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Concert Review: The big Kiss-off at PPL Center

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by LORI PATRICK in Focus

“The End of the World” tour brought Kiss to PPL Center, Allentown, Feb. 4, for what’s billed as the group’s last concert tour.

“Rock and Roll all Night,” which concluded the concert, could have been the group’s first song to set the mood of what was to come.

It was a concert filled with fire, musicians at the top of their skill levels, video backdrop, light show and surprises to electrify the arena.

The fans, often referred to as the “Kiss Army,” did not disappoint. Many dressed in Kiss attire and full makeup.

Bethlehem Garden Club Honoring Betty Bartron

Monday, December 30, 2019 by LORI PATRICK in Local News

Bethlehem Garden Club hosted its November meeting at Advent Moravian Church, with celebrity guest speaker Jane Godshalk, AIFD, and invited other regional garden clubs to attend. The event brought out approximately 200 gardeners eager to learn from the design expertise of Godshalk, who created seven designs on stage following the looks of “modern mass” and ‘”armature” designs. The arrangements went home with attendees by raffle.

BACKSTAGE AT MUSIKFEST Liberty students learn the ropes of event production

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by LORI PATRICK in School

Twenty students of Liberty HS’s arts program participated in PNC Backstage Experience featuring a Q&A with closing night’s headliner Jason Mraz’s tour manager and a view of of the performers for the evening’s concert sound check.

The program is a coordination of ArtsQuest and sponsor PNC Bank in its fourth year. This tour is in addition to ArtsQuest’s year-round arts program with the school district.

The tour gives students an opportunity to see what jobs are available in the life of a touring band as they learn about live event production through the lens of Musikfest.

When Speedy Delivery came to Bethlehem

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by LORI PATRICK in Local News

It’s the 50th anniversary of ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,’ a children’s program on PBS which ran from 1968 to 2001 and can still be viewed today on PBS and Amazon Prime.

Children sharing this masterpiece today will learn about kindness, doing what’s right, and making sense of the world around them. Fred Rogers accomplished all of this through puppetry, make believe, one-on-one talking and ending his show every time with the notion “I like you just the way you are” so all children could feel important and special.

Saucon Valley presents ‘The Music Man’

Monday, March 19, 2018 by LORI PATRICK in School

A divine stage performance of “The Music Man,” book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson was offered at Saucon Valley HS in four showings March 8 through 11. The musical was produced and directed by Chad A. Miller who also directed the music and vocal sections. Joanellyn Schubert was choreographer. Kimberly Tassinaro was assistant director-choreographer. Also involved were technical director Patrick Mertz, pit director Herb Payung, and acting coach Eric Hersh. Costume design was provided by Scaramouche Costumes.

Moravian Academy presents ‘Into the Woods’

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by LORI PATRICK in School

A marvelous presentation of “Into the Woods” was performed in Dyer Auditorium, Moravian Academy last week. The opening night performance was moved to Sunday evening due to a winter storm and poor driving conditions. The production played on March 3 and 4 and was directed by Jarrod Yuskauskas along with associate director Elizabeth Burke. The music section included director Dr. Yvonne Robinson, orchestra conductor and Dr. Richard Fanning and the play was choreographed by Katie Keller. Technical director was Rob Riker. The cast consisted of over 50 students.