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The education of jazzman Dave Liebman

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

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.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

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.

Growing Green: Voles create snowy runways

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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.

Where the action is

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Focus

Lehigh County Senior Center now Lehigh Valley Active Life

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.

Allentown Parks Winterfest

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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.

'Ice House' series to screen film

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@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

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


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


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

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"


Article By: The Press

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by The Press in Focus

@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