“Roll up, roll up for
the Mystery Tour”
- The Beatles,
“Magical Mystery Tour”
When The Beatles performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Feb. 9, 1964, Jim Owen wasn’t among the 73 million viewers of the legendary British rock group’s United States’ television debut.
Owen wasn’t born yet.
When The Beatles’ “Magical Mysery Tour” album was released in 1967, Owen was in diapers.
The Classical Mystery Tour, featuring Jim Owen as Beatle John, rolls up to Miller Symphony Hall for an Allentown Symphony Pops concert, 7:30 p.m. July 13.
“Femi and the Collection,” “Corporeal Landscapes” and “In search of” are concurrent exhibitions by three Lehigh Valley artists through Aug. 1, Baker Center for the Arts. Muhlenberg College, Allentown.
“Femi and the Collection,” 20 mixed media pieces by Femi J. Johnson selected from his ongoing “Abstract Story-Scapes” series, is in Martin Art Gallery.
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According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “ A generic drug is the same as a brand-name drug in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way it works, the way it is taken and the way it should be used. The FDA requires generic drugs have the same high quality, strength, purity and stability as brand-name drugs.”
More than 70 percent of prescription medications taken today are generics, which are identical, or “bioequivalent,” to a brand-name drug.
Sixteen students from El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) received the highest rating, Superior; the Overall Orchestra Award, and were the only group to receive the Esprit de Corps Award for the group that showed the highest level of professionalism during performances in the Music in the Parks Festival held June 1 at Northeast Middle School, Bethlehem.
This past weekend, I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner. The guest attire was a mix of casual and semi-formal attire. Some guests had on jeans and others were dressed up. I thought it was common knowledge that a rehearsal dinner requires semi-formal dress attire. Is this supposed to be a casual event?
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Wednesday, July 10: Boneless pork ribs, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, vanilla pudding.
Thursday, July 11: Turkey cacciatore, broccoli, whole wheat penne, fresh fruit salad.
Friday, July 12: Cheeseburger, potato salad, vegetable soup, mixed berries.
Monday, July 15: Stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, roll, cherry gelatin.
Tuesday, July 16: Asian BBQ turkey, mixed Asian vegetables, brown rice, crackers, fresh fruit salad.
Wednesday, July 17: Chicken pot pie, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fresh pineapple.
Summer Theatre “Goes”: Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” July 11-28, continues Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s 39th season. The cast includes, above, Mia Scarpa (Reno Sweeney), center, with, from left, the Sailor Quartet (Ethan Lynch, Zach Rabishaw, Caden Fraser, James Du Chateau). The show includes Robert Fahringer (Moonface Martin) and Jarrod Yuskauskas (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh). Porter’s 1930s’ score includes “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top.” The story is about madcap antics on an ocean liner bound from New York to London.
It wasn’t a long story. It covered a period of only a little more than 18 months, but it made up for its brevity with a blaze of musical genius that lives on 60 years later as a major influence on rock ‘n’ roll.
It is, of course, the Buddy Holly story retold on stage as “Buddy,” an exuberant musical through July 14, Northampton Community College Summer Theater.
It’s the seventh season for Jarrod Yuskauskas at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT).
For 2019, Yuskauskas plays Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in “Anything Goes,” July 11-28, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.
Yuskauskas played Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady” in 2017 and had lead roles in “Gypsy,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Spamalot” since 2012 at MSMT.
Henry Higgins is his favorite role so far at MSMT. “He’s a lot to dig into. And I enjoyed that,” Yuskauskas says.