“The Greatest Showman” puts on quite a show. It’s a movie made for Broadway.
While not billed as a movie musical per se, that’s indeed what “The Greatest Showman” is, thanks to the Oscar-winning (“City Of Stars”) song-lyricist team of “La La Land” (six Oscars, 2016) Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who are Oscar-nominated, original song, “This Is Me,” from “The Greatest Showman,” among their 10 outstanding original songs in the movie.
From its opening scenes, “The Greatest Showman” is a nearly all-singing, all-dancing, old-fashioned movie musical.
A proposal for a new entranceway to Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital was approved at Feb. 13 Salisbury Township Planning Commission meeting.
Also, at the meeting, a building proposed by a painting contractor along South Pike Avenue was tabled for consideration of stormwater runoff concerns.
The entrance for the children’s hospital would be in the vicinity of the main, north-facing, entrance, of Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Approvals have been received by a Salisbury Township landowner that are expected to clear the way for 27 acres on South Mountain to be acquired by The Wildlands Conservancy.
The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board voted unanimously 5-0 to approve the appeal of Stuart G. Rogers, 415 Mountain Blvd., for a variance from the township zoning ordinance requiring a new lot to “have frontage and direct access onto a public street, without traversing through or over another lot.”
It helps to know your history to appreciate “I, Tonya,” a brutal and apparently uncomfortably honest biopic about disgraced Olympic ice-skating athlete Tonya Harding.
The Lehigh Valley is “Getting Grace.”
“Getting Grace,” written, directed and produced by and starring Bethlehem native Daniel Roebuck, will have its Lehigh Valley debut March 3 at three venues in a benefit for several area nonprofits.
Roebuck made the announcement at a Jan. 30 press conference, punctuated by his trademark Roebuckian wit, at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Bethlehem, where he was joined by some of the film’s actors, producers and crew, as well as Lehigh Valley tourism and business officials.
“Phantom Thread” is a creepy romance about “the mangled tebs we weave” (“the tangled webs we weave”). It’s Masterpiece Theatre meets Alfred Hitchcock.
Director John Paul Anderson’s screenplay is about a 1950s’ fictional London couturier, Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lews), who treats people like so many manequins upon which to drape his designs.
“Let’s take her for a walk,” Woodcock says to his new muse in town, Alma (wonderfully chimerical Vicky Krieps), referring not to the model, but rather to how the garment is carried by the model.
Salisbury Township Community Day may not be held in May.
Discussion of the Community Day, proposed for May, indicates it may be moved to early August.
The move to August was favored by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners to coordinate it with the annual National Night Out, which this year is Aug. 7.
Also, at the Jan. 25 meeting, commissioners honored three longtime members of township boards.
“The Shape Of Water” is a fantastic work of cinema.
Director Guillermo del Toro has created a colossal work of imagination that pushes the boundaries of creativity and, no doubt, will push buttons and sound some alarms.
December house sales in the Lehigh Valley concluded on a down note as 2017 see-sawed from month-to-month ups and downs.
In 2017 in the Valley, there were five months of increased sales (November, August, July, May, March) and seven months of decreased sales (December, October, September, June, April, February, January).
Closed sales for December 2017 were down 3.6 percent to 612 houses sold, compared to 635 houses sold in December 2016, according to the December report of the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).
For ink-stained wretches like yours truly (in my 50th year of journalism), “The Post” is a nostalgia trip, set in 1971 when budding young journalists emerged from the then Newhouse School of Journalism at Syracuse University and other institutions of higher-learning fueled by what was going on at The Washington Post and the New York Times.