Northwestern Press

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Theater Review: MunOpCo ‘White Christmas’ stylish, faithful

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you are dreaming of having a white Christmas this month, your best bet is MunOpCo Music Theatre’s stylish rendition of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas: The Musical,” on stage through Dec. 10 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown. The play is based on the 1954 holiday classic movie of the same name, which in turn, was named for the Academy Award-winning hit song featured in the 1942 film “Holiday Inn” starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.

Theater Review: ‘Christmas City Follies’ relishes the holiday

Saturday, December 2, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The annual “Christmas City Follies” is Touchstone Theatre’s holiday gift to the community, and it comes wrapped in witty scripting, colorful costumes and fine acting, all tied together with a touch of satire and loads of wisdom. Created by the Touchstone Ensemble and directed by Artistic Director Jp Jordan, this year’s 18th edition of “Follies” continues through Dec. 22 at the south side Bethlehem venue.

The Family Project: Mom and rehab

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have been struggling with addiction for many years. I want to go into a rehabilitation program, but I don’t know how to tell my children, ages eight and 11. They are going to think that I am a terrible person and mother. What should I say to them?

All the experts agreed that the mother was very courageous to face the problem, and several asked what would her children think of her in future years if she didn’t go into rehab.

The last art exhibit: Richard Redd gives it all away

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“The Scrapbook Show: The Life and Times of Richard Redd” marks the end of Richard Redd’s long and prolific career.

The retrospective exhibit of 60 years of innovative works by the award-winning artist at the Alternative Gallery in The Cigar Factory, Allentown, features not only Redd’s early works, but also pieces not been seen for decades. Scattered among those gems are poems, clippings and snapshots celebrating the artist’s life.

The Family Project: Alzheimer’s

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My elderly mother, who has Alzheimer’s, lives with me and my family. We have a teenage son, and I am worried about how this is affecting him. I spend so much time taking care of my mother that I fear I am losing touch with him and what’s going on in his life. How can I create a sense of balance in my family?

It would be good to know how severe is the grandmother’s Alzheimer’s. Is she entirely dependent or does she have some interaction?

The Family Project

Friday, November 3, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you have a parenting question you would like answered in “The Family Project “column, email Project Child: projectchildlv.org.

Q. My three-year-old seems to have almost stop eating. I am panicking because I am afraid he won’t grow. He only eats cheese crackers and apple juice. He used to be such a good eater. What can I do to get our son to eat?

The consensus among panel members is that it is not unusual for children at this age to be picky eaters. Here are some suggestions on how to get a child to eat better.

The Shirelles’ Shirley Reeves still loves ‘Bandstand’ tour

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you were a teenager anytime between 1952 and 1989, you very likely rushed home most afternoons after school to turn on the television set to watch Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand.” Besides featuring teenagers dancing to Top 40 hits, the nationally-televised “Bandstand” showcased literally hundreds of singers and musical groups, many of whom are legends today.