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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Theater Review: The Pines says ‘I Do! I Do!’ to 10th anniversary

Friday, February 22, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

It’s déjà vu at The Pines Dinner Theatre for the beginning of its 10th anniversary season with “I Do! I Do!,” the same show it opened with back in 2010. The show continues through March 24. The Feb. 15 performance was seen for this review.

“I Do! I Do!” opened on Broadway in 1966. It received seven Tony Award nominations, in nearly every category including best musical and best lyricist and composer, and received one Tony as leading actor in a musical for Robert Preston.


Verona Quartet

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Chamber music:

The Verona Quartet, a prize-winning string quartet, presents a concert, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Church and Main streets, Bethlehem.

The program is Mozart, String Quartet No. 23 in F major, K.590 (“Prussian”), Michael Gilbertson, “Quartet” (2017; written for the Verona Quartet, and Mendelssohn, String Quartet, Op. 44-2.

The quartet replaces a previously-announced concert for this date, according to the Chamber Music Society of...

Talk about presidents

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Kenneth C. Davis will talk about his book, “In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives,” 1 p.m. Feb. 23, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This lecture and book-signing will be of interest to everyone who is interested in the true facts regarding the founding of our nation,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

The program is...

Readers Pick the OSCAR winners

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2019 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2018 movie releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.

The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn’s Peak gift, Roxy...


Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

To the Moon: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Family Concert: To the Moon and Back,” 2 p.m. Feb. 23, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the United States’ landing men on the moon. The program is: R. Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarathustra” (“2001: A Space Odyssey” movie theme); Horner, “Theme from Apollo 13”; Debussy, “Clair de Lune”; Beethoven, “Moonlight Sonata” (with piano soloist Josiah Provan, senior, Plumstead Christian School, Bucks County); Mozart, “...


Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section begins its annual preview series.

The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along with...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 20: Chicken Picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Feb. 21: Beef pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple, wheat bread.

Friday, Feb. 22: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, pineapples.

Monday, Feb. 25: Chicken a la king, roasted potatoes, green beans, peaches, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Soup and sandwich.


The Family Project: Teens’ smoking

Friday, February 22, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 13-year-old daughter and her friend were caught smoking cigarettes by her friend’s father. The father got very angry and told my child to go home. As she was leaving the house, my daughter heard the father yelling at his daughter and the sound of her crying. My daughter also thinks her friend was being hit. My daughter is sorry for experimenting, and is very upset about what happened to her friend. I am not sure what if anything I should do. What do you think?

The panel...

NORTHWESTERN: ‘The Addams Family’

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“The Addams Family” will lurch into the spotlight at 7 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1, 2, and 2 p.m. March 3, auditorium, Northwestern Lehigh High School, 6493 Route 309, New Tripoli, Lynn Township.

“We are very excited to present ‘The Addams Family,’ created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, in our newly-renovated theater. The show depicts a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre,” says the musical’s Director Bill Mutimer, who chairs the Northampton...