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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


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

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct 22, Dec. 3, 10

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19

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

Night Club Two-Step, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 26

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150



Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Jazzing it up: Stage, television and movie actress Lynnie Godfrey, above, steps into the "Jazz Upstairs" spotlight, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Her performance will feature music and lyrics from the Great American Songbook, including hits written by Johnny Mercer, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Her Broadway shows include "Eubie!" She's had roles on the TV shows "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law." She...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


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

2013 Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival, Oct. 31 - Nov. 2

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

SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays

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

Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays

2014 Blast Furnace Blues Festival, Feb. 7 - 9

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM


Taking 'Notations' from Bathsheba Monk

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by JAQUELINA SERFASS Special to The Press in Focus

Lehigh Valley author Bathsheba Monk, who gives a talk as part of Lehigh University's "Notations" series, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Butz Lobby, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, has embarked on a new quest: teen fiction.

Monk, the author of "Now You See It ... Stories from Cokesville, Pa," a Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2006, and two novels, "Dead Wrong" and "Nude Walker," isn't taking a typical approach to the young adult genre.

"The very essence of being a teen is...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, 101...

Healthy Geezer: Three from e-mailbag

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. What happens when you have a heart valve that leaks?

Valves can malfunction and strain the heart. If a valve doesn't close properly, blood will flow backward. This is called regurgitation.

If valve flaps don't open correctly, they prevent blood from flowing through them. This is called stenosis.

Advanced valve disease can cause blood clots, stroke or sudden death from cardiac arrest.

For seniors, there is a problem with the flaps of the aortic and mitral valves...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

King Henry and the Showmen, 1 p.m. Oct. 16, 17, 22

Jessie's Girl, 9 p.m. Oct. 18: 1980s pop-rock tribute

Real Diamond, 1 p.m. Oct. 23, 24; 8 p.m. Oct. 25: Neil Diamond tribute

Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m. Oct. 26

America, 8 p.m. Nov. 2

Get The Led Out, 8 p.m. Nov. 9: Led Zeppelin tribute

.38 Special, 8 p.m. Nov. 16

Robert Randolph and the Family Band...


Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus


Fresh air: Nearly 20 paintings, including "Burnside and Azaleas on the Fence," above, are on view in "Sandra Corpora: Plein Air & Informed Plein Air," the inaugural exhibit in the Artist Spotlight gallery, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem. Corpora presents an Artist's Talk, 1 p.m. Oct. 12, about her solo exhibition of landscape paintings, which continues through Jan. 5, 2014. Corpora is an award-winning artist who studied with Nelson...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA


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

"Gravity," 5:15, 7:15, 8 p.m. Oct. 9; 4:15, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10; 1:15, 5:15, 6, 7:30, 8:15, 9:45, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 11; 1:15, 2, 3:15, 5:15, 6:30, 8:45, 10:45 p.m. Oct. 12; 12:30, 1:30, 2:45, 5, 6:15, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 13; 5:30, 7:45 p.m. Oct. 14; 5:15, 7:15, 8 p.m. Oct. 15, 16; 4:15, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17

"Short Term 12," 4:15, 6:30, 8:...

Bud's View: Pa. once again 'Elk Country'

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Have you heard that a herd of free-roaming elk estimated at 900 inhabits the north central areas of the Keystone State?

Elk numbers have increased to the point that the Pennsylvania Game Commission reestablished a limited hunting season as a population management tool in 2001.

Until this limited hunting season based on a lottery system was reinstated, Pennsylvania's elk herd had been protected since 1932. This column focuses on the story behind the demise and restoration of...