Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Wood Brothers ramble to Sherman Theater

Saturday, November 4, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

As the name suggests, The Wood Brothers is as much family-oriented as it is a musically-talented band.

“[Chris Wood, bassist, and I] are good at balancing passion with compromise. Ninety-eight percent of the time, it’s awesome working with my sibling,” says guitarist Oliver Wood.

The Wood Brothers perform in concert, 7 p.m. Nov. 5, Sherman Theater Stroudsburg.

Theater Review: ‘George’ connects at Muhlenberg College

Saturday, November 4, 2017 by in Focus

By Paul Willistein

“Sunday in the Park with George” connects on multiple levels in the Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre and Dance production, through Nov. 5, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Allentown.

The music and lyrics in the Steven Sondheim score, with book by James Lapine (the musical received the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), state it succinctly and forcefully.

“Connect, George ... connect, George,” sings Evan Brooks, portraying Georges Seurat (1859 - 1891), the French post-Impressionist painter who devised chromoluminarism and pointillism.

The Family Project

Friday, November 3, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you have a parenting question you would like answered in “The Family Project “column, email Project Child:

Q. My three-year-old seems to have almost stop eating. I am panicking because I am afraid he won’t grow. He only eats cheese crackers and apple juice. He used to be such a good eater. What can I do to get our son to eat?

The consensus among panel members is that it is not unusual for children at this age to be picky eaters. Here are some suggestions on how to get a child to eat better.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, November 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 1: Marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, roasted squash blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Thursday, Nov. 2: Pineapple juice, pulled pork on small Kaiser roll, corn and tomato salad, applesauce.

Friday, Nov. 3: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, tossed salad w/ Italian dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, raspberry filled cookie.

Monday, Nov. 6: Chili con carne over bread bowl with cheddar cheese garnish, Romaine salad w/ ranch dressing, tropical fruit.

Schumann Quartet

Friday, November 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Chamber music

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem presents The Schumann String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St., Third and Wyandotte streets (Route 378), Bethlehem.

The quartet is in residency at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

The program is: Haydn, String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5; Barber, String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 11, and Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804 “Rosamunde.”

Tickets:, and at the door.

Lincoln speeches

Friday, November 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus


A slide-lecture on “Abraham Lincoln’s Greatest Speeches” will be presented at 1 p.m. Nov. 4, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The program will explore the history and context of five of Lincoln’s greatest speeches, including the “Gettysburg Address” and “Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Speech.”

Information:; 610-435-1074

Healthy Geezer: Temporal arteritis

Friday, November 3, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. A doctor told my cousin that she had arthritis in her head. I never heard of such a thing. Have you?

I’ve never heard of head arthritis, but I don’t think that’s what the doctor said to your cousin. I’m pretty sure the doctor was talking about temporal arteritis, which is also known as cranial arteritis and giant-cell arteritis.

Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. Arteritis is inflammation of an artery.

Direct from Leipzig, Thomanerchor in Bethlehem for Bach Choir gala

Friday, November 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem welcomes the Thomanerchor from Saint Thomas Church, Leipzig, Germany, to Bethlehem for its Gala Concert and Fund-raiser, 4 p.m. Nov. 11, Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, followed by Benefactor Cocktails, Dinner and Auction, 6 p.m., Saucon Valley Country Club, Lower Saucon Township.

Bethlehem is one of only three northeastern United States concert locations for the Thomanerchor on its American tour, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.