Exploring the Lehigh Valley arts scene thanks to ARTix Passport

July 3rd, 2009 posted by

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I’ve always thought that Lehigh Valley is very fortunate to have the great visual and performing arts venues that it does. Over the years I have tried to get to as many of them as I can but often end up missing performances at theaters or exhibits at museums with much regret.

So I’m making a promise to myself to experience more of the region’s arts with the help of an ARTix Passport. Produced every year by Lehigh Valley Arts Council for its members, ARTix gives you a buy-one-get-one-free deal at 25 local arts-related venues. They include some of my favorites such as Allentown Art Museum, State Theatre, and Historic Bethlehem Partnership.

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Delighted by Muhlenberg College’s “The Sound of Music”

June 26th, 2009 posted by

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My mother shared her love of Broadway musicals with me, so from a young age I was hooked.

One of my favorites is “The Sound of Music,” but I’ve only ever seen the Julie Andrews movie version. So when I found out that Muhlenberg College in Allentown would be performing it this month as part of its annual Summer Music Theatre season, I jumped at the chance to go.

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Lehigh LaxFest brings out the sports fan in me

June 19th, 2009 posted by

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I’m far from being a sports fan. All of my friends will tell you that. So they’d probably be surprised to find me watching a lacrosse tournament in my free time. But that is indeed where I will be tomorrow for the annual Lehigh LaxFest event at Lehigh University in Bethlehem.

Lehigh Valley hosts numerous sports tournaments each year, and since I’m more of an art museum/concert/theater kinda person, I can’t honestly say that I get to many of them. But since my boyfriend’s youngest son is a goalie for a summer lacrosse team called the River Dogs, I’ve been going to a lot more lately, many of which are all over the state.

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Lehigh Valley Theater: Top 5 Plays for 2009

December 16th, 2008 posted by

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This is the first in a series of three posts in which I detail my 2009 New Year’s resolutions, all of which revolve around experiencing more in Lehigh Valley.

Thanks to Netflix, I watch a lot of movies. On the flip side, I rarely go see a play. So my first New Year’s resolution is to see five plays performed in the Valley in 2009.

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Ya know that game …

November 15th, 2008 posted by

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Ya know that game your parents made you play on vacation to pass the time in the car? The one where you keep track of different license plates you saw?  Well, this past Sunday we drove to The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.  Since I was in the passenger seat, I had the chance to look around and noticed a Virginia plate, then a Michigan plate. Good, I thought…VISITORS!

Two are easy to remember, but after that I decided to play the game. Grabbing a business card from my purse, I started jotting them down. Here’s my tally…

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Lunch at Stabler

November 5th, 2008 posted by

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena in Bethlehem.

This was my first Chamber affair, and I was pleasantly surprised at the grandeur of the event. Stabler provided a big, open area to house the 1,000 or so people in attendance. As you can imagine, lunch for that many people could be a task, so they opted for boxed lunches and goodie bags at every seat. There was confetti streaming from the stage, a dramatic voice announcer and lots of audio-visual effects; it was quite a show.

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Disc Golf in Lehigh Valley

October 27th, 2008 posted by

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Football fans in this area are in a frenzy over the Eagles, who are in the hunt for a playoff spot, and Penn State, who is vying for a shot to play for the National Championship. Oh, yeah, and the Phillies are about to bring the first Championship to Philadelphia in 25 years if they can wrap up the World Series tonight.

With sports on the brain, I’d like to shed some light on a non-traditional sport that Lehigh Valley offers: disc golf.

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