Singing with Force: The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants perform, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown. The event is part of the “The Arts at St. John’s” series, now in its 28th year. The chorus selected St. John’s as one of its stops in its annual tour which includes seven concerts in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The enlisted conductor is Technical Sgt. Taylor Armstrong, a Bethlehem native who began his career in the Air Force in 2005. The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the Air Force.
Take a walk “Into The Woods” at Moravian Academy with fairy-tale characters from the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault as they journey into the dark and unpredictable forest in pursuit of their wishes.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, the story of a childless baker and his wife whose quest to start a family ties the musical together with characters from “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel,” and others.
LV Music teachers:
The Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) holds its 36th annual “Hannah Young Play-A-Thon” fundraiser, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25, Lehigh Valley Mall, Route 22 and MacArthur Road, Whitehall.
Hundreds of Lehigh Valley music students are expected to perform at three locations in the mall. There will be pianists and other instrumentalists, and vocalists performing classical and popular selections.
Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2017 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 4, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, Feb. 21: Onion Romano soup, marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes, country vegetable blend, wheat bread with margarine, fresh seedless grapes.
Thursday, Feb. 22: Spinach cheese soup, pulled pork on small Kaiser roll, corn and tomato salad, pineapple tidbits.
Friday, Feb. 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, tossed salad, with Italian dressing,wheat bread with margarine, raspberry filled cookie.
Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER
With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the annual Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section begins its annual preview series
This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 90th Academy Awards.
- “Darkest Hour”
- “Phantom Thread”
- “Get Out”
- “The Post”
- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
- “The Shape of Water”
- “Lady Bird”
- “Call Me by Your Name”
- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”
- Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
- Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
- Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Wesley and Fern Landis of Alburtis celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 14.
Fern is the daughter of the late Walter and Lillie Moyer.
Wesley is the son of the late Warren and Florence Landis.
The couple was married Feb. 14, 1948, in Zion Lehigh Church, Alburtis, by the Rev. William O. Wolford.
They have three children: Phillip, and his wife Jean Landis, of Shrewsbury, York County; Dawn, and her husband James Bender, of Three Springs, Huntingdon County, and Craig, and his wife Donna Landis, of Red Lion, York County.
They have six grandchildren.
Northwestern Lehigh High School presents “High School Musical” with music and lyrics by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray and Greg Cham, Drew Seeley, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Bryan Louiselle, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg and Jamie Houston. The book is by David Simpatico. It’s based on the 2006 Disney Channel movie of the same title.
The show is at 7 p.m. March 1, 2, 3 and 2 p.m. March 4, auditorium, Northwestern Lehigh Middle School, 6636 Northwest Road, New Tripoli.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Feb. 21: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.
Thursday, Feb. 22: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.
Friday, Feb. 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, vegetable medley, pineapples.
Monday, Feb. 26: Chicken a la king, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, Feb. 27: Three cheese ziti with meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.
Wednesday, Feb. 28: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.