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Hoffman's 'Quartet' plays well

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Quartet" is a thoughtful, entertaining and fun film that hits all the grace notes.

The film is directed by Dustin Hoffman, who will be 76 on Aug. 8, in his feature film directorial debut.

One question: Why did he wait so long?

Well, Hoffman started directing "Straight Time" in 1978, but Ulu Grobard took it over.

The setting for "Quartet" is Beecham House, a home for retired musicians in England, for which the success of the annual gala concert to celebrate...

DeSales' 30 years of dance

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by JENNIFER McKEEVER Special to The Press in Focus

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the DeSales University Dance Department is presenting a series of performances, 11 a.m., 8 p.m. March 15 and 3 p.m. March 17, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, on the campus in Center Valley.

The annual dance ensemble concert features world premier dances created by alumni from the program and performed by dance majors, as well as a senior dance major piece choreographed by a guest artist.

There will be work choreographed by Kim...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

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The Bhoys are back in town: Acclaimed Celtic rockers The Glengarry Bhoys perform 7:30 p.m. March 14, Civic Theatre of Allentown, 527 N. 19th St., Allentown. The concert is presented by Civic in conjunction with the West End Alliance St. Patrick's Day observance, which includes The Alliance St. Patrick's Day Parade, 1:30 p.m. March 17, for which the route includes 19th Street. The Glengarry Bhoys, above, based in Ontario, Canada, won the 2009 Celtic Instrumental...

Cold truth for grandparents' babysitting

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I'm a baby-sitting grandparent. I think I'm getting more colds because of it. Am I right or is this my imagination?

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reports that schoolchildren get as many as 12 colds a year. Put those children near their grandparents and it doesn't take a scientist to know that those colds are going to spread.

My personal physician, who is also a grandfather, says that one of the problems is that these walking petri dishes come home...

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks will present "The Art of Historical Fiction," 4:30 p.m. March 14, Williams Center for the Arts auditorium, Lafayette College, 317 Hamilton St., Easton.

Brooks received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her second novel, "March."

The program is the 2013 John L. Hatfield '67 Lecture presented by the Friends of Skillman Library. The talk, free and open to the public, is followed by a book-signing and reception in the Williams...

'New World' gold

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

As St. Patrick's Day quickly approaches, we turn our thoughts to leprechauns, green clovers, pots of gold, parades, and Irish folk dancing.

We also think about the people of Irish heritage who emigrated to the United States at the turn of the century in search of a new, and better, life. The American Dream was alive and thriving, and viewed as that glorious pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Antonin Dvorak came to America in 1892, not so much in search of a new life, but at...

Root of the problem: mounds of mulch

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Mulch is a standard form of soil and winter protection for many shallow-rooted plants. However, too much mulch can be too much of a good thing.

The availability and low cost of bark-type mulch materials has created an over-mulching disease in our landscapes. Gardeners have come to think of mulch materials as wonder products that provide endless benefit to our plants.

Misuse of mulch materials decreases a landscape's aesthetic value by changing the appearance of a plant. Misuse...

Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital beneficiary of Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show Preview Party Gala

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Children's Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital is the beneficiary of the Preview Party Gala, 6 - 9:30 p.m. March 20, Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, 124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, which kicks off the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show, March 21 - 24, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association (GLVADA).

Tom Kwiatek, executive director of GLVADA, made the announcement at the Hackerman-Patz House at Lehigh Valley Hospital -- Cedar Crest.

Joining Kwiatek for...

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The first offering of tickets to members of the campus community (students, faculty, staff, and retirees) for the Lives of Liberty Lecture for 2012 - '13 by Tony Blair, former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 4 p.m. April 8, Lafayette College, Easton, is sold-out.

However, the college is streaming a live telecast of Blair's address in Colton Chapel. No tickets are required for the Colton Chapel venue.

SACRED HEART

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by The Press in Focus

An "Easter Nut Roll Sale" will be held, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. March 26, March 27, main lobby, Sacred Heart Hospital, 421 Chew St., Allentown.

Large 14-inch bakery fresh Kolache rolls with nut, apricot, poppy seed, raspberry or Lekvar filling will be available.

Pre-ordering is recommended. Call Beth Fogel, 610-776-5413.