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THEATER REVIEWS 'Henry VIII': An abridged production too far at PSF

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) production of "Henry VIII," through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, is a curiosity.

The so-called history play, in its PSF debut (as is "Measure for Measure," also through Aug. 4), is said by some scholars to have been a collaboration between William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. "Henry VIII" was first performed some 400 years before no-fault divorce, June 29, 1613, at the Globe...

Controlling weeds in summer lawns

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Summer annual grasses continue to be pervasive weed problems in many turfgrass areas throughout the Lehigh Valley. The most common summer annual grasses in turf include crabgrasses (Digitaria spp.) and goosegrass (Eleusine indica). Satisfactory control of these weeds can be obtained by cultural methods, provided the life cycle of the plant is understood.

Two species of crabgrass, the hairy or large (Digitaria sanquinalis) and the smooth or small (Digitaria ischaemum), are commonly...

MORAVIAN

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The New Bridge Group exhibition continues through Aug. 10, H. Patty Eiffe Gallery, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College, West Laurel and Monocacy streets, Bethlehem.

Works include paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, mixed media and encaustics by Kristin Baxter, Loretta Becker, Richard Begbie, James A. DePietro, Zehra Follweiller, Egidio Galgano, Kate Garibaldi;

Also, Andy Grunberg, Deborah Hamburger, Ana M. Hamilton, Yevette Hendler, Eleanor Ivins, Femi J. Johnson, EA...

Answers to questions from e-mail bag

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. My doctor ordered a TSH test. What is that?

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the lower neck. It produces hormones that control metabolism, which are the chemical processes cells in the body perform to keep us alive.

It should come as no surprise that the thyroid gland often peters out as we get older. The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test checks to see if your thyroid is producing the right amount of hormone for your system. If the...

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

An exhibition by Rigo Peralta continues through July 31, Civic Theater Of Allentown, Theatre514, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown.

Peralta, born in the Dominican Republic, is a surrealist artist. whose work is rich with symbolic imagery and majesty and often depicts the contradictory aspects of human nature.

Through his art, Peralta tries to reconcile primal or magical nature within the confines of modernization and technology.

Peralta has exhibited in New York, the Dominican...

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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Main Lesson: East Coast Swing, 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 27

Main Lesson: Country Waltz, 7 p.m. July 30

Main Lesson: Salsa, 7 p.m. Aug. 6, 13

Social Dance, 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

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@Body.8 Days:Empire Ballroom, 542 Hamilton St., Allentown 610-433-4150...

Cody Simpson in free concert at Musikfest Cafe, Bethlehem

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Cody Simpson will present a free acoustic concert, 11 a.m. July 31, Musikfest Café, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The Simpson concert, presented by B104, ArtsQuest and Atlantic Records, is open to the first 1,000 in line July 31. No ticket is required.

However, B104 and ArtsQuest, are giving away a limited number of VIP tickets for the performance.

In addition, a limited number of meet and greet passes will be distributed by B104 and ArtsQuest via contests on...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by PHOTO BY KEN EK in Focus

A "Superstar" summer: The Lehigh Valley summer theater season at two of the biggest venues is nearing a close. You only have a few days left to catch one of the season's most spectacular shows, "Jesus Christ Superstar," Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT), through July 28, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. Dan Cary, above center, portrays Jesus. Joshua Neth, above right, plays Pilate. The rock opera dramatizes the last seven days in...

LVHM exhibit salutes Henry Ford

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

A week-long exhibit about Henry Ford, who was born 150 years ago, will be held at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The exhibit opens with a slideshow, 1 p.m. July 27, by Guest Curators Ron and Dennis Smith about the development of the Model T Ford, the assembly-line, and the mass production of automobiles in the United States.

The exhibit includes four collector-quality Model Ts, two of which have won national awards from the Antique Automobile...