James Brown proclaimed in his 1966 song that “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.”
Until recently, it had been considered a “man’s man’s man’s world” in motorsports.
Monster truck competition had long been a playground for men. While largely considered to be a family-friendly sport, the monster truck audiences were heavily composed of fathers, sons and male buddies.
Fast-forward to the present day and a new crop of female competitors and fans have put the guys on alert with “Monster Jam,” 7 p.m. Feb. 23; 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 24, and 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at PPL Center, Allentown.
Singing with Force: The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants perform, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown. The event is part of the “The Arts at St. John’s” series, now in its 28th year. The chorus selected St. John’s as one of its stops in its annual tour which includes seven concerts in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The enlisted conductor is Technical Sgt. Taylor Armstrong, a Bethlehem native who began his career in the Air Force in 2005. The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the Air Force.
Take a walk “Into The Woods” at Moravian Academy with fairy-tale characters from the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault as they journey into the dark and unpredictable forest in pursuit of their wishes.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the story of a childless baker and his wife whose quest to start a family ties the musical together with characters from “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel,” and others.
LV Music teachers:
The Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) holds its 36th annual “Hannah Young Play-A-Thon” fundraiser, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25, Lehigh Valley Mall, Route 22 and MacArthur Road, Whitehall.
Hundreds of Lehigh Valley music students are expected to perform at three locations in the mall. There will be pianists and other instrumentalists, and vocalists performing classical and popular selections.
“Pinkalicious The Musical” sings and dances its way into the State Theatre Center for the Arts at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 25.
The show brings to life the popular children’s book, “Pinkalicious,” about the adventures of a little girl who loves pink so much that she turns pink, much to the dismay of her family.
Children and their families get a glimpse into composer J.S. Bach’s personal life in the 10th anniversary performance of “Mr. Bach Comes to Call,” 3 p.m. Feb. 25, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem.
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, the Bach Festival Orchestra and Touchstone Theatre are collaborating on a theatrical journey through more than 20 works by Bach in the annual “Family Concert” conducted by Bach Choir artistic director Greg Funfgeld
Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2017 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 4, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.
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Wednesday, Feb. 21: Onion Romano soup, marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, country vegetable blend, wheat bread with margarine, fresh seedless grapes.
Thursday, Feb. 22: Spinach cheese soup, pulled pork on small Kaiser roll, corn and tomato salad, pineapple tidbits.
Friday, Feb. 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, tossed salad, with Italian dressing,wheat bread with margarine, raspberry filled cookie.
Q. My husband and I argue a lot. Although he has never hit me or been physically abusive in any way, he puts me down in front of the children, and screams at the top of his lungs when he gets upset. I don’t feel this is good for our children, ages six and 11, but I also think it would be even harder on them if my husband and I split up. I feel that I ought to put up with it for the sake of the children. What does the panel think?
Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER
With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the annual Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section begins its annual preview series