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The Band Perry

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

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7 p.m. Aug. 31, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. The country group, The Band Perry are siblings Kimberly Perry, lead vocals, guitar, piano; Reid Perry, bass guitar, background vocals; and Neil Perry, mandolin, drums, accordion, background vocals. The Perrys grew up in Alabama, but state they're from Greeneville, Tenn. Kimberly was born July 12, 1983. Reid was born Nov. 17, 1988. Neil was born July 23, 1990. The Band Perry has released five singles from their...

The Fresh Beat Band

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

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6:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. It's a band. It's a TV show. It's an album. It's all of these. It's the teen-pop band, The Fresh Beat Band. The Band's Nick Jr. TV show includes original pop songs sung by Shout (Thomas Hobson), keyboards, vocals; Twist (Jon Beavers), turntables, beatbox, vocals; Marina (Tara Perry), drums, vocals; and Kiki (Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer), guitar, violin, vocals. The performers are described as four best friends in a...

Harry Connick Jr. and musical at PYT

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. is expected to be in Bethlehem several times leading up to the show and for the opening night gala of the Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (PYT) production of his musical, "The Happy Elf," Nov. 30 - Dec. 16, Charles A. Brown Ice House, Sand Island, Bethlehem.

"We have staged this production over the years in a few cities and when I see the unadulterated joy on the faces of the kids in the audience, I know we have created something special," stated...

Victoria Justice

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

7 p.m. Aug. 30, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Victoria Justice, born Feb. 19, 1993, Hollywood, Fla., was accepted into the music theater program at Los Angeles' Performing Arts Magnet School. On the hit Nickelodeon series, "Victorious," which debuted in 2010, Justice plays Tori Vega, a student at Hollywood Arts High, a performing arts school. The title soundtrack album from the series featuring Justice and the "Victorious" cast has spawned four singles that surpassed 1.8 million...

Max Schneider

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Maxwell George "Max" Schneider opens for Victoria Justice, 7 p.m. Aug. 30, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Schneider, born June 21, 1992, grew up in Woodstock and Manhattan, N.Y. He is a singer, dancer, actor, model and musician. His latest TV show is "How To Rock," where he plays Zander, a musician. He also starred in the original movie, "Rags," on Nickelodeon.

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Lincoln PCN talk telecast

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC), the State Library and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation to bring three Civil War lectures commemorating the 150th anniversary to its statewide audience.

The first of these lectures, "Lincoln's Love of Pennsylvania," is to air 6 p.m. Aug. 31, with an encore presentation, 3 p.m. Sept. 2.

The presentation, taped at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum community garden,...

Bucks Playhouse gets back in the act

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Nothing says summer theater like Bucks County Playhouse.

And nothing says Bucks County Playhouse like the Straw Hat Circuit.

Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, was one of the stops on a circuit that stretched from the Mid-Atlantic to Maine.

It included Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, N.Y.; Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, Conn.; Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, Me.; and Cape Cod Playhouse, Dennis, Cape Cod, Mass.

Pocono Playhouse, Mountainhome, Monroe County, and...

Bucks revisits Simon's 'Park'

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

You don't have to go barefoot in the Delaware River, or one of the many nearby parks along River Road on the way to New Hope.

You can go "Barefoot in the Park" at Bucks County Playhouse, which reopened this summer after going dark for nearly two years.

The Neil Simon comedy, which debuted in 1963 on the BCP stage before its original Broadway run, continues through Sept. 2.

"Barefoot" espouses the "Simon sez" comedy style born of Sid Caesar's TV comedy-variety series, "...

Reaching out to 'The Intouchables'

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The film, "The Intouchables," is bracing, uplifting and a triumph of the human spirit.

Plus, it's darn funny.

Philippe (François Cluzet) is a very wealthy Paris widower who is a tetraplegic following an accident. Philippe hires Driss (Omar Sy), a very poor, street-smart Senegales to be his live-in primary care-giver.

Driss has a strong personality and commands respect.

Philippe likes that. He doesn't want pity.

Inside the gated mansion, Magalie (Audrey...

Civil War 150th exhibit at Fair

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The "Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show," a 53-foot modified tractor-trailer transformed into a travelling museum, visits the Great Allentown Fair Aug. 28 - Sept. 3.

The museum will be manned and managed by staff and volunteers of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

"We are excited to be a part of this extraordinary event. The Great Allentown Fair is one of the best and largest fairs in the country," Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, said...