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Friday, March 24, 2017

LV Press Student Poetry Project deadline March 17

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The deadline for submissions for the 12th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project is March 17.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 26 and 27 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

Jazz concert

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Neil Wetzel, saxophone; Tom Lawton, piano, and Paul Rostock, bass, will play jazz for the Second Sunday Concert Series, 3 p.m. March 12, Unitarian Universalist Church, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

There’s a post-concert reception.

Tickets: at the door or in advance: Students receive free admission

LCCC Foundation sets scholarship benefit

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The annual “Raising the Paw” bingo benefit and shopping event will be held March 25 on the main campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The event, which benefits the Jennifer L. Snyder Memorial Veterinary Technician Scholarship Fund, is sponsored by the LCCC Foundation and will be held in the Community Services Center. Proceeds benefit the Snyder LCCC Foundation scholarship.


Friday, March 10, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Moonlight” is an extraordinary slice-of-life film, representing in the best sense what cinema is all about: to take us to places where we may not typically go in our life or imagination.

The film’s unusual cinematography elevates the material to a dream-like state, which contrasts with remarkably realistic performances and a spare soundtrack that makes the film even more captivating.

“Moonlight” is based on a semi-autobiographical play, “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue,” by Tarell Alvin McCraney, with the screenplay written by the film’s director Barry Jenkins.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 8: Cream of tomato soup, pork rib-b-que, cabbage and noodles, cowgirl cavier, wheat bread with margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Thursday, March 9: Potato cheese soup, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, chilled apricots.

Friday, March 10: Baked ziti, Romano blend vegetables, tossed greens with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, sliced pears.

Monday, March 13: Beef stroganoff, extra wide noodles, oven roasted cauliflower, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Catasauqua: ‘Grease’

Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Catasauqua High School travels back to the bygone days of greasers and geeks with “Grease.”

Music and lyrics are by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey with additional songs written by John Farrar.

Show times are 7 p.m. March 17, 18 and 2 p.m. March 19 with a preview show March 16, auditorium, Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

Director Brenda McGuire is assisted by choreographer and assistant director Kerry McGuire, assistant choreographer Jessica Englert, vocal director Deborah Ihling and music director Rob Arnold.


Friday, March 10, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Miss Saigon” hovers over the stage at Emmaus High School in the school edition produced and directed by Jill Kuebler.

The musical, by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, tells a tragic tale of love and abandonment during the close of the Vietnam War. The plot is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera, “Madame Butterfly.”

Show times are 7 p.m. March 15, 16, 17; 2, 7 p.m. March 18 and 2 p.m. March 19, auditorium, Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus.