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Lehigh County senior menus

Monday, February 3, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, January 29: Fish almondine, peas and pearl onions, scalloped potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Thursday, January 30: Rotisserie chicken, green and wax beans, creamed corn, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh fruit salad.

Friday, January 31:Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, parslied carrots, whole wheat dinner roll, Greek yogurt.

Monday, February 3: Turkey sloppy joe, roasted red potatoes, vegetable barley soup...

The Family Project: Emotionally-aloof daughter, 17, deemed normal

Monday, February 3, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 17-year-old daughter has become so difficult to deal with this past year. She is a senior in high school and is all set to begin college this fall. Whenever I suggest that we do something as a family, she rolls her eyes and says it is “stupid.” Yet, she seems happy, especially when she is with her friends. What is going on?

“Adolescence” was panelist Mike Daniels’ immediate response. “That is what is going on and it is pretty normal,” he said.

“Before kids go away to...

Review: Disney on Ice ‘Memories’ has amazing ice-skating, eye-popping visuals

Friday, January 31, 2020 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

As if ice skaters dressed as Disney characters doing Salchow jumps and spins isn’t enough, Disney On Ice has piled on the spectacle for some eye-popping visuals in “Disney on Ice presents Celebrate Memories,” through Feb. 2, PPL Center, Allentown.

Skaters not only glide on the ice but they fly in the air. And not only does snow fall on the ice, but for one act, a section of the ice explodes in flames. Sparks fly, elaborate seaweed decorations fall from the ceiling and an outrigger “...

Night on the Town: Greensky Bluegrass in its own music genre

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

Greensky Bluegrass is described as a rock band, jam band and bluegrass band.

“We are happy just to be ourselves,” says Anders Beck, who plays Dobro and lap steel in Greensky Bluegrass, in concert, 8 p.m., Jan. 30, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Opening the concert is Ghost Light.

Greensky Bluegrass combines elements of all three genres of rock, jam and bluegrass, The band uses traditional acoustic instruments of guitar, mandolin, banjo, Dobro and acoustic bass. Many of the group’s...

Movie Review: Down the ‘Rabbit’ hole

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Jojo Rabbit” is in the tradition of satire that includes the movies of Monty Python (“Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 1975; “Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” 1979, and “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life,” 1983), a tradition that goes back at least to the infamous Jonathan Swift essay (“A Modest Proposal,” 1729).

Since “Jojo Rabbit” is, in large part, a satire about Adolph Hitler, its satiric movie predecessors include Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” (1967) and Charlie Chaplin’s “The...

Curtain Rises: Neil Simon ‘Biloxi Blues’ favorite at Pennsylvania Playhouse

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

Theatergoers never seem to get enough of Neil Simon plays.

Simon’s combination of humor and humanity might be best represented by his semi-autobiographical “Eugene Trilogy.” The second of the series, “Biloxi Blues,” opens Jan. 31 and continues weekends through Feb. 16 at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

Simon, who died in 2018, had already written most of his best-known works when he began to write more thoughtful plays based on his own life. He began to infuse more drama...

‘Celebrate Memories’: New Disney on Ice show skates into PPL Center

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Disney On Ice returns to PPL Center, Allentown, with “Celebrate Memories,” 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb 1 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 2.

The ice-skating show, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., features Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse and his pals, as they travel through beloved Disney settings from movies such as “Fantasia” and “Frozen,” including Arendelle.

“In this new Disney On Ice production, we pay tribute to Walt Disney and the true...

Readers Pick Oscars Entry Form

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.

LEAD ACTOR

- Antonio Banderas,

“Pain And Glory”

- Leonardo DiCaprio,

“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”

- Adam Driver,

“Marriage Story”

- Joaquin Phoenix,

“Joker”

- Jonathan Pryce,

“The Two Popes”

LEAD ACTRESS

- Cynthia Erivo,

“Harriet”

- Scarlett...

Movie Review: ‘1917’ a year to remember

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“1917” is one of the most astonishing accomplishments in cinema history.

Director Sam Mendes, working with legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, is said to have filmed “1917” in one take.

However, based on the names listed in the “1917” end credits, dozens if not hundreds of artists and technicians were employed to accomplish the film’s computer generated imagery.

It would be more accurate to describe “1917” as having been filmed in continuous takes for numerous...