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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Respectfully Yours

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am beginning a new semester in college and I often communicate with professors via email. Please explain the basics of email etiquette and how to format a proper email.

Dear Reader, The number of emails you send in your college career may seem endless. The way in which you communicate and present yourself when writing to your professors is extremely important. You should view how you communicate as a professional exchange.

It is in your best interest to...

Healthy: ginger

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is ginger really good for nausea or is this an old wive’s tale?

Ginger is an underground stem that is beige, thick and knotted. The stem extends roughly one foot above ground with long, narrow, ribbed, green leaves, and white or yellowish-green flowers. The underground stems of the ginger plant are used for cooking and medicinal purposes. In Asia, ginger is used to treat stomachaches, nausea, and diarrhea. Ginger extract is found in many dietary supplements sold in the United...

Lynnie Godfrey wants to share her expertise, inspire children to sing

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Stage and screen veteran Lynnie Godfrey is looking for a few good friends, young friends, to accompany her in a holiday concert.

Godfrey is holding vocal auditions 1 - 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown, for kindergarten through fifth grade students in Allentown School District to perform with her in a December holiday concert at the church.

The Broadway actress and lauded vocalist seeks to provide a community music education...

Readers Pick

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 90th Academy Awards.


- “Darkest Hour”

- “Dunkirk”

- “Phantom Thread”

- “Get Out”

- “The Post”

- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

- “The Shape of Water”

- “Lady Bird”

- “Call Me by Your Name”


- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

- Guillermo del Toro, “The...

Simon Mulligan in ‘Jazz Upstairs’ series for fifth time

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The fifth time is the charm.

Pianist Simon Mulligan returns to Miller Symphony Hall’s “Jazz Upstairs” series for the fifth time at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, accompanied by Gene Perla, bass, and Dave Willard, drums.

Mulligan has classical and jazz chops. He studied music at St Paul’s School and the Royal Academy of Music, both London, and the International Piano Academy, Lake Como, Italy.

He has performed and-or recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Detroit Symphony,...

‘Cinderella’ goes to source

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“This is not the Disney version,” says Leslie Jackson, who plays Marie, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella,’” being staged at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

“Most of us have grown up knowing some version of the story, but this is a more current version of the classic fairy tale,” says Jackson in a phone interview.



Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

If the shoe fits: “Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, plays the State Theatre Center for the Arts for two performances, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17. The musical, starring, above, Leslie Jackson and Tatyana Lubov, originally written for television, debuted in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. The show, which made its Broadway debut in 2013, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, original book...

‘Punk Rock Flea Market’

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Tape Swap Radio and the Bethlehem Area Public Library host “Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17, at the library, 11 W. Church St., Bethlehem.

Expected are 20 vendors from Lehigh Valley businesses, artists, and crafters, 21,000 CDs and vinyl records on sale, and music by DJ Reverbiscar in a benefit for renovation of the library’s Bob Cohen Room.


‘Putin’s Russia’ talk

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Dr. Andrew Felkay, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Kutztown University, presents a talk, “Putin’s Russia: An Update,” 1 p.m. Feb. 17, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Felkay is author of “Yeltsin’s Russia and the West,” and other books.

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