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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Salisbury steak w/gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Thursday, Nov. 15: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, Nov. 16: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, Nov. 19: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Nov. 20: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli,...

‘Spirit of Vienna’ for PSO concert

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, led by Music Director Dr. Allan Birney, presents “Spirit of Vienna,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, First Presbyterian Church Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown.

Of the four composers represented on the program, three spent significant time in Vienna, Austria, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Violinist Janet Sung is guest soloist for Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto in D,” Op. 61.

Two choral works will be performed by the...

Gypsy jazz goes ‘Upstairs’

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Hot Club of Philadelphia presents its contemporary take on gypsy jazz, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

“I really rediscovered gypsy jazz around 2000,” said Hot Club of Philadelphia founder and guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig. “I saw a show at Lincoln Center and then another player doing that style.

“I was astounded at the whole ‘le pompe’ the sound,” he says, refering to the pumping sound of the two...

Healthy Geezer: Reaction

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. A friend of mine was diagnosed with Jumping Frenchmen of Maine. Have you ever heard of this?

Not until now. Jumping Frenchmen of Maine is a rare, unexplained disorder that produces an extreme startle reaction to a sudden noise or sight.

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine was first identified during the late 1800s in Maine and the Canadian province of Quebec. It was discovered among an isolated population of French-Canadian lumberjacks. Since the discovery, the extreme startle...

Slightly Stoopid smart in managing

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Slightly Stoopid, an eclectic band founded in 1994, makes its Penn’s Peak debut at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

“Most of the guys still live in the San Diego area,” says drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran, who has been with the band since 2003, says in a phone interview. “But we have a few band members who live in the Northeast, one in Connecticut and one in Boston. So, we’re kind of bi-coastal at this point.”

Of comparing the band’s ninth studio album, “Everyday Life, Everyday People,” released in...

Respectfully Yours: Tipping

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, The holidays are coming at us quickly and I always get confused about whom I should be tipping who normally does not get tips during the year. Also, how much should I be tipping so that I don’t look like a Scrooge and at the same time not blow my own holiday budget?

Dear Reader,

Good for you: planning early.

Planning your holiday budget early to include tipping won’t leave you scrounging for money at the very last moment. As the end-of year tipping season...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread w/ margarine, cranberry coconut macaroon.

Thursday, Nov. 15 - Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven...

Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will rock you

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is not only one of the best rock music biopics, it provides a reassessment of the music of the British rock band Queen and the life of Freddie Mercury, lead singer and one of the founders of Queen.

The movie has a stunning lead star turn by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. Malek isn’t the only reason to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but he’s the main reason. Look for an Oscar lead actor nomination for Malek.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” follows the life of Freddie Mercury,...

Theater Review: ‘Walkin’ in the Christmas season at The Pines

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you are eager to get into the Christmas spirit or if you just can’t get enough of the carols and holiday cheer, then The Pines Dinner Theatre’s spirited musical “Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland,” continuing through Dec. 23, is just the ticket.

It’s non-stop singing and dancing, with lots of references to the memories and traditions that make the season special.

There are also many musical and staging innovations that make this Pines’ production special as well. As seen Nov. 9...

Theater Review: ‘Greetings!’ puts the fun in dysfunctionalism

Friday, November 9, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Global ImpActors Group production of Tom Duzick’s “Greetings!” is an insightful, witty and all too relevant exploration of intolerance and other things that divide us, continuing through Nov. 11 at The Macungie Institute, Macungie.

Set in Pittsburgh at Christmastime in 1990, “Greetings” introduces the Gorskis, a working-class family headed by Phil, a staunchly Catholic, traditionalist father, and his perpetually-anxious wife Emily.

Living at home is Mickey, the...