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'Blast Furnace' installation to open at ArtsQuest Center

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehem, will be transformed into a steel plant blast furnace during the multi-dimensional photography installation, "Blast Furnace," opening Jan. 10.

The exhibit, created by Mike and Jamie Cabreza of iMiJ Shop of Easton, will include more than 50 photos, including 30-plus featured on the Cabrezas' three-dimensional iMiJ Blocks on display throughout the building.

LCCC

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Join Tri-Cees

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) "Tri-Cees" Community Chorale is seeking members.

Music-reading skills and choral technique such as listening, blending, intonation and diction are developed in rehearsal. No previous musical training is required. The group performs at least one concert at the end of the semester.

"Tri-Cees" Community Chorale meets 7 - 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14 - May 6. There is no charge.

Registration information: ncregistrar@ mymail.lccc.edu, 610-799-1197

'Hitchcock' a love story

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Suspense. Intrigue. Shock. Irony. Dark humor. Romance.

These themes are often the stuff of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock's films, most of which are now regarded as classics of cinema.

These themes are also the stuff of "Hitchcock," a semi-biographical film about Hitchcock (an uncanny Anthony Hopkins), his wife Alma Reville (a fine Helen Mirren) and the producing, filming and 1960 premiere of "Psycho."

Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (1958) is now regarded by movie critics and movie-goers as the greatest movie of all-time, eclipsing director Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane."

PSF to host international Shakespeare parley at DeSales

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

"We've been contemplating it for a number of years," said Patrick Mulcahy, Producing Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, of The Shakespeare Theatre Association's 22nd annual meeting, Jan. 7 - 12.

The highest concentration of Shakespeare theater leaders in the world will occur at the home of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, DeSales University, Center Valley, according to Lisa Higgins, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Seventh annual salute LV stage

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Brave new Valley, that has such theater in it

The variety, depth and entertainment value of Lehigh Valley regional theater never ceases to amaze, especially so when looking back at a year's worth of productions.

In 2012, there were two world premieres in the Valley, numerous Valley premieres, incredibly fun musicals and seriously dark dramas among them.

The ABEs, as in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, now in its seventh year, lauds shows and performances on area community and professional theater stages:

The Focus section published 40 theater reviews in 2012, up from 38 theater reviews published in 2011.

Bach at noon back Jan. 8 in Central

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem begins its 2013 Winter-Spring "Bach at Noon" series Jan. 8 in Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem.

The performance opens with Johann Sebastian Bach's arrangement for organ of Antonio Vivaldi's "Concerto in D Minor," Opus 3 No. 11 (RV 565) for two violins, cello, strings, and basso continuo. Soloist is Thomas Goeman, Bach Choir organist and assistant conductor.

Artistic director and conductor Greg Funfgeld's programming for the 2012-'13 Bach at Noon series has focused on the connections between Bach and Vivaldi.

LEHIGH VALLEY STAGE

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Focus

"9 to 5," 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Cedar Crest College, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, 100 College Drive, Allentown. cedarcrest.edu, 800-360-1222

"A Chorus Line," 8 p.m. Jan. 12, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem. zoellnerartscenter.org, 610-758-2787

"Boeing Boeing," 8 p.m. Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 21. Feb 1, 2; 3 p.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem. paplayhouse.org, 610-865-6665

Topics of the Bard

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Here is a sampling of the topics to be addressed at the Shakespeare Theatre Association Conference:

Jan. 7: "Shakespeare's Geography of Thought," Lisa Wolpe, Globe International Theatre Fellow, Actor, Director, Playwright

Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company

Jan. 8: "New World Shakespeare," Terry OBrien, Founding Artistic Director, Hudson Valley Shakespeare

Jan. 9: "Original Practices and the Actor-Audience Connection," Laura Cole, Director of Education and Training, Atlanta Shakespeare Co.

LVHM

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Trains exhibit

The Thomas Fun Room is open through Jan. 13, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The 3,000-square-foot exhibit re-creates the era when railroads were king.

The display includes 50 enlarged images of Lehigh Valley Railroad steam locomotives.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org, 610-435-1074