Saxophonist-flautist David Liebman is in transition, with a new quintet and new music, which traverses elements of free jazz and re-arrangements of standards, all infused with the complex time signatures and harmonies being explored by contemporary jazz artists.
Liebman, multiple Grammy nominee and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award, returns for the "Jazz Cabaret Series," with his new quintet, Expansions, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
Expanding jazz: DavId Liebman returns to Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, for the "Jazz Cabaret Series," 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Rodale Community Room with his new quintet, Expansions. The concert is expected to include selections from Liebman's latest CD, "Lineage," a remake of rock and pop tunes from the 1960s, and free-form improvisation. Expansion, includes, above, from left, Alex Ritz, drummer; Liebman, saxophone-flute; Matt Vashlishan, reeds; Bobby Avey, piano; and Tony Marino, bass.
As the snows of December melted, did you see small runways in your lawn?
The runways were probably made by voles.
Voles are small, chunky, ground-dwelling rodents. Voles have other common names, including meadow mice, ground moles, field mice and meadow moles.
The use of these terms can cause confusion when identifying rodents. It is important that small mammals be identified correctly before starting animal control activities, since materials and methods effective against one species may not be useful on another.
The Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, has been renamed Lehigh Valley Active Life to better reflect its programs, classes and activities for the region's older and active adults.
The re-designation of the facility coincides with the organization's launch of a revamped website and redesigned logo. The rebranding was the result of consulting with The Anderson Group, Sinking Spring, Berks County.
Friends of the Allentown Parks presents the first Allentown Winterfest, noon - 5 p.m. Feb. 8.
Featured are horse and carriage rides along Lake Muhlenberg in Cedar Beach Park and along the Rose Garden, ski and snowboard demonstrations presented by Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center, wine-tasting, competitive snowman-snow sculpture building contests, ice sculpture, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, human dog sled race, bonfire, and food.
The film, "Let the Fire Burn," will be presented by the SouthSide Film Institute as part of the "Ice House Tonight" series, 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Charles A. Brown Ice House, Sand Island, 56 River St., Bethlehem.
In "Let the Fire Burn," director Jason Osder documents the May 13, 1985, climax of a longtime political dispute between the City of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group Move.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JOIE JACKSON WENNER
The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus, Sunday school classes presents The Pageant of the Miracle Births Dec. 22.
@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS
Agri-Plex, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947
Peace, Love Bully Fest 3, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Jan. 4, Harris Hall
Lehigh Valley RV and Campground Show, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Jan. 10, 11; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 12, Agri-Plex
Automania, noon - 9 p.m. Jan. 17; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Jan. 18; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Agri-Plex
@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST
SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378
@Body.8 Days: DANCE
ALLENTOWN AREA SWING DANCE SOCIETY
Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542
15th Anniversary Winter Ball, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4
West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 14
Hustle, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11
Cha-Cha, 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 18
Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays
@Body.8 Days Head: ANTONIO SALEMME FOUNDATION
Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150
Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"
@Body.8 Days Head: DESALES UNIVERSITY
@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS
325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325
Phil Vassar, 8 p.m. Jan. 11
Kix, 8 p.m. Jan. 31
Fran Cosmo, 8 p.m. Feb. 1
Changes in Latitude, 8 p.m. Feb. 8: Jimmy Buffet tribute
Vince Gill, 8 p.m. Feb. 21
Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Feb. 22: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute
Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. March 1
Dickey Betts and Great Southern, 8 p.m. March 9
Don Williams, 8 p.m. March 21
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, 8 p.m. March 22
Heart, 8 p.m. March 30