Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Auditions scheduled

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

PA PLAYHOUSE:

The Pennsylvania Playhouse, 390 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, is holding auditions for its production of the musical, “She Loves Me,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and Sept. 22, at the playhouse. Callbacks, if necessary, are Sept. 25.

Those auditioning are to prepare 32 bars of music from the show or a similar show or genre, and be ready for movement. A headshot is not necessary. Schedule conflicts should be noted.

Performances of the show are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and...

2019 Arts Ovation honors nine; moves to Miller Symphony Hall

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Arts Commission 31st annual Arts Ovation Awards will be presented 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 26, in a new venue, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The 2019 Arts Ovation Awards recipients are:

Jodi Duckett, former Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Morning Call, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

Ron De Long, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts

Mike Krisukas, Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts

Diane Wittry, Outstanding...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Piano, plus: The Piano Guys return at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The Piano Guys have made more than 65 music videos since 2011, including their hit, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” and a reinvention of the song, “Let It Go,” from Disney’s animated feature movie, “Frozen.” The Piano Guys, each of whom hails from Utah, are pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music...

Outliers get to the heart of rock ‘n’ roll

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by NATASHA PELAK in Focus

Ward Hayden and The Outliers present songs from the album, “Can’t Judge A Book,” 8 p.m. Sept. 14, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.

It’s not the first time the Boston-based band has played Godfrey’s, but it’s the first time under a new name. You may remember the group as Girls, Guns and Glory when it performed at Godfrey’s.

Hayden says the name was changed to reflect the band’s gritty rockabilly sound.

“People are constantly stunned that we’re from the Northeast. Calling the...

Quevedo exhibition

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

MUHLENBERG:

An opening reception will be held 5:30 - 7 p.m. Sept. 18 for the exhibition, “Ronny Quevedo: Space of Play, Play of Space,” continuing through Nov. 2, with an artist’s talk, 7 - 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Martin Art Gallery and Trexler Library Field, Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The exhibition is part of Muhlenberg’s Center for Ethics 2019-2020 programming, “Borders, Nationalisms, Identities: The Ethics of Global Citizenship.”

The Martin Art Gallery is...

The Family Project: Cyber school?

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. The school year is just beginning and my daughter is talking about switching to cyber school. My husband and I don’t like the idea of her sitting in her room on the computer more than she already does, but I also want to be sensitive to the idea that kids do get bullied, and school is tough for some kids. Please help.

The consensus of the panel is that switching to a cyber school is a very complicated decision, with serious logistical and social ramifications to be considered....

Have baton, will travel: Presenting workshops on conducting takes ASO Music Director around the world

Friday, September 6, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

I remember when I was a student in school and when we would return in the fall, everyone would always ask, “What did you do this summer?”

Summer is always a time for growth, learning, exploring new things and having fun. This summer, I did all of those things.

What some people might not know about me is that in addition to being a symphony music director and conductor, I am the author of two conducting books that have become standards in the industry, “Beyond the Baton - What...

36th ‘Russian Days’ at St. Nicholas

Friday, September 6, 2019 by NATASHA PELAK in Focus

“Russian Days,” a celebration of tradition, food and culture, returns, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 6, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 8, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 980 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem.

Rev. Matthew Joyner, St. Nicholas Rector, and the parishioners give a heart-felt welcome to the community and invite all to Saint Nicholas Church grounds to explore the church at the 36th Annual Russian Days Food Festival.

“Russian Days is a wonderful...