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@Body.8 Days: DANCE


Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

Main Lesson: Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Sept. 24

Progressive Beginner Lesson: Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct 15, 22

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 29

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. Oct. 29

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

David Nail, 8 p.m. Sept. 19

Mickey Hart Band, 8 p.m. Sept. 26

Tracy Morgan, 7:30, 10 p.m. Sept. 27

MarchFourth Marching Band, 7 p.m. Sept. 29

Billy Bragg, 8 p.m. Oct. 3

Vienna Teng Trio, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9

Glenn Tilbrook, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13

Fight Night at SteelStacks II, 7 p.m. Oct. 17


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA


Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"In A World ... ," 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18; 4:15, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19

"Lee Daniels' The Butler," 7:15 p.m. Sept. 18; 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19

"Mean Girls," 10:45 p.m. Sept. 21

"The Anonymous People," 7;30 p.m. Sept. 25


527 N. 19th St., Allentown. 610-432-8943...


Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS


31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

Bethlehem Palette Club Juried Exhibition, opens Sept. 21, Community Gallery

The Armory Show: A Centennial Tribute, through Nov. 17, Trexler Gallery

Mythological Creatures in Textiles, through Nov. 17, Goodman Gallery

Hidden Treasures: American Photography from the Museum's Collection, through Dec. 8, Payne Hurd Gallery

South Asian Temple Art, through...

Checkup to detect cancer

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. When seniors gather, it doesn't seem to take long before we get to our aches and pains. You must get more than your share of that.

My friend, Pete, has instituted a "colonoscopy rule." He insists that, if a bunch of us geezers are talking about aches, maladies and visits to the doctors, everyone has to change the subject as soon as someone uses the word colonoscopy. Usually, we switch to grandchildren, which is a lot more fun.

But, while we are on the subject of colons ......


Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Flea in Her Ear," Sept. 27 - Oct. 13, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176

"In Our Sights: Confronting the Issues of Guns in America," Sept. 26 - 29, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. 800-360-1222

"Medea," Sept. 27 - 29, Oct. 2 - 5, Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. 610-758-2787

"Route 66," through Oct. 20, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St.,...

Lake Bell in 'World' of her own

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"In A World ... "

You may have heard that phrase, intoned by Don LaFontaine at the beginning of movie previews, or trailers, as they are known.

LaFontaine, who died in 2008, was dubbed "the voice of God" for his recordings of more than 5,000 film trailers, and thousands of television commercials, network promotions and video game trailers.

LaFontaine parodied his own career in TV commercials for Geico Insurance and the "Mega Millions" lottery game.

Footage of...

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


Levitt Pavilion, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Bethlehem Event Charity Auction, 6 p.m. third Monday

Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays

SteelStacks Stunner Ball, 8 p.m. Sept. 19

Oktoberfest, Oct. 4-6, 11-13

Bacontopia: A Celebration of Bacon, 1 p.m. Nov. 10

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM

Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962

Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. Oct....

A time to plant daffodils

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Although botanically the name "Daffodil" refers to only a small portion of the genus narcissus, it has become a well-accepted common name for all types of narcissus.

Daffodils are easy to grow and reliable, and their early flowering make them one of the more popular spring bulbs. And, because they contain poisonous alkaloids, they are not damaged by deer or other wildlife.

The life cycles of spring-flowering bulbs begin in the fall when roots are formed. The flowers and foliage...

It's the domino effect for Derek Trucks

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

You might not have been surprised if Derek Trucks had named his band Derek and the Dominos.

After all, his parents named him after the Eric Clapton rock band, which released the 1970 landmark album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs," with Duane Allman playing slide guitar, Trucks says in a recent phone interview from the road during his tour.

And in the domino effect that happens in the world of rock 'n' roll, Derek became a blues guitar prodigy at age nine, playing public...