When curating the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) season, Patrick Mulcahy looks for themes, resonances and connections between the plays by William Shakespeare and classic works of theater and the Broadway stage.
For PSF’s 28th annual season, Mulcahy’s 16th season as PSF Producing Artistic Director, beginning in 2003, he says, “The season is stacked to be a blast, just a lot of fun. There’s also this thread of rebellion throughout the season.”
The PSF 2019 season at Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, is:
Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, May 22: Chicken cordon bleu casserole, wide noodles, green beans almondine, wheat bread w / margarine, tropical fruit.
Thursday, May 23 - Memorial Day meal: Hot dog w/ kraut, baked beans, Amish macaroni salad, fresh cantaloupe, blondie brownie.
Friday, May 24: Baked meatloaf w / gravy, mashed potatoes, country blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh strawberries.
Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, May 22: Chicken parmesan, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.
Thursday, May 23: Meatloaf w / gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.
Friday, May 24: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.
Monday, May 27: Centers closed. Memorial Day.
Tuesday, May 28: Chicken. Caesar salad.
Wednesday, May 29: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.
Steve Jones, a resident of Port Talbot, Wales, Great Britain, spent this spring traveling the Lehigh Valley and points beyond on his motorcycle. But he is not exactly what you’d call a typical tourist.
The 56-year-old could be called a history buff. For the last 30 years, he has been researching aviation history in South Wales. He’s studied all kinds of stories and events. He’s also pursued some of them. But one in particular, one that happened more than 75 years ago, brought him to the small borough of Alburtis, Lehigh County.
Q. Is breast cancer the leading cause of cancer death in women?
Breast cancer is second, behind lung cancer, as the leading cause of cancer death in women. The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is about 1 in 8.
There are many risk factors for breast cancer.
The risk rises with age. About 77 percent of women with breast cancer are older than 50 when they are diagnosed.
Breast cancer risk is higher among women whose close relatives have the disease.
Maybe I am just being old-fashioned, but my grandson just announced on Facebook that he and his wife are expecting their first child in fall. We don’t live nearby, but we manage to talk on the phone every couple of months. Finding out on Facebook that I’m going to be a great grandmother hurt. It made me feel of equal importance in his life as his middle school friends. I would have liked a phone call from my grandson rather than finding out on social media. Is this the new norm or is this as rude as I think it is?
Q. My two boys, ages eight and five, cannot get along. They are always fighting. They get along great with their friends, and they are wonderful when we have each of them alone. As soon as they are in the same room, there is constant bickering. It is so exhausting to have to come home to this after a long day at work. We have tried ignoring it, as well as punishing them, but it doesn’t help. Any suggestions?
The 2019 Freddy Awards recipients were announced May 23 during the 17th annual live ceremony from the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, broadcast on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com.
The awards telecast will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. June 1 on WFMZ-TV.
Here is the list of award recipients and scholarship and community awards recipients:
Easton Area High School, “Oklahoma!”
Bangor Area High School, “Mamma Mia!”
Moravian Academy, ”The Boy Friend”
Male Ensemble Member
Dave Goddess is still rocking and recording.
The Dave Goddess Group performs 9 p.m.-midnight May 25, The Shanty on 19th, 613 N. 19th St., Allentown.
Goddess will preview songs from an upcoming CD, plus songs from Daddy Licks, the popular rock band he founded with his brother Kevin Goddess.
Joining Dave Goddess, guitar, lead vocals, are Mark Buschi, bass, vocals; Tom Brobst, sax, flute, keyboards; Gary Gipson, guitar, vocals, and Chris Cummings, drums.
“I have a really great band now. I really feel privileged they want to play my songs,” says Goddess.
The Great Pennsylvania Music & Arts Celebration returns with its focus on veterans and music with local roots, May 25-27, Allentown Fairgrounds.
Highlighting the second annual festival is veterans-related programming Memorial Day, including “The USO Tribute Show,” featuring Bob Hope impersonator Bill Johnson, and Michele DelaFave, who performed with Hope on his USO tours in Vietnam and was one of The Golddiggers dancers on “The Dean Martin Show” TV show (1965-1974).