“Free Solo” is the most astounding film of 2018.
If you haven’t seen “Free Solo,” which received an Oscar for documentary feature at the 2019 Academy Awards, the film is worth seeing in a movie theater on as large a screen as possible.
The film’s producton companies include National Geographic Documentary Films. The film was shown on TV’s National Georgraphic Channel.
More than 200 voices young and old rang out with glorious music during the Bach Choir of Bethehem’s “Youth Choirs Festival” at Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Four youth choirs with more than 140 talented young singers joined members of Bach Choir of Bethlehem in a delightful concert of music by Bach, Handel, Mendelssohn and contemporary composers.
“Buyer & Cellar,” the one-man show through March 24, Theatre514, Civic Theatre of Allentown, features a highly-creative concept, an immensely funny script, a tour de force performance by Timothy Janovsky, and incredible stagecraft that ties the entire production together in a neat directorial package.
Umphrey’s McGee’s Joel Cummins, who handles keyboards and vocals in the progressive rock jam band, looks forward to the 8 p.m. March 21 concert at Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.
“Penn’s Peak is one of the most stunningly-beautiful rooms we play,” says Cummins in a phone interview. “Fans can expect a show full of elite performances and inexplicably good times will abound.
“Penn’s Peak always goes off for us because we feel like it’s kind of a secret show for the most diehard of fans.
Eyes wide open: “Sleeping Beauty,” an exhibition by fine art photographer Lydia Panas, continues through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The solo exhibition focuses on the social contradictions women face. Each of the 16 color portraits of women, ranging from young girls to mature adults, feature a figure laying down in a grassy or leafy outdoors setting. Above, Panas with “Monae” (2018; pigment-print; 30 in. x 30 in.). Panas discusses her work at 5 p.m.
Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, March 13: Beef barley soup, chicken a la king over biscuit, Scandanavian vegetable blend, tossed salad w / French dressing, citrus breeze.
Thursday, March 14: Chicken corn chowder, sausage sandwich w / peppers and onions, pasta salad, chilled apricots.
Every day after school at Roosevelt Elementary, dozens of children can be heard tuning their violins and cellos, and warming up their voices.
Students from elementary to high school learn the fundamentals of music, practice playing classical pieces and get some help with their homework in El Sistema Lehigh Valley, patterned after a highly-successful international program.
The dedicated young students are working hard as they get ready to perform in a free El Sistema Lehigh Valley concert, 6 p.m. March 14, Roosevelt Elementary School, 210 W. Susquehanna St., Allentown.
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
“Anything Goes” cruises to the stage, 7 p.m. March 21, 22, 23, and 2 p.m. March 24, auditorium, Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.
“Anything Goes” is about the misadventures of Billy Crocker, a stowaway aboard an ocean liner who falls in love with American debutante Hope Harcourt. Cocker is aided by gangster Moonface Martin and nightclub singer Reno Sweeney in his pursuit of the heiress who is engaged to stuffy Englishman Lord Evelyn Oakleigh.
Q. My wife just turned 70 and her hearing isn’t what it used to be. Do you have any suggestions to improve my communication with her?
About one in three United States citizens age 60 or more suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.