Bethlehem Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

PSF and ASO to co-present ‘Dream’ concert

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

After 144 performances of seven different productions presented over 55 days, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival concluded the 27th season with its rotating repertory of “Shakespeare in Love” and “King Richard II” and its “Extreme Shakespeare,” production of “All’s Well That Ends Well.”

The season concluded Aug. 5 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.

Article By: DIANE WITTRY Special to The Press

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

‘Zarathustra’ has a lot to say

for Allentown Symphony fans

With the start of September comes the start of another Allentown Symphony Orchestra season.

The professional orchestra performs pops and classical concerts from September through May at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Whatever we are performing, it is always a lot of fun for myself, musicians, and audience.

Healthy Geezer: bariatric surgery

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m 69-years-old and I’m considering surgery for obesity. Am I too old for this?

There is no upper age limit for this type of surgery. However, the procedure is riskier for anyone older than 65.

Obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, limits your food intake. Some operations also restrict the amount of food you can digest. It is designed for men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women at least 80 pounds overweight.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, September 5: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.

Thursday, September 6: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.

Friday, September 7: Cheese ravioli with meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.

Monday, September 10: Vegetable lasagna w/ meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.

Tuesday, September 11: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange.

Wednesday, September 12: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, diced pears, oatmeal cookie.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, September 5: Cranberry juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, sour cream cucumber salad, fresh fruit cup.

Thursday, September 6: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing,wheat bread with margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Friday, September 7: Roast beef w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, ambrosia.

Elton John ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ starting here in Allentown at PPL Center

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Yellow Brick Road begins in Allentown right at the PPL Center at Seventh and Hamilton.

That’s where Sir Elton John kicks off his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road - The Final Tour.”

The buzz is already on the street.

Apparently, they’re building the Yellow Brock Road tour brick by brick, or at least semi tractor-trailer by semi tractor-trailer, some 20 of them, which pulled into center city Allentown Sept. 2 with the precious cargo.

“EJ’s stage is a monster” described one unnamed eyewitness.

The set is reported to have cost $15 million.

Theater Review

Friday, August 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

A solid-gold hit at Bucks County Playhouse

Displayed on the back wall inside Bucks County Playhouse are posters and photos of productions and stars who appeared there over the years, including Grace Kelly, who made her acting debut at Bucks Playhouse in 1949 in playwright and uncle George Kelly’s “The Torchbearers,” and Robert Redford, in the 1963 world premiere at Bucks Playhouse of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot In The Park,” then called “Nobody Loves Me,” the first play ever directed by Mike Nichols.

And there’s “The Solid Gold Cadillac,” starring Billie Burke, produced in 1956 at Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope.

Movie Review: ‘Finale’

Friday, August 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Operation Finale” is an important film that should be seen as much for its history-based story as for its presentation of that story.

The title refers to the “capture and extraction” of Adolf Eichmann, said to “the architect” of “The Final Solution,” in which 10 million, including 6 million Jews, were killed in The Holocaust, promulgated by the Nazi regime in Germany.

Mid-Atlantic Emmy

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ST. LUKE’S:

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 2018 Emmy nominations, including “St. Luke’s Health Now - Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.”

Individual nominees include: Ashley Russo, Executive Producer and host of “St Luke’s Now.”; Kenneth Szydlow, Executive Producer, and Kathryn Wallace, Director of photography.

“St. Luke’s Now,” which features St. Luke’s physicians discussing edge health topics, airs Monday evenings on WFMZ - Channel 69.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Grandstand show: Sugarland returns to The Great Allentown Fair, where the group last performed in 2011, with a Grandstand concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Opening the concert are Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell. Sugarland is an Atlanta, Ga., based country music duo of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles, lead vocals, and Kristian Bush, vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin. Sugarland’s first hit was in 2004 with “Baby Girl” from the multi-platinum debut album, “Twice The Speed Of Life.” The second album produced the first two No.