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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Recorder, oboe featured in Valley Vivaldi concert

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Guest artist Rainer Beckmann performs on the recorder for the final Valley Vivaldi 2018 summer concert presented by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra at 7 p.m. Aug.19, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Baroque composers Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach figure prominently on the program, as well as Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Telemann and Marin Marais. The composers are from the mid- to late-17th century through the 18th century.

Beckmann and the PSO perform Vivaldi’s “...

Ears of Corn Fest

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

INDIAN MUSEUM:

Native American, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Bill Miller performs at the 38th Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival, Pennsylvania’s oldest Native-American Indian Festival, is 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19, Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown.

Entertainment includes host drum Youngblood Singers, Shinnecock Indian Nation, N.Y.; guest drum Black Bull Moose Singers, Anishnawbek Nation, Canada; Aztec Dancing by the Salinas Family...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 15: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, August 16: Roasted pork, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted red cabbage, fruit cocktail.

Friday, August 17: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccolli, banana.

Monday, August 20: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, August 21: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, August...

The Family Project: Fifth

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. The new school year is starting soon and my son will be entering fifth grade. Last year, he started school on a good note, with a lot of self-confidence and good grades. By the end of the year, however, his self-confidence had disappeared, and his grades were down. How can I prepare him for the coming school year?

The panel of experts tried to reassure the mother by saying that the changes she is noticing in her son may be because the transitions between third and fourth grades are...

Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer theater season of musicals

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Lehigh Valley theater groups really upstaged themselves the summer of 2018 with a total of 20 outstanding productions in three months, more than half of which were lavish musicals.

A relative newcomer completing only its second season, Northampton Community College Summer Theatre combines professional and local talent in its productions. This summer, NCC Summer Theatre produced an incredible five shows in two months, including three very challenging musicals.

Among them was the...

Healthy Geezer: Three questions

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Does getting older your mouth dry?

Most dry mouth is related to the medications taken by older adults rather than to the effects of aging. More than 400 medicines can affect the salivary glands. These include drugs for urinary incontinence, allergies, high blood pressure, depression, diarrhea and Parkinson’s disease. Also, some over-the-counter medications often cause dry mouth.

Dry mouth can also be caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, nerve...

Review: Pooh bear

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Winnie-the-Pooh and his adorable cuddly stuffed animal friends are revisited in the film, “Disney’s Christopher Robin.”

The film is an enjoyable nostalgia trip for those who grew up with the books of A.A. Milne that were illustrated by E. H. Shepard, including “When We Were Very Young” (1924), “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926), “Now We Are Six” (1927) and ”The House At Pooh Corner” (1928).

The original books were republished for subsequent generations, such as mine, who were fortunate...

Tony Tixier and trio finds poetry in jazz

Saturday, August 18, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Tony Tixier Trio brings an exciting style of jazz to the Rodale Community Room for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Tixier, a French native, began piano studies at age six. By age 14, he received a degree in Classical Piano. One of his teachers encouraged him to study jazz.

”The teacher was kind of square, classical. I thought, ‘No way.’ Jazz was for old people, people who are cheesy. I was thinking more of swing jazz,” Tixier...