Q. I am a young father of a two-month-old. I really enjoy being a dad except when the baby won’t stop crying. What should I do?
The panel members began by congratulating the father for recognizing the problem. They said they have all been through the baby-crying situations themselves.
“You feel like this will never end,” panelist Denise Continenza remembered, “but it does get better, and it does end.” Assuming that the baby’s pediatrician has ruled out any health problems that...
To commemorate “National Poetry Month” in April, the Lehigh Valley Press presents the 13th annual Student Poetry Project.
Please see the Focus pages on the Press web sites for poems selected in the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories.
Students whose poems are published with their photos read their poems and were interviewed on the April 16 broadcast of “Lehigh Valley Arts Salon” on WDIY, 88.1, wdiy.org, Lehigh Valley Public Radio and NPR affiliate. The...
“Into The Woods” is a profound, deeply-moving musical that defies categorization, description, and even comprehension.
The Tony Award-winning musical (including best score: Stephen Sondheim, music and lyrics, and best book: James Lapine), which debuted in 1987 on Broadway, is complex and challenging even for the most devoted of theater-goers.
Let the university seminars have a go at explaining the nuances and takeaways of “Into The Woods.” Let this review serve notice that you...
On Turning Into a Sixth Grader
The whole idea of it makes me feel
as if I’m becoming a Celtic warrior,
valiant in the heart and enlightened in the mind
as a new surge of cognizance sweeps over me—
my slender bones serving as battle armor,
my tenacious attitude working as a compass for the extensive journey ahead,
my glaring smile acting as a means of persuasion for you to overlook my mischievous deeds.
You swear it is...
It may be that my expectations were too high, but I found The Pines Dinner Theatre’s musical comedy offering through May 13, “A Second Helping: The Church Basement Ladies Sequel,” to be a disappointment.
Despite moderately funny one-liners and a couple of beautifully poignant scenes, the new script by Greta Grosch is no match for the original.
The sequel, co-produced and directed by Oliver Blatt, finds the Minnesota Lutheran ladies still in the basement kitchen in 1969, four...
“Seussical the Musical,” through April 29, Catasauqua High School, is the perfect vehicle for exhibiting the exceptional talents of the Catasaqua Area Showcase Theatre’s performers and volunteers.
In the opening night performance, April 20, seen for this review, director Bill Nothstein pulled out all the stops from the pages of the beloved storyteller Dr. Seuss.
Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and debuting on Broadway in 2000, “Seussical” is a musical compilation...
You remind me of
Sunday morning waffles.
I could always count on
You being at the table steaming over
A book, as the steam
Funneled out the open kitchen window.
You always looked golden brown on the outside,
Even if you were still soggy in the middle.
You were as bright as orange juice in
The glass next to me, but you could
Shatter as easily as the glass when you hit the floor.
You could be as sweet as maple syrup...
Stars and stripes are more than a pattern
They show that we are free
These make up the most valuable symbol
That will ever be
We should honor and respect it
Each and every day
So we can wake up
Free in every way
This is more than a piece of fabric
It is honored each day and week
So we can be here
To learn and be free to speak
What our flag means to me
Is more than you would expect
It is a symbol...
The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents its 24th annual spring concert “We Are One,” 4 p.m. April 28, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.
Dr. Joy Hirokawa, Bel Canto Founder and Artistic Director, says, “Our program this spring celebrates the diverse heritage of our choristers and their families.
“We will be singing music from Wales, England, Ireland, Bali, Puerto Rico, and music in the African-...