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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Young Artist contest

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

FRIENDS OF MUSIC:

The video auditions and applications deadline is Feb. 28 for the Friends of Music of Bethlehem “Outstanding Young Artist Competition” for Lehigh and Northampton counties voice students up to age 20 and instrumentalists up to age 19.

The winner will receive a recital, 3 p.m. April 29, Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem, and $600.

Performers must present a 25-minute recital of music from the standard repertoire. Competitors provide their own...

The Family Project: Social media upsets

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 19-year-old daughter went away for the weekend with some friends. Someone posted photos on social media sites, and they include my daughter drinking and engaging in unacceptable behavior. One photo is definitely of her drunk. She is very upset and realizes that she made a few bad decisions. Should she be worried that someone could see these social media postings? She is applying to colleges.

The panel of experts first addressed the issue of photos on social media. “If the family...

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by JANE KNOTEK in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 17: Chicken corn chowder, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce, cole slaw, citrus breeze.

Thursday, Jan. 18: Onion Romano soup, smoked sausage, grilled potatoes w/ egg, three bean salad, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.

Friday, Jan. 19: Baked meatloaf with gravy, oven-browned potatoes, seasoned roasted carrots, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Monday, Jan. 22:...

Duo exhibition

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

BAUM SCHOOL:

“Assembled Curiosities” at the Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, features Domenick Naccarato’s mixed-media assemblages, Lindsay Woodruff’s photographic works, and a collaborative project.

The opening reception, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Jan. 18, is part of “Destination Arts: Third Thursday,” Downtown Allentown’s monthly arts-focused evening of opening receptions and gallery events, meet-and-greets, and happy hour and restaurant specials. Exhibitions and...

Grumbine Giunta- Foulk:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Butch and Janie Grumbine of Phillipsburg, N.J., announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Grum- bine Giunta, to Austin Foulk, son of Thomas and Faye Foulk of New Tripoli.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Phillipsburg High School and DeSales University.

She works for Dun & Bradstreet, Center Valley.

Her fiance is a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli, and Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre.

He also works for Dun & Bradstreet.

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Respectfully Yours: Write thank-you note

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Special to The Press

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am embarrassed to admit it, but I am terrible about writing thank-you notes. I am inconsistent about this basic rule of etiquette. I mean well, but I always end up putting it off or forgetting. When should you write a thank-you note? Or is this practice outdated?

Dear Reader,

Thank-you notes show appreciation for a thoughtful act or gift, and are absolutely necessary. Sitting down and writing a thank-you note is a warm,...

Bobby Collins: bi-partisan laughs return to Easton’s State Theatre

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Bobby Collins may be one of America’s favorite comedians. He’s performed his stand-up before the Clintons at the White House for Chelsea Clinton’s birthday in 1999 and appeared in front of guests at President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Winter White House, Palm Beach, Fla., in early 2017.

He’s played rooms in the deepest of red states as well as liberal enclaves in blue states and has proven that well-crafted observational humor results in bi-partisan laughs.

His relatable...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Mutts up: The State Theatre Center for the Arts holds a “Pet Food Drive” to benefit The Center for Animal Health and Welfare in conjunction with “Mutts Gone Nuts,” 1 and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Disorderly duo, Scott and Joan Houghton, and their pack of pooches have created a comedy dog thrill show like no other. From shelters to showbiz, the amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular. Deemed “A Must See” by the Washington Post, it’s a family-...

Movie Review: ‘Jumanji’

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Up there was Dwayne Johnson on the big movie theater screen larger than life (and he’s large “in” life), battling a giant gorilla, then a giant wolf and then a giant alligator.

For a moment, I thought it was the opening scene for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” in which Johnson stars and for which he’s a producer (through his Seven Bucks Productions), but it was the preview for “Rampage” (2018), in which Johnson stars.

Who could tell the difference?

And that’s the...

State puts fans on stage

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, has announced a new series, “Stage on Stage,” where the bands and fans share the stage.

The series kicks off 8 p.m. Jan. 27 with “A Night of Southern Rock,” featuring The Trongone Band and Acoustic Kitty Project.

The main stage will be transformed into a “club” atmosphere, with the bands and audience on-stage. The production area in the right wing of the stage will be used as cash bar. Doors open at 7 p.m

The Trongone Band,...