Salisbury Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Movie Review: ‘Amazing’ Aretha

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Amazing Grace” depicts a concert by Aretha Franklin filmed in 1972 in a Los Angeles church during the recording of a live gospel music album of the same title.

Though billed as a documentary, there’s very little commentary and no interviews with Franklin nor those associated with the project. There are some explanatory title cards at the beginning of the film.

Basically, this is a concert film of a recording studio session, or a gospel version of concert films from the era,...

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’ astounding visit at Civic

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“Fun Home,” the tragicomic musical through May 19, Civic Theatre of Allentown, is an astounding piece dramatic art.

The winner of five Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway in 2015, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, tells the story of a young girl’s dysfunctional family in an extremely innovative and heart-rending way.

The script, based on lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, chronicles the author’s childhood and youth in the Bechdel family in rural...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 8: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Thursday, May 9 : Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, May 10: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, May 13: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.

Tuesday, May 14: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange.

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Respectfully Yours: Son’s prom manners

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My son will be going to the prom soon, and he asked for my help in doing everything right and being a gentleman. I thought that was very endearing, but I don’t really know what to tell him. What are some proper prom manners I can share with him?

Dear Reader,

I am thrilled your son cares and wants to make a good impression on his prom date.

To be prepared for a prom date, or any date for that matter, there are a few rules to follow that can make or...

Healthy Geezer: Fructose intolerance

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Fruit juices give me a stomach ache. Do you think I’m allergic to them?

I never diagnose because I’m not a physician. I’m just a journalist. If you have a problem digesting fruit juices and this is getting in your way, you should get a medical check-up.

Meanwhile, you might want to keep a diary of the food you eat. This can be the first stope to isolate foods that are giving you digestion problems. The intensity of your reaction can help determine whether you are allergic to...

The Family Project: Teen daughter stress

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I often hear my teenage daughter and her friends talking about all the stress they are under. Sometimes I even hear them crying together. When I ask them if everything is OK, they change the subject, start laughing or simply say, “Nothing.” Why are teens under so much stress, and how can parents help?

The panel agreed that teens are under a lot of stress from school work, sports, social activities and the like.

Cell phones, along with the need to multitask, were named as...

2019 BACH FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 11, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The 112th Bethlehem Bach Festival. Tickets: bach.org; 610-866-4382

Directions, parking: bach.org/directions-parking/

Friday, May 10, 17

Bach Outdoors: Festival Brass Choir, Bach Festival Orchestra principal violist Paul Miller, electric violin, noon, Payrow Plaza, Bethlehem City Hall, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem. Free

Distinguished Scholar Lecture: Dr. Michael Marissen: “Significance of Calov Bible,” 2 p.m., Zoellner Arts Center, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Lehigh...

Theater Review: ‘Fun Home’ astounding visit at Civic

Saturday, May 11, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“Fun Home,” the tragicomic musical through May 19, Civic Theatre of Allentown, is an astounding piece dramatic art.

The winner of five Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway in 2015, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, tells the story of a young girl’s dysfunctional family in an extremely innovative and heart-rending way.

The script, based on lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, chronicles the author’s childhood and youth in the Bechdel family in rural...