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Friday, March 24, 2017

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Hey, Yanni, Yanni:It’s “An Evening in Conversation with Yanni,” 7:30 p.m. March 7, State Theater Center for the Arts, Easton. Yanni, one of the most celebrated contemporary composers and multi-gold and platinum-selling artists, performs solo at the piano, answers questions from the audience, share his experiences traveling the globe, insight into his creative process, his understanding and interaction with cultures from around the world and his experience planning and performing in mega-...

Book talk, signing

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Historian and author David Price will visit the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, at 1 p.m. March 4, to speak about his book, “Rescuing the Revolution: Unsung Patriot Heroes and the Ten Crucial Days of America’s War for Independence.”

“This program is for anyone interested in the American Revolution,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum, “It shows how ordinary people can make a real difference in the course of history.”...

March 17 Poetry Project deadline

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 12th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 26 and 27 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of the...

Mozart in the afternoon for PSO concert series

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, directed by Music Conductor Allan Birney, presents “An Afternoon with Mozart,” 4 p.m. March 5, Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The All-Mozart concert on a March afternoon has become an anticipated part on the annual Sinfonia season. The program highlights the work of just one genius composer, but includes a breadth of emotions conveyed by strings and winds. From the pen of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart come works that are in turn...

Salisbury: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Salisbury High School presents the 1999 Broadway revival of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” based on characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz for his popular newspaper comic strip “Peanuts.” With music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, the musical comedy originally premiered off-Broadway in 1967.

Show times are 7 p.m. March 9, 10, 11 and 3 p.m. March 12, auditorium, Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown.

Will Windsor Erwin directs the Salisbury...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, apple.

Thursday, March 2: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, French green beans, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, March 3: Fish, pasta, mixed vegetables, apple.

Monday, March 6: Spaghetti, meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, March 7: Veal with gravy, pasta, butternut squash, diced pears.

Wednesday, March 8: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American...

Lincoln Leadership:

Friday, March 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Lincoln Leadership Academy Charter School brings the 1950s back to life with “Grease.”

Music and lyrics are by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey with additional songs written by John Farrar.

Show times are 7 p.m. March 9, 10, 11 and 3 p.m. March 12, auditorium, Cedar Crest College, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, 100 College Drive, Allentown.

Adam Soto directs and designed the set for the Lincoln production, assisted by music director Greg Guzevich, choreographer...

King of Instruments Week-long ‘Organ Extravaganza’ precedes ‘Symphonic Organ Festival’ and Ewazen ‘Concertino’ world premiere

Friday, February 24, 2017 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

“In my eyes and ears, the organ will forever be the King of Instruments.”

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Allen Organ is the official organ of the Allentown Symphony and we have enjoyed a wonderful partnership for many years.

Many people in the Lehigh Valley are not aware that Allen Organ, the largest digital organ company in the world, is located in Macungie in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. Allen Organ was on the front end of technology when in the 1960s the firm utilized...

Oscars will have surprises

Friday, February 24, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It was another good year at the movies in 2016.

In North America, movies grossed $11.4 billion in 2016, besting the record of $11.1 billion in 2015.

Walt Disney Studios held the top three positions: “Finding Dory,” $486.3 million; “Rogue One,” and “Captain America: Civil War.”

None of these was a Best Picture nominee for the Academy Awards, to be telecast at 8 p.m. EST Feb. 26. Here are my picks for the seven categories of the Lehigh Valley Press “Readers Pick the Oscar...