Representatives of The Press newspapers attended the annual Pennsylvania Media Association Keystone Press Awards Banquet in the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster.
Lehigh Valley Press received 20 Professional Keystone Press Awards in the 2017 contest for work published in 2016.
Of the 20 awards received by The Press newspapers, the Bethlehem Press and its contributors received 17 Keystones. The Bethlehem Press received the Sweepstakes Award in its division for the fourth year in a row.
“Wonder Woman” has typically-overblown Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) fights, explosions and over-the-top special effects (too much “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” flying “Wonder Woman” for me), which bloat the film to a butt-numbing approximate 2-1/2 hours. The plot sticks to the DC Comics storyline whereby a World War I (originally, the setting was World War II) airplane pilot crash-lands on a Greek island of Amazons, among them, Diana, aka Wonder Woman.
The Great Allentown Fair’s Premium List booklets detailing the procedures and categories for entering the Fair’s Blue-Ribbon competitions are now available at the Allentown Fairground’s main and box offices. PDF versions are available for downloading at allentownfairpa.org.
Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each of the exhibitor categories judged just prior and throughout Fair week, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4. There are contests for youth entrants in addition to the all-age categories.
As part of its “Steam Heat Tour,” Viktorija Gecyteė and the Go Trio returns to Miller Symphony Hall for two sets at 7:30 p.m. June 16 in the Rodale Community Room in the “Jazz Upstairs” series.
The concert marks the fourth consecutive year the group has performed at Miller Symphony Hall and the ninth year of collaboration for the artists. Concert-goers can expect to hear jazz standards and tunes from the American Songbook.
Touchstone Theatre presents a sensory-friendly performance of “DaPooch, or The Story of Poochie’s Three Hundred and Seventy-Second Birthday and How the Hunga Munga Munga Saved His Life,” 11 a.m. June 20, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.
“DaPooch” is performed by master storyteller and Touchstone co-founder Bill George, who conceived of the fictional world of Poochie as a story for his children.
“Country Scenes … Blue Ribbon Dreams” is the theme for the 34th annual Schnecksville Community Fair, June 20 - 24, Schnecksville Fire Company, Route 309, near Lehigh Carbon Community College, North Whitehall Township.
“There will be plenty of amusement rides, live entertainment, food and exhibits, so be sure to mark your calendars,” says Fair president Emory Minnich.
The Fair opens at 5 p.m. June 20 - 23 and at 3 p.m. June 24
Judging day is June 19 when the Fair is not open to the public.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, June 14: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.
Thursday, June 15: Turkey with gravy, biscuit, peas and carrots, Mandarin orange.
Friday, June 16: Chicken Caesar salad, oatmeal cookie, fresh fruit.
Monday, June 19: Pulled pork, vegetable medley, peaches.
Tuesday, June 20: Crab cake, roasted potatoes, diced beets.
Wednesday, June 21: Barbecued chicken, lentils, carrots, tropical fruit.
Broadway star Dee Roscioli credits her time at Wilson Area High School under drama teacher Danny Kaye with opening her eyes to what her voice could do.
“At Wilson, I got to play my first lead and learned about my voice,” says the Wilson Borough native and Wilson, Class of 1995 graduate.
Princess Gemma and her brother Prince Kylan, played by Stephanie Hodge and Dane Lavery, respectively, are playing in the woods one day when they find a scarf laying on the forest floor.
The princess picks it up and puts it around her neck, only to find out just a short time later that it has given her the ability to throw snow and ice from her fingertips. They run through the forest together freezing everything from the pond to the waterfall.
The songs of Buddy Holly are so timeless, creative and fun that you can hear them again and again.
Much the same can be said of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” through June 17, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, and June 28 (previews start June 24) through July 9, Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia.