Legendary journalist H.L. Mencken wrote of his attendance at the Bethlehem Bach Festival during Prohibition in terms of Bach and beer.
The 2019 Bach Festival of Bethlehem, in its 112th year, is much more than that.
In his 36th season, Bach Choir of Bethlehem Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld has added depth and dimension to the Bach Festival.
The festival is May 10, 11 and May 17, 18 in Bethlehem, principally on the Lehigh University campus, with some events...
The Alex Meixner Band performs a celebration of the “Roots of the Lehigh Valley,” 7:30 p.m. May 7, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The multi-talented Meixner, a Lehigh Valley native, literally learned music at his father’s knee. He represents the fourth generation of the Meixner family in the music business. Starting piano at age three, he made his stage debut in his father’s band at age six playing the accordion.
There followed multiple gigs on multiple...
The tagline for the musical, “Fun Home,” could be: “Putting the fun in dysfunction.”
Civic Theatre of Allentown presents the Lehigh Valley premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Fun Home,” May 3-19.
The original Broadway production, opening in 2015 and closing in 2016, was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, receiving five Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score.
“It won the Tony Award for best musical, best book and best score, which almost never happens...
“Artifacts Reimagined: A 5x5 Artist Exhibition,” through Aug. 18, Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, Bethlehem, of more than 50 contemporary pieces by five Lehigh Valley artists sheds new light on historic and vintage items.
The artists, members of the 5x5 Artists group for their work in five distinct media, spent a year researching, photographing and studying artifacts from the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Collection as inspiration for their works.
I have an unusual name and it tends to be mispronounced frequently. What is the politest way to correct someone who keeps saying your name wrong without making it awkward?
Few things are more frustrating than hearing your own name mispronounced.
There is some kind of significance in saying someone’s name to them, so it’s true that getting it wrong is significant, as well.
Naturally, you want to correct the person, but you also...
The Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament will be held May 18 at Allentown Municipal Golf Course, 3400 Tilghman St., Allentown.
A portion of proceeds will benefit the Injured Marine Semper FI Fund, which provides immediate and long-term support for post-9-11 injured and critically-ill members of the United States Armed Forces.
Registration: Rick Sherer, firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-285-2194
Q. My one child (age seven) is almost always “in trouble” in school, and the other one (age 10) is the star student. We don’t have any major issues at home with either of them, although they are very different. We don’t want either of our children to get labeled or have a reputation that follows them through school. How do we keep this from happening?
The panel began by stating that children should never be compared or labeled.
“It is important to recognize that every child is...
Q. My granddaughter came home with a belly-button ring. God help us all. What is going on with these body piercings?
Body piercings have become more popular in the last 25 years, but they are certainly not a new thing.
People in most cultures have pierced themselves for thousands of years. There are mummified remains of a human in Egypt that was pierced more than 5,000 years ago. Body piercings are also mentioned in the Bible.
Piercing the body and inserting jewelry in...
Moon shot: The Allentown Symphony, with Diane Wittry, Music Director-Conductor, presents “To The Moon And Back!,” 7 p.m. May 4, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The concert by the acclaimed ASO celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with spectacular music accompanied by photos from NASA. Where were you on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took mankind’s first steps on the lunar surface? The concert program includes: Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” Beethoven...
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Wednesday, May 1: Cream of chicken vegetable soup, hot dog on a bun, baked beans, Amish potato salad, iced brownie.
Thursday, May 2: Baked meatloaf w / gravy, scalloped potatoes, flame-roasted corn, wheat bread w / margarine, chilled apricots.