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8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Putin talk:Dr. Andrew Felkay, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at Kutztown University, presents a talk, “To Understand Vladimir Putin Examine Russian History,” 1 p.m. Sept. 30, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown. “Most Americans remain unaware that today’s current issues have deep and important historical roots,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. “This talk will offer a fresh perspective on Russian-American relations...

‘Symphony On Ice’ back at PPL Center

Friday, September 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh Valley’s favorite new holiday tradition, “Symphony On Ice,” is sure to put the whole family in the holiday spirit at 7 p.m. Dec. 14, PPL Center, Allentown.

Showcasing the arts and Lehigh Valley community organizations, “Phantoms Charities Presents Symphony On Ice” will feature the award-winning Allentown Symphony Orchestra and performances by local choirs and members of the Penguin Skating Club.

This year, Phantoms Charities presented by Air Products will be the...

‘Movies At The Mill’ takes it to The Rooftop in Easton

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Movies At The Mill” film festival has traveled to several venues in Easton.

This year, “Movies At The Mill,” 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sept. 30, is at The Rooftop of the Easton Intermodal Facility, 123 S. Third St., Easton.

The film shorts are expected to unreel at about 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Fusion Trio performs at 6 p.m.

Also, at 10 a.m. Sept. 30, the “Movies At The Mill” seminar series continues with a Skype interview and question and answer session, “Effecting The Story,” with...

High-level silliness: The Queen’s Cartoonists plays ‘Looney Tunes’ and all that jazz

Friday, September 22, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Looking for something out of the ordinary yet with toe-tapping melodies?

The Queen’s Cartoonists bring all that and more to Miller Symphony Hall’s “Live OnStage Series” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The ensemble features video projections, vocal numbers, comedy, and up-tempo swing arrangements.

The Cartoonists, founded by pianist and composer Joel Pierson, played their first gig in March 2015. The group’s name comes from the fact that all the original members live in Queens. Now, alas...

Movie Review: ‘It’

Friday, September 22, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“It” is one scary movie, yes, it is.

Coulrophobia, or a fear of clowns, is not all that unusual in children. A killer clown, known as Pennywise The Dancing Clown, takes advantage of that fire.

Pennywise isn’t the only scary thing in “It.” There are scary parents, scary teens and scary situations (jumping from a cliff into a quarry, youths throwing rocks at each other, and, scariest of all, an American Motors Pacer automobile).

What’s really scary in “It” are the phobias...

Pain Awareness Month: For Julian Phillips, chronic pain is an everyday fact of life

Friday, September 22, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

For Julian Phillips, chronic pain is an everyday fact of life. Nothing in Phillips’ active childhood years in England, where he was born, indicated that he would later be living a life of constant physical agony.

September is “Pain Awareness Month” in the United States. Phillips again this year brought the American Chronic Pain Association awareness program to the attention of the board of commissioners in Salisbury Township, where he resides. Township commissioners agreed to allow “...

A Fair to remember: Grandstand shows

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 165th Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, Labor Day, is the unofficial end-of-summer holiday.

With the first day of Autumn, Sept. 22, here’s a look at some of the Grandstand concert headliners.

Attendance figures from Allentown Fair officials for the 2017 Grandstand concerts are: Aug. 29, Thomas Rhett, with Dan + Shay, 6,707; Aug. 30, Keith Urban, Lindsay Ell, 8,114; Aug. 31, John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter, 4,232; Sept. 1, Rascal Flatts, Lauren Alaina, 6,093; Sept. 2...

Healthy Geezer: Salmonella infection

Friday, September 22, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What exactly is Salmonella and how can I avoid it?

Salmonella are microscopic living creatures that spread from the feces of people or animals. Salmonella can be found in raw poultry, eggs, beef, and unwashed produce. Any food can become contaminated. Salmonella is the most common cause of foodborne illness in the United States.

Salmonellosis is an infection of the intestinal tract from the bacteria. Symptoms of the infection, which usually last four days to a week, include...

A Fair to remember: Agri-Plex displays

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 165th Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, Labor Day, is the unofficial end-of-summer holiday.

With the first day of Autumn, Sept. 22, here’s a look back at some of the activities and folks in the Fair’s Agri-Plex, again a showcase of products, services, collectibles and art from the region’s farms, homes, and organizations.