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Friday, October 20, 2017

Getting into the ‘Act’: Crowded Kitchen Players presents Lehigh Valley debut of drama about Moss Hart, legendary Bucks playwright

Friday, October 13, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

For director Ara Barlieb and the Crowded Kitchen Players (CK Players) theater company, “Act One” is a production that everyone wanted to be a part of.

“Like a lot of theater companies, we are drawn to plays about theater,” Barlieb says. “It’s really compelling to do a play about a play.”

Barlieb says that, to the best of his knowledge, “Act One” has never been performed outside of New York City.

The Lehigh Valley premiere of “Act One” will be presented by the CK Players...

THEATER REVIEW:

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The much-loved and often-performed musical, “The Secret Garden,” is on a national tour and is expected to be revived on Broadway on a yet undisclosed date.

Whenever that happens, though, it is hard to believe that any Great White Way production could surpass by much Civic Theatre of Allentown’s staging of the classic that runs through Oct. 22. To say the least, the Lehigh Valley production of “The Secret Garden” is a music, acting and technical triumph.

Director William Sanders...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, October 13, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Eder in concert:Linda Eder’s repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. The award-winning actress returns to the State Theatre of the Arts stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. As the tragic character, “Lucy,” in the Broadway musical, “Jekyll & Hyde,” Eder belted out the signature songs, “Someone Like You” and “A New Life.” Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album. Her 17 solo albums include “Retro Volume 1.” Eder has been on PBS TV concert...

Deadman co-founder has a Theory about group’s success

Friday, October 13, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

For Tyler Connolly, Theory of a Deadman was born from a want to enjoy what life has to offer.

“I don’t know that we knew we had anything. We were just having fun and enjoying music,” says Connolly. “We didn’t play many shows. We just jammed. I had two jobs. We were all just blue-collar dudes getting by, and this was the one thing we could vent our frustrations through.”

Theory of a Deadman performs in concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg.

The band...

Growing Green: autumn garden

Friday, October 13, 2017 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

When the last golden raspberry is eaten from the stalk, the pumpkin and gourd vines have dried and their fruit harvested, and the autumnal equinox has been reached, it is time to consider what should be done to prepare for a “better” garden next year. The winter solstice and next year’s garden seed catalogs, which perennially follow, can wait. Now is preparation time.

A good autumn cleaning up of the garden is not only a good aesthetic arrangement, but is an aide in keeping the garden...

Healthy Geezer: Statins benefits

Friday, October 13, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

Statins, which are also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are drugs that lower cholesterol by blocking the liver substance responsible for making cholesterol. Statins may also help your body reabsorb cholesterol that has accumulated on your artery walls.

Some of the best-known statins include: simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and fluvastatin (Lescol).

In addition...

Artists ‘Digest’ space at PSU De Long Gallery

Friday, October 13, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Digest,” through Oct, 17, the Ronald K. De Long Gallery, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, is the free-form creation of Allentown artists Daisuke Shintani and Atsuko Tajima.

“This is our painting in the air. Our floating forms are created in some way similar to improvising music.” according to Shintani’s and Tajima’s artists’ statement.

“We divided the room diagonally with a lighter side and a darker side,” Shintani said at the Sept. 7 opening reception.

This...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, October 13, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 11: Orange juice, roast turkey and Swiss on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, carrot raisin salad, Rice Krispie treat.

Thursday, Oct. 12: Cranberry juice, chicken cheese steak on a roll, potato chips, Italian marinated vegetable salad, chilled peaches.

Friday, Oct. 13: Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced carrot cake.

Monday, Oct. 16: Apricot nectar, Salisbury...