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PSF honors Lapos, Wirth

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival annual gala, "Luminosity," honored Linda Lapos and Paul Wirth as this year's Will Shakespeare Award recipients.

Lapos has attended every production in the PSF 22-year history. She is on the PSF board of directors. She and her husband, Paul, have been PSF sponsors for many years.

"Paul and Linda introduce people in the community to the festival at every opening, bringing people as their guests. They believe in and invest in this festival...

Controlling weeds in summer lawns

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Summer annual grasses continue to be pervasive weed problems in many turfgrass areas throughout the Lehigh Valley. The most common summer annual grasses in turf include crabgrasses (Digitaria spp.) and goosegrass (Eleusine indica). Satisfactory control of these weeds can be obtained by cultural methods, provided the life cycle of the plant is understood.

Two species of crabgrass, the hairy or large (Digitaria sanquinalis) and the smooth or small (Digitaria ischaemum), are commonly...

MORAVIAN

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The New Bridge Group exhibition continues through Aug. 10, H. Patty Eiffe Gallery, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College, West Laurel and Monocacy streets, Bethlehem.

Works include paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, mixed media and encaustics by Kristin Baxter, Loretta Becker, Richard Begbie, James A. DePietro, Zehra Follweiller, Egidio Galgano, Kate Garibaldi;

Also, Andy Grunberg, Deborah Hamburger, Ana M. Hamilton, Yevette Hendler, Eleanor Ivins, Femi J. Johnson, EA...

Answers to questions from e-mail bag

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. My doctor ordered a TSH test. What is that?

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the middle of the lower neck. It produces hormones that control metabolism, which are the chemical processes cells in the body perform to keep us alive.

It should come as no surprise that the thyroid gland often peters out as we get older. The thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) test checks to see if your thyroid is producing the right amount of hormone for your system. If the...

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

An exhibition by Rigo Peralta continues through July 31, Civic Theater Of Allentown, Theatre514, 514 N. 19th St., Allentown.

Peralta, born in the Dominican Republic, is a surrealist artist. whose work is rich with symbolic imagery and majesty and often depicts the contradictory aspects of human nature.

Through his art, Peralta tries to reconcile primal or magical nature within the confines of modernization and technology.

Peralta has exhibited in New York, the Dominican...

The passion of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

You don't need to travel to Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany, to experience a passion play. There's one right here in the Lehigh Valley.

The Muhlenberg College Music Theatre (MSMT) "Jesus Christ Superstar," through July 28, Empie Theater, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, is a thoughtful, often startling, entertaining passion play.

The first hit musical by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Tim Rice, which debuted in 1971, is a...

LV SUMMER THEATER

Tuesday, July 16, 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...

Craig Kastelnik & Friends go to town

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Craig Kastelnik and his wife, Pat Flaherty, have been delighting Lehigh Valley jazz fans for more than 40 years, playing together as Kato, and with other local musicians in various configurations.

Craig Kastelnik & Friends, including Flaherty, vocals; Tom Kozic, guitar; Bernard Purdie, drums, perform at 7:30 p.m. July 19, Jazz Cabaret Series, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

Kastelnik, 59, has been active in music since the age of...

'Kingdom Rocks' at St. Peter's VBS

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Focus

PRESS PHOTOS BY SHARON SCHRANTZ

St. Peter's Union Church, St. Peter's Road, Macungie, was transformed to "Kingdom Rocks" for Vacation Bible School recently. Those attending had to cross the moat to gain entrance to the castle to discover those things that allow us to be strong in our faith and know the love of God. Setup for this terrific occasion was done solely by volunteers. This included painting, making armored Knights, making "bricks" to create walls and generally transforming...

Blackbirds include orioles, bobolinks, meadowlarks

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Focus

Blackbirds are familiar birds observed throughout the Lehigh Valley. Blackbird flocks often tend to create great dark streaks as they fly across distant horizons. You may also have been close enough to hear the buzz of thousands upon thousands of wing pairs.

Members of the blackbird family tend to congregate, especially during spring and fall migrations. It is often difficult to tell one species from another when assembled in massive groups.

Most blackbirds are medium-size...