“Mary Poppins Returns” isn’t as bad as I thought it might be.
Nor is it as good as I wanted it to be.
“Pish posh,” as Mary Poppins might say.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is the near-perfect 2018 holiday season release.
“Mary Poppins Returns” is paced by a terrific performance by Emily Blunt as the nanny Mary Poppins.
It also features a great performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack the Lamplighter.
Here is the Lehigh Valley Press Focus theater review list for 2018.The list includes production title, theater company, review publication date and reviewer’s name.
The publication dates correspond to dates where the reviews are archived on the Lehigh Valley Press web page:
“Christmas City Follies XIX,” Touchstone Theatre, Dec. 11. Carole Gorney.
“A Christmas Carol,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, Dec. 5. Carole Gorney
The big news for the Lehigh Valley theater community in 2018, was, of course, Civic Theatre of Allentown’s successful $5.5-million “The Next Act” capital capaign to renovate and reopen its historic Nineteenth Street Theatre, namesake of Allentown’s West End Theatre District.
“Ralph Breaks The Internet” is not about the latest Ariana Grande music video going viral nor about a Russia troll farm hacking United States’ social media.
The animated sequel to “Wreck-It-Ralph” (2012) is more clever than that. Ralph doesn’t only “break” the internet, he wrecks it. They don’t call him “Wreck-It-Ralph” for nothing.
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Wednesday, Dec. 19: Salisbury steak w/gravy, mashed potatoes, carrot, banana, wheat bread.
Thursday, Dec. 20: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread. bread
Friday, Dec. 21: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.
Monday, Dec. 24: Centers closed. Christmas Eve.
Tuesday, Dec. 25: Centers closed. Christmas Day.
Wednesday, Dec. 26: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.
Thursday, Dec. 27: Soup and sandwich.
I was engaged in a friendly debate recently on what is the right etiquette for eating pizza. When, if ever, is it OK for someone to eat pizza with a fork and knife? I say eating pizza with your hands is totally acceptable. Am I right?
Dear Reader, This answer depends entirely on your location and who you are eating with. Many foods are meant to be eaten with your hands.
Wraps with fillings may fall out, tacos, crispy bacon, and corn on the cob should be eaten with your hands.
‘Tis the season that piano sensation Jim Brickman hits the road.
The Grammy-nominated pianist understands that being a successful entertainer is about more than creating captivating and beautiful music. Brickman’s easy as Sunday morning style resonates with his audience and it’s part of the reason they keep coming around for more.
Brickman’s 30-city United States holiday tour, “A Joyful Christmas,” lands at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
Q. What causes rashes?
The most common cause of a rash is contact dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin that comes from direct contact with irritants or allergens. A red, itchy rash from contact dermatitis isn’t contagious, and usually goes away in two to four weeks.
Irritants or allergens include: detergents, soaps, makeup, deodorant, clothing, chemicals, rubber, metals, jewelry, fragrances, plants and medicinal lotions.
There are two types of contact dermatitis.
Irritant contact dermatitis is caused by a substance such as bleach that irritates the skin.
“Bear and Buddy’s Wild and Crazy Adventures,” the sequel to Bud Cole’s “The Mystery of Little Bear” is now available for fans of the late nature writer’s books.
Cole, a retired Northampton Area School District elementary school teacher, found a new outlet for his love of science and the outdoors through writing.