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Thursday, December 13, 2018

A Christmas ‘Voice’ in Allentown concert

Friday, November 30, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

From Long Island pizza delivery boy to performing all over the world, Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti says appearing on “America’s Got Talent” transformed his life.

In January, he will return to the NBC hit reality TV show for its first-ever former champions edition.

But before that, it’s the “Sal ‘The Voice’ Valentinetti Holiday Concert,” 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Valentinetti lends his golden tones to a holiday concert of “ramped-up” Christmas songs...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 30, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Nov. 28: Turkey sandwich, beef vegetable soup.

Thursday, Nov. 29: Meatloaf w/gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, Nov. 30: Tilapia, whole-grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.

Monday, Dec. 3: Roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Dec. 4: Chicken Caesar salad.

Wednesday, Dec. 5: Chopped steak w/ gravy, scalloped potatoes,...

Respectfully Yours: holiday-card etiquette

Friday, November 30, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, My mother has always handled sending out the holiday cards. Now that I’ve moved away from home, I’m sending cards for the first time. What is the basic etiquette on sending out holiday cards? And, if someone I overlooked sends me a card, do I need to send one back?

Dear Reader, The ins and outs of holiday-card etiquette is one of those little things in life that can seem overwhelming.

To lighten the burden, why not begin by starting your own tradition? Make...

On ‘Broadway,’ a ‘Carol’ sendup at Pa. Playhouse

Friday, November 30, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Rody Gilkeson admits there’s quite a bit of his father in “A Broadway Christmas Carol,” the holiday show opening Nov. 30 at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

Gilkeson is directing the zany musical comedy described as “Scrooge meets ‘Forbidden Broadway,’ the latter a popular Off-Broadway revue that pokes fun at musical theater.

However, Gilkeson says “A Broadway Christmas Carol” is first and foremost the story of Scrooge’s redemption.

“This is a kind of an insane...

Just say ‘Groot’: ‘Age Of Heroes’ brings Marvel Cinematic Universe to life at PPL Center

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Just say, “Groot.”

“Marvel Universe Live! Age Of Heroes” brings the Marvel Cinematic Universe to life at PPL Center, Allentown, for seven performances, Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.

The latest production from Feld Entertainment, which also produces “Disney On Ice,” “Monster Jam,” “Monster Energy Supercross” and “Sesame Street Live,” is a leading producer of live touring family entertainment.

“Marvel Universe Live!” premiered in 2014 in Tampa Bay, Fla. ”Age of Heroes” debuted...

Growing Green: Yellow jackets

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

In the fall, bees and wasps are on the hunt for sweets or carbohydrates, the primary energy source that keeps them flying and active for other routine activities.

The bald-faced hornet is an “aerial yellow jacket,” one of seven or eight species in the genus Dolichovespula in North America.

However, it is not a “true” hornet. It is a yellow jacket.

All of the yellow jackets in the genus Dolichovespula build nests in bushes and trees, sometimes on the outside of buildings...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Brassy Christmas: The Canadian Brass performs “Christmas Time Is Here,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Now in its 49th season, the Canadian Brass has performed in major concert halls, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million albums, and contributed nearly 600 new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Canadian Brass includes Chuck Daellenbach, founder and tuba player; Caleb Hudson and Christopher Coletti, trumpets;...

Canadian Brass tour stops at Miller Symphony Hall

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Canadian Brass, the most famous brass ensemble in the world, presents its holiday season tour concert, “Christmas Time Is Here,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The Canadians are among the most famous, most entertaining, and most musically excellent of all brass groups today.

Their storied history dates back to 1970. For nearly 50 years, the group has produced the highest-quality performances in venues all over the globe.

The Canadian Brass has...

Healthy Geezer: Cholesterol, caffeine, marijuana

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What foods are good for keeping your cholesterol down?

Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that reduces your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol that can increase your risk of heart attacks and strokes. This type of fiber is also found in kidney beans, brussels sprouts, apples, pears, barley and prunes.

There are other foods that work against cholesterol. These include soy protein, walnuts and fatty fish.

Soy protein is found in tofu, soy nuts, soy milk and...