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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Healthy Geezer: Cancer radiation

Friday, July 27, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I have a friend who is undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. I was wondering how this works. Doesn’t the radiation burn everything it touches?

Radiation therapy kills cancer cells by damaging their genetic material. This process prevents the cells from growing. Radiation attacks all cells in a targeted area, but most healthy cells recover when treatment ends.

When you are given radiation therapy, which is also called irradiation, radiotherapy or x-ray therapy,...

‘Shakespeare 4 K’ in 10th year at PSF

Friday, July 27, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Who better to introduce kids to Shakespeare than the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival?”

That was the thought of Erin Sheffield more than a decade ago when she was Education Director of the celebrated summer theater festival at DeSales University, Center Valley.

This year, “Shakespeare for Kids” is celebrating its 10th anniversary of making Shakespeare accessible for children.

“Shakespeare for Kids” runs July 25 through Aug. 4 on the main stage in the Labuda Center for...

Article By: CAROLE GORNEY Special to The Press

Friday, July 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“How I Became a Pirate” is a delightfully-funny children’s musical evocative of “Treasure Island” with just a hint of “Peter Pan.”

Adapted from best-selling author Melinda Long’s book of the same title,” the production continues through Aug. 4 at Northampton Community College Summer Theatre.

The prolific writing team of Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman wrote the libretto, music and lyrics for “Pirate,” once again exhibiting their expertise in telling beloved children’s stories....

LCCC fall semester registration available

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Applicants for the fall semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) are invited to attend Fast-Track Admission and Registration events at the main campus in Schnecksville, the Donley Center in downtown Allentown and the Morgan Center in Tamaqua.

Here is the schedule:

LCCC Allentown, Donley Center, 718 W. Hamilton St., Allentown

1 to 5 p.m. July 26

1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14

Continuing students can also schedule an appointment with an advisor by calling 610-...

Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer Theater

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” through Aug. 5, Main Stage

“King Richard II,” through Aug. 5, Main Stage

“All’s Well That Ends Well,” through Aug. 5, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare for Kids,” through Aug. 2, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

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‘Brigadoon’ auditions

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

MUNOPCO:

Munopco Music Theatre of Allentown holds auditions for its fall production of “Brigadoon,” 7 p.m. July 29, 30, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton St, Allentown.

Callbacks (by invitation only) are July 31.

Prepare 32 bars of a musical theater selection in the style of the show.

There will be a dance audition. Dress accordingly.

The show runs September 21-29.

Bring a list of schedule conflicts from the date of audition through Sept. 30....

Movie Review: All you need is glove

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The feature animated film, “Yellow Submarine,” was produced to fulfill a three feature movie contract for The Beatles, the 1960s rock band that enraptured the world.

Fifty years after its release in 1968, with a restored print and soundtrack, the re-release shows that “Yellow Submarine” has traveled well. The film has even grown in stature for its inventive animation, dialogue of mordant wit and, of course, its soundtrack of Beatles’ songs, including the title song that inspired it....

Theater Review: PSF’s crowns a new ‘King’

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) “King Richard II” is fierce.

And yet the king at the center of William Shakespeare’s history play, in its PSF debut though through Aug. 5, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, is a soft target.

As the knives are pulled, the swords are drawn and the heads are rolled (and trundled out in bloody sacks), King Richard II (Christian Coulson) is emotionally-cauterized. You want to warn him, run to his side,...