Second Annual Young At Art Expo Is Back!

young-at-art-logoThe Lehigh Valley Arts Council is proud to present the second annual Young at Art Expo.on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Held at Penn State Lehigh Valley, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, this event invites families with children of all ages to enjoy music, dance, arts and exploration. Admission is free and open to the public.

Local arts providers will assist parents with selecting the right summer class for their aspiring creatives. Parents will witness first-hand how the arts ignite their children’s imagination, while their kids get the chance to explore their inner dancer, actor, musician, author or visual artist.

“Young at Art is a day devoted to curiosity and entertainment,” says Executive Director Randall Forte. “Last year, we welcomed over 300 guests to our inaugural event, and the positive response from local families was wonderful!”

“My girls loved the different activity tables and face painting,” said Hazel Singleton Chumo, mother of two fun-loving girls, ages 7 and 4. “They also enjoyed the live performances which made it more entertaining.”

The expo showcases twenty arts and cultural businesses in the region that offer a wide range of children’s programming, both for beginners and for kids at an intermediate level. Among them include Community Music School, Banana Factory, Allegro Dance Studio, Swain School, Mikayla’s Voice, and the Mayura Academy of Dance.

The day’s festivities will feature an arts demonstration or performance every fifteen minutes, so kids will have a chance “to imagine what kind of artist” they want to be this summer. Families will have the opportunity to meet different arts instructors and join in hands-on activities. Lunch will be available for purchase, and parking is free.

For more information, visit http://www.lvartscouncil.org/young-at-art/.

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Flute Haven Native Flute School

Conference Center of Valley Forge, PA   Sept 13-20th

 

Flute Haven offers a full week or weekend of workshops, recording, classes, performing and performances, presentations, and (most enjoyably) music-making and jamming.

Flute Haven is for people of all levels of musical experience – including beginners and experienced players. The amount of time you have played Native flutes is not important – only your desire to explore and expand your musicality.

September 13-20 come for a week or a weekend

flutehaven.com

Lehigh Valley Arts Box Office – Upcoming Performances

Lehigh Valley Arts Council
Black diamond (cards) Saturday, July 12 / 11:00 am: Behind the Scenes – Arts Alive 2014
Black diamond (cards) Friday, July 18 & 19 / 10:00 am: Audio Description Training

Moravian College Music Institute
Black diamond (cards) Saturday, June 28 / 7:30 pm: Rupert Boyd, Classical Guitar 

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra
Black diamond (cards) Sunday, June 8 / 7:30 pm: Valley Vivaldi Series, Concert I
Black diamond (cards) Sunday, June 29 / 7:30 pm: Valley Vivaldi Series, Concert II
Black diamond (cards) Sunday, July 20 / 7:30 pm:Valley Vivaldi Series, Concert III

For more performances, visit www.LVArtsBoxOffice.org

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VIDEOS: Everything You Need To Know About The 2014 Grammys

Hope you’ve been stockpiling batteries and canned goods in your bomb shelter or basement because the Rise of the Machines is one step closer to reality after a couple-a robots won all the Grammys on Sunday night. French pop duo Daft Punk took home awards for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, AND Pop Duo/Group Performance for their summer release Random Access Memories and the smash single “Get Lucky.”

You were probably busy watching The Bachelor Wedding or gawking at the screen as Nick Foles won MVP of the Pro Bowl, so you might have missed music’s biggest night and the festivities that came with it. Just in case, here’s everything you need to know about the 2014 Grammys.

Beyoncé and Jay Z got things started with a performance that you’re probably going to want to watch. Queen Bey comes out to a stage full of smoke and strobes, slithering on a chair that spins. Then, when you’re properly hypnotized, she brings out Jay Z to offer up a crappy verse of rap. But, damn if they’re not well-dressed.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-2014-Grammys.html#sshoMEt0YQoVwjY4.99

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Sands Bethlehem Event Center’s First Acts: Beach Boys Reunion, Blink 182, Incubus And Alan Jackson

The Beach Boys’50th anniversary reunion tour, pop-punkers blink 182 and country megastar Alan Jackson lead a hefty lineup of acts that will play the new Sands Bethlehem Event Center in its first months.

They’re names that officials think will draw big enough crowds to help put the center in the Top 10 venues its size in the world.

