East Penn Press

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Crowded Kitchen Players’ premiere addresses topic that’s ‘Unspeakable’

Friday, March 22, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Focus

“’Unspeakable’” describes a system that often finds itself inadequate to help the very individuals it has been created to serve,” says Ara Barlieb about the genesis of his new play.

The Crowded Kitchen Players’ “Unspeakable” has its world premiere March 22, Charles A. Brown Ice House, Bethlehem, where it continues March 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31.

The Family Project: Kindergarten

Friday, March 22, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My son transferred from three days a week of preschool to a full week of kindergarten. I understand the advantages of a head start in reading and math skills, but he comes home from school exhausted and worn out. I am wondering if this schedule is worth it.

While children may become fatigued after attending kindergarten all week, the panel explained that the students do adjust, usually within five or six months.

Theater Review: Munopco ‘Chorus Line’ a ‘singular sensation’

Friday, March 22, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“A Chorus Line,” the award-winning concept musical, is a triple threat.

It requires consummate acting, impressive singing and polished dancing from nearly every one of its 19 cast members. The director, in turn, is faced with the formidable task of casting all of the diverse roles, and getting the best character interpretations out of each of the performers.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 20: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, March 21: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, March 22: Battered fish w/ tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, March 25: Spaghetti w/ meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, March 26: Veal w/mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, pears.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS

Friday, March 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 continues 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 productions, performance dates and ticket information, is at: freddyawards.org

Apollo 11 talk

Friday, March 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Historian and engineer Peter Kern presents a lecture, “Fly Me to the Moon … The Events Leading to the Historic 1969 voyage of Apollo 11,” 1 p.m. March 23, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Fifty years ago this summer, the United States made world history when the Apollo 11 astronauts became the first humans to set foot on the moon.

Kern will discuss the U.S. Space Program, events leading to the first moon landing and the importance of those events.

Genealogy workshop

Friday, March 22, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

A “Genealogy Workshop” will be held 9 a.m. - noon March 23, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown. Workshop participants may use the Museum’s Research Library, 1:30 - 4 p.m. March 23.

There’s a workshop fee for Lehigh County Historical Society members and non-members. Preregistration is required: Alyce Templeton, 610-435-1074, ext. 14.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum

LV Auto Dealers group donates $25,000 to St. Luke’s University Health Network

Friday, March 22, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association has donated $25,000 to St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Planned is a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and renovation of the inpatient pediatric unit by early 2020 at St. Luke’s University Hospital - Bethlehem.

A video of an artist’s rendering of the proposed unit and renovations was shown at the March 20 Preview Gala at Stabler Center for the 2019 Lehigh Valley Auto Show.

Annual ‘Bach Marathon’ March 24 at St. John’s Church, Allentown

Friday, March 22, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Hear several hours of Baroque music on one of the Lehigh Valley’s most magnificent organs when the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists holds its annual “Bach Marathon,” 3 - 7 p.m. March 24, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

Members and friends of the Guild perform music by Bach and composers who influenced or were influenced by Bach in 30-minute time slots.