Bethlehem Press

Monday, June 25, 2018

Respectfully yours: wedding attire

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I am going to a wedding and I would like to wear a black cocktail dress. My friends are telling me I should avoid wearing black to a wedding. The wedding is semi-formal and I feel a black dress is an appropriate choice. What’s your opinion about wearing black as a wedding guest?

Dear Reader,

Decoding the rules of wedding attire confuses most people.

Healthy Geezer: from the e-mail bag

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are the options for treating prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men in the United States.

Treatment for prostate cancer works best when the disease is found early.

There are many options for treating prostate cancer:

Observation. If the cancer is growing slowly, you may decide to wait and watch.

Hormone therapy. This stops cancer cells from growing.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Star country: Country star Trace Adkins appears in concert, 8 p.m. June 22, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Opening the concert is Emily Earle. Adkins’ 1996 debut album was “Dreamin’ Out Loud.” Adkins has released 10 studio albums and two greatest-hit compilations. He has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively.

Allentown Band

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

HAINES MILL:

The Allentown Band, the United States’ oldest civilian band, performs a free open-air concert, 6:30 p.m. July 14, Haines Mill, Haines Mill and Dorney Park roads, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township.

The concert, sponsored by the Lehigh County Historical Society which owns and operates Haines Mill, is at the public park at the mill.

Haines Mill will be open with free admission, 1 - 6 p.m. July 14, prior to the concert.

Concert attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

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Monday, June 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Teen-age angst: Civic Theatre of Allentown tackles timely topics in the Lehigh Valley debut of “Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead,” June 15 - 24, Theatre514, Allentown. The comedy-drama written by Burt V. Royal is directed by Civic Theatre Artistic Director William Sanders. The “unauthorized parody” of the characters in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip “Peanuts” premiered in 2004 as part of FringeNYC.

Book sale June 28, 30

Saturday, June 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Allentown

Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is hosting a used book “bag sale” 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 28 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 30 in the book sale room at the library.

Shoppers may purchase a brown paper bag from the library for a small fee and fill it up with books.

There will be an assortment of used books on all topics to choose from at the sale.

All proceeds benefit the library.

Information: allentownpl.org

Theater Review: ‘Beauty’ of a ‘Beast’ at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Monday, June 18, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Disney Beauty And The Beast: The Broadway Musical” is the Disney version of the beloved fairytale about the bookish Belle who looks beyond the cover of the Beast to discover a Prince of a person inside.

The Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) version is satisfying, fun and entertaining for the whole family. It’s really the kind of musical you can, and should, take your child, grandchild or a young family relative to see.

Theater Review: ‘Good Grief!’ and then some at Civic514

Monday, June 18, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Despite its title, “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” Civic Theatre of Allentown’s latest offering, seems straight-forward enough, at least for the first couple of scenes.

The lead character’s dog has died of rabies, and CB invites his friends to the funeral, but no one comes. Along the way, he wonders where people and dogs go when they die.