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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Broadway legends: Allentown Symphony Pops salutes Sondheim, Webber

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Two of the greatest living composers of Broadway theater music will be honored by the Allentown Symphony Pops by featuring three musical veterans, including a Tony winner and the actor who portrayed the Phantom in “The Phantom of the Opera” more than 2,000 times.

The “ASO Pops Series,” with the orchestra conducted by Ronald Demkee, presents “The Best of Broadway: A Tribute to Sondheim & Lloyd Webber,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 9: Pineapple chicken, tropical vegetable medley, cilantro lime brown rice, crackers, tropical fruit.

Thursday, October 10: Beef Monterey, Cheesy mashed potatoes, sauteed peppers and onions, dinner roll, scalloped peaches.

Friday, October 11: Turkey harvest salad, pumpkin soup, chilled beets, dinner roll, fresh apple slices.

Monday, October 14: Baked onion lemon whitefish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, macaroni and cheese, ambrosia.

St. Luke’s offers public findings on health needs

Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

St. Luke’s Department of Community Health & Preventive Medicine invites the public to presentations on its 2019-2022 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) findings and recommendations, including:

St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus: Quakertown High School, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13

Light refreshments will be provided.

St. Luke’s University Health Network recently completed its 2019-2022 its CHNA, which identified three health priorities:

1. Improving access to care and reducing health disparities

2. Promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing chronic disease

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Saturday, October 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Blues alive: Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan are in concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 6 p.m. The title of Buddy Guy’s 2018 album says it all: “The Blues Is Alive and Well.” The 18th solo LP by Buddy Guy, above, is a followup to 2015’s “Born to Play Guitar,” for which he received a 2016 Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album.” Guy, 83, is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced many rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Keith Richards. Guy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Curtain Rises: Munopco gives ‘Mamma Mia!’ its Lehigh Valley debut

Friday, October 11, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

When “Mamma Mia” became available for community theaters to stage, Rody Gilkeson didn’t waste any time helping to secure the rights to be the first in the Lehigh Valley to direct it.

“When ‘Mamma Mia!’ got released, Munopco grabbed it because it’s an extremely popular show,” says Gilkeson.

“Once it got released for community theater two years ago, if you were in an area where the national tour was going through, you had to wait.

Curtain Rises: Civic Theatre of Allentown ready for its close-up in Lehigh Valley debut of ‘Sunset Boulevard’ musical

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Lehigh Valley is ready for its close-up of “Sunset Boulevard” when the musical makes is Lehigh Valley premiere, Oct. 11-27, Civic Theatre of Allentown.

Sunset Boulevard stretches 21 miles from Figueroa Avenue in downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Palisades.

It makes a beeline through Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, Bel-Air and Brentwood before descending with often wicked curves to Pacific Palisades and dead-ends at the Pacific Coast Highway.

Theater Review: Pa. Playhouse does Agatha Christie justice

Monday, October 7, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Pennsylvania Playhouse is providing a welcome respite from musicals and comedies by staging a whodunit based on Dame Agatha Christie’s novel, “And Then There Were None,” the world’s best-selling murder mystery novel of all time.

“And Then There Were None” continues through Oct. 13 at Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem. The opening night, Sept. 27, performance, was seen for this review.

The Family Project: Smoking and infant

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. We are expecting our first child in three months. I do not smoke cigarettes or vape, but most of my relatives do. My husband is adamant that he does not want any smoking or vaping near our baby or in our house. He doesn’t even want them to have any smell of smoke on them or their clothes. Is he being unreasonable? I don’t know what to tell my family.

“Reasonable and unreasonable are personable opinions,” panelist Mike Daniels said, adding, “Everyone is going to have a different decision about whether something is unreasonable or not.”