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Thursday, July 19, 2018

30th anniversary of ‘Hairspray’ film: Extras, extras! Read all about them

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Focus

It’s been 30 years since director John Waters’ “Hairspray, the inspiration for the Broadway musical, was released.

But a year before in 1987, the making of the film was all the buzz in the Lehigh Valley.

Shock-auteur Waters typically shot his films exclusively in his hometown of Baltimore, but for “Hairspray” he brought his crew to South Whitehall Township to shoot a pivotal scene at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, which served as a stand-in for Tilted Acres, a fictional Baltimore amusement park.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 27: Pork rib BBQ, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, June 28: Baked lasagna, roasted cauliflower, tossed salad w/ Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Friday, June 29: Pineapple juice, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauces, coleslaw, lemon bar.

Monday, July 2: To be announced.

Tuesday, July 4: To be announced.

Wednesday, July 4: Holiday. Closed.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Time for “Ragtime”: The hit musical, “Ragtime,” continues through July 1 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The musical is based on the 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Terrence McNally, for which McNally received a Tony Award for best book of a musical in 1998 (the original Broadway production received 13 Tony nominations). “Ragtime” has three interlocking plots told in story and song: that of a New Rochelle, N.Y., community (above); an immigrant and his aspirations, and a Harlem piano player and his wrongs.

LV Stage: Summer Theater

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. Tickets:; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” through July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” through July 15, Schubert Theatre

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion, 2400 Chew St., Allentown., 484-664-3333

“Beauty and the Beast,” through July 1, Empie Theatre

“Tal: Beyond Imagination,” June 27-July 28, Studio Theatre

Allentown Fair offers contests

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair’s Premium List booklet detailing the procedures and categories for entering the Fair’s blue-ribbon competitions are now available at the Allentown Fairgrounds main office. PDF versions are available to download at:

Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each of the exhibitor categories judged prior to and during the Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3. There are contests for youth entrants in addition to the all-age categories.

Two separate guideline booklets are available, one for Agri-Plex entries and one for livestock entries.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

At a posh resort with breathtaking mountains and forest as a backdrop in Breckenridge, Colo., William Leiner III and Diana Hernandez exchanged wedding vows June 10.

The groom is the son of Bill Leiner Jr. of Coplay and Suzanne Blauvelt of Bethlehem.

He is a 2005 graduate of Whitehall High School, where he was an All- Lehigh Valley Team member on the two-time District 11 championship basketball team for the Zephyrs.

Healthy Geezer: coccyx pain

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I was racing down the cellar stairs a few days ago when I slipped and fell on my tailbone. I’ve had pain ever since. What should I do about it?

The coccyx (tailbone) is made up of three to five vertebrae at the lower end of the spine. Most people have a coccyx of four of these spinal bones. The coccyx functions as an attachment site for muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Coccyx comes from the Greek word for cuckoo. The coccyx’s shape is like the beak of a cuckoo. The human coccyx is considered a vestige of what was once a tail.

‘Hairspray’ ‘You can’t stop the beat’ at Munopco Music Theatre

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

More than 60 people will recreate the 1960s era in Munopco Music Theatre’s big, bold and bright production of the hit Broadway musical “Hairspray.”

The musical about a plump teen who yearns to be on “The “Corny Collins Show,” an American Bandstand-style television show in Baltimore, features catchy 60s’-flavored songs and lots of high-energy dancing.

One of the cast members even joked she was losing weight from all the dancing, says Munopco “Hairspray” director Susan McDermott.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 27: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.

Thursday, June 28: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.

Friday, June 29: Cheese ravioli w/ meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.

Monday, July 2: Vegetable lasagna w/meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.

Tuesday, July 3: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange.

Wednesday, July 4: Centers Closed. Independence Day.

Bach Choir at ‘Salon’ in Finger Lakes

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The seventh annual “Summer Salon,” 6:30 p.m. July 21, at the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Dundee, N.Y., in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, is a benefit for The Bach Choir of Bethlehem.

“Bach Masquerade: A Night of Music and Mystery,” offer repertoire that includes “Stars,” by Eriks Esenvalds, with a poem by Sara Teasdale, arranged for choir and tuned glasses; Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night,” and selections from Bach and Haydn.