East Penn Press

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tommy Womack to play ‘Namaste’ at Godfrey Daniels

Friday, September 8, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

For Tommy Womack, it became clear to him from an early age that music was what made life worthwhile for him.

“At the age of 19 or 20, I decided that if life was gonna suck this bad I was gonna do what I wanted to do, and that was rock ‘n’ roll,” Womack says in a phone interview. “I had no particular talent or knew anyone in the industry, but by the time I finished college, I was determined.”

That’s not to say that this was a stable career choice. Far from it.

Healthy Geezer: steroids concerns

Friday, September 8, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been reading about athletes using steroids to build themselves up. Do these drugs work for older men?

First some background on steroids. There are two types of steroids: corticosteroids and anabolic steroids. Corticosteroids, such as cortisone and prednisone, are drugs that help control inflammation. Anabolic steroids, such as androstenedione or andro, are substances that can help the body make muscle.

Oak Ridge Boys bring the gospel of country to State Theatre

Friday, September 8, 2017 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

When the Oak Ridge Boys got back together, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

“We sat down face-to-face and did it individually and we decided as a first step, let’s renew our friendship, And we did,” says Richard Sterban, The Oaks’ bass singer.

“We asked each other for forgiveness. And we did. We got together and sang one day and I’ll tell you, there was not a dry eye among the four of us.”

The Oak Ridge Boys, with one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in music, performs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.

Review: ‘Boy’

Friday, September 8, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Having seen the film, “The Only Living Boy In New York City,” I can’t wait to read the book.

Wait: There’s no book?

There is a book shown in the film, titled “The Only Living Boy In New York City,” written by W.F. Gerald (Jeff Bridges in full-stubble) in his pen name.

Oh, I guess that’s a prop book, or books, since there is a pile of them on a table at a book store scene.

‘Heroes Of Flight 93’: In the shadow of 9/11, we are forever family in new documentary

Friday, September 8, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The terrible trauma of 9/11 made us family.

Images of two hijacked airliners crashing into the World Trade Center in New York City and the aftermath Sept. 11, 2001, are indelibly burned into our memory.

We recall a third plane slamming into The Pentagon in Arlington County, Va.

And we remember the fourth plane burrowing into a field in Shanksville, Somerset County.

The Media People at it for 40 years

Friday, September 8, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Scott Stoneback’s The Media People, based in Alburtis, has been in the documentary film and video business for more than 40 years.

He continues documenting history. And his family continues careers in the media.

Francee Fuller is Marketing Manager, Barry Isett & Associates.

Their son, Ellis, is video editor for the reality TV show, “Say Yes To The Dress,” seen on The Learning Channel.

Their son, Robert, twin brother of Ellis, is managing editor, Ophthalmology Management magazine. Robert had written for East Penn Press.

Mark Friday for Last Thursday

Friday, September 8, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

It’s Thursday on Friday.

Miller Symphony Hall presents The Last Thursday Band as part of its “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Rodale Communioty Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The ensemble consists of Brian Bortz, bass; Lou Czechowski, keyboards; Vicki Doney, vocals, and Daniel Gonzalez, drums and percussion. Chet Brown will join the group on vocals.

Bortz says the band is a product of serendipity that “morphed organically into what it is.”

Drone instruction

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a two-credit course in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as drones. With the commercial applications of drones increasingly expanding into businesses such as construction, law enforcement, agriculture, photography and videography, and engineering, drone flying skills can be of value to many employers.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Ole 91st:The Oak Ridge Boys, above, kicks off Easton’s State Theatre Center for the Art’s 91st season, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country music hits, a No. 1 Pop smash (“Elvira”) and numerous Grammy and other awards. The Country Music Hall of Fame quartet lineup, formed in 1973, includes William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall.

Golf Classic

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Foundation has rescheduled its 24th annual Golf Classic at Lehigh Country Club, Allentown, for Sept. 25. The event, originally scheduled for Aug. 7, was postponed because of inclement weather.

This year’s honorary chairs are the Rothrock Family, in memory of the late Bruce L. Rothrock, Sr. Proceeds benefit the Bruce L. Rothrock Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund.