November 5 - 11, 2018
SPONSORED EVENTS
Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE
* Wednesday, November 7
* 8 pm
* Easton, PA
“Faith embodied” is a fitting description of Ronald K. Brown’s work, a “sophisticated amalgam of Afrocentric movement and modern dance to make spirituality not merely a passive state but something vibrant and transformative” (Los Angeles Times). These qualities are made manifest in a program that delves deep—1995’s March, set to speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—and surfaces with new works: Four Corners (2014), in which solace comes to those beset by grief, and New Conversations (2017), with music by Afro-Cuban jazz artist Arturo O’Farrill, a thrill for dance and music lovers alike.
Moving Stories 2018
Presented by Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance Department
* Thursday, November 8 | 8 pm
* Friday, November 9 | 8
* Saturday, November 10 | 2 & 8 pm
* Allentown, PA
Moving Stories features original dances as diverse as the choreographers’ points of view and approaches to dancemaking — from narration in physical form to the poetic abstraction of a single idea. Through collaboration and creative expression, talented advanced dance students create works that explore memories archived within the body, draw inspiration from the mathematics of movement, or illuminate the human condition. The evening will also feature a work by faculty guest artist Teresa VanDenend Sorge.
Start Making Sense
Presented by the Jim Thorpe Artist Musicians Series
* Friday, November 9
* 8 pm
* Jim Thorpe, PA

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece band recreate the music and the magic of the Talking Heads’ entire career, and they do it flawlessly. Together they bring the Heads’ blockbuster live show to the stage once again, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, along with the same throbbing beat and musicality of the original. The talent in this band is hard to overstate: this band can flat-out play. Non-stop.

Leah Crocetto (Soprano)
with Mark Markham (Piano)
* Saturday, November 10
* 3 pm
* Easton, PA
With an “extraordinary display of sumptuous vocal tone, regal phrasing, and technical agility” (San Francisco Chronicle), soprano Leah Crocetto has quickly ascended the operatic ladder with her moving portrayals of the form’s greatest heroines. At her Williams Center debut, Ms. Crocetto and accompanist Mark Markham will perform works by Respighi, Poulenc, and Rachmaninoff, a new song cycle by Gregory Peebles, and American standards by Gershwin, Arlen, Rodgers, and Fain.
Veterans Tribute: Barber's Adagio for Strings & Copland's Lincoln Portrait
* Saturday, November 10 | 7:30 pm
* Sunday, November 11 | 3 pm
* Allentown, Pa
Celebrating American Freedom through a commissioned work inspired by the experiences of soldiers in World Wars. Actor Daniel Roebuck (NCIS, Matlock, Lost) narrates Copland’s Lincoln Portrait with excerpts from “The Gettysburg Address.” Daniel Rodriguez, the Singing Policeman, performs America the Beautiful and God Bless America.
The Schumann String Quartet
Presented by the
Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem
* Sunday, November 11
* 3 pm
* Center Valley, PA
The Schumann Quartet boasts of a strong bond among its members—three German brothers and a violist from Estonia. This musical connection partly derives from but significantly exceeds even their close family ties and leads them to a “spiritual metamorphosis” in the “absolute Now” of a performance. Make no mistake; the Schumanns mean to draw the audience into active participation with that “absolute Now.”
Jazz at the UUCLV with Patrick Kerrsen
Presented by the UUCLV's
Second Sunday Concert Series
* Sunday, November 11
* 3 pm
* Bethlehem, PA
Patrick Kerrsen, an emerging young jazz pianist and his trio - Paul Rostock, bass, and Ron Glick, drum set - present a repertoire ranging from the Great American Songbook to jazz standards to original music. They combine strong blues influences with more contemporary jazz sensibilities to create an engaging and exciting performance. There is a limited use elevator to the second floor sanctuary. Reception follows concert. Doors open at 2:30pm.
Check out more events happening this week in our Community Calendar!
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5
6 - 6:30 pm
Host: Michael Drabenstott
Michael Drabenstott continues gastronomic tour of the Lehigh Valley with  Lobynn Cha from Little Miss Korea in the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmer's Market and Megan McBride , Director of the Easton Market District , which manages the Easton Farmers Market and Easton Public Market.
At the Movies :   Mid90s
For his theatrical feature film directorial debut, Jonah Hill goes back to his roots as a 1990s Los Angeles skateboarder for "Mid90s." Hill, who received supporting actor Oscar nominations for “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Moneyball,” wrote and directed the screenplay which follows a troubled teen, Stevie, portrayed with unassuming realism by Sunny Suljic, a rising young actor. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the drama.
6:30 - 7 pm
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Eleanor Bobrow talks about using holistic therapy to relieve tension, stress, aches, and pain. Her guest is Meg Deak, MCAT, LPC, a counselor at Twin Ponds Integrative Health Center in Breinigsville, PA with over 25 years of experience and a passion for discovering and removing the barriers to health and happiness.
7 - 9 pm
Host: Steve Aaronson
The first part of the program will celebrate the November birthdays of Golden Age icons Joni Mitchell, Bob Gibson, and Gordon Lightfoot. The balance will feature special requests and rare gems from the likes of Eric Von Schmidt, Milton Okun, Oscar Brand -- and more.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Host: Dave Fry
Dave Fry features an interview with Livingston Taylor along with archived sets from:
  • Paul Rishell and Annie Raines from this past Saturday night
  • Michael Manring ('10)
  • John Gorka ('90)
  • Tish Hinojosa ('16)
  • Ellen McIlwaine ('88)
  • Utah Phillips and Rosalie Sorrels ('95)

Plus album cuts from Sons of the Never Wrong, Jack Murray and more. The Featured CD is Michael Jerling's latest  Family Recipe.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
6 - 7 pm
Host: Laurie Siebert , CPA, CFP ® , AEP ®
Laurie Siebert discusses: “Year-end tax planning – what do you need to know and what can you still do?”

Phone lines will be open for questions at 610-758-8810. Listeners can submit questions early at yourfinancialchoices.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
6 - 7 pm
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshrar
Kamran Afshar discusses the results of the latest quarterly economic survey of Lehigh Valley businesses with leaders from the area's business community: 

  • Borko Milosev, Principal of Post Road Management, LLC, an Allentown-based real estate investment and management company
  • Steven Gingras, President of Valley Wide Signs and Graphics
  • Neal Koplin, Executive VP & Lehigh Valley and Delaware Region President of Peoples Security Bank and Trust.
11 pm - 1 am
Host: Bill Fox
Bill Fox continues the month-long Special Focus on Jazzcomputer.org. The Featured CD at Midnight will be "Elsewhere." You will also hear new music from Gerchambeau and Loreau on Spheric Music.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11
5 - 7 pm
Hosts: Steve Aaronson &
Rosalie Viscomi
The first part of the program will feature some of those great dances that flourished in the 1920s . After that, there will be the usual mix of big band music -- some familiar and some, like the Musical Stevedores, maybe not so much.

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