's realism at Baum

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, is presenting "Max Ginsburg: The Social Realist Master," Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.

Ginsburg, a native of New York City, is one of the most highly-respected and accomplished social realist American painters. He credits his father, Abraham Ginsburg, a portrait painter, for providing him with a strong, traditional artistic foundation.

The paintings in the exhibition give graphic...

Jason Aldean

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

7 p.m. Aug. 30, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Born Jason Aldine Williams, Feb. 28, 1977, Macon, Ga., Jason Aldean has seven No. 1 country singles since his 2005 self-titled debut album which, along with "Wide Open" (2009), went platinum. His hits include "Why," "She's Country,""Big Green Tractor," "The Truth," "Dirt Road Anthem" and "Fly-Over States." His other albums are "Relentless" (2007) and "My Kinda Party" (2010). His first single, "Take A Little Ride," released July 16, is...

Fashion goes vintage at Allentown Fair

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

Lorita Musselman loves to play dress-up.

"Miss Lorita," as Musselman is known, a knowledgeable collector of antique and vintage apparel, presents "Miss Lorita's Vintage Fashions," 2:15 p.m. Sept 1, Centennial Stage, Agri-Plex, at the Great Allentown Fair.

The 45-minute presentation highlights clothing from the Victorian era through the close of the 20th century.

"Every outfit is complete with accessories typical of the era, including shoes, purses, gloves, hats and maybe...