Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Slightly Stoopid smart in managing

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Slightly Stoopid, an eclectic band founded in 1994, makes its Penn’s Peak debut at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.

“Most of the guys still live in the San Diego area,” says drummer Ryan “Rymo” Moran, who has been with the band since 2003, says in a phone interview. “But we have a few band members who live in the Northeast, one in Connecticut and one in Boston. So, we’re kind of bi-coastal at this point.”

Of comparing the band’s ninth studio album, “Everyday Life, Everyday People,” released in...

Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will rock you

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is not only one of the best rock music biopics, it provides a reassessment of the music of the British rock band Queen and the life of Freddie Mercury, lead singer and one of the founders of Queen.

The movie has a stunning lead star turn by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. Malek isn’t the only reason to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but he’s the main reason. Look for an Oscar lead actor nomination for Malek.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” follows the life of Freddie Mercury,...

Theater Review: ‘Walkin’ in the Christmas season at The Pines

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

If you are eager to get into the Christmas spirit or if you just can’t get enough of the carols and holiday cheer, then The Pines Dinner Theatre’s spirited musical “Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland,” continuing through Dec. 23, is just the ticket.

It’s non-stop singing and dancing, with lots of references to the memories and traditions that make the season special.

There are also many musical and staging innovations that make this Pines’ production special as well. As seen Nov. 9...

Lauding Larry: 2018 Baum School of Art gala honors long-time advocate Miley

Monday, November 12, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

There was sumptuous food, a silent auction, action-painting, a friendly kidnapping, tango dancing, and a major donation in the name of Larry Miley, the 2018 honoree at The Baum School of Art “Fall Gala.”

Friends of Miley, a Baum School of Art board member for five decades, joined to honor him with donations to benefit the school.

Among them, Dr. Christine Isabelle Oaklander, Art Consultant and Independent Art Historian, donated a signed copy of the book to which she contributed...

Theater Review: ‘Greetings!’ puts the fun in dysfunctionalism

Friday, November 9, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Global ImpActors Group production of Tom Duzick’s “Greetings!” is an insightful, witty and all too relevant exploration of intolerance and other things that divide us, continuing through Nov. 11 at The Macungie Institute, Macungie.

Set in Pittsburgh at Christmastime in 1990, “Greetings” introduces the Gorskis, a working-class family headed by Phil, a staunchly Catholic, traditionalist father, and his perpetually-anxious wife Emily.

Living at home is Mickey, the...

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Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Salute the vets: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Diane Wittry, music director, presents “Veterans’ Tribute: 100th Anniversary Of Armistice Day,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts celebrate the United States through a commissioned work inspired by the experiences of soldiers in world wars. Bethlehem native and actor Daniel Roebuck narrates Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with excerpts from “The Gettysburg Address.” Daniel...

Schumann Quartett

Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

CHAMBER MUSIC:

The Schumann Quartett performs at 3 p.m. Nov. 11, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley, in the 2018-19 Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem concert series.

The program is: Schubert, String Quartet No. 6 D Major D. 74; Hindemith, Quartet No. 6 in E-flat Major (1943), and Brahms, Quartet No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1.

The Schumann Quartett performed during the Chamber Music Society’s 2017-18 season. The quartet includes three...

Respectully Yours: Doors of kindness

Friday, November 9, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Why do some people not say, “Excuse me.” or “I beg your pardon?” When I am standing in line in a supermarket or drugstore, someone will rush ahead of me to ask the clerk a question. They never say, “Excuse me.” When I go to the bank or restaurant, some people never hold the door for other folks. What is going on with this world?

Dear Reader, Phrases go in and out of style and very few people say, “Excuse me” anymore. It appears many have lost a general sense of...

Healthy Geezer: medical visits

Friday, November 9, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m going to the doctor and I don’t want to forget to ask him important questions. Any suggestions on how to prepare for this visit?

Whether you’re talking to a family physician, a specialist or pharmacist, you need to know the right questions. My research turned up hundreds of possible questions.

I narrowed the list down to the ones I considered to be the most significant. You can pick out the ones that apply to you.

Family physician

What is the outlook for my...