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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Tony Tixier and trio finds poetry in jazz

Friday, August 17, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Tony Tixier Trio brings an exciting style of jazz to the Rodale Community Room for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Tixier, a French native, began piano studies at age six. By age 14, he received a degree in Classical Piano. One of his teachers encouraged him to study jazz.

”The teacher was kind of square, classical. I thought, ‘No way.’ Jazz was for old people, people who are cheesy. I was thinking more of swing jazz,” Tixier says in a phone interview.

Review: Pooh bear

Friday, August 17, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Winnie-the-Pooh and his adorable cuddly stuffed animal friends are revisited in the film, “Disney’s Christopher Robin.”

The film is an enjoyable nostalgia trip for those who grew up with the books of A.A. Milne that were illustrated by E. H. Shepard, including “When We Were Very Young” (1924), “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926), “Now We Are Six” (1927) and ”The House At Pooh Corner” (1928).

Screen screams: Allentown Band to accompany 1925 ‘Phantom Of The Opera’

Friday, August 17, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Allentown Band is the oldest civilian concert band in the United States. Since its first documented performance on July 4, 1828, and now celebrating its 190th year, the band preserves the tradition and heritage of musical Americana.

The Allentown Band is recognized worldwide, having appeared on television and radio and being featured in four European concert tours. The band distributes an ongoing recording project, “Our Band Heritage,” that has reached listeners in the U.S. and 23 countries.

Box Office hours

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ALLENTOWN FAIR:

The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the Fair, Aug. - Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Starting Aug. 6, box office hours were 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday through Aug. 21. The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 22 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.

The Family Project: Cutting

Friday, August 10, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Today I snooped in the bedroom of my 15-year-old daughter and found her diary. I feel horrible about having to do that, but she has not seemed herself lately, and I was concerned. She wrote that she has been cutting herself. How can I help her in lieu of how I found out?

The panelists were unanimous in suggesting that the mother try and find a way to see the daughter’s cuts so she can discuss it without having to admit reading the diary and risking losing the daughter’s trust.

Bach Choir, Bell Canto 2018-2019 schedule

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Bach at Noon

Now in it 95th year in Bethlehem, this free monthly concert features soloists, along with members of the Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra. For the past four years, it has expanded to Allentown for the summer. 12:10 p.m. Aug. 14, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown

12:10 p.m. Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem

Bach Choir Gala Concert, 4 p.m. Nov. 3, Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem. Performing is pianist Peter Serkin.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Concluding concert: Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz performs the final Musikfest headliner concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Since getting his start 15 years ago performing in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to audiences around the world. He has received two Grammy Awards and platinum and multi-platinum album sales certifications. He’s performed in The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena.