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'Amercan Idol''s Guarini in good 'Company' at Bucks

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

"Company," the 1970 musical comedy (book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) opening May 29 and continuing weekends through June 12, marks the return of Doylestown native Justin Guarini to the stage of Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope.

Guarini made his Bucks County Playhouse stage debut in the 2012 production of "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" and returned to the legendary playhouse stage to kick off the 2014 winter concert series with "Justin Guarini: Lovesick," his ode to romance.

Cetronia Corps celebrates 60 in style

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Social News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps celebrated 60 years of emergency medical service to the community with a black-tie gala April 25 at Brookside Country Club, Lower Macungie Township.

The "Health on Wheels" event, now in its fourth year, is an occasion for the volunteers and staff of Cetronia Ambulance, supporters and local leaders to reflect upon the past while celebrating an exciting future. The evening was also an opportunity to raise funds for the non-profit.

Mayfair: Seven festivals in one

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

There's visual arts, plus themed days: classic rock, jazz, country, bluegrass-folk

Mayfair Festival Of The Arts has always been viewed as an unofficial kickoff to the Lehigh Valley's busy festival season. Mayfair, now in its 29th year, has continued to evolve much like the changing seasons it heralds.

The four-day event runs May 22 - 25 at the Allentown Fairgrounds. The festival was relocated from its longtime location in Allentown's Cedar Beach park three years ago.

Tom Goehring brings all-star quintet to Miller Symphony Hall

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Miller Symphony Hall continues to bring Jazz to downtown Allentown. The monthly "Jazz Upstairs" provides listeners with an intimate clubby vibe.

The Tom Goehring Quintet is the latest offering in the ongoing series. The group bring its smooth easy groove to the Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, 7:30 p.m. May 15.

Spotlight: Paul Bond to go old-school at Wise Crackers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Paul Bond is an old-school comedian. He combines politically-incorrect humor with impressions, physical comedy and song. He could easily be described as a one-man variety show.

Bond performs two shows, 9 p.m. May 15, 16, Wise Crackers Comedy Club, Ramada Inn, 1500 MacArthur Boulevard (Route 145) Whitehall.

Bond is the headliner. Pat DaBiere is the evening's emcee. Corey Alexander opens for Bond.

Bond 55, a Long Island native, has been performing old-school comedy since the time it was new school, or in other words, for around 20 years.

Another side of Jeff Daniels at Mauch Chunk Opera House

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Say the name Jeff Daniels and music is probably not the first thing that springs to mind.

The acclaimed actor has had a long career on stage (he founded The Purple Rose Theatre Company in his home town of Chelsea, Mich., for which he's written plays), in film ("Ragtime," "Terms Of Endearment," "The Purple Rose Of Cairo") and on television (the critically-acclaimed HBO series, "The Newsroom," for which he received a 2013 Lead Actor Drama Series Emmy for his role as Will McAvoy).

Wise Crackers: Mitch Fatel looks at love from both sides now

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Mitch Fatel likes to talk about sex and married life. While many comics dish on common themes related to marriage such as children, a nagging spouse and household chores, Fatel has a much different take on married life.

Fatel appears for two shows at 9 p.m. May 8 and 9, Wise Crackers Comedy Club, Ramada Inn, 1500 MacArthur Boulevard (Route 145) Whitehall.

"Well, my style of comedy is basically about my hot bisexual wife, which is where I'm at in my life right now," explains Fatel during a phone interview.

The No Fuss living-room experience coming to Godfrey's

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

No Fuss And Feathers Roadshow is a four-part mix of great friends, sweet harmonies, bouncy rhythms and straight-up fun. The folk quartet is in concert at 8 p.m. May 8, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

The group is: Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale. Fans may be familiar with Miles and Mafale as folk duo The YaYas.

Individually, each of the four is acclaimed and award-winning singer-songwriters on the folk scene.

Mike Speirs one of the comedy 'Nobodies' you should know

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

In stand-up comedy, everyone starts out as a "nobody," unknown to the general public and hustling to catch the break-out moment.

The "Nobodies of Comedy" intends to change the fortunes of some of the best up and coming young comics. The popular comedy franchise assembles a small group of comics who are highly-regarded yet virtually unknown.

The annual "Nobodies of Comedy" tour makes a stop at 8 p.m. May 2 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.