Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.
Dr. Andrew Felkay, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Kutztown University, presents a talk, “Putin’s Russia: An Update,” 1 p.m. Feb. 17, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Felkay is author of “Yeltsin’s Russia and the West,” and other books.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074
Tape Swap Radio and the Bethlehem Area Public Library host “Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17, at the library, 11 W. Church St., Bethlehem.
Expected are 20 vendors from Lehigh Valley businesses, artists, and crafters, 21,000 CDs and vinyl records on sale, and music by DJ Reverbiscar in a benefit for renovation of the library’s Bob Cohen Room.
If the shoe fits: “Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, plays the State Theatre Center for the Arts for two performances, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17. The musical, starring, above, Leslie Jackson and Tatyana Lubov, originally written for television, debuted in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. The show, which made its Broadway debut in 2013, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, original book by Hammerstein, was directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2017 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 4, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.
This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 90th Academy Awards.
- “Darkest Hour”
- “Phantom Thread”
- “Get Out”
- “The Post”
- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
- “The Shape of Water”
- “Lady Bird”
- “Call Me by Your Name”
- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”
- Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
- Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
- Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Jeanette D. Lackner, 77, of Emmaus, died Feb. 12, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Alfred C. Lackner Sr. and Dorothy (Eck) Homich.
She was a retired seamstress.
She is survived by sisters, Carol and Joan Guth; brothers, Stanley, Michael and John Antrim; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Alfred and a sister, Shirley Knerr.
Dolores E. Zongora, 91, of Salisbury Township, died Feb. 6, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Paul L. Zongora, who died in 2000. Born in Fountain Hill, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ellen (Moore) Leidig.
She was a member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury.
She is survived by daughters, Maryellen Santanna, Paula L. and her husband Kevin Zimmerman; grandchildren, Brad Santanna, Alissa Kern, Kara Sansone and Craig Zimmerman; five great-grandchildren.
Arthur E. Phelps, 74, of Wescosville, died peacefully Feb. 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jean (Rabik) for 45 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Arthur and Helen (Huk) Phelps.
He is survived by his wife; children, Bryan, Kevin and his wife Farrah and Lori and her husband John Hertzog; grandchildren, Liam, Brittany, Brendan and Gavin; great-granddaughter, Melanie.