“1917” is the late-breaking lead contender in the 2020 Oscars race.
Here are my 2020 Oscar predictions in the seven categories in the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest:
Joaquin Phoenix is the favorite for “Joker” as anguished standup comedian Arthur Fleck, who becomes Joker. Phoenix received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Male Actor in a Leading Role. Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”; Antonio Banderas, “Pain And...
Q. What causes a heart attack?
A blood clot in a narrowed coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack. The clogged artery prevents oxygenated blood from nourishing the heart. This can lead to pain, the death of heart cells, scar tissue and fatal arrythmias.
Many causes can lead to the narrowing of arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. This increases the likelihood of a heart attack.
Some leading causes of heart attacks are: genetics, high cholesterol and...
I’ve just started using on-demand food delivery services. Should I tip the delivery driver and, if so, how much?
Tipping etiquette has largely remained unchanged even though the method of delivery has evolved.
Your delivery person goes to a restaurant near you and brings the food to your door, providing a convenient service that makes your life easier.
When you consider tipping an on-demand food delivery service, think of it the...
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Thursday, February 6: Mustard dill baked fish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, macaroni and cheese, cherry gelatin.
Friday, February 7: Teriyaki glazed pork, stir fried vegetables, carrot ginger soup, sesame brown rice, fresh melon.
Monday, February 10: Stuffed cabbage w/ meat sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh apple slices.
Tuesday, February 11: Beef stew, peas, potatoes, whole wheat...
Kenneth C. Davis presents a lecture and book-signing about his book, “Don’t Know Much about the American Presidents,” 1 p.m. Feb. 15, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“Presidents Day Weekend is the perfect time to explore the American Presidency and how it has evolved,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.
Davis will discuss the origins and development of the American Presidency...
Time for “Rent”: The 20th anniversary production of “Rent” has two performances, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 9, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton. “For the past 20 years, ‘Rent’ has touched the lives of audiences around the world from Broadway to regional productions to high school auditoriums,” says Producer Stephen Gabriel. “Rent,” a reimagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” premiered off-Broadway in 1996 and transferred to Broadway, winning the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer...
The 20th anniversary tour of the award-winning rock musical “Rent” stops for two performances, 3 and 8 p.m. Feb. 9, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.
Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” tells the story of seven struggling artists trying to find their place in the world while pursuing their dreams without selling out. The action and drama unfold in Lower Manhattan’s East Village during the heyday of the Bohemian Alphabet City neighborhood, with the HIV-AIDS epidemic not only looming...
Dr. Matthew Pinsker presents a lecture, “Lincoln’s Greatest Moment: August 23, 1864,” 1 p.m. Feb. 8, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The lecture celebrates the 16th president’s birthday. Slices of Lincoln’s favorite white-almond cake made from Mary Lincoln’s original recipe will be available.
“This is an outstanding program for the whole family to celebrate the life of a great American president...
“The End of the World” tour brought Kiss to PPL Center, Allentown, Feb. 4, for what’s billed as the group’s last concert tour.
“Rock and Roll all Night,” which concluded the concert, could have been the group’s first song to set the mood of what was to come.
It was a concert filled with fire, musicians at the top of their skill levels, video backdrop, light show and surprises to electrify the arena.
The fans, often referred to as the “Kiss Army,” did not disappoint. Many...
“Knives Out” is an entertaining movie with not only a double-twist ending, but a triple-twist ending.
Just when you think you’ve figured out this “whodunit,” the plot takes a sharp turn. “Knives Out” is an enigma within an enigma.
It’s no wonder that the “Knives Out’ screenplay, written by the movie’s director Rian Johnson, received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.
“Knives Out” is a satisfying movie-going experience.
“Knives Out” is bolstered by a...