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Consider scooter as viable alternative

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I don't walk so well anymore and I'm considering getting one of those scooters that I see seniors driving. What do you know about them?

Scooters have become increasingly popular since they were invented in 1968. As more baby boomers hit the market for mobility assistive equipment, we will see more scooters.

About 1.7 million in the United States use wheelchairs or scooters. About 90 percent of these people have manual wheelchairs. There are155,000 using electrically-powered...

THEATER REVIEW 'Seussical' a delight for all

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

The cast of "Seussical, the Dr. Seuss Musical!," performs with great enthusiasm in a show that's a delight for children and adults alike.

"Seussical" continues through July 27, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, as part of the 33rd season of Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.

With the singing, dancing and rhyming, it's almost as if Dr. Seuss directed the play himself. In fact, the play was directed by Benjamin...

Sixth Street Shelter expansion outlined

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Allentown's Sixth Street Shelter Director Jessica R. Dreistadt hosted local supporters, community leaders, volunteers and donors to unveil a new, in-progress expansion of the homeless family shelter at 221 - 223 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

When construction is complete, expected to happen in October, five apartments will be added to the existing 20 apartments in the building operated by Sixth Street Shelter.

The Sixth Street Shelter serves 120 families per year, according to...

8 DAYS A WEEK

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by PHOTO BY JEFFREY DUPUIS in Focus

Kempton Jambalaya: The Honey Island Swamp Band, above, plays Jambalaya Music Fest, 9:30 p.m. July 6; 6 p.m. July 7, Kempton Community and Recreation Center, Kempton, Berks County, as part of a tour for its fourth and latest album, ''Cane Sugar,'' with concerts in Taos, N.M.; Telluride, Vail and Denver, Col.; San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago and at the legendary Tipitina's, New Orleans. The three-day Jambalaya Fest, July 5 - 7, includes Americana, blues, cajun, funk, R&B, rock, soul and...

Brad Pitt versus the zombies

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us and it's called "World War Z."

That's "Z" as in zombie.

And the only person standing between us and the end of the world as we know it is Brad Pitt, who portrays a former United Nations official called back into service and tasked to find the antidote to a zombie pandemic.

"World War Z" is not as funny as "Zombieland," the 2009 zombie horror film spoof starring Woody Harrelson, Jessie Eisenberg and Emma Stone as zombie-battling Americans...

LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATER

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

"Aida," July 26 - Aug. 11, Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. 610-865-6665

"Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 9, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. 610-282-WILL

"Disney's Aladdin, Jr.," 3, 7 p.m. Aug. 16; 3, 4 p.m. Aug.17, Pennsylvania Youth Theater, Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem. 610-791-4671

"Footloose," through Aug. 18, The...

Honey NOLA sound

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by REBEKAH HAWK Special to the Press in Focus

The members of the Honey Island Swamp Band, who hail from New Orleans, found themselves stuck in San Francisco following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

So, they formed a band, dubbed it Honey Island Swamp Band, eventually working their way back in 2007 to New Orleans, where the group gathered local recognition.

The Honey Island Swamp Band, whose music is described as Bayou Americana, performs at 9:30 p.m. July 6 and 6 p.m. July 7 at the Jambalaya Music Festival, Kempton Community...

THEATER REVIEW 'Footloose' dances up a storm at Pines

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Focus

Toe-tapping music, teenage-angst and love problems in a town where dancing is against the law are a great mix for fun; which is what director Oliver Blatt delivers with "Footloose," through Aug. 18, Pines Dinner Theatre, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

When the preacher's daughter, Ariel Moore (Payton Sherry), is smitten by the new boy in town, Ren McCormack (Dylan Rex), the townspeople start talking and sparks begin to fly.

As Ariel, Sherry is a strong singer and talented...

LEHIGH VALLEY SUMMER THEATER

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by MIRANDA HEVER Special to the Press in Focus

Actors in Action Festival: "The Un-Named Body Project," through June 30, Allentown Public Theatre, Antonio Salemme Foundation gallery, 542 W. Hamilton St., Suite 203, Allentown. 610-433-4150

"Beauty and the Beast," through Aug. 9, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. 610-282-WILL

"Crazy For You," through June 30, Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion...

VALLEY VIVALDI

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Valley Vivaldi continues at 7:30 p.m. June 30, Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The program includes concert-opener, Vivaldi's "Flute Concerto in E Minor," Robin Kani; flute; Giuseppe Tartini's "Trumpet Concerto in D," Lawrence Wright, trumpet; Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, No. 4 (BWV 1049), and works are byLuigi Boccherini and Johann J. Quantz.

A reception with Pennsylvania Sinfonia musicians follows.