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DeSales salutes Rodgers & Hart

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Rodgers & Hart: A Celebration," presented by Act 1 DeSales University Theatre, continues through Oct. 27, with performances 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

The revue, part of Act 1's Second Stage season, with more than 60 of the songwriters' songs including "Isn't It Romantic," "The Lady is a Tramp," "Johnny One Note" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," is directed by professional director-choreographer and DeSales alumnus Stephen Casey.

Kansas knows return

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

Violinist David Ragsdale reflects on band's 40th year

Kansas is considered the stuff of rock legends, an iconic and awe-inspiring band that is a fundamental part of Classic Rock radio, yet continues to entertain audiences today.

Kansas performs 8 p.m. Oct 25, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The group remains relevant with new and younger audiences by its presence in video games such as "Guitar Hero" and "Rock Band." Kansas's impressive 40-year span was highlighted by its 2013 induction into the Kansas Historical Hall of Fame.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) adjunct professor Jerome Lucido signs copies of his book, "Shellfish College," 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 28, LCCC bookstore, Academic Resource Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The event is free and open to the public.

Information: LCCC Bookstore, 610-799-1126; LCCC Communications office, 610-799-1584


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Views to a bridge: "Connecting for the Future: The Eighth Street Bridge Turns 100," featuring the work of 30 regional artists, including "Eighth Street Bridge," above, by Walter E. Baum, opens Oct. 28 and continues through Dec. 20, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township. In addition to Walter E.

Healthy Geezer: Vaccine best way to protect against flu

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

It's that time of year again. The flu vaccine is available. Getting vaccinated every year is the best way to protect against the flu.

There are two types of vaccines: the flu shot and the nasal spray.

The flu shot is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in those older than six months, including healthy people and those with chronic medical conditions.

Never too early

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

28th Holiday Marketplace at Swain

The 28th Annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Art and Craft Show, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen (LVPGC), is 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Oct. 27, The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township.

"It seems impossible, but the level of craftsmanship at this show just gets better and better each year," says show chairperson and LVPGC President Brad Sears of Brad Sears Fine Woodturning.

Artists are expected to be in attendance.

Movie Review: 'Captain Phillips' commanding

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Captain Phillips" is a harrowing movie bristling with tension. It is superb film-making and has incredible performances.

The movie, directed by Paul Greengrass, is based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of a United Stated-flagged container cargo freighter with 25 crew members and the hostage-taking of the ship's captain, Richard Phillips.

The screenplay by Billy Ray ("The Hunger Games," 2012; "Fllghtplan," 2009) is based on Phillips' book, written with Stephan Talty, "A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea."


Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Fashion show

The Auxiliary of St. Luke's University Hospital presents its 26th Annual Fashion For A Cause, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24, The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem.

There will be fashions from The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem, Sophistikate and LM Style Bar, and an open bar, food and shopping specials.

Tickets: sluhn.org/fashionshow, 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537)

More than 'Slightly' Bromberg

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

"I'm a lucky human," says David Bromberg humbly. "I've always been able to do what I want."

Bromberg, the Patriarch of Americana, or roots music, is a world-renowned, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter whose style is an eclectic mix of bluegrass, folk, blues, jazz, ragtime, country-western and rock 'n' roll.

Bromberg has amazed audiences for 40 years and has played alongside famous musicians, including Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia and Bob Dylan. In 2008, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his album, "Try Me One More Time."

Cook happy on the road again

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

David Cook, winner of the seventh season of "American Idol" who performs in concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, is in a performance groove.

"It's exciting," says Cook in a recent phone interview. "It's an opportunity to get on the road. It's nice because I'm more comfortable now that I'm settled in than when I was competing on the show."