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Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Celine celebrated: Tiffany Desrosiers takes audiences on a journey through Celine Dion’s greatest hits in “Celebrate Celine,” 7 p.m. April 27, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Celine Dion favorites in the concert include “The Power Of Love,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “I’m Alive,” “Because You Loved Me,” “That’s The Way It Is” and “The Prayer.” The concert includes a 12-piece orchestra with a four-piece string section, plus dancers. Vocalist and songwriter Desrosiers has shared the...

Movie Review: ‘Pet Sematary’

Friday, April 26, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Novelist Stephen King is a master of invoking the superstition metaphor of whistling past the cemetery, whereby when one is afraid, one tries to calm one’s fears by whistling.

It seldom helps.

It also won’t help with “Pet Sematary,” the remake of the 1989 film (a sequel, Pet Sematary Two” was released in 1992) based on King’s 1983 horror novel of the same title.

The incorrect spelling of “cemetery” in the film’s title is intentional. The name “Pet Sematary” is scrawled...

mother beauty

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

i want to go

where the roof is the ceiling

and the wind is the fan

i want to go

where the sun shines down

through the rustling green leaves

i want to go

where the cold envelopes me

in a shivery embrace

i want to go

where the water reflects

the scenery around the edge

i want to go

where the smell of wood and forest life

warms my soul with a potent taste

i want to go

where the...


Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

She’s quiet and patient and snowy

Hidden in the light white sky

Snow’s happy when playful

Cries when snow melts by the sun

Older so she blows the wind

And giving snow to the world

Cools down and painting the world

And messing around with her hand

Brings a snow storm when she meets her grandparents

And returns when spring comes

Bowen Liu

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area...

a monotone drip

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Endless flood of gray

fuzzy whispers.

Insomnious nights - handcuffed

in a colorless cage.

depression is a blizzard of black


a dark, cinder block maze of

clay spikes.

The pulse of

a monotone drip

floods the calm birdcage

that now hangs by a thread

Jocelynn Zeruth

Age 13, Grade 7

Northampton Area Middle School

Northampton Area School District

Theater Review: ‘Addams Family’ clicks at Catasauqua Showcase Theatre

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

This spring’s energetic musical offering by the Catasauqua Area Showcase Community Theatre is “The Addams Family,” featuring all of the iconic macabre characters from the Charles Addams cartoons and the television series (1964-1966), with a few dozen ancestors thrown in for ghoulish measure.

The musical-comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is heavy on songs, but a little too light on laughter.

Despite the script’s...

Fifty students receive awards for Baum School scholarships

Friday, April 19, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The Baum School of Art, Allentown, awarded full scholarships, half-scholarships and quarter-scholarships to more than 50 students ages five through 17 during the closing reception of the “Children & Teen Student Exhibition” in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries.

Baum School executive director Shannon Fugate emceed the March 31 event, where event sponsors Mike and Wendy Stout of Stout Associates, LLC presented certificates to scholarship recipients.


I’m Sorry

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

I’m sorry that I missed you, but the train

came at 12 o’clock, and you know, of late,

how I never trust the ethereal rain

to extinguish the fires in my crate.

It was hard at first, thinking of leaving,

but o’er time I found solace in the fear

of having to spend so much time grieving

for she who would never cease to appear.

The future holds no guarantees for me,

And so that is why, when the train does come,

I command the...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 17: Chicken parmesan, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, April 18: Meatloaf w / gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, April 19: Centers closed. Good Friday.

Monday, April 22: Roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.

Tuesday, April 23: Chicken. Chef’s salad.

Wednesday, April 24: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy,...