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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

26th Celtic Classic: The 2013 Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival, presented by the Celtic Cultural Alliance is Sept. 27 - 29 in downtown Bethlehem. The festival includes the United States National Highland Game Championships, Pipe Band Competitions, Irish Comedy Tour and a new stage, Celtic River Stage. "We are very excited to be adding a new stage and continue to grow our event," said Jayne Ann Recker, Executive Director of Celtic Cultural Alliance. The music lineup includes the Lehigh Valley's Blackwater, above, 6:15 p.m. Sept. 27, Tavern in the Glen; 4:30 p.m. Sept.

LCCC

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

College Fair

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling Lehigh Regional College Fair, 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 1, Berrier Hall (Gymnasium), main campus, Route 309, Schnecksville, Northern Lehigh Township.

More than 100 colleges and universities are expected to have representatives available to speak with interested students about academic programs, admissions requirements and financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Admission is free.

Information: LCCC Admissions Office, lccc.edu, 610-799-1575

Tears are a good thing

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. My eyes are dry a lot. Is this something common when you get older?

If your eyes seem to have become drier than normal to you, you should visit an eye doctor for a check-up.

Dry eyes are common in those older than 50 because our production of tears diminishes as we age. A lack of tears is more common among women, especially after menopause.

The tears film in your eyes has three basic layers: oil, water and mucus. Problems with any of these can cause dry eyes.

Art Museum's SOTA launches 'Luncheon with the Authors'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Art Museum Society of the Arts (SOTA) presents its inaugural "Luncheon with the Authors" Oct. 4 at Lehigh Country Club, Allentown.

Nationally-acclaimed authors Nell Freudenberger, Bob Spitz and J. Courtney Sullivan will discuss their books, offer insights about the creative process of their writing and respond to audience questions.

Freudenberger, author of "The Newlyweds," has been named one of The New Yorker's "20 Under 40."

De Niro, Pfeiffer all in 'Family'

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Family" is a generically-titled film that is anything but generic.

The mob comedy-drama stars the iconic Robert De Niro, in one of his best roles in years, and the magnificent Michelle Pfeiffer, also in one of her best performances.

"The Family" is smart entertainment on the order of "Goodfellas" (1990). In fact, there's a nod in the storyline to "Goodfellas," directed by Martin Scorsese, who produced "The Family."

There's also a sense of "Married to the Mob" (1988) "Analyze This" (1999), and "Meet the Fockers" (2004).

Call it "Meet the Mobsters."

Going for the silver

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, National Canal Museum merge in time for 25th year

In 1988, the United States Congress designated the area from Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, to Bristol, Bucks County, as the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

On Aug. 8, leaders of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and the National Canal Museum signed an agreement to merge the two nonprofits to tell the story, "Where America was Built."

"It is time to celebrate all we have done and who we are," said Elissa Garofalo, D&L President-Executive Director.

It's the domino effect for Derek Trucks

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

You might not have been surprised if Derek Trucks had named his band Derek and the Dominos.

After all, his parents named him after the Eric Clapton rock band, which released the 1970 landmark album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs," with Duane Allman playing slide guitar, Trucks says in a recent phone interview from the road during his tour.

And in the domino effect that happens in the world of rock 'n' roll, Derek became a blues guitar prodigy at age nine, playing public gigs with Buddy Guy and, yes, later, with Eric Clapton himself.

It's the domino effect for Derek Trucks

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

You might not have been surprised if Derek Trucks had named his band Derek and the Dominos.

After all, his parents named him after the Eric Clapton rock band, which released the 1970 landmark album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs," with Duane Allman playing slide guitar, Trucks says in a recent phone interview from the road during his tour.

And in the domino effect that happens in the world of rock 'n' roll, Derek became a blues guitar prodigy at age nine, playing public gigs with Buddy Guy and, yes, later, with Eric Clapton himself.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ARTSQUEST

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

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

Stacks in the City, 5 p.m. Thursdays

SteelStacks Stunner Ball, 8 p.m. Sept. 19

Oktoberfest, Oct. 4-6, 11-13

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

@Body.8 Days Head: BETHLEHEM

Main and Broad streets, Bethlehem. 610-577-6962

Harvest Festival, 11 a.m. Oct. 12

Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival, Sept. 27 - 29

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Flea in Her Ear," Sept. 27 - Oct. 13, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176

"In Our Sights: Confronting the Issues of Guns in America," Sept. 26 - 29, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown. 800-360-1222

"Medea," Sept. 27 - 29, Oct. 2 - 5, Lehigh University, Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. 610-758-2787

"Route 66," through Oct. 20, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown. 610-433-2333