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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 31: “Winter Blues.” Chicken cordon bleu, scalloped potatoes, oven roasted vegetables, wheat roll w/ margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.

Thursday, Feb. 1: Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, wheat bread with margarine, iced carrot cake.

Friday, Feb. 2: Toasted orzo chicken soup, cheese steak sandwich, Italian marinated vegetable salad, chilled peaches.

Monday, Feb. 5: Cream of tomato soup,...

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

Ethics talks

Friday, February 2, 2018 by The Press in Focus

MUHLENBERG:

The Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics continues its 2017-18 “Troubling Truth” programming, with talks at 7 p.m., Miller Forum, Moyer Hall. The talks are free and open to the public.

Sa’ed Atshan, “Palestinian Christians: Past, Present and Future,” Feb. 1. Sa’ed Atshan teaches peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College.

Elaine McMillion Sheldon, “Perception of Truth,” Feb. 12. The talk includes a screening of “Heroin(e),” a Netflix documentary short...

There’s a ‘BrouHaHa’ at Touchstone Theatre

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

There’s a “BrouHaHa” at Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem.

“BrouHaHa” will be performed 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. Feb. 4 by Happenstance Theater at Touchstone Theatre.

The Happenstance Theater has always wanted to perform a play featuring clowns. “BrouHaHa” is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

“As a company, we wanted to make a clown show. We have theatrical clowns in a lot of works, but we hadn’t explored the show that emphasized the clown aspect,”...

Movie Review: Dive into Oscar favorite ‘The Shape Of Water’

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Shape Of Water” is a fantastic work of cinema.

Director Guillermo del Toro has created a colossal work of imagination that pushes the boundaries of creativity and, no doubt, will push buttons and sound some alarms.

“The Shape Of Water” is the 2018 Academy Award leading contender, having been nominated for 13 Oscars: Picture (Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale), Director (Guillermo del Toro), Actress (Sally Hawkins), Supporting Actor (Richard Jenkins), Supporting Actress (...

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Old folkies: “Lonesome Traveler,” the concert version of the Off-Broadway musical that the New York Times called “illuminating … revelatory … and ... achingly beautiful,” will be presented at 8 p.m. Feb. 3, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary, appears in the show. The show celebrates the music of folk artists. including Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, as well as The Byrds, Donovan, Cat...

Artistic inspiration: Allentown Symphony Orchestra explores roots of ‘Scheherazade’ and Paganini

Friday, January 26, 2018 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

I think that some of the best music ever written was often inspired by a picture, a story or a melody that someone else wrote.

That leads us to question: Where does artistic inspiration come from? We often think of the artist, the composer, or the writer sitting in his or her little hovel, desperately trying to come up with some new creative idea that will set the world on fire.

In reality, though, many artists, writers, and musicians are often inspired by other creative people...

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, January 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, January 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Ballet awakens: The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents “Sleeping Beauty,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The State Theatre Ballet of Russia, founded by dancer and former Prima Ballerina of The Bolshoi Theatre Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, is under the direction of dancer and Moiseyev Dance Company soloist Nikolay Anokhin. “Sleeping Beauty,” with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, choreography by Marius Petipa and a production by Anatoly Emelianov that includes 55...