Salisbury Press

Sunday, June 16, 2019

‘Their chance to shine’ In 21st year, City Arts Camp middle school offerings in second year at CMS

Friday, June 14, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

City Arts Camp, a collaboration of the Allentown Art Museum, The Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown, Community Music School, Miller Symphony Hall and Repertory Dance Theatre, provides students a fun and exciting experience in art, dance, music and theater.

The six established arts and cultural organizations came together 21 years ago to create a week of artistic exploration for children, providing an interdisciplinary, comprehensive introduction to the arts, while...

PSF ‘Robin Hood’ fun introduction to theater

Friday, June 14, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

The director of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of “The Adventures of Robin Hood and Maid Marian” says the show is intended as a fun introduction to theater for childen.

“The basic nature of the story is not complicated, so hopefully it’s a chance for children to see a live performance that is really unique to them,” says Director Matt Pfeiffer, a Philadelphia-born actor and DeSales University graduate.

“Introducing kids to the theater at three-years-old helps...

‘Topsy Turvy’ returns Players to comedy roots

Friday, June 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s a change of pace for Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) and a return to the Lehigh Valley troupe’s comedy roots.

“I knew I wanted to do a comedy because we did a show about rape, PTSD and child sexual abuse,” says Ara Barlieb, CKP cofounder and writer of “Topsy Turvy,” in its world premiere, continuing at 8 p.m. June 14, 15 and 2 p.m. June 16, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, 56 River St., Bethlehem.

CKP’s most recent plays were “A Softening of Her Eyes,” which dealt with the topics...

‘Rocketman’

Friday, June 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Rocketman” is a movie that wants to become a musical.

I predict “Rocketman” the movie will be transformed into a hugely successful, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, following the conclusion of Sir Elton John’s farewell tour.

Early on in “Rocketman,” Sir Elton John reminisces about his youth as Reginald Dwight (remarkable Matthew Illesley in his movie acting debut), his given name, growing up in a working-class home in Great Britain. The entire neighborhood breaks out in...

Respectfully Yours: Paying dinner bill

Friday, June 14, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

We invited friends out to dinner and things took a turn for the uncomfortable when the waiter dropped the bill for dinner in the center of the table. It was an extremely awkward moment with everyone glancing around and making gestures toward reaching for the check. My husband offered and was happy to pay the bill, but asked if our friend would leave the tip. I wanted to kick my husband under the table. I thought that if someone is treating you to dinner that includes...

Growing Green: Tips for propagating native plants

Friday, June 14, 2019 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Choosing plants native to the Lehigh Valley can improve gardening success since many of these plants have adapted to the region over hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

However, not all plants native to the region will thrive in the garden. Like any other plants, some natives have very exacting requirements for moisture, soil, and even microscopic fungi. Native orchids, such as the lady slipper orchids, are one such example usually best left to be enjoyed in their natural forest...

Good Shepherd Women’s Circle event June 20

Friday, June 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Women’s Giving Circle of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is holding a 10th anniversary celebration, 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 20, Gather Meetings & Events, Hilltop Gardens Chestnut property, 5402 Chestnut St., Emmaus.

Hors d’oeuvres prepared by 29 Cooks Catering and wine will be served. The event is open to women who would like to support Good Shepherd’s mission of improving the lives of adults and children with disabilities.

“It’s the perfect opportunity for...

Healthy Geezer: Doctor visits

Friday, June 14, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My 90-year-old mother is extremely independent and doesn’t want me accompanying her to her doctor appointments. It’s frustrating because when she gets home, I can’t get any decent information from her. She doesn’t ask the doctors questions. What can I do about this?

This behavior is familiar to me. People in my parents’ World War II generation are self-reliant, but with a stronger respect for authority than subsequent generations. These folks tend not to challenge their doctors...

2019 Congressional art awards presented at Baum School

Friday, June 14, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Ten high school art students from the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania were honored at the Baum School of Art during a reception for the 2019 “An Artistic Discovery Congressional High School Art Competition and Exhibition.”

Congresswoman Susan Wild (D-15th) presented the national commendations and Urban Affairs Liaison Alta Mercado from the office of State Senator Patrick M. Browne (R-16th) handed out state commendations.

Fern Roopchand from Wild’s office assisted...