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Movie Review: 'Jersey Boys' sings it like it was

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

After Frank Sinatra and before Bruce Springsteen (those other Jersey Boys), there was The Four Seasons, one of the top pop groups of all time, having sold 100 million records.

The Four Seasons were so popular, the group rivaled The Beatles on the record charts, resulting in the 1964 Vee-Jay promotional album, "The Beatles vs. The Four Seasons: The International Battle Of The Century."

The Four Seasons' recordings influenced not only Springsteen, but Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and a generation of songwriters and hit-makers.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by PHOTO BY LEE A. BUTZ in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Loyalty oath: Marnie Schulenburg, above, portrays Silvia in the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," through July 13, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. Schulenburg appears opposite her husband Zack Robidas (Proteus). In Shakespeare's earliest romantic comedy, best friends fall for the same girl. A Duke, a debutante and a dog join the cast in this lively exploration of loyalty and love. Matt Pfeiffer, who directed last season's "The 39 Steps" at PSF, directs.

Gallery View: Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by The Press in Focus

'Symbolism & Romance' exhibition to open at Baum

The exhibition, "Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso: Symbolism & Romance," opens with a reception 6 - 8 p.m. July 9, The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, The Baum School of Art, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.

Dr. Christine I. Oaklander, former Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Allentown Art Museum and Arts Coordinator, Lehigh Valley Health Network, is guest curator of the exhibition, which continues through Aug. 8. The exhibition sponsors are Carol and Jack Bury.

Behind The Scenes: Joe Vincent a Tevye for all time at PSF

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Joe Vincent embodies the rough-hewn wisdom, profound spirituality and indomitable spirit of Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof," which opened the 23rd annual Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) where the musical continues through June 29, Main Stage Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Vincent, a veteran of 33 of Shakespeare's 37 plays, couldn't be better cast as the dairyman of Anatevka in the 50th anniversary production of "Fiddler on the Roof" at PSF.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

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

School of Rock:Third Grade, 6:30 p.m. June 26

Books and Bagels, 10 a.m. June 27

Seedy Sunflowers, 10 a.m. June 28

Family Movie, 2 p.m. July 2, call for movie title.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

Reverend Horton Heat, 8 p.m. June 27

Toad the Wet Sprocket, 7:30 p.m. June 29

Into It. Over It, 8 p.m. July 10

Still Surfin,' 8 p.m. July 11: Beach Boys tribute

Craig Thatcher, Nyke Van Wyk, 7:30 p.m. July 12: Levitt Pavilion fundraiser

Satisfaction, 7:30 p.m. July 17: Rolling Stones tribute

Big Jay Oakerson, 7:30 p.m. July 17, Fowler Blast Furnace Room

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam, 8 p.m. July 24

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: ART EXHIBITS

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

31 N. Fifth St., Allentown. 610-432-4333

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, through Sept. 7, Scheller Gallery.

Francisco's Goya's "Los Caprichos," through Sept. 9, Rodale Gallery

Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection, through Aug. 17, Butz Gallery

British Pop Prints, through June 22, Payne Hurd Gallery

Platinum Visions: Photographs by Thomas John Shillea, July 2 - Sept. 28, Payne Hurd Gallery

Artventures, 12:30 - 3 p.m. Sundays

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head:.FREE CONCERTS IN THE PARKS

ALBURTIS PARK

328 S. Main St., Alburtis. 610-463-7725

The Sidekick Band, 3 p.m. June 29

Banned from the Ranch, 3 p.m. July 4

Country Ryhthm Band, 3 p.m. July 6

The Majestics, 3 p.m. July 13

Texas Fever, 3 p.m. July 20

Hickory Rose, 3 p.m. July 27

The Phat Boys, 3 p.m. Aug. 3

Midnight Special, 3 p.m. Aug. 10

Jakes Country Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 17

Country Rhythm Band, 3 p.m. Aug. 24

JW and the Buicks, 3 p.m. Aug. 31

@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN ARTS PARK

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

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

"Jersey Boys," 12:30, 3:15, 6, 8:45 p.m. June 27; 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 p.m. June 28; 12:15, 3, 5 :15 p.m. June 29; 4:15, 7:15 p.m. June 30, July 1, 2; 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m. July 3

"Obvious Child " 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:30 p.m. June 27, 28; 1:15, 3:15, 7:55 p.m. June 29; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. June 30, July 1, 2; 1:45, 4:15 p.m. July 3

"Rocky Horror Picture Show," 11:30 p.m. June 27

"The Sear

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by ELIZABETH OUELLETTE Special to The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIR

Grandstand, 17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

Pitbull, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper, 7 p.m. Aug. 27

Lady Antebellum, 7 p.m. Aug. 28

Tim McGraw, Jana Kramer, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

Hunter Hayes, The Swon Brothers, 7 p.m. Aug. 30

Fresh Beat Band, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST CENTER

SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

SmartsQuest Trivia, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Lee & Stella Yee Family Connect Zone