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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Theater Review:

Friday, September 29, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“Always … Patsy Cline,” through Oct. 22 at The Pine’s Dinner Theatre, Allentown, is an entertaining musical written by Ted Swindley, producer and director of more than 200 plays during the past two decades, and a prolific playwright whose scripts include “Honky Tonk Angels,” a successful Pine’s production earlier this season.

As in “Angels,” the latest Pines production is loaded with nostalgic country music, but that is where the similarities end. “Always...Patsy Cline” provides an...

Baum scholarships awarded

Friday, September 29, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Baum School of Art has awarded full, half and quarter scholarships to nearly 60 students from age five through 17 during the closing reception of their “Children and Teen Student Exhibition” in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.

Executive director Shannon Fugate emceed the event, where event sponsors Mike and Wendy Stout of Stout Associates, LLC presented certificates to the enthusiastic scholarship recipients. Full tuition scholarships were given to art students...

‘Movies At The Mill’ takes it to The Rooftop in Easton

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Movies At The Mill” film festival has traveled to several venues in Easton.

This year, “Movies At The Mill,” 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sept. 30, is at The Rooftop of the Easton Intermodal Facility, 123 S. Third St., Easton.

The film shorts are expected to unreel at about 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Fusion Trio performs at 6 p.m.

Also, at 10 a.m. Sept. 30, the “Movies At The Mill” seminar series continues with a Skype interview and question and answer session, “Effecting The Story,” with...

High-level silliness: The Queen’s Cartoonists plays ‘Looney Tunes’ and all that jazz

Friday, September 22, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Looking for something out of the ordinary yet with toe-tapping melodies?

The Queen’s Cartoonists bring all that and more to Miller Symphony Hall’s “Live OnStage Series” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The ensemble features video projections, vocal numbers, comedy, and up-tempo swing arrangements.

The Cartoonists, founded by pianist and composer Joel Pierson, played their first gig in March 2015. The group’s name comes from the fact that all the original members live in Queens. Now, alas...

Movie Review: ‘It’

Friday, September 22, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“It” is one scary movie, yes, it is.

Coulrophobia, or a fear of clowns, is not all that unusual in children. A killer clown, known as Pennywise The Dancing Clown, takes advantage of that fire.

Pennywise isn’t the only scary thing in “It.” There are scary parents, scary teens and scary situations (jumping from a cliff into a quarry, youths throwing rocks at each other, and, scariest of all, an American Motors Pacer automobile).

What’s really scary in “It” are the phobias...

Pain Awareness Month: For Julian Phillips, chronic pain is an everyday fact of life

Friday, September 22, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

For Julian Phillips, chronic pain is an everyday fact of life. Nothing in Phillips’ active childhood years in England, where he was born, indicated that he would later be living a life of constant physical agony.

September is “Pain Awareness Month” in the United States. Phillips again this year brought the American Chronic Pain Association awareness program to the attention of the board of commissioners in Salisbury Township, where he resides. Township commissioners agreed to allow “...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini muffin.

Thursday, Sept. 21: Meatloaf, mashed potato, broccoli, banana.

Friday, Sept. 22: Meatball sub w/ tomato sauce, wax beans, warm peach crisp.

Monday, Sept. 25: Veal patty w/gravy, pasta, mixed vegetable, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Sept. 26: Smoked sausage, pasta, carrots, pineapple.

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes,...

8 DAYS A WEEK Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Power Pop:Pop star and actor Rick Springfield, above, is in concert at 8 p.m. Sept. 21, Penn’s Peak Jim Thorpe. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the 1980s, a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 United States Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He most recently starred opposite Meryl Streep in the...

A Fair to remember: Grandstand shows

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 165th Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, Labor Day, is the unofficial end-of-summer holiday.

With the first day of Autumn, Sept. 22, here’s a look at some of the Grandstand concert headliners.

Attendance figures from Allentown Fair officials for the 2017 Grandstand concerts are: Aug. 29, Thomas Rhett, with Dan + Shay, 6,707; Aug. 30, Keith Urban, Lindsay Ell, 8,114; Aug. 31, John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter, 4,232; Sept. 1, Rascal Flatts, Lauren Alaina, 6,093; Sept. 2...