For further info: pajazzcollective.org

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Phillipsburg (N.J.) High School graduates/Freddy Award alumni and close friends Kate Cherichello ’06 and Hunter Chadeayne ’05 “Take on Manhattan” on Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., at Don’t Tell Mama, Piano Bar and Cabaret, 343 W. 46th St., New York City. Seth Bisen-Hersh will be the emceeing accompanist.

Cherichello and Chadeayne first came together as the Princess and Prince in Phillipsburg’s musical production of “Once Upon A Mattress.” According to Cherichello, “We jokingly have been singing/performing together ever since.”

Cherichello resides in New York City, where she’s been in a number of new works. While continuing theater and pursuing TV/film, she’s performed in Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. Most recently, she was a featured singer in “A Fireside Christmas” at The Fireside Theatre in Wisconsin. She has a passion for fitness, and trains and teaches corporate clients.

Chadeayne is a music teacher and heads choral music at a Belvidere, N.J., church. He also performs in regional theater. He just opened “Legally Blonde: The Musical” as music director at the Shawnee Playhouse in the Poconos.

For further info/reservations: 212-757-0788

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Shakuhachi music from ancient Japan to 211st century America will be performed when the Japanese bamboo flute, or shakuhachi, is played by Nora Nohraku Suggs in a concert titled “The Empty Bell.” The event takes place Saturday at 7:30 p.m., at Peter Hall at Moravian College, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. Suggs shares the stage with Rebecca Brown on violin and Deborah Davis on cello.

For more than a thousand years, shakuhachi music has been the sound of Zen meditation, combining breath and silence with rhythm, melody and other elements to create a unique art form of depth and beauty.

For further info: nohrakumusic.com

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Philadelphia-based artist Kevin Broad has an exhibit of new works including oils and mixed media at the Crayola Gallery of the Banana Factory, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem, through March 9. There will be an Artist’s Talk on March 1, at 3 p.m., and a final reception on First Friday, March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.

According to Broad, the exhibit focuses on the challenges he has faced in creating and applying pigments to develop new avenues of exploration.

Broad resided in the Nazareth area as a youth and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He helped organize exhibits at the Eagle’s Nest Gallery at Nazareth Area High School, where he graduated in 1975.

For further info: bananafactory.org

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