East Penn Press

Thursday, January 18, 2018

‘Follow your dreams’: York skater followed hers to ‘Disney on Ice ‘Frozen’

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“Disney on Ice Presents ‘Frozen’” is an ice-skating extravaganza based on the Academy Award-winning 2013 animated feature film that captivated fans the world over and continues to be a favorite among audiences.

“Disney on Ice Presents ‘Frozen’” is presented at 7 p.m., Jan. 17- 19, 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Jan. 20 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 21, PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Young Artist contest

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

FRIENDS OF MUSIC:

The video auditions and applications deadline is Feb. 28 for the Friends of Music of Bethlehem “Outstanding Young Artist Competition” for Lehigh and Northampton counties voice students up to age 20 and instrumentalists up to age 19.

The winner will receive a recital, 3 p.m. April 29, Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem, and $600.

Performers must present a 25-minute recital of music from the standard repertoire. Competitors provide their own accompanists.

Straight outta Cambridge: King’s Singers’ 50th tour

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Grammy and Emmy awards-winning British a cappella group, The King’s Singers, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the “Gold” concert tour, stopping at 8 p.m. Jan. 20, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The group, which originated at King’s College, Cambridge, is made up of countertenors Patrick Dunachie and Timothy Wayne-Wright, tenor Julian Gregory, baritones Christopher Bruerton and Christopher Gabbitas, and bass Jonathan Howard.

Jazzman Laurence Hobgood hears a melody in his music

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Laurence Hobgood and his trio brings an innovative, engaging brand of jazz to Allentown Symphony Hall, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, in the “Jazz Upstairs” series in the Rodale Community Room.

Hobgood is noted for his near 20-year collaboration with singer Kurt Elling, a combination that garnered 10 Grammy nominations. He’s also a top-notch jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and producer as well as a Yamaha artist and Grammy winner for his 2009 CD, “Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman.”

Dorothy actress travels back to ‘Oz’ at State

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Kalie Kaimann is heading down the Yellow Brick Road again as Dorothy Gale.

The national tour of the musical version of the beloved 1939 film, “The Wizard of Oz,” stops for performances at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

“This is my second time playing Dorothy. I had the honor to play [the role] last year with The Children’s Theatre in my hometown of Cincinnati,” says Kaimann in a phone interview.

Here’s how you can help prevent the spread of spotted lanternfly

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive sap-feeding planthopper, first discovered in the United States in Berks County in 2014. Field observations indicate that the tree of heaven, Ailanthus altissima, is an important host plant.

However, the spotted lanternfly is known to feed on a wide range of hosts, including wild and cultivated grapes, stone fruits, willow, and various hardwoods. This species is thought to be native to China, and has spread to other Asian countries.

The Family Project: family time

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My family is struggling with trying to create balance between work, children’s activities, personal time and running the household. Sometimes the tension runs pretty high because we can’t seem to keep our heads above water. We both have demanding jobs and three active children, ages 16, 13 and 5. Plus, we each have our hobbies and interests. Where do we begin with trying to bring some stability to our family?

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Jan.11: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Wednesday, Jan. 10: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, Jan.11: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, Jan. 12: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp.

Monday, Jan. 15: Centers closed. Martin Luther King Day.