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Bud's View: Mighty monarch no more?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Ah, the many puzzling and extraordinary wonders of nature.

I find it difficult to comprehend the numerous miracles that occur each year within our natural realm.

One of the most amazing occurrences is the transformation of a rather nondescript black, yellow and white striped worm-like caterpillar into the dazzling and colorful adult monarch butterfly.

In truth, the life cycle of all butterflies and moths is a phenomenal act of nature.

The monarch is one of our...

Movie Review: James Gandolfini: 'Enough Said'

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

When is speaking your mind saying too much? When is biting your tongue saying too little?

Truth in conversation, feelings and action is at the heart of "Enough Said," an entertaining and thoughtful romantic comedy memorable for its nuanced performances, especially that of James Gandolfini in what is his second-to-last big-screen role.

Look for an Oscar actor nomination for Gandolfini and a possible Oscar for the highly-regarded and beloved actor best-known as Tony Soprano on...

Healthy Geezer: Somnambulism OK if infrequent event

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. Is it true that sleepwalkers can't be hurt when they walk in their sleep?

It is a common misconception that sleepwalkers, aka somnambulists, are often injured when they trip and fall in their sleep.

Another myth is that you should not wake up a sleepwalker. It is not dangerous to awaken a sleepwalker. In fact, it can be quite dangerous not to awake a sleepwalker. The only problem with rousing a sleepwalker is that the person will be disoriented for a while.

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Theater Review: No 'Mystery' at 'Berg; 'Drood' is simply great

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Muhlenberg College Department of Theater & Dance's "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," through Nov. 3, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, is one of the best musical productions to ever hit the Lehigh Valley stage.

And it is a huge hit. From the opening immersive experience of the show's actors mingling with the audience as theater-goers take their seats and settle in, to the rousing finale, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" is a must-see for musical-...

Movie Review: James Gandolfini: 'Enough Said'

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

When is speaking your mind saying too much? When is biting your tongue saying too little?

Truth in conversation, feelings and action is at the heart of "Enough Said," an entertaining and thoughtful romantic comedy memorable for its nuanced performances, especially that of James Gandolfini in what is his second-to-last big-screen role.

Look for an Oscar actor nomination for Gandolfini and a possible Oscar for the highly-regarded and beloved actor best-known as Tony Soprano on...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

1210 Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

Free Men, 2 p.m. Nov. 2

Star Wars Story Time, 2 p.m. Nov. 9

Knitting Club, 2 p.m. Nov. 16

Doll Display, Dec. 2 - 30

Vellamo, 2 p.m. Jan. 11

Lap-sit Story Time, 10 a.m. Thursdays: Up to 2-year-olds

Time for Twos, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 10:15 a.m. Fridays: 2-year-olds

Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m....

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS

ALLENTOWN FAIRGROUNDS

17th and Chew streets, Allentown. 484-553-2947

35th Annual Antique Toy Sale and Show, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 2: Harris Hall

Craft Show, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 2; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 3: Charles Hall

ATMA First Frost Train Meet, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 9; 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 10: Agri-Plex

Fall Gigantic Garage Sale, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nov. 16; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 17: Harris Hall

The Shindig:...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS

ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-3378

Tall Tall Trees, 8 p.m. Nov. 1

Open Mic Night with Billy Bauer, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 14; with Marc Singley, Nov. 21

Marty Stuart, Roger McGuinn, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8

Chef Robert Irvine, 6 p.m. Nov. 16

The Von Trapps, 2 p.m. Nov. 21, 22

The Large Flowerheads, 8 p.m. Nov. 23

Enter the Haggis, 8 p.m. Nov. 27

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Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA

ARTSQUEST CENTER

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Gravity," 7:45 p.m. Oct. 30; 4:45 p.m. Oct. 31

"Enough Said," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30; 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31; 4:15, 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Nov. 1; 1, 6:30, 8:45 p.m. Nov. 2; 1:30, 4, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3; 7:45 p.m. Nov. 4 - 6, 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7

"3 Days of Normal," 8:45 p.m. Nov. 2

"Breathless (A Bout De Souffle)" 7:15 p.m. Nov. 4

"Mr...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: MORAVIAN COLLEGE

Foy Hall, Main and Church Streets, Bethlehem. 610-861-1300

Modigliani String Quartet, Young People's Philharmonic Brass Quintet, 7 p.m. Nov. 8

Phil Woods, Nelson Hill, Neil Wetzel, Tony Gairo, Tom Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21

Phil Woods with the Moravian College Big Band and Jazz Combo I, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22

@Body.8 Days Head: PENN'S PEAK

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

America, 8 p.m. Nov...