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Monday, January 27, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Eric Fair, freelance writer and Army veteran, presents "Writing War," second Town Hall Lecture of the 2013-'14 season, at 7 p.m. Jan. 29, Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem.

The event is free and open to the public. A discussion follows.

Fair, a Bethlehem resident, will discuss the influence of war on literature and writers emerging from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fair's short stories and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York...


Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA


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

"August: Osage County," 4:30, 6:15 p.m. Jan. 29; 2, 4:30, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30

"Inside Llewyn Davis," 4, 8:45 p.m. Jan. 29; 2:30, 4:45, 7:45 p.m. Jan. 30; 1, 5:45 p.m. Jan. 31; 12:45, 5:45 p.m. Feb. 1; 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 4; 7:15 p.m. Feb. 5; 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6

"Labor Day," 1:30, 4, 6;30, 9 p.m. Jan. 31; 12:45, 3:15, 5:45, 8...

That championship borough

Monday, January 20, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Once a "Hiller" always a "Hiller."

That passion for a sense of place is expected to bear fruit as a book.

Karol Strelecki, a Fountain Hill native, is working on "Fountain Hill," to be published by Arcadia Publishing in its "Images of America" series in time for this year's Christmas holiday season.

"All of the grandchildren live in Fountain Hill," says Strelecki, a retired educator. "That's part of what's getting me back there."

Strelecki and his wife, Patricia,...


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: EVENTS, FESTIVALS


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

LVKC Canine Learning Experience, 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 26, Harris Hall

District 11 Skills USA Championships, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jan. 29, Agri-Plex

Family Pet Expo, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Feb. 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 2

Antique and Modern Arms Show, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Feb. 8, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Feb. 9

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Movie Review: SAG does the 'Hustle'

Monday, January 20, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Irving Rosenfeld has a comb-over like you wouldn't believe.

We get to see Irving, played by Christian Bale, meticulously prepare his coif before be attends an important meeting.

That opening scene is worth the price of admission to "American Hustle."

And that's not to take away from the many hilarious, heart-rending and wild scenes in the crime caper comedy directed by David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook," 2012).

Russell has assembled an aces cast of young...


Monday, January 20, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED IMAGE in Focus

"Train" your "Dinosaur": "Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train Live: Buddy's Big Adventure," 7 p.m. Jan. 24, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown. Children are transported on a journey back to the Mesozoic Era when dinosaurs roamed the earth .... and rode in trains. The popular PBS children's television show is brought to life through multi-media, music and puppetry. Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don, giant Laura, teeny Tiny and their friends and family star in the original musical where the...

Getting to the roots at Godfrey Daniels

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE Special to The Press in Focus

What drives a group of young men to leave the comforts of home, forgo the stability of a nine-to-five paycheck, and tour nearly year-round?

The members of Girls, Guns and Glory can tell you. Music has been their ticket to see the United States and beyond, and they embrace meeting people from all walks of life.

With three album releases in as many years, their fourth release, "Sweet Nothings" is a celebration of fun-loving and hard times, and possesses a honky-tonk style that is...


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CONCERTS


ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-297-7100

The Fabulous Greaseband, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Musikfest Café

Sunshine Superman, 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

The Vulcans, 8 p.m. Jan. 25, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

Big Valley Bluegrass, 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons

Meghan Cary, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, Capital BlueCross Creativity Commons...


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


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

Open Mic, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5

"Amador," 2 p.m. Jan. 25

"The Day I Saw Your Heart," 2 p.m. Feb. 22

Adult Winter Reading Program, through Feb. 28

Laura Tsaggaris, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. March 12

Spring Gala Fundraiser for the Allentown Public Library, 6 p.m. April 5

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


9th annual Student Poetry Project

Monday, January 20, 2014 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 23 and 24 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of the Focus section may have...