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Friday, March 24, 2017

‘Annie’ means a lot to young star

Friday, February 24, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

“Oh my goodness!” and “Leapin’ Lizards!” The beloved classic musical “Annie” arrives at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

The Tony Award-winning musical, with music by Charles Strouse and book by Thomas Meehan, is based on the newspaper comic strip by Harold Gray. The show is choreographed by Liza Gennaro and the set is designed by Beowulf Boritt.

Eleven-year-old Tori Bates of Sarasota, Fla., stars as the redhead living in an orphanage run by the...

ASO brings ‘Peter and the Wolf’ to life

Friday, February 24, 2017 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

The Allentown Symphony Orchestra presents “Peter and the Wolf,” composed by Sergei Prokofiev, 2 p.m. Feb. 25, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The “ASO Family Classical Concert” program, in addition to “Peter and the Wolf,” includes Mozart, “Marriage of Figaro Overture”; Haydn, “Toy Symphony”; Rimsky-Korsakov, “Flight of the Bumblebee.”

“Peter and the Wolf” is narrated by Really Inventive Stuff, founded by Sara Valentine and Michael Boudewyns. Really Inventive Stuff, based near...

‘Nightingale’ sings for Bach ‘Family Concert’

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bach Festival Orchestra, directed by Greg Funfgeld, and Mock Turtle Marionette Theater, directed by Doug Roysdon, present the world premiere of an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale “The Nightingale” for puppets as the annual choir’s annual “Family Concert,” 3 p.m., Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University.

“The Nightingale” is The Bach Choir’s first collaboration with Mock Turtle Marionette Theater.

Mock Turtle founder...

Northwestern: ‘Legally Blonde’

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Northwestern Lehigh High School presents “Legally Blonde the Musical” with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. It’s based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name.

Directed by Bill Mutimer, co-chair of the Northampton Community College theater department, the show is at 7 p.m. March 2, 3, 4 and 2 p.m. March 5, auditorium, Northwestern Lehigh High School, 6493 Route 309, New Tripoli, Lynn Township.

Mutimer also...

LCCC speaker on equity pay

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

María Montero, women’s advocate and former executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, will speak at 12:30 p.m. March 1, Rothrock Library, Alumni Center, Schnecksville campus, North Whitehall Township.

The talk is free and open to the public.

As part of Women’s History Month, Montero will address “The Gender Pay Gap: Trust and Fiction in Gaining Equity,” followed by audience discussion.

Montero is a first-generation American, born and raised in...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Baked pork loin, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Turkey and biscuits, peas and carrots, orange.

Friday, Feb. 24: Vegetarian chili, brown rice, broccoli, whipped peaches, mini corn muffin.

Monday, Feb. 27: Roast pork with apple chutney, whipped potatoes, red cabbage, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Wednesday, March 1:...

‘Extravaganza’ schedule

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The week-long “Organ Extravaganza” is a series of free performances on outstanding pipe and digital organs in the Lehigh Valley:

American Guild of Organists Concert, 3 p.m. March 5, Egner Chapel, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown

“Meet the Organ” Happy Hour, hosted by Allen Organ, 5:30 p.m. March 6, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown

Eric Plutz, Organist at Princeton University, “Noon-10 Concert,” 12:10 p.m. March 7, St. John’s Lutheran...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 22: Spinach cheese soup, fried chicken breast on bun with lettuce-tomato mayo, red potato salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, Feb. 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, beet and spinach salad with ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, cranberry oatmeal cookie.

Friday, Feb. 24: Chicken corn chowder, pork roll and cheese on a bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, applesauce.

Monday, Feb. 27: Breaded...

Scott Reda talk

Friday, February 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV museum:

“The Changing World of History” is the subject of a presentation by Scott Reda, 1 p.m. Feb. 25, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This is an unparalleled opportunity to explore the thought-provoking changes taking place in the world of television historical documentaries,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Reda, Managing Director and Executive Producer of Lou Reda Productions...