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Animation, actors enliven 'The Smurfs 2'

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Smurfs 2" is an amusing animated and live action feature film with excellent character voices, jokey dialogue and terrific animation that should be enjoyed by the pre-10 year-old set and hold the attention of most parents or guardians.

The characters were created by Peyo, aka Pierre Culliford, a Belgium comic-strip artist-writer. The name Smurf is a Dutch language translation of an invented French word, Schtroumpf, a made-up word for salt.

Smurfs wear Phrygian caps, which...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

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

"When Comedy Went to School," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14; 4:45, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15

"Rear Window," 7:15 p.m. Aug. 14

"An American Tale," 8 p.m. Aug. 14

"Kill Bill Volume One," "Kill Bill Volume Two" 9:30 p.m. Aug. 17

"Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 19

@Body.8 Days Head: CIVIC...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS OUTDOORS FREE

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

Bill Murray and the Crossover Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 18

Country Rhythm, 3 p.m. Aug. 25

One Night Stand, 3 p.m. Sept. 1

The Outlaws with Crazy Elmer, 3 p.m. Sept. 2

Tracy Lee Band, 3 p.m. Sept. 8

@Body.8 Days Head: ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK

Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown. 610-437-7757

Jay Lapp, noon Aug. 20

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8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY MARCIE SCHLENER in Focus

The actor's life: The Allentown Public Theatre (APT) is presenting a children's show, "Pinocchio," 6 p.m. Aug. 16, 23; 2 p.m. Aug. 17, 24; and 2 p.m. Aug. 18, 25, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. Seventh St., Allentown. Sam Kuglen adapted the well-known story by Carlo Collodi written in 1883 into a one-hour, one-act play. Gepetto, a poor woodcarver, creates a puppet, Pinocchio (Lana Brucker), above, who comes to life. His nose grows every time he tells a lie. Pinocchio dreams of becoming a...

Animation, actors enliven 'The Smurfs 2'

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"The Smurfs 2" is an amusing animated and live action feature film with excellent character voices, jokey dialogue and terrific animation that should be enjoyed by the pre-10 year-old set and hold the attention of most parents or guardians.

The characters were created by Peyo, aka Pierre Culliford, a Belgium comic-strip artist-writer. The name Smurf is a Dutch language translation of an invented French word, Schtroumpf, a made-up word for salt.

Smurfs wear Phrygian caps, which...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

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

Dave Attell, 8, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17

Peas and Q's Family Programming, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 17, 24, 31: Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

Fight Night, 7 p.m. Aug. 21

Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m. Aug. 22: The Beatles "Abbey Road" tribute

Kenny Vance and the Planotones, 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot, 8 p.m...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

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

Dave Attell, 8, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17

Classic Albums Live, 8 p.m. Aug. 22: The Beatles "Abbey Road" tribute

Kenny Vance and the Planotones, 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Big Shot, 8 p.m. Aug. 31: Billy Joel tribute

Great White Caps, 8 p.m. Sept. 5: Weezer "Blue Album" tribute

MewithoutYou, 8 p.m. Sept. 6

Doug Benson, 8:30 p...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

A region of art: "Milan Melicharek: Regional Landscapes," contiinues through Aug. 9 in the Rodale Family Gallery, The Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown. Melicharek's work captures the captivating and moody landscapes of Pennsylvania and Maine. The exhibition includes, above, "Grist Mill With Sheep" (Acrylic, 24 in by 36 in.). Melicharek was a teacher at Northwestern Lehigh High School for 32 years. During his career and since his retirement, he has created many paintings, had...