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A Review: Philadelphia in Style at the Michener.

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Fashion at the Michener? Like the writer James A.? Yes, there is a museum dedicated to writer James A. Michener, and it’s nestled in Doylestown, PA. While the museum is best-known for its permanent collection of Pennsylvania Impressionist painters, it does present exhibits such as Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion.  The garments are on loan from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and are a mere sample of the fashions worn by some upper-crust members of the Philadelphia set over the span of the last century (or just about the last century!).

Some beautiful Nan Duskin fashion illustrations with fabric swatches. Some beautiful Nan Duskin fashion illustrations with fabric swatches.

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Learn to Play the Hibernian Way! April 7th! @Pahurling

Last Thursday I took a ride over to check out a free clinic and practice put on by the Allentown Hibernian Hurling Club.

I got there and luckily there were two other students with familiar faces!

Lehigh Valley Rollergirl's own Cagey Rage learning how to properly swing her hurl. Lehigh Valley Rollergirl’s own Cagey Rage learning how to properly swing her hurl.

The lesson started off with some basics led by Dave and Jessica who guided us on terminology, rules, use of the hurl (the stick) the Sliotar (pronounced “slidder”) and then got Cagey and Minerva suited up to participate in a live scrimmage!

LVRG's Minerva Steel was also suited up and ready for some Hurling action! LVRG’s Minerva Steel was also suited up and ready for some Hurling action!

It was pretty fun and real exciting! This is a fast paced and unique sport. Worth the effort to check out as they are giving these free clinics all April! They provide the instruction and the gear, you just show up. For more information on the…

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Who is the Lehigh Valley’s Favorite Team? Vote Now!

Vote for LVRG (wink wink, nudge nudge)!

In 2015 the IronPigs were dethroned as the Lehigh Valley’s favorite team by the dedicated fans of the LV Phantoms, despite the Roller Derby’s close battle… hockey won out.

So without further adieu, here is the Noise Nation’s Horn and Bell Blog’s Lehigh Valley’s Favorite Team Poll for 2016!!

10485794_10202221438409655_198864008078428170_o Around since 2006, the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls have been growing strong in our hearts. Now playing their Home games in the Hamburg Field House, their 2016 schedule can be found on their website. Leave some room on yours to catch the excitement of Roller Derby this year!
hollis We added the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks in 2011, spending their first four seasons out at Stabler Arena. After a spectacular first season at the PPL Center, the Steelhawks are looking forward to a new league affiliation in 2016 as well as an added bonus of a Philly Soul game in their home arena! The…

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Character Makeover: Josie, Valerie and Melody, Part I.

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Welcome to the third installment of my 1920s Josie and the Pussycats makeover series! If you’re interested, the overall synopsis of my endeavor can be found here. Previously, antagonist Alexandra’s flapper-inspired makeover was revealed last August, and the group’s dudes, manager Alexander’s and roadie Alan’s, duds were transformed in September. At long last, it’s Josie, Valerie, and Melody’s turn,  but I’m doing to do something a little different this time around.

Roadie Alan, antagonist Alexandra, kitty Sebastian and wannabe swell Alexander in their 1920's styles. Roadie Alan, antagonist Alexandra, kitty Sebastian and wannabe swell Alexander in their 1920’s styles.

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Theatre Etiquette: Concerning Costumes

Kerry Hishon

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“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”  
~ Mark Twain

One of the most fun things about working on a show is trying on your costume for the first time.  You’ve rehearsed your blocking and practiced your lines and sung your songs, but once you step into your character’s clothes… it just makes everything seem a bit more real!

As an actor, your costume is so important.  It tells the audience the story of your character.  It adds to the mood of the piece.  It contributes to the overall look of the show.  As such, there are some important rules that you must respect when it comes to your costume.

1.  Once your measurements are taken, you need to stay the same size.

There’s nothing worse for a costume designer than to spend hours sewing a costume, and then come back to rehearsal and…

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Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand,” Reimagined as a Dr. Seuss Book

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The Internet can be the worst place, but occasionally something comes along that makes you glad that it exists — like, for instance, this Dr Seuss-style rendering of Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand.” These are the things you’d never get to see if it wasn’t for the web — they’d be in someone’s desk drawer, or something the artist’s friends laughed at in delight over drinks. Instead, the whole world can appreciate the work of one DrFaustusAU (who previously gave us a Seussian interpretation of The Call of Chthulu). This, which we discovered via Dangerous Minds, may just be his/her finest work yet. Click through and marvel at just how well it works.

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