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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Readers Pick

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 90th Academy Awards.

PICTURE

- “Darkest Hour”

- “Dunkirk”

- “Phantom Thread”

- “Get Out”

- “The Post”

- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

- “The Shape of Water”

- “Lady Bird”

- “Call Me by Your Name”

DIRECTOR

- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

- Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

- Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”

- Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

‘Master Choreographers’

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

MUHLENBERG:

The Muhlenberg College dance program presents its annual “Master Choreographers” concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9, and 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 10, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

The performance includes a restaging of a dance by guest artist Tiffany Mills, Baker Artist-in-Residence at Muhlenberg.

Connie R. Kunda, retired Associate Athletic Director and Wellness Director at Muhlenberg, receives the the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Dance Consortium Award following the Feb. 9 performance.

10th biennial

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

BACH CHOIR:

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the American Bach Society are holding the 10th biennial competition for United States singers with interest in the music of J. S. Bach. On May 20, the finalists will appear before a panel of judges and an audience in Peter Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

The first-prize winner chosen by the judges receives a career development grant of $3,000 and a solo performance with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Greg Funfgeld, Bach Choir Artistic Director and Conductor, in an upcoming season.

Lincoln lecture

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Dr. Joseph Fornieri presents a lecture, “Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman,” 1 p.m. Feb. 10, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Slices of Lincoln’s favorite white-almond cake made from Mary Lincoln’s original recipe will be offered to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12.

Fornieri’s book, “Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman,” will be available for purchase and signing.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

30 musicals set for 2018 Freddys

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The State Theatre Center for the Arts has announced that 30 high schools are participating in the 2018 Freddy Awards.

The 16th year of the program again recognizes accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, N.J.

The 2018 Freddys culminate in a three-hour television awards ceremony May 24 at the State Theatre, produced in partnership with WFMZ Channel 69. The show is broadcast 7-10 p.m. May 24 on WFMZ and wfmz.com.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ASO Classics: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Classical Series” continues with “Scheherazade and Paganini Rhapsody,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, and 3 p.m. Feb. 11, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” violin solo is performed by ASO Concertmaster Eliezer Gutman. Chinese composer Zhou Tian’s “The Palace of Nine Perfections” is inspired by a Chinese painting of the same name. Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” is performed by ASO guest pianist Joyce Yang, above. “Meet the Artist,” free, noon Feb.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports

DARTS, TRAPSHOOTING

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Salem Luth 39 12 .765

Christ UCC 33 18 .647

St. Paul’s 31 23 .574

Bath Luth 26 22 .542

Dryland 27 24 .529

Emmanuel 23 28 .451

St. Stephen’s 23 28 .451

Salem UCC 20 28 .417

Messiah 20 31 .392

Ebenezer 18 30 .375

Farmersville 19 35 .352

Emmanuel at

St. Paul’s (4-2, 4-0, 7-1)

SP - Rich Kern 8-12, Amber Gross 5-11, Kevin Gross 5-12.

Em - Jim Hill 5-11, Jeff Hoffert, Joel Dalryple 4-11.

Messiah at Dryland (6-0, 3-2, 7-6)