Representatives from builders Vision Entertainment, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and promoter Live Nation announced the lineups at a news conference Friday, then offered media tours of the construction.

Incubus, one of the most popular alternative rock bands of the 2000s, will perform the arena’s first concert on May 16.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/music/mc-sands-bethlehem-events-concerts-20120210,0,3724048.story

Muhlenberg Opens Theater And Dance Season With ‘Polaroid Stories,’ Oct. 6-10

Provocative black-box production interweaves
mythology with real stories of homeless youth

Allentown, Pa. (Sept. 15, 2010) – The Muhlenberg College Department opens its 2010-11 mainstage season with Naomi Iizuka’s “Polaroid Stories,” a visceral blend of classical mythology and real-life stories told by street kids. The production will be directed by Zach Trebino, a senior theater major at the college. The play runs Oct. 6-10 in the college’s 100-seat Studio Theatre.

“Every season we choose at least one student to direct on the mainstage,” said Jim Peck, chair for of the department. “It’s an important and longstanding value of the program — that directing students who have shown exceptional promise get the opportunity to lead a project with the full support of the department. Zach’s outstanding record as a director, playwright, and actor made him a great choice for this opportunity.”

“Polaroid Stories” will mark Trebino’s second mainstage directing opportunity. Last fall, he helmed a one-act play, “Ouroboros, which he also wrote, as part of the “New Voices” one-act festival.

“It is wonderful that Muhlenberg affords students the ability to develop what they learn in the classroom,” Trebino said. “This is an opportunity that most undergraduates do not receive.”

Inspired in part by Ovid’s “Metamorphoses,” “Polaroid Stories” takes place on an abandoned pier on the outermost edge of a city, a way-stop for dreamers, dealers and desperadoes. The play is their story — heartbreaking and celebratory, all at once. Trebino was attracted to “Polaroid Stories” because of the play’s language.

“The play mixes poetic lyricism with gritty, real, human speech,” he said.

“Polaroid Stories,” journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters’ lives are continually threatened and devalued. Not all the stories they tell are true; some are lies, wild yarns, clever deceits, baroque fabrications. But whether or not a homeless youth invents an incredible history for himself isn’t the point, explains one character: “All these stories and lies add up to something like the truth.”

“The play shows that there is a godliness within everyone, even the most disenfranchised people,” Trebino said. “Everyone has a story worth remembering.”

Muhlenberg’s production of “Polaroid Stories” will be more minimalist than other productions of the play. It will take place in a smaller space than usual and will have fewer set pieces.

“I see the production as occurring in a black box magical fantasy theater,” Trebino said, “where things wonderful and fantastical can occur, and there is magic around every corner.”

Trebino said he takes his vision for the play in part from Jerzy Grotowski’s idea of “poor theatre,” in which the actor is the main arbitrator of the theatrical experience. He is also interested in theater that stems from Greek and Roman mythology. He was particularly interested in “Polaroid Stories,” he said, because the focus is on the female characters.

“‘Polaroid Stories’ turns mythology on its head because it makes female characters the focus,” he said.

Muhlenberg College is a liberal arts college of 2,221 students in Allentown, Pa. The college offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in theater and dance. Princeton ranks Muhlenberg’s theater program sixth in the nation, and the Fiske Guide to Colleges lists both the theater and dance programs among the top small college programs in the United States. Muhlenberg is one of only eight colleges to be listed in Fiske for both theater and dance.

“Polaroid Stories” plays Oct. 6-10 in the Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The production is recommended for mature audiences.

Performances are Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 6-8, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 9, at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 general admission, $8 for youth 17 and under. Group rates and season subscriptions are available.

Tickets and information are available at 484-664-3333 or http://www.muhlenberg.edu/theatre

York Fair Starts Friday

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Billed as America’s oldest fair, the York Fair runs from September 10 – 19, 2010 at the York Fair Grounds, 334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA 17404.

Grandstand shows this year include, Lady Antebellum, Selena Gomez and Uncle Kracker.

For more information visit their website:

http://www.yorkfair.org/

Fair Info Voice: 717-848-2596 or information@yorkfair.org

Grandstand Tickets: 717-848-2033 or tickets@yorkfair.org