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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The art of Ellen Grim Harter in the Baum tradition

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

A reception for “It’s All About Color,” more than 30 colorful works by Ellen Grim Harter on exhibit through July 6 in the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries, will be held at 6-8 p.m. June 21, at The Baum School of Art, Allentown, as part of Allentown’s Third Thursday series.

As one of nine grandchildren of Walter Emerson Baum, who founded The Baum School of Art and was a founder of the Allentown Art Museum, Harter often watched the artist at work on his sketches and paintings.

LV Stage: Summer Theater

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” through July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” July 11-Aug. 5, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion

2400 Chew St., Allentown.

muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333

ASO extends Wittry contract

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Diane Wittry, Music Director and Conductor for the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, has extended her contract with the Allentown Symphony Association for another three years, Board of Associates President Mike Torbert announced June 11.

“We are excited that she will be continuing to bring worldwide, aspiring artists and programs to the Lehigh Valley community,” Torbert stated in a press release.

The Family Project: Father’s day?

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am the father of nine- and 11-year-old daughters. Years ago, I made some very bad decisions, including leaving my wife and my children, and losing custody. I have grown up, straightened out and have established myself. I want to reconnect with my daughters, but don’t know how to go about it.

The panelists strongly urged the father not to try and contact his daughters on his own, while also discouraging him from going to the girls’ school.

Respectfully yours: wedding attire

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I am going to a wedding and I would like to wear a black cocktail dress. My friends are telling me I should avoid wearing black to a wedding. The wedding is semi-formal and I feel a black dress is an appropriate choice. What’s your opinion about wearing black as a wedding guest?

Dear Reader,

Decoding the rules of wedding attire confuses most people.

Healthy Geezer: from the e-mail bag

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are the options for treating prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men in the United States.

Treatment for prostate cancer works best when the disease is found early.

There are many options for treating prostate cancer:

Observation. If the cancer is growing slowly, you may decide to wait and watch.

Hormone therapy. This stops cancer cells from growing.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Star country: Country star Trace Adkins appears in concert, 8 p.m. June 22, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Opening the concert is Emily Earle. Adkins’ 1996 debut album was “Dreamin’ Out Loud.” Adkins has released 10 studio albums and two greatest-hit compilations. He has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including the Number One hits “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This,” in 1997, 2007, and 2008, respectively.

Allentown Band

Saturday, June 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

HAINES MILL:

The Allentown Band, the United States’ oldest civilian band, performs a free open-air concert, 6:30 p.m. July 14, Haines Mill, Haines Mill and Dorney Park roads, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township.

The concert, sponsored by the Lehigh County Historical Society which owns and operates Haines Mill, is at the public park at the mill.

Haines Mill will be open with free admission, 1 - 6 p.m. July 14, prior to the concert.

Concert attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074