“Tell me it’s not true. Say it’s just a story.”
Willy Russell’s heart-wrenching musical “Blood Brothers” shocks and entertains through June 18 at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.
The tragic story of the Johnstone twins separated at birth, one raised in prosperity and the other in poverty, is told through lovely music and an engaging narrative. The cast, directed by Bill Mutimer, gives emotional and vocally-strong performances. The musical’s book, lyrics and music were...
Deja Views: ‘Vision-Sound Revisited’ looks at Allentown’s 1980s arts scene with exhibits, concert, discussion
The Lehigh Valley will be experiencing a sense of déjà vu when the 1980s return this summer to Allentown.
“Vision-Sound Revisited: Allentown’s ’80s Art Scene,” June 14 - Aug. 2, is a collaboration between the Muhlenberg College Martin Art Gallery, The Baum School of Art, The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, and The Cigar Factory Alternative Gallery.
Focused on the years 1978-1988, events include concurrent exhibitions of work by 12 area visual artists of the era,...
“12ness” may be a play that recounts the history of two influential musicians, but it may also help to shape the future of theater in the Lehigh Valley.
“This is an original piece,” explains the play’s director George B. Miller. “It has not been produced, presented, or performed anywhere before.”
Miller is the first person invited to direct a Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) play, the company having presented 70 plays prior.
“It feels a little daunting to be honest,” Miller...
Three Dog Night is celebrating 50 years of sensational music. Since 1967, their distinctive-sounding hits, including “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Shambala,” and “One,” have been woven into the fabric of American television and film soundtracks, and still resonate with generations of fans.
Three Dog Night plays in concert, 8 p.m. June 11, Sherman Theater, 554 Main St., Stroudsburg.
Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits, seven million-selling...
The third summer of Bach’s music in Allentown begins June 13 with the first of three “Bach At Noon” performances by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem in St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown in center city Allentown.
On the second Tuesday of the month in June, July and August, The Bach Choir will present noontime performances, free and open to the public.
“Bach At Noon” a series of 10 free concerts the Choir performs each year, including three in...
“Tonys & Tapas” will be held 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. June 11 in Civic Theatre of Allentown’s historic Nineteenth Street Theatre and Theatre514.
The Civic Theatre fundraising event includes tapas from local restaurants and caterers, a stage performance, complimentary “Mar-Tony,” wine and beer open bar, and silent and live auctions.
The 2017 “Tonys & Tapas” Honorary Chairs are Charles and Ruth Marcon.
Volunteers to help with the event may email Zack...
The arrival of June signals the start of “Valley Vivaldi,” a summer series of four chamber ensemble concerts by instrumentalists from the locally-based Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra.
The concerts showcase chamber music by 17th and 18th century composers (Vivaldi, J. S. Bach and Telemann are a few of the enduring favorites) presented by small ensembles of mixed instrumentalists. The qualities of each instrument and the virtuosic playing of each musician are easily heard in the clear...
Area festivals, events and venues may come and go, but the SouthSide Film Festival (SSFF), now in its 14th year, has become a Lehigh Valley institution.
“The community’s been great,” says Glenn Koehler, SSFF director. “We get a lot of support.”
Jeff Vaclavik, board of directors president of the Southside Film Institute, which runs the SSFF, is already thinking about next year’s 15th annual event.
“It’s one of those anniversary years,” Vaclavik says, regarding SSFF...
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadmen Tell No Tales” could more aptly be subtitled “Lousy Screenplays Tell No Tales.” Therein lies the problem with the fifth sequel in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series that stars Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, who doesn’t so much swashbuckle as sashay, speaks with an at times difficult to understand drunken lisp, and rolls his eyes at every ironic aside in the grand manner of a silent movie star.
“DTNT” drowns in a sea of CGI (Computer...
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Tuesday, June 6: Vegetable juice, battered haddock, seasoned potato wedges, cole slaw, wheat bread with margarine, cherry turnover.
Wednesday, June 7: Cranberry juice, fried chicken breast on bun w / lettuce, tomato and mayo, pasta salad, fresh canteloupe.
Thursday, June 8: Roast pork w / gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, rye bread with margarine, oatmeal cranberry cookie.
Friday, June 9: Closed. Senior games....