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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: LITERARY EVENTS


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

Ellen Cherry, 7 p.m. Oct. 22

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. Thursdays: 3- to 5-year-olds

Family Story Time, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays

@Body.8 Days Head: ARTSQUEST

Musikfest Café, 101...


Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus


Fresh air: Nearly 20 paintings, including "Burnside and Azaleas on the Fence," above, are on view in "Sandra Corpora: Plein Air & Informed Plein Air," the inaugural exhibit in the Artist Spotlight gallery, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, 427 N. New St., Bethlehem. Corpora presents an Artist's Talk, 1 p.m. Oct. 12, about her solo exhibition of landscape paintings, which continues through Jan. 5, 2014. Corpora is an award-winning artist who studied with Nelson...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head: CINEMA


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

"Gravity," 5:15, 7:15, 8 p.m. Oct. 9; 4:15, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10; 1:15, 5:15, 6, 7:30, 8:15, 9:45, 10:30 p.m. Oct. 11; 1:15, 2, 3:15, 5:15, 6:30, 8:45, 10:45 p.m. Oct. 12; 12:30, 1:30, 2:45, 5, 6:15, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 13; 5:30, 7:45 p.m. Oct. 14; 5:15, 7:15, 8 p.m. Oct. 15, 16; 4:15, 6:30, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17

"Short Term 12," 4:15, 6:30, 8:...

Bud's View: Pa. once again 'Elk Country'

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Have you heard that a herd of free-roaming elk estimated at 900 inhabits the north central areas of the Keystone State?

Elk numbers have increased to the point that the Pennsylvania Game Commission reestablished a limited hunting season as a population management tool in 2001.

Until this limited hunting season based on a lottery system was reinstated, Pennsylvania's elk herd had been protected since 1932. This column focuses on the story behind the demise and restoration of...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days: DANCE


Fearless Fire Company, 1221 S. Front St., Allentown. 610-797-2542

East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct 15, 22, Dec. 3, 10

West Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19

Country Two-Step, 7 p.m. Oct. 29

Night Club Two-Step, 7 p.m. Nov. 19, 26

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays


Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150...

'Fisk Family Fugues'

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents "Fisk Family Fugues," a Gala Concert and Fundraiser featuring Eliot Fisk, guitar virtuoso, and his family, 8 p.m. Oct. 12, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

"Fisk Family Fugues" is conceived especially for The Bach Choir Gala by Fisk, a world-renowned guitar virtuoso and a favorite of Bach Festival audiences.

In its sixth annual Gala Concert, The Bach Choir continues its recent legacy of presenting Gala events...


Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"A Flea in Her Ear," 8 p.m. Oct. 11, 12; 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Crowded Kitchen Players, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown. 610-395-7176

"Einstein's Girl:" Gia Mora, 7 p.m. Oct. 18: Charlie Barnett, piano, State Theatre Cabaret in the Acopian Ballroom, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton. statetheatre.org1-800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132

"Lost in Yonkers," through Oct. 13; 8 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, opening 44th season of Act...

Former Salisbury resident making film

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

William Cusick is producing his first narrative feature, "Pop Meets the Void," by attempting to raise $35,000 on the funding website Kickstarter.

"We're really hoping to reach $50,000 before the end of the campaign," Cusicks says in a recent telephone interview from New York City where the former Salisbury Township resident lives.

Cusick's Kickstarter campaign has passed the 65 percent mark. The Kickstarter fundraising deadline is Oct. 17. If the goal is not reached, the...

'Salinger' in the wry

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Salinger" is a seemingly honest documentary about J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye" who wrote a heralded, controversial, generation-shifting novel and never published another.

Although Salinger published short stories, including "Franny and Zooey" (1961), following the publication of "Catcher" in 1951 he retreated from the media glare of New York City to Cornish, N.H., where he continued to write in his "bunker," publishing his last short story in 1965,...