Bethlehem Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

‘Second Sunday’ concert

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

UNITARIAN LV:

Neil Kirkwood’s Blue Invention Trio performs 3 p.m. Nov. 10, “Second Sunday Concert Series,” second-floor sanctuary, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

The Trio features Neal Kirkwood, piano and vibes; Tim Harrison, flute and piano, and Ron Horton, flugelhorn.

Concert guests may meet the artists at a post-concert reception.

Tickets: at the door; concertseries.uuclvpa.org; 610-866-7652

The Family Project: Haunted house scary, not traumatic

Friday, November 8, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 4-year-old loves scary Halloween displays in stores, so I took him to a haunted house that I thought was kid-friendly. It wasn’t. I covered his eyes and we ran out as soon as we could. He told me he saw horrible things. I tried to tell him it was all fake. Did I scar him for life?

“No, you have not scarred you child for life,” panelist Mike Ramsey said. He said the mother may be experiencing guilt feelings for having made a decision that resulted in an emotional reaction from...

The name says it all: Allentown Symphony concerts have all-Tchaikovsky program

Friday, November 1, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky is a name that most of us know because of his popular ballet, “The Nutcracker,” and his overture, the “1812 Overture,” with the famous part for bombastic canons. Both of these pieces are performed regularly at thousands of concerts all over the world.

Tchaikovsky was a leading composer in Russia, living between 1840-1893, but he led a complicated, emotional life with bouts of depression, a disastrous marriage to one of his students, and a long-time...

Civic Theatre launches $1.1-mllion ‘Kapital for Kids’ campaign

Friday, November 1, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown patrons heard Broadway tunes from Civic’s brand-new Civic Show Choir and took tours of the second floor of the Nineteenth Street Theatre Oct. 21 when the nonprofit theater kicked off the third and final phase of its capital campaign.

“Kapital for Kids” aims to raise $1.1 million to replace second-floor windows, renovate and modernize the classroom-rehearsal studios and the costume shop, and preserve and weatherize the Ninteenth Street Theatre façade.

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10th annual InVision is set

Friday, November 1, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The month-long 2019 InVision Photo Festival begins 6- 9 p.m. Nov. 1 as part of Southside Bethlehem’s “First Friday,” ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory Arts Center, with three exhibitions and opportunities to create artwork, view demonstrations and attend artists’ talks.

“The Lehigh Valley has an incredibly rich photographic community and artistic heritage, which InVision has celebrated for 10 years now,” says ArtsQuest Director of Visual Arts Hillary Harper.

“ArtsQuest is excited to...

Healthy Geezer: Memory lapses

Friday, November 1, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. How can you tell when you should go to a doctor for memory lapses?

When should you go to your doctor to discuss your memory lapses? That’s a personal judgment call.

I’ve found that I can’t remember the names of movie stars and ballplayers the way I used to. I attribute this to what I call the “overloaded filing cabinet.” As we get older, we accumulate so many memories that it’s impossible to find the one we want.

I’m not sufficiently worried...

‘Coin Show’

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

A “Coin Show” will be held 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Currency represents our nation’s growth and how it has grappled with the financial challenges. Coins and currency tell the story of our local and national history,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Guest Curator Stephen Gehringerd and numismatists will exhibit displays. Coins are expected to be bought and sold dealers from...

Movie Review: ‘Maleficent’ deficient

Friday, November 1, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a hodgepodge of movies that have gone before: “Lord of the Rings” (2001), “Where the Wild Things Are” (2009), “The Hobbit” (2012) and, of course, “Maleficent” (2014).

The Maleficent character is based on Charles Perrault’s fairy tale (1697) and Walt Disney’s animation theatrical feature film “Sleeping Beauty” (1959).

Angelina Jolie is back in the title role of Maleficent, fairy godmother of Aurora, again played by Elle Fanning.

Harris...

LCCC seminar set for teachers

Friday, November 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Teacher Education department hosts the annual “Super Saturday” teacher education seminar, featuring “The Community Action Poverty Simulation,” 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2, Lisa Jane Scheller Community Services Center (CSC), main campus, Schnecksville.

Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Sessions include information on behavior strategies, selecting authentic literature for an inclusive classroom, understanding the Adverse Childhood Experience Study,...

Respectfully Yours: Rudeness to server

Friday, November 1, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have a friend who is rude to the servers whenever we eat out for dinner. I end up trying to counter the rudeness by going over the top to be polite. How should you deal with a friend who is rude to restaurant wait staff?

Dear Reader,

People can and will be disrespectful to any number of people for any number of reasons. One of the times where this occurs the most is in restaurants. Customers are paying not only for the food they eat but also for the...