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Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Sly dog:Kinky Friedman, above left, Texas singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and politician, performs at 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, Friedman, who styles himself in the tradition of American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain, formed the band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, releasing his first satiric country-rock album in 1973. Among his infamous tunes are “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore.” In 2006, he ran for governor of Texas. In 2007,...

Notre Dame: ‘Curtains’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

There’s murder afoot on the stage at Notre Dame High School with “Curtains,” a play-within-a-play musical comedy, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Easton.

With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and written by Rupert Holmes, “Curtains” is based on the book and concept by Peter Stone.

It’s 1959 and Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, a Boston police detective and theater fan, investigates the opening night demise...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 12: New England clam chowder, Italian hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, fresh apple slices.

Thursday, April 13 - Easter meal: baked ham, praline sweet potatoes, green beans almondine, home baked roll with margarine, coconut custard pie.

Friday, April 14: Closed for Good Friday.

Monday, April 17: Fresh crab patty, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, blueberry pie.

Tuesday, April...

STEM camps

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Early Learning Center will offer STEM summer camps beginning in June at its main campus in Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The camp offers children fun activities while weaving in academic learning.

The camp is geared toward children ages three through six years old.

Participants can choose from one to four two-week camp sessions. All sessions run from 9 a.m. - noon.

Information: Elizabeth Lipman,...

Kinky Friedman rides again in Godfrey Daniels debut

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Kinky Friedman is anything but predictable.

That bodes well for his concert, 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.

Friedman promises a mix of the old and new. In between such Kinky classics as “They Don’t Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and songs from his most recent album (2015), “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” expect to hear rants and raves from the iconoclastic singer-songwriter who rose to fame, or infamy, in the 1970s with his band, Kinky Friedman and the Texas...

Joseph Elliott’s photographs ‘Monumental’ at Muhlenberg Martin Gallery

Friday, April 7, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Says Joseph E.B. Elliott of “Monument and Ephemera,” a retrospective of his work: “The thread through all of it is exploration of places that people don’t normally explore: industrial sites, industrial landscapes, older urban interiors, structures and places that people don’t normally get inside.”

The exhibition of three decades of Elliott’s photographic work continues through April 22, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.


Theater Review:‘Take It’

Friday, April 7, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The third time is supposed to be the “charm,” but possibly not where theatrical productions are concerned.

Despite a Pulitzer Prize-winning script by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman that gained the reputation as one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times, Pennsylvania Playhouse’s third staging of “You Can’t Take It With You,” continuing through April 9, got off to a slow start and never quite hit the mark.

Under the direction of Brian McDermott, “You Can’t...

Volunteers sought

Saturday, April 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

good shepherd:

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is recruiting volunteers for the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital gift shop, main lobby, first floor, at the hospital, 850 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

Gift shop volunteers interact with patients, staff, volunteers and visitors. Volunteers assist customers, sell merchandise and stock shelves. Gift shop hours are 9 a.m. - noon Monday - Friday.

Training and free parking will be provided.

Information: JoAnn Frey,...