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A real 'Awakening' for Civic season

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Tony Award-winner furthers theater's Valley niche

"Spring Awakening" continues Civic Theater of Allentown's philosophy of debuting edgy works in the Lehigh Valley.

The Tony Award-winning musical, in its Lehigh Valley debut through Oct. 27, opened Civic's main stage 2013 - '14 season

"We've been trying to do it for about three to five years," says Civic Artistic Director William Sanders, who is directing "Spring Awakening," with music direction by Justin Brehm. "The moment I saw it, I wanted to do it," Sanders says.

Healthy Geezer: Three from e-mailbag

Wednesday, October 16, 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.

Taking 'Notations' from Bathsheba Monk

Wednesday, October 16, 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.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

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 was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski." Tickets: allentownsymphony.org, 610-432-6715

Lynnie Godfrey brings 'Jazz Upstairs' at Hall Symphony Hall

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Among the awards Lynnie Godfrey has amassed during her entertainment career are a Drama Desk nomination for her Broadway debut in "Eubie!" and Dramalogue and NAACP Awards for her supporting actress outstanding performance in "No Place To Be Somebody."

Godfrey appears in the "Jazz Upstairs" series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

In addition to "Eubie!" on Broadway, she's had roles on the TV shows, "Brewster Place" and "L.A. Law," and was in the movie, "V.I. Warshawski."

Theater Review: Crowded Kitchen Players' whirlwind of mirth

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) perform a neat trick in its production of "A Flea in Her Ear," through Oct, 12, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, Quakertown.

CKP co-founder and "Flea" director Ara Barlieb turns inside out the stereotypes exploited by the French farce written by George Feydeau in the version by David Ives by casting against stereotype.

The results are a whirlwind of mirth.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Flea in Her Ear," 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 12; 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176

"Einstein's Girl:" Gia Mora, 7 p.m. Oct. 18: Charlie Barnett, piano, State Theatre Cabaret in the Acopian Ballroom, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, October 9, 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 15, 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

Lehigh Valley Tango Society, 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesdays: "Tango Practicas"