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Behind The Scenes: 'Spamalot' in regional debut at MSMT

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The musical, "Monty Python's Spamalot," derives its title from the line "We eat ham and jam and Spam a lot" from the 1975 film, "Monty Python And The Holy Grail," on which the musical is based.

"Monty Python's Spamalot" makes its Lehigh Valley regional theater debut, July 9 - 27, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT), Dorothy Baker Theatre, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. Curtain is 8 p.m. Wednesdays- Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by PHOTO BY KEN EK in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Completely different: The 34th annual Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) season continues with "Monty Python's Spamalot," opening July 9 and continuing through July 27, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theater and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. "Spamalot," a 2005 Tony Award recipient for best musical, is adapted from the 1975 movie, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." The Python's Eric Idle wrote the book for the musical. Neil Innes, John du Prez and Idle wrote the music. Idle wrote the lyrics. Ed Bara, above left, plays King Arthur.

Bud's View: Near and far

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Appalachian Trail accessible to Lehigh Valley hikers

Lehigh Valley residents are fortunate that the Appalachian Trail passes through the northern section of the region.

People travel from all over the United States, North America and many foreign countries to hike it, one of the longest continuously marked trails in the world, passing through 14 states over mountains and through valleys from Maine to Georgia.

Growing Green: With proper care, annuals rule

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION Special to The Press in Focus

Annual flowers include some of the most colorful plants in home gardens. With a little extra care during early and mid-summer, you can keep them attractive right up to frost time.

The first rule in keeping annual flowers blooming is to cut off dead flowers so they won't go to seed. True annuals die after setting seed, and even those plants that don't die will be reduced in vigor.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by 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

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by 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

Nick Turner, 8 p.m. July 3, Blue Cinema: "Two Laugh Minimum"

ManDudeBro, 10:30 p.m. July 4, 11, Blue Cinema

The Associated Mess, 10:30 p.m. July 5, Blue Cinema

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

"Choose Your Own Misadventure," 10:30 p.m. July 12, Blue Cinema

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by 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

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, July 2, 2014 by The Press in Focus

YOUR LEHIGH VALLEY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

@Body.8 Days Head: CATASAUQUA PARK

501 American St., Catasauqua. 610-264-0571

Toga Party Band, 7 p.m. July 11

Phat Boys, 7 p.m. July 18

Prugal, 7 p.m. July 25

That Being Said, 7 p.m. Aug. 1

James Supra, 7 p.m. Aug. 8

Easton School of Rock, 7 p.m. Aug. 15

Steel Creek, 7 p.m. Aug. 22

Common Bond, 7 p.m. Aug. 29

@Body.8 Days Head: COPLAY PARK

Second and Kiefer streets, Coplay. 610-262-6088

The Aardvarks, 6 p.m. Aug. 22

Crazy Hearts, 1 p.m. Aug. 23

Lucky 7, 6 p.m. Aug. 23

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by The Press in Focus

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@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

Toyota Pavilion, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. 800-468-7669

Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, 8 p.m. July 4

Kiss, Def Leppard, 7 p.m. Aug. 9

Josh Groban, 7 p.m. Aug. 26

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Penn Forest Township. 1-866-605-7325

John Hiatt and The Combo, The Robert Cray Band, 8 p.m. July 15

BB King, 8 p.m. July 18

Ted Nugent, 8 p.m. July 23

3 Doors Down Acoustic, 8 p.m. July 24

Ziggy Marley, 8 p.m. July 31