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.