Salisbury Press

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Movie Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ insightful fun

Monday, August 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Crazy Rich Asians” is loaded.

It’s loaded with glitz, humor and heart. It’s a film that’s deeper than its title would indicate.

“Crazy Rich Asians” is the Cinderella and her prince story transported from medieval Europe to 21st-century Asia.

The storyline has its roots in the 17th century fairy tale, “Cendrillon,” by French writer Charles Perrault, with a stop along the way at Jane Austen’s 1813 novel, “Pride And Prejudice,” all the way up to HBO’s “Sex And The City” (1998-2004).

Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer theater season of musicals

Friday, August 17, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Lehigh Valley theater groups really upstaged themselves the summer of 2018 with a total of 20 outstanding productions in three months, more than half of which were lavish musicals.

A relative newcomer completing only its second season, Northampton Community College Summer Theatre combines professional and local talent in its productions. This summer, NCC Summer Theatre produced an incredible five shows in two months, including three very challenging musicals.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 15: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, August 16: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Friday, August 17: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccolli, banana.

Monday, August 20: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, August 21: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, August 22: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Recorder, oboe featured in Valley Vivaldi concert

Friday, August 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Guest artist Rainer Beckmann performs on the recorder for the final Valley Vivaldi 2018 summer concert presented by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra at 7 p.m. Aug.19, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Baroque composers Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach figure prominently on the program, as well as Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Telemann and Marin Marais. The composers are from the mid- to late-17th century through the 18th century.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, August 15: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad w/ Italian dressing, Italian bread w/margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, August 16: Orange juice, garlic cheddar chicken, rice bake, Calif. vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, August 17: Apple juice, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Respectfully Yours: Enjoy movie

Friday, August 17, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My wife and I were at the movies last weekend, and the couple behind us made loud noises unwrapping their candies and talking during the movie. Their voices were not loud whispers, but normal conversation voices and their crinkling of wrappers was irritating. We looked back at them several times but they did not stop. We got up and moved. Should we have told them to be quiet instead of moving?

Dear Reader,

Tony Tixier and trio finds poetry in jazz

Friday, August 17, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Tony Tixier Trio brings an exciting style of jazz to the Rodale Community Room for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Tixier, a French native, began piano studies at age six. By age 14, he received a degree in Classical Piano. One of his teachers encouraged him to study jazz.

”The teacher was kind of square, classical. I thought, ‘No way.’ Jazz was for old people, people who are cheesy. I was thinking more of swing jazz,” Tixier says in a phone interview.

Review: Pooh bear

Friday, August 17, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Winnie-the-Pooh and his adorable cuddly stuffed animal friends are revisited in the film, “Disney’s Christopher Robin.”

The film is an enjoyable nostalgia trip for those who grew up with the books of A.A. Milne that were illustrated by E. H. Shepard, including “When We Were Very Young” (1924), “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926), “Now We Are Six” (1927) and ”The House At Pooh Corner” (1928).

Healthy Geezer: Three questions

Friday, August 17, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Does getting older your mouth dry?

Most dry mouth is related to the medications taken by older adults rather than to the effects of aging. More than 400 medicines can affect the salivary glands. These include drugs for urinary incontinence, allergies, high blood pressure, depression, diarrhea and Parkinson’s disease. Also, some over-the-counter medications often cause dry mouth.

The Family Project: Fifth

Friday, August 17, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. The new school year is starting soon and my son will be entering fifth grade. Last year, he started school on a good note, with a lot of self-confidence and good grades. By the end of the year, however, his self-confidence had disappeared, and his grades were down. How can I prepare him for the coming school year?

The panel of experts tried to reassure the mother by saying that the changes she is noticing in her son may be because the transitions between third and fourth grades are difficult, and they get even harder going into fifth grade.