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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Header: CINEMA

@Body.8 Days Head:ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

@Body.8 Days:1210 W. Hamilton St., Allentown. 610-820-2400

"Piano Factory," 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Free

"Protektor," 2 p.m. Nov. 24. Free

"Karen Cries on the Bus," 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Free

@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER AT STEELSTACKS

@Body.8 Days:Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, First Street and Founders Way, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300

"Arbitrage," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; 2, 4:15 p.m. Oct. 25

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower," 5:15 p.m. Oct. 24; 1:45, 4, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25

Caserta brings the magic to the State

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by MEGHAN LAVERNE Special to The Press in Focus

As a child, choosing your career seems endless with the possibilities of astronaut, cowboy, or magician. David Caserta, 36, is living his childhood dream.

Caserta performs his "Haunted Illusions" magic show, 3 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27, State Theatre for The Arts, Easton, for the Halloween season. Caserta is the resident magician at the State, where he works as the theater's lighting designer.

Affleck's 'Argo' Oscar-bound

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Argo, an action-thriller that boasts impressive acting and directing, is based on a true spy story, "The Canadian Caper."

"Argo," directed by and starring Ben Affleck, tells the story about the United States Central Intelligence Agency bankrolling a fictitious Hollywood movie production to rescue Americans from Iran during the 1979 - '81 hostage crisis when Islamic student militants stormed and took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran.

CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) poses as a Canadian movie producer to scout locations for "Argo," a science-fiction movie.

BFAC 'Tribute' awards

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTO BY DEB BOYLAN

The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission honored four organizations and individuals during its annual "Tribute to the Arts," Oct. 4, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem. Above, from left: Dave, Fry, musician-Godfrey Daniel co-founder; Dawn Ketterman-Benner, founder-professor-faculty advisor, Moravian College Dance Company; Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan; Marylou Cummings, plein-air artist-Mayor's Award recipient; and Silagh White, Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs, Lehigh University.

Jorgenson salutes Django Reinhardt

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

Virtuoso guitarist John Jorgenson, co-founding member of the Desert Rose Band and the Hellecasters, takes the stage, 7 p.m. Oct, 18, Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

"I've been very lucky over my career," Jorgenson says. "I was named guitarist of the year three years in a row back in the '90s and I won a Grammy a few years ago [2008 Best Country Instrumental] for a collaboration with Brad Paisley."

CENTRAL

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Moravian music

A "Festival of Hymns and Psalms" will be presented, 4 p.m. Oct. 21, Central Moravian Church, Church and Main Streets, Bethlehem.

Donald Spieth conducts. Central Director of Music Rebecca Owens is organist. Central Choir is accompanied by Main Street Brass.

Debuted will be "O Be Joyful," by Howard Helvey, commissioned to for Owens' 10th anniversary at Central.

Information: 610-866-5661

Kristin Chenoweth replaces McPhee for Zoellner Arts Center's 'Gala2012'

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will replace Katharine McPhee, who had to withdraw for medical reasons, for "Gala2012," Oct. 20, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

Broadway, television and film star, Chenoweth is remembered for her show-stealing performance in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" and originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked."

Chenoweth was most recently seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of "Promises, Promises."

She appears in CBS's "The Good Wife" and the recent movie,"Hit and Run."

Levy takes it to The Limits

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Focus

Veteran 1960's Lehigh Valley garage band, The Limits, reunites 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center [formerly Illick's Mill], Bethlehem, as part of a double bill that includes The Old School Band, fronted by Steve Molchany and original members of his 60's area group, the Dooley Invention.

"Steve Molchany called me a few months ago and told me he had had a very successful event at Illick's Mill," says Levy, lead singer and guitarist for the Limits. "He said, 'Let's do a show together.'"

This year marks Levy's 50th year playing music professionally.

THEATER REVIEW A revealing 'Gypsy' at Civic Theatre

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

While it helps, "Having no talent is not enough," a veteran stripper tells the future Gypsy Rose Lee as the young woman searches for a path to stardom.

There is no shortage of talent in Civic Theatre of Allentown's production of "Gypsy, A Musical Fable," continuing through Oct. 27. William Sanders directs the fast-paced musical based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents.