Salisbury Press

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Respectfully Yours: Monologuing

Friday, March 8, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I don’t want to hurt my cousin’s feelings, but she says the same thing at least three times but in different ways. I think she wants to keep the conversation going but I find it annoying. She will tell me that someone cut her off while she was driving and then she will tell me again, but in a different way. She does not suffer from memory loss. How can I politely change the subject?

Dear Reader,

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 6: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Thursday, March 7: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.

Friday, March 8: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Monday, March 11: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, March 12: Low salt baked ham with maple mustard, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food cake.

Movie Review: ‘Dragon’ the line

Friday, March 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Disney Pixar is the gold standard for feature animation films.

Disney Pixar feature animation films include “Toy Story,” “Up,” “Cars,” “Frozen,” “Finding Nemo,” “Wall-E” and “Coco.”

Disney Pixar’s feature animation film supremacy is challeged with DreamWorks Animation’s “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”

“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is stunningly-beautiful, with a positive storyline that emphasizes values that shouldn’t offend any family that chooses to see it.

Casting call

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

PA PLAYHOUSE:

The Pennsylvania Playhouse holds auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” 6 - 9 p.m. March 8, 4 - 7 p.m. March 9 and noon - 2 p.m. March 10, with callbacks 2 - 5 p.m. March 10.

Those auditioning are to prepare a music excerpt no more than one-minute long, preferably from the show, or an excerpt similar in style. Bring clearly-marked sheet music for a pianist or bring recorded accompaniment. An auxiliary cord and speakers will be provided. No a capella singing will be accepted.

Play on: Shakespeare meets the classics in Allentown Symphony concerts

Friday, March 1, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

William Shakespeare is often considered the most influential writer in the English language.

We studied Shakespeare in school and some of us can even recite famous quotes from his plays: “To be or not to be: that is the question” from “Hamlet”; or “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” from “Romeo and Juliet,” or ”If music be the food of love, play on.” from “Twelfth Night.”

Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” was one of the plays I remember reading in high school, but I still have to say that my favorite Shakespeare play is “Romeo and Juliet.”

Pa. Sinfonia to present annual all-Mozart concert

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Allan Birney, presents “An Afternoon with Mozart,” 4 p.m. March 3, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.

An all-Mozart concert on a March afternoon has become an anticipated part of the Sinfonia’s season schedule.

The program includes “Symphony No. 17 in G,” K. 129; “Exultate, Jubilate,” K. 165, and the “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D,” K. 218, in which violinist Rebecca Brown is soloist.