Muhlenberg College and The Civic Theatre of Allentown have announced a new four-year partnership, beginning July 1, to support Civic's Digital Cinema Challenge and provide Muhlenberg students, faculty and staff with expanded access to Civic Theatre facilities and programs.
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Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema, 101 Founders Way, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. 610-332-1300
"The Great Gatsby," 7:45 p.m. May 29; 4:30, 7:30 p.m. May 30
"Mud," 4:15 p.m. May 30
"Renoir," 5:15 p.m. May 29
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527 N. 19th St., Allentown. 610-432-8943
"Mud," 8:15 p.m. May 29; 7:30 p.m. May 30
"Lore," 5, 7:30 p.m. May 29, 30
"The Reluctant Fundamentalist," 5:45 p.m. May 29; 5 p.m. May 30
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Tony Award-winner Faith Prince presents her concert, "Have a Little Faith," 7 p.m. June 2, Fowler Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
"Have A Little Faith" is described as a "smorgasbord" of Faith Prince: past, present and future. From her memorable Broadway triumphs to tales and songs from her early Off-Broadway gems to her latest Broadway roles, the evening includes her quirky humor, as well as touching moments filled with pathos.
The Board of Directors of WDIY has announced that its Executive Director, Dr. Bill Dautremont-Smith, will retire by the end of the summer.
The Board is engaged in a national search to fill the position.
Dautremont-Smith, who will assist with the transition, spent five years at WDIY as Executive Director. Prior to that, he served on the board of directors for four years, and has been a volunteer on-air host for the past 10 years.
The fourth annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival is May 31 - June 2, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem.
More than 20 Lehigh Valley restaurants are expected to participate.
Cooking demonstrations with Chefs Emeril Lagasse, Chris Wilson, Culinary Director for Emeril's New Orleans Restaurants and Brett Wertz, Executive Chef for Nemacolin Woodlands Resort are available.
New to the festival this year is The Burger and Beer Bash, May 31, with entertainment by The Amish Outlaws.
The Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley has announced the hiring of James J. Mueth as Director of Planned Giving and Endowments.
Mueth comes to the Lehigh Valley from Kansas City where he served as vice president and philanthropic relationship manager at Bank of America for the past 15 years.
Mueth, a member of the Missouri Bar, received a juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri School Of Law and a bachelor of arts in political science from Saint Louis University.
"Joie de Vivre: Karel Mikolas-Antonio Salemme" features rarely-shown terra cotta (fired clay) figurative works, plus ink and charcoal drawings, by two classically-trained European-born artists who settled in the Lehigh Valley at The Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, 542 W. Hamilton St., Suite 203, Allentown.
An opening reception for "Joie de Vivre' is noon - 5 p.m. June 2 in the Salemme gallery, where the exhibition continues through June 30.
Irene K. Boyer, 91, of Emmaus, died May 22, 2013, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. She was the wife of Bernard A. Boyer. They would have celebrated 67 years of marriage June 7. Born in Freeland, she was the daughter of the late John and Irene (Krupa) Katris.
She was a secretary at AR ULANS Real Estate, the Pentagon and the U.S. Embassy in Greece.
She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus.
She was an avid bowler at Emmaus and Mountainville Lanes.
Sandra F. Groman, 66, of Zionsville, died May 20, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salsibury Township. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Warren P. "Jack" and Mae A. (Wagner) Walbert.
She was a forklift operator for Nestle Purina, formerly Alpo in Allentown for 24 years until 2002.
She is survived by a son, Jack W. Geist of Bethlehem; five stepchildren; brother, Ray W. Walbert and his friend Nancy; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Jade Mantz.
Miriam Chaney, 70, of Macun-gie, died May 20, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, surrounded by her three children. She was the wife of the late Floyd Chaney for 48 years before his death in 2010. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Dora Lee McMillan.
She was a dedicated wife and mother who had a love for children that knew no limits. For many years she ran a daycare center from her home and also was a long serviced employee of the Little People Daycare Center in Bethlehem.