Art Garfunkel walked away from Simon & Garfunkel, one of the most successful duos in pop-music history.
And he kept walking.
Garfunkel has walked across the United States and Europe.
“New York City is claustrophobic. It’s gotten taller and taller and all of a sudden there was no sky. So, one day I said to my friend, ‘Let’s walk across America.’ I got my sneakers on and started walking,” Garfunkel says.
Garfunkel presents a solo concert, 8 p.m. July 24, State Center for the Arts, Easton.
The Pines Dinner Theatre is serving up rousing country rock music in its production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a toe-tapping, hand-clapping musical that got its start by chance, and wound up receiving a Best Musical Tony nomination. The story of that journey is hard to separate from the musical itself.
“Echo in the Canyon” is not one of the greatest-ever documentary films, but it has its charms, especially for contemporary music buffs.
The film depicts the 1965-1967 Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, music scene when singer-songwriters, musicians and groups, including The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield (and later, Crosby, Stills and Nash) and others gathered to live, hang out and write one pop-rock music charter-topper after another.
Q. My husband and I are struggling financially. He lost his job, and my hours were cut because of downsizing at the plant. I have little patience with my children. I am yelling at them a lot. My six-year-old has been going to the school nurse with stomach aches and headaches, and I often have to pick him up at school. Then I miss even more work. What can I do?
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations; or visit www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, July 10: Marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, citrus breeze.
Thursday, July 11: Apricot nectar,beef BBQ on a bun, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes.
Friday, July 12: Macaroni and cheese w/ bacon and tomatoes, wax beans, baby kale and spinach salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, blueberry fluff.
“Roll up, roll up for
the Mystery Tour”
- The Beatles,
“Magical Mystery Tour”
When The Beatles performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Feb. 9, 1964, Jim Owen wasn’t among the 73 million viewers of the legendary British rock group’s United States’ television debut.
Owen wasn’t born yet.
When The Beatles’ “Magical Mysery Tour” album was released in 1967, Owen was in diapers.
The Classical Mystery Tour, featuring Jim Owen as Beatle John, rolls up to Miller Symphony Hall for an Allentown Symphony Pops concert, 7:30 p.m. July 13.
“Femi and the Collection,” “Corporeal Landscapes” and “In search of” are concurrent exhibitions by three Lehigh Valley artists through Aug. 1, Baker Center for the Arts. Muhlenberg College, Allentown.
“Femi and the Collection,” 20 mixed media pieces by Femi J. Johnson selected from his ongoing “Abstract Story-Scapes” series, is in Martin Art Gallery.
Q. Are generic drugs as good as brand-name drugs?
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “ A generic drug is the same as a brand-name drug in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way it works, the way it is taken and the way it should be used. The FDA requires generic drugs have the same high quality, strength, purity and stability as brand-name drugs.”
More than 70 percent of prescription medications taken today are generics, which are identical, or “bioequivalent,” to a brand-name drug.
Sixteen students from El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) received the highest rating, Superior; the Overall Orchestra Award, and were the only group to receive the Esprit de Corps Award for the group that showed the highest level of professionalism during performances in the Music in the Parks Festival held June 1 at Northeast Middle School, Bethlehem.
This past weekend, I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner. The guest attire was a mix of casual and semi-formal attire. Some guests had on jeans and others were dressed up. I thought it was common knowledge that a rehearsal dinner requires semi-formal dress attire. Is this supposed to be a casual event?