"Why We Have A Body" is one of the most remarkable, disarming and memorable stage productions this summer in the Lehigh Valley region.
The drama-comedy, in its Lehigh Valley debut, continues for only three more performances, Aug, 24 - 26, in the annual SummerStage series in Civic Theatre of Allentown's Theatre 514.
The subject material, which lobby signs warn is for mature audiences only, will not be to everyone's taste.
The film, "The Intouchables," is bracing, uplifting and a triumph of the human spirit.
Plus, it's darn funny.
Philippe (François Cluzet) is a very wealthy Paris widower who is a tetraplegic following an accident. Philippe hires Driss (Omar Sy), a very poor, street-smart Senegales to be his live-in primary care-giver.
Driss has a strong personality and commands respect.
Philippe likes that. He doesn't want pity.
The proposed changes to Salisbury Township's Comprehensive Plan, Subdivision and Land Development Plan (SALDO) and Zoning Ordinance were given another vetting at the Planning Commission's Aug. 14 meeting.
Planners, administration officials and those attending the nearly two and one-half hour meeting in the township Municipal Building were informed that the latest draft of the updated zoning ordinance is expected to be available soon on the township website.
A draft of the comprehensive plan is already on the township website.
You don't have to go barefoot in the Delaware River, or one of the many nearby parks along River Road on the way to New Hope.
You can go "Barefoot in the Park" at Bucks County Playhouse, which reopened this summer after going dark for nearly two years.
The Neil Simon comedy, which debuted in 1963 on the BCP stage before its original Broadway run, continues through Sept. 2.
A new sign designating Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest as a children's hospital has been approved.
The sign, while not expected to be erected before year's end, will direct hospital-bound parents and their children to LVH services already offered at the I-78 and Cedar Crest 115-acre campus.
The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board approved the sign by a 4-1 vote at its Aug. 7 meeting.
Lancaster County singer-songwriter Jessica Smucker has been to Allentown plenty of times, but not to perform concerts.
She almost made it to Bethlehem.
More than one year ago, she was to play at a south side Bethlehem coffeehouse, but the place closed.
Smucker makes her Musikfest debut at 6 p.m. Aug. 8, Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz, being presented in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
The Aug. 8 lineup includes: Kenny Ferrier, 5 p.m.; Sarah Ayers, 7 p.m.; Carlos Barata, 8 p.m.; and Katie Kelly, 9 p.m.