An interim executive director is being sought to succeed Sheila Evans, who has resigned as Allentown Symphony Association executive director.
Evans’ resignation was accepted at a Nov. 10 meeting of the symphony association executive committee, according to association board President Philip C. Jackson.
“Sheila’s done an excellent job to getting us to where we are today. With Sheila’s resignation, it is our hope that we can even take it to higher levels,” Jackson said of Miller Symphony Hall during a Nov. 12 interview with The Press.
If you’ve never traveled to Las Vegas and have not seen a Cirque du Soleil performance there, the amazing performance organization that has been at the forefront of the new circus movement is traveling to you.
Right here in the Lehigh Valley, through Nov. 12, at PPL Center, Allentown, Cirque du Soleil is back with “Varekai,” an extraordinary, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring performance. “Varekai” is nothing short of acrobatic ballet.
“Loving Vincent” is a cinematic work of art. The film, which is much more than Vincent van Gogh’s paintings brought to life, is by turns a “CSI” or “Forensic Files” psychological thriller.
Without setting up a “Spoiler Alert!” here, the storyline in “Loving Vincent” (It’s a somewhat unfortunate title in that van Gogh seemed incapable of loving himself, but readily and eagerly embraced the world, people, and everything and everyone in it. Then again, maybe the title is the height of irony.) has to do with the how he died. The film also celebrates how he lived.
Galas galore: Baum School of Art notes building’s 30th anniversary; Civic Theatre celebrates 90th anniversary of venue
The season of galas draws to a close as the year 2017 comes to an end. Two of the most recent fun and fund-raisers benefited the Baum School of Art and Civic Theatre of Allentown.
The Baum School “Fall Gala,” held on several levels of the school, honored the Baum Family for its support of the school and celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Russell E. Baum Building, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.
There’s a naive charm to “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” especially when Tyler Perry’s on-screen as Madea.
Perry, who wrote, directed, produced and stars in “Boo 2,” not only puts on the dress, hair and makeup to play Mabel “Madea” Simmons, he also plays Brian Simmons, the put-upon husband, and Uncle Joe Simmons.
Director Stephen Frears is enamored of the themes of royalty, the British upper-class, minorities, and societal disruption.
“Victoria And Abdul” is based on a true story of the friendship between Queen Victoria and a man from India who became her confidante.
Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley declined as the summer selling season ended.
Closed sales decreased 3.5 percent in September to 697 houses sold, compared to 722 houses sold in September 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report.
For the year to date, closed sales increased 4.2 percent, to 6,322, compared to 6,065 for the year to date in 2016.
On a positive note, pending sales increased 12.5 percent in September to 739, compared to 657 in September 2016.
It’s even rainier in “Blade Runner 2049” than in “Blade Runner” (1982).
That’s not the only difference between “2049,” with the title referring to the year in which the movie’s story takes place in Los Angeles, and the original, which takes place in 2019 in Los Angeles.
If even a portion of “American Made” is factual, then a reassessment of major portions of United States foreign and domestic policies might be in order.
“American Made,” which stars Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a TWA commercial airlines pilot, turned CIA reconnaissance pilot, turned cocaine-drugs-weapons and insurgents smuggler, is “Based on A True Story,” according to the movie’s opening credits.
However, a web site for “American Made” states the movie is “Based on a True Lie.”
Whom do you believe?
To celebrate the 90th season, “The Secret Garden” is back at Civic Theatre of Allentown as is Civic’s celebrity capital campaign co-chair, star of television and screen, Christine Taylor, who, as a child, performed on Civic’s stage.
“It’s so fortuitous that it’s our 90th season, but we’re also closing and opening. It’s a birthday, but a new birth. There’ll be a grand re-opening,” says Civic Theatre Artistic Director William Sanders.
Civic Theatre”s 90th Anniversary Celebration Gala is 7 - 10 p.m. Oct. 27 at The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage, Allentown.