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Auditions announced

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

civic theatre:

Auditions for Civic Theatre of Allentown’s 2018-2019 Season are 7 p.m. May 7 and 8, upstairs rehearsal studio, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N. 19th Street, Allentown.

Civic’s 2018-2019 Season is: “Billy Elliot, The Musical,” “A Christmas Carol,” ”The SantaLand Diaries,” “Noises Off,” “Buyer & Cellar,” “The Lion King, Jr.,” “Fun Home,” and “Constellations.”

Actors of all ages are asked to bring a photo and resume to the auditions, which are for all...

Review: ‘Isle’

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Wes Anderson is a very idiosyncratic film-maker.

Consider the titles of feature movies Anderson has directed.

From his first feature, “Bottle Rocket” (1996), to “Rushmore” (1998), “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” (2004), “The Squid and the Whale” (2005), “The Darjeeling Limited” (2007), “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (2009), “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012), and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014), Anderson has created worlds of personalities, locations and...

Fae Queen

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Her hair falls like waves across her shoulders,

The long, dark ringlets like a raven’s wing.

She makes all mortal hearts to smolder;

It is of her that our minstrels sing.

Tall she is, and fair, like the morning.

Slender is her waist wrapped in a belt of gold.

All ye mortals heed my warning:

Look not upon the maiden strong and bold,

Or your heart will forever be taken

By the Faerie Queen of old.

Her tale has oft been told...

A Home and A House

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

We ran around the house

with the worry

of banging our knees.

Saturday morning sunlight poured in.

The light tickled and danced,

on the top of our noses.

The laughs and cheers of my family filled the cracks within our home. Our favorite time to be alone was at night.

We spent hours playing with the door stopper and wondering

where the vibrations led.

My lungs were covered in weeks worth of dust. My cough was crunchy and deep....

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 25: Spaghetti with meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, April 26: Beef barley soup, garlic cheddar chicken bake, California blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, chilled peaches.

Friday, April 27: Fresh cream of mushroom soup, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauces, coleslaw, oatmeal raisin cookie.

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Ezra Wenner: 75 years and counting with The Allentown Band

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Allentown Band has been a Lehigh Valley institution for 190 years. Ezra Wenner has been an institution in the Allentown Band for 75 years.

That’s 75 years of holding down the trombone chair in one of the United State’s finest concert bands. Wenner, 90, is believed to have played with the Allentown Band for more years than any other musician in the band.

Wenner has received recognition for his longevity in recent years.

In 2015, the Allentown Band board of directors...

Ronald Demkee is Mr. Allentown Band

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Allentown Band has a long and storied past, dating back 190 years, to what is said to be its first performance, July 4, 1828.

For the last 41 years, one man has been the face of the Allentown Band: Ronald Demkee.

The band’s conductor started his association with the United States’ oldest civilian concert band as a tubist in 1964 while attending West Chester University. The rest, as they say, is history.

The Allentown Band is gearing up for its outdoor summer concert...

Under ‘Construction’: good themes

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

With bedtime approaching, a team of construction vehicles needs to get to sleep, but Crane Truck, Bull Dozer and Cement Mixer find that getting ready for bed is a job in itself.

Beloved by parents and children alike, these characters from the children’s book, “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site!,” come to life in an award-winning family musical, at 2 p.m. April 21, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, when the sing-along production of “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, the...

Healthy Geezer: Three questions

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What percentage of older men have erectile dysfunction (ED)?

The incidence of ED increases with age. Between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience this problem. In older men, ED usually has a physical cause, such as a drug side effect, disease or injury. Anything that damages the nerves or impairs blood flow in the penis can cause ED.

The following are some leading causes of erectile dysfunction: diabetes, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (hardening of the...