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CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Copyright - Ed  Courrier CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Copyright - Ed Courrier
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Copyright - Ed  Courrier CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Copyright - Ed Courrier
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Friday, March 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

20th Anniversary Tour: “Rhythm of the Dance” has been performed in 50 countries around the world before more than 7 million fans during the past 20 years. The 20th Anniversary Tour dances into the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, 7:30 p.m. March 7. The heritage of more than 2,000 years-plus of dance and music from pre-Celtic times to modern day is presented in a two-hour concert. It’s full of flailing feet and fiddles, futuristic dances, eye-catching lighting and costumes, and sensational sound effects. The dancers sometimes have seconds to make 25 costume changes during the show. The band’s instruments include the Traditional Uilleann pipes, Irish Bodhran, fiddles, flutes, accordions, banjo and whistles. Tickets: State Theatre Center for the Arts box office, 453 Northampton St., Easton; statetheatre.org; 1-800-999-7828; 610-252-3132

Just Fab: The Fab Faux plays Beatles’ favorites, 8 p.m. March 9, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “I Am the Walrus” are performed in complete part-perfect renditions. “Because,” “Nowhere Man” and “Paperback Writer” are reproduced note-for-note. The Fab Faux are Will Lee, bassist for Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra on the “Late Show With David Letterman”; Jimmy Vivino, Music Director-Guitarist for “Conan’; lead-singing drummer-producer Rich Pagano; guitarist Frank Agnello; multi-instrumentalist Jack Petruzzelli; the four-piece Hogshead Horns, and The Creme Tangerine Strings. Tickets: State Theatre Center for the Arts box office, 453 Northampton St., Easton; statetheatre.org; 1-800-999-7828; 610-252-3132

“Red” by Ed: “Seeing Red, Feeling Blue: Editorial Cartoons by Ed Courrier,” a solo exhibition of work by Lehigh Valley-based cartoonist Ed Courrier, continues through April 28, Civic Theatre 514 Gallery, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown. Curated by Deborah Rabinsky, a gallery reception and artist Q&A will be held 6-8 p.m. March 29. Courrier’s editorial cartoons have been published in the Bethlehem Press and other Times News Lehigh Valley Press weeklies since 2007. The recipient of several Keystone Press awards for his work, Courrier’s editorial cartoons, including “Gerry Mander” (seen here), received First Place in the Keystone Press Division 7 Graphics-Photo Illustration award category for the past five years. Gallery hours: Open one hour before theater shows and 30 minutes before film screenings. Information: civictheatre.com; 610-432-8943