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Third concert July 29

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

VALLEY VIVALDI:

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra presents the third of its four “Valley Vivaldi” summer 2018 chamber ensemble concerts, 7 p.m. July 29, Wesley Church Bethlehem.

The program is: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for in D for Strings, RV 121; George Frederic Handel, Trio Sonata in G, HWV 399; Pietro Baldassare, Trumpet Sonata No. 1 in F; Francesco Geminiani, Violin Sonata in D, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060.

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LCCC fall semester registration available

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Applicants for the fall semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) are invited to attend Fast-Track Admission and Registration events at the main campus in Schnecksville, the Donley Center in downtown Allentown and the Morgan Center in Tamaqua.

Here is the schedule:

LCCC Allentown, Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

1 to 5 p.m. July 26

1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14

Continuing students can also schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling 610-...

‘Brigadoon’ auditions

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

MUNOPCO:

Munopco Music Theatre of Allentown holds auditions for its fall production of “Brigadoon,” 7 p.m. July 29, 30, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton St, Allentown.

Callbacks (by invitation only) are July 31.

Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater selection in the style of the show.

There will be a dance audition. Dress accordingly.

The show runs September 21-29.

Bring a list of schedule conflicts from the date of audition through Sept. 30....

Healthy Geezer: Cancer radiation

Friday, July 27, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I have a friend who is undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. I was wondering how this works. Doesn’t the radiation burn everything it touches?

Radiation therapy kills cancer cells by damaging their genetic material. This process prevents the cells from growing. Radiation attacks all cells in a targeted area, but most healthy cells recover when treatment ends.

When you are given radiation therapy, which is also called irradiation, radiotherapy or x-ray therapy,...

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Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Entertaining “Business”: Frankie Grande stars as J. Pierrepont Finch, opposite Meredith Kate Doyle as Rosemary Pilkington in the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” through July 29, Baker Theater, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. MSMT co-founder Charlie Richter directs the musical. Muhlenberg dance program director and founder Karen Dearborn choreographs the production, with music...

Theater Review: PSF’s crowns a new ‘King’

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) “King Richard II” is fierce.

And yet the king at the center of William Shakespeare’s history play, in its PSF debut though through Aug. 5, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, is a soft target.

As the knives are pulled, the swords are drawn and the heads are rolled (and trundled out in bloody sacks), King Richard II (Christian Coulson) is emotionally-cauterized. You want to warn him, run to his side,...

Movie Review: All you need is glove

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The feature animated film, “Yellow Submarine,” was produced to fulfill a three feature movie contract for The Beatles, the 1960s rock band that enraptured the world.

Fifty years after its release in 1968, with a restored print and soundtrack, the re-release shows that “Yellow Submarine” has traveled well. The film has even grown in stature for its inventive animation, dialogue of mordant wit and, of course, its soundtrack of Beatles’ songs, including the title song that inspired it....

A Fab tribute: Tony Kishman, ASO, join for Paul McCartney show

Friday, July 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Tony Kishman has a job to do. He does it well and gives the other Paul McCartney impersonators hell.

Kishman’s “Live And Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney” lands at 7:30 p.m. July 21, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, and many Beatle and McCartney fans have got to get him into their life because he’s considered one of the best replicas around.

The concert is the first in the 2018-19 Allentown Symphony Orchestra Pops Series.

“Some nights I could...