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Arts/Culture

Lackawanna steel mill inspires 'The Song of Bethlehem'

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Marian Hetherly
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It was decades ago when Ken Goldstein first saw the Bethlehem Steel Plant in Lackawanna. The moment moved the young artist to write what he calls a "depressing" song about the crumbling facility and the struggling community. Many years later he was invited to Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley where the original Bethlehem Steel Plant had undergone a renaissance as a community arts center. The transformation inspired Goldstein to produce a film and revise "The Song of Bethlehem."

With proceeds benefiting  Art Services Initiative of Western New York, a screening of the the film will be held tonight at 7 at Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo. A question-and-answer session hosted by Scott Sackett of  WBFO/WNED will follow. The night will be capped off by a performance of Goldstein's band The LA Hustle.