The 2019 Freddy Awards recipients were announced May 23 during the 17th annual live ceremony from the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, broadcast on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com.
The awards telecast will be rebroadcast at 7 p.m. June 1 on WFMZ-TV.
Here is the list of award recipients and scholarship and community awards recipients:
Easton Area High School, “Oklahoma!”
Bangor Area High School, “Mamma Mia!”
Moravian Academy, ”The Boy Friend”
Male Ensemble Member
Dave Goddess is still rocking and recording.
The Dave Goddess Group performs 9 p.m.-midnight May 25, The Shanty on 19th, 613 N. 19th St., Allentown.
Goddess will preview songs from an upcoming CD, plus songs from Daddy Licks, the popular rock band he founded with his brother Kevin Goddess.
Joining Dave Goddess, guitar, lead vocals, are Mark Buschi, bass, vocals; Tom Brobst, sax, flute, keyboards; Gary Gipson, guitar, vocals, and Chris Cummings, drums.
“I have a really great band now. I really feel privileged they want to play my songs,” says Goddess.
The Great Pennsylvania Music & Arts Celebration returns with its focus on veterans and music with local roots, May 25-27, Allentown Fairgrounds.
Highlighting the second annual festival is veterans-related programming Memorial Day, including “The USO Tribute Show,” featuring Bob Hope impersonator Bill Johnson, and Michele DelaFave, who performed with Hope on his USO tours in Vietnam and was one of The Golddiggers dancers on “The Dean Martin Show” TV show (1965-1974).
LV HERITAGE MUSEUM:
Major Nathan Kline (USAF-Ret), a WWII Bombardier-Navigator, will speak at 1 p.m. June 1, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion of Normandy on D-Day.
“This is a unique opportunity for the public to hear a survivor from an era of history which is rapidly slipping away,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. “He [Kline] lived history and has fascinating true-life stories to tell.”
Memorializing Memorial Day: Bill Johnson, above, portrays Bob Hope in the “USO Bob Hope Tribute Show,” one of the many events at The Great Pennsylvania Music & Arts Celebration, May 25, 26 and 27, Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th and Chew and Liberty streets, Allentown. The second annual event, sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Music Preservation Society, includes rock ‘n’ roll, polka, folk, bluegrass, Celtic and Latino music.
“The White Crow” takes its title from a Russian term for someone who is “unusual, extraordinary, an outsider” to tell the story of the defection in 1961 of Soviet Union ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev.
The film is directed at a studious and measured pace by Ralph Fiennes, who appears as Alexander Pushkin, ballet teacher to Nureyev at Leningrad Choreographic School (now Vaganova Ballet Academy).
A newly-invigorated Mayfair returns to Cedar Crest College for its second year with twice as many artists and food vendors, expanded hours and some new faces.
After more than 22,000 filled the Allentown campus for the three-day festival last year, Lauren Condon, director of Student Union and Engagement for Cedar Crest, says organizers were “empowered” to move ahead with this year’s festival.
“The feedback was overwhelmingly positive about bringing back this beloved tradition to our beautiful campus,” she says. “We are hoping to build on last year’s numbers.”
Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown
4 p.m. - 10 p.m. May 24; Noon - 10 p.m. May 25 - 26. Free admission. Free parking
Anthony Cubbage, 4 - 5 p.m.
Stefanie Johnson featuring Mike Anthus, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Funk Authority, 7 - 10 p.m.
Allentown School District, 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Allentown Music Scene, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Tap Ties, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Old Town Wake, 7 - 8 p.m.
Brian Dean Moore Band, noon - 1:30 p.m.
Bethlehem becomes “Suffragette City” May 25.
Crowded Kitchen Players presents the Lehigh Valley debut of a concert version of “19: The Musical,” a work in progress with performances planned in 2020 for the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote in the United States.
Performances of the 75-minute (with no intermission) “muscal overview of the play” are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 25, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem. The performances are part of the “IceHouse Tonight” series.
If you’ve ever wanted to know how a classical piece of music is created, developed and brought to the concert stage, you won’t want to miss “Inside the Score: A New Cello Concerto” by Matthew Quayle, with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra featuring cello soloist Jameson Platte, 7:30 p.m. May 23, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
“Matt Quayle, the composer, is good friends with Jameson Platte, our principal cellist,” says Diane Wittry, Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor.