Bethlehem Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

1980s pop-rock back with Jessie’s Girl

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

There was no decade quite like the 1980s, from the music, to the clothes, to the hairstyles.

There’s been a resurgence of interest in hit pop-rock songs from the 1980s. The songs have had an influence on hit songs of the past few years, too.

As for the clothes and hairstyles? Not so much.

The party continues with “The Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl,” 8 p.m. Nov. 22, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m.

‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ returns to State: An improv interview with Brad Sherwood

Friday, November 15, 2019 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” starring Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, returns at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

In the comedy show, part of their “Scared Scriptless” tour, Mochrie and Sherwood combine audience participation and improvisation.

In a recent interview, Sherwood combines interviewer participation and improvisation.

“We make improv look difficult so that more people don’t try it,” Sherwood quips, adding, “Job security.”

The Family Project: Daughter’s cell phone photos upset mother

Friday, November 15, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have a beautiful, awesome 16-year-old daughter. She does well in school and she doesn’t get into trouble. This morning I dropped her off for swim team practice and saw that she left her cell phone in the car. A text caught my eye, and I snooped. She has been sending naked pictures of herself over her phone to a couple of boys. What do I do?

Ulysses String Quartet

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Ulysses String Quartet performs, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley.

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem program is: Haydn, “String Quartet in E Flat Major,” Op. 33, “The Joke”; Paul Frucht: “Rhapsody”; Komitas, “Armenian Folk Songs,” Beethoven, “String Quartet No.4 in C Minor,” Op.18 No.4

The Vision String Quartet cancelled. Tickets: at the door; cmsob.org

Movie Review: South Korea tragicomedy an Oscar contender

Friday, November 15, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Parasite” is a powerful piece of film-making. It’s uncompromising cinema. This is a level of film-making far above most films, and beyond the reach of most film-makers.

The psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your theater seat almost from the beginning to the end of the film.

The acting is flawlessly naturalistic. The cinematography (director of photography Kyung-pyo Hong) is intensely personal. The pacing (film editor Jinmo Yang; production designer Ha-jun Lee) is unexpected. The soundtrack (composer Jaeil Jung) is beautiful.

Healthy Geezer: Recommended treatments for psoriasis

Friday, November 15, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is there any cure for psoriasis?

There’s no cure for psoriasis, but there are many ways to get relief from the symptoms of this troublesome disease.

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin ailments. More than 125 million people throughout the world have psoriasis. The chronic disorder affects people of all ages. Psoriasis seems to be inherited.

Psoriasis causes skin redness and irritation that can appear anywhere on the body. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches. It is not contagious.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 13: Beef w/ onion and Dijon mustard sauce, cauliflower au gratin, sauteed red cabbage, dinner roll, spiced apricots.

Thursday, November 14: Creamed turkey, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, biscuits, orange gelatin.

Friday, November 15: Pork and pea carbonara (light egg and cheese sauce) over spaghetti, Italian vegetable blend, fresh fruit salad.

Monday, November 18: Cheeseburger, French onion soup, carrot raisin salad, sandwich roll, orange.

Allentown Band to present 17th ‘Salute Troops’ concert

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Band presents the 17th Annual “Salute the Troops” Concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 17, Auditorium, Northeast Middle School, Bethlehem.

Proceeds from the concert, sponsored by Morning Star Rotary Club, Bethlehem, benefit Victory House of the Lehigh Valley.

The band will be joined on several selections by members of the Northeast Middle School Band and Select Chorus and the Men’s Chorale of the Lehigh Valley.

Ronald Demkee is Conductor of the Allentown Band.

Brian Rupnik and Denise Parker are Directors of Northeast Middle School Band and Chorus.

Meixner to perform

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

MAINGATE:

Allentown native Alex Meixner, ArtsQuest 2019 Linny Award-winning Performer of the Year, will be honored 6 - 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15, MainGate nightclub, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

There will be food, dancing and music.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a performance by The Main Street Cruisers, followed by a performance by Meixner.

Attendees will hear about programming planned for the 2020 Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration, Memorial Day Weekend, presented by the Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society, co-founded by Meixner.

Growing Green: Some perennials make the cut

Friday, November 15, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Most of the perennials in the garden are finished blooming and it’s time to throw in the towel for the growing season.

Some perennials, however, can be left standing and this begs the question, “to cut or not to cut?”

It’s easy to make a decision with annuals. After the first frost when they are blackened and looking ugly, pull them out and throw them in the compost bin.

Likewise, clean up plant debris from the vegetable garden.

When asked what to do with perennials, as with many gardening questions, the answer is: “It depends.”