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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Baum School of Art gets smart with phone images

Monday, October 29, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“High Tech-Low Tech: Smart Phone Image Makers Matthew Beniamino and Jett Ulaner Sarachek” at the Baum School of Art features the work of an emerging Millennial artist and a veteran Baby Boomer photographer, with an opening reception talk, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1, and a closing reception, 6 - 8 p.m. Nov. 15, David E. Rodale and the Rodale Family Galleries, Baum School of Art, Allentown.

Sarachek began her career as a street photographer and photojournalist in the mid-1960s. The Moore College...

Movie Review: ‘Old Man’ Oscar

Monday, October 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Old Man & The Gun” is a throwback to 1970s’ “New Hollywood” film-making and the early films of, among others, directors Martin Scorsese, Frances Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Steve Spielberg and Brian Di Palma.

That “The Old Man & The Gun” has a 1970s’ look in production design, including cinematography, lighting, sets, costumes, vehicles, and music, shouldn’t be surprising because the fact-based story takes place in 1981 in Texas and nearby states and harks back to events...

‘Rise’ to the occasion Daniel Rodriguez sings, Daniel Roebuck narrates, in ASO Veterans’ Day concerts

Friday, October 26, 2018 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

The Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, was the document that ended the fighting on land, sea, and air in World War I between the Allies and their opponent, Germany. The signing of this document took place at the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. It is a national holiday in many countries.

Over time, the name was changed in the United States in order to honor veterans who have served in the military. We now call Nov. 11 Veterans Day.

In honor of 100th...

Renovated 19th St. Theatre is more than a building

Friday, October 26, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

The year is 1928. The Roaring ‘20s are nearing their conclusion and the Great Depression’s desolation awaits.

In West Allentown, a stately, regal and artful movie palace opens known as the Nineteenth Street Theatre.

Ninety years later, years of planning, months of renovations and $5.5 million have created a refurbished Civic Theatre of Allentown, which officially reopened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 11.

“This is more than a building,” says Maria DeFebo-Edwards...

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Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Lightfoot legend continues: Gordon Lightfoot, acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter performs at 8 p.m. Nov. 1, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. After 50 active years of hit song-making and international album sales into the multi-millions, Lightfoot’s songs include “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me” and “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald.” His United States tour, “Gordon Lightfoot In Concert: The Legend Lives On,”...

The Family Project: Four’s a crowd

Friday, October 26, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Our two-year-old was so excited when we brought home her new baby brother, but she has now done a complete turnaround. She screams, cries and whines about everything. She only wants her mommy, wants nothing to do with daddy, won’t let him help her with anything or put her to bed anymore. She’s always been a fantastic sleeper, but now she won’t sleep in her own bed, and if she does, she is up at 3 a.m. and is in ours. How do we cope with a jealous toddler?

A turnaround in behavior...

Healthy Geezer: Stay positive

Friday, October 26, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

A common cold, exhaustion, stress, hunger, sleep deprivation, even allergies can make you depressed, which leads to negative thoughts.

However, in many cases, depression can be caused by negative thinking. Our feelings follow what we are thinking. Dwelling upon negative thoughts can send us spiraling down into depression.

I found many techniques for fending off negative thoughts and becoming a happier person. The following are ones that worked for me...