Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 22: Barbecued chicken, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, March 23: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, jello.

Friday, March 24: Crab cake, tater tots, zucchini, applesauce.

Monday, March 27: Chicken cacciatore, rosemary potatoes, wax beans, whipped berries.

Tuesday, March 28: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli /cauliflower, apple.

Wednesday, March 29: Baked...

Healthy Geezer: Knee replacement

Friday, March 24, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m having a knee replaced and I was wondering what it’s going to be like when I get home after the surgery.

More than nine out of 10 patients who have a total knee replacement have positive results. They experience reduced pain and improved ability to perform common activities.

Within the first year after your operation, you should increase your endurance gradually. One of the key pitfalls is trying to do too much too soon.

You’ll be given physical therapy exercises...

‘Once’ in a lifetime musical at State

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

When 20-year-old Mackenzie Lesser-Roy auditioned for the role of Girl in “Once,” the college student doubted she’d landed the job.

“I went to the open call on a whim and I actually almost left. I ended up getting a callback. I almost didn’t go to the callback, either because I was just about to start my junior year of college.

“I went to the callback and I had two or three more callbacks after that and then I got a call in the middle of September that they wanted me for the job...

‘Once’ in a lifetime opportunity at State

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

When 20-year-old Mackenzie Lesser-Roy auditioned for the role of Girl in “Once,” the college student doubted she’d landed the job.

“I went to the open call on a whim and I actually almost left. I ended up getting a callback. I almost didn’t go to the callback, either because I was just about to start my junior year of college.

“I went to the callback and I had two or three more callbacks after that and then I got a call in the middle of September that they wanted me for the job...

Movie review: Wolverine shows claws in ‘Logan’

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s called “Logan.”

Who, you might ask, is Logan?

After a blockbuster opening weekend, you may be among the few in the whole wide world who does not know that Logan is the name of Wolverine, here downplayed as a comic book superhero and presented more as a human being, albeit, a so-called mutant human being, played again with brooding gusto by Hugh Jackman.

Make no mistake about it, Logan, aka Wolverine, gets his claws out in “Logan” aplenty. The result is quite a...

‘Pippin’ makes the magic happen

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Naysh Fox, who portrays the title character in “Pippin,” knows how the magic happens

He was involved in a college production of the musical and witnessed the creation of the 2013 revival.

The four Tony Awards-winning musical “Pippin” will be presented at 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 26, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Pippin is a young prince on a quest to find his purpose in life. He encounters both grand and simplistic lifestyles and is finally confronted with a...

Russian Ballet ‘Swan’ to glide

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Russian National Ballet Theatre production of “Swan Lake” bodes to be as memorable as a swan gliding across a lake.

“Swans are majestic, strong and graceful, as our dancers are,” says Alexander Daev, Assistant Artistic Director and Ballet Master of the Russian National Ballet Theatre for eight years. “Our stage sets, lighting and costumes create a visual panorama always to be remembered,” says Daev.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre presents the exquisite ballet classic...

Arts Ovation Awards honors eight

Friday, March 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Arts Commission and the City of Allentown celebrates the impact of the arts on Allentown and the Lehigh Valley when it presents the 29th Annual Allentown Arts Ovation Awards, 5:30 p.m. May 9, Renaissance Hotel at PPL Center, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

Recipients of the 2017 Arts Ovation Awards include:

Special Recognition for Arts Advocacy Award: State Sen. Patrick M. Browne (R-16). In 2009, Browne crafted the one-of-a-kind, 130-acre Neighborhood...