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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Entries sought for art exhibit, ‘To Sir Elton, With Love’

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites local and regional artists to participate in a juried exhibit, “To Sir Elton, With Love,” Sept. 8-Oct. 5. An artists’ reception is 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20.

The exhibit will be juried by Deborah Rabinsky, Curator; Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, and Paul Willistein, Focus Editor of Lehigh Valley Press.

Sir Elton John’s final tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” kicks...

Respectfully yours: wedding attire

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I am going to a wedding and I would like to wear a black cocktail dress. My friends are telling me I should avoid wearing black to a wedding. The wedding is semi-formal and I feel a black dress is an appropriate choice. What’s your opinion about wearing black as a wedding guest?

Dear Reader,

Decoding the rules of wedding attire confuses most people.

The time of the event will dictate what you should wear. If it’s an afternoon or early evening event, reach...

The Family Project: Father’s day?

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am the father of nine- and 11-year-old daughters. Years ago, I made some very bad decisions, including leaving my wife and my children, and losing custody. I have grown up, straightened out and have established myself. I want to reconnect with my daughters, but don’t know how to go about it.

The panelists strongly urged the father not to try and contact his daughters on his own, while also discouraging him from going to the girls’ school.

“It’s a legal matter now,” said...

LV Stage: Summer Theater

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” through July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” July 11-Aug. 5, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion

2400 Chew St...

Review: ‘Ocean’s 8’

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Ocean’s 8” is slick escapist fun, fueled by terrific performances by the leading females in its cast.

The movie is a remake of the successful “Ocean” caper movies, which began in 1960 with the release of “Ocean’s 11,” which starred the so-called “Rat Pack” of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop.

A series of remakes, “Ocean’s Eleven” (2001), “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) and “Ocean’s Thirteen” (2007) starred an ensemble cast that included...

Allentown Band

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

HAINES MILL:

The Allentown Band, the United States’ oldest civilian band, performs a free open-air concert, 6:30 p.m. July 14, Haines Mill, Haines Mill and Dorney Park roads, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township.

The concert, sponsored by the Lehigh County Historical Society which owns and operates Haines Mill, is at the public park at the mill.

Haines Mill will be open with free admission, 1 - 6 p.m. July 14, prior to the concert.

Concert attendees should bring a...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 20: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, June 21: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, June 22: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 25: Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli, diced pears, sugar cookie.

Tuesday, June 26: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

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Growing Green: Your garden bounty

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Growing your own fruit can be very rewarding, but a home orchard requires considerable care.

An orchard can be large or small. It can be an extensive planting of many fruit trees, a handful of small trees in the corner of your garden, or an espalier of fruit trees trained to a fence, trellis or wall.

Planting your own fruit trees give you the freedom to grow cultivars you like and produce fruit that is not available at the market. When fruit trees are carefully selected, sited...

Dancing in the seats: It’s summertime and the time is right for ‘Dirty Dancing’ musical

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Maybe you saw the movie “Dirty Dancing” with your friends when it opened in theaters in 1987, or maybe you became a fan when you saw it on television one night.

However you came to love “Dirty Dancing,” and you know who you are, there’s no denying the power of the iconic love story and the hold it has on fans’ hearts.

“Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage,” with all of the music, romance and dancing of the movie, plus more, stops during its 30th anniversary North American...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Star country: Country star Trace Adkins appears in concert, 8 p.m. June 22, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Opening the concert is Emily Earle. Adkins’ 1996 debut album was “Dreamin’ Out Loud.” Adkins has released 10 studio albums and two greatest-hit compilations. He has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively....