Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards have been announced.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented at 7 p.m. Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC television network.
The person who chooses the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn's Peak gift card; tickets to movies at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton, a Lehigh Valley Press prize package; and may have his or her photo appear in the Focus section.
For an Oscar Contest entry form, see Page B4.
The Baum School of Art will sponsor "Bodies Revealed Figure Drawing Workshop," with Adriano Farinella, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6, Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown. A reception follows, 7:30 -8:15 pm.
The "Bodies Revealed" exhibition at the Da Vinci Science Center is an opportunity for students of figure drawing to immerse themselves in anatomical study.
Several members of the Moravian College music faculty come together for a "revue," 4 p.m. Jan. 20, Peter Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Bethlehem.
Performers include Suzanne Kompass, soprano; Dan DeChellis, piano; Inna Eyzerovich, violin; and Gregory Oaten, tenor.
Charles Kalan and Susan Rutt, Co-Chairs of Arts Ovation, have announced that nominations are now being requested for awards to be presented at the Allentown Arts Commission's 25th Annual Luncheon, May 2.
Nominations may be submitted in writing or via email in the following categories:
Outstanding Achievement in Visual, Performing and Literary Arts: May be individuals and-or arts organizations. In submitting a nomination, specify if it is for Visual, Performing or Literary Arts.
If you're ever invited to the Apatows, you may want to politely decline.
That's because, based on writer-director Judd Apatow's "This Is 40," filmed in and around his Four Season hotel interior decor-styled Los Angeles area home, you will be subjected to a barrage of rude, lewd and crude invective, diatribes and behavior.
"This Is 40" is an often desperate attempt at comedy. I found the movie mostly insufferable. "This is 40" is Judd Apatow's home movie.
Crowded Kitchen Players will hold auditions for Garson Kanin's comedy, "Born Yesterday," 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Jan. 9, McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown.
"Born Yesterday" runs March 8 - 24, McCoole's Arts & Events Place.
Needed are: Billie Dawn, female, 30's; Mrs. Hedges, female, 50's; Harry Brock, Paul Verral, male, 40's; Sen. Hedges, male, 50's; and Supporting Roles, 20's - 60's. All roles are open. Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script.
Community Music School (CMS) and co-sponsor Nazareth Music Center are holding Lehigh Valley Clarinet Day, Jan. 21, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
The Clarinet Day includes master classes, recitals and ensemble performance. Clarinetists and music lovers of all ages are invited to participate. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration.
Mark Nuccio, Acting Principal Clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic, will give a master class and a recital.
The banging and clanging of heavy machinery will once again ring throughout the Bethlehem Steel Plant starting Jan. 10 as Jamie and Mike Cabreza, of iMiJ Shop of Easton turn the ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks. Bethlehem, into one of theformer plant's blast furnaces.
Molten steel meets art in the interactive and multi-dimensional photographic display, "Blast Furnace," featuring the Cabreza's iMiJ cubes, theater scrims, and a slide and video presentation.
The most popular time of the year for bird feeding in the Lehigh Valley has arrived. Here are a few tips to help enjoy feathered friends more this year.
You can feed birds all year long. However, most birds find more than enough food in the wild during the summer. It is during winter, particularly when there is snow cover, that birds will flock to feeders.
Dave Liebman, multiple Grammy nominee, and recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Lifetime Achievement Award, is internationally renowned, with a career spanning more than 40 years.
He has played with many of the world's greatest jazz artists, including Miles Davis, Chic Correa, Elvin Jones, John McLaughlin and McCoy Tyner.
It is a natural progression for his daughter Lydia, 21, to follow her parents' musical footsteps. Dave is a saxophonist, flutist and pianist. Her mother, Caris Visentin Liebman, is a world-class jazz oboist.