When Frank Ferrante performs "An Evening with Groucho," 8 p.m. May 18, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, the ghost of Groucho may be with him.
First, a personal aside. My father, Paul, once told me that when he was an usher at Miller Symphony Hall (then The Lyric), the Four Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo and, Zeppo) performed their musical-comedy, "The Cocoanuts," there before it was a Broadway hit (1925 - '26) and film (1929). Allentown was a "try-out town," where Broadway-bound...
Kallie Linder plays Natalie Goodman in the rock musical, "Next to Normal," which continues through May 19 at Civic Theatre of Allentown.
The actor's first name was incorrect in a theater review on Page B3 in the May 8 and 9 Focus section.
Neffs UCC holds annual Country Sale May 4 at the church.
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Movie Review: Page B5
SteelStacks Art and Architecture Tours, presented by Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites and ArtsQuest, are being given 11 a.m. Fridays - Sundays.
The tours start at the former 1863 Stock House, now a Visitor Center for the City of Bethlehem.
Included on the 75-minute tour, led by former Bethlehem Steel workers or guides who had family and friends who worked at "The Steel," are examples of significant buildings erected as far back as the 1860s.
The tour is an addition to...
As you go to the garden center and are looking to buy some plants, keep their life cycles in mind.
If you want something that you don't have to plant each year, don't buy annuals.
Here are tips that will help you buy the kind of plants that you want for your flower garden.
Plants are classified by the number of growing seasons required to complete their life cycle. Generally, these groups are annuals, biennials and perennials.
Annuals will provide continuous...
"Oblivion" is a stunning sci-fi thriller that transports you to another world: Earth in the not two-distant future.
The year is 2077, intones Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) in the prologue. An alien invasion has made the planet uninhabitable, he tells us. Surviving humans have fled to Triton, a moon of Saturn.
Harper is a kind of space-age mechanic. Only, instead of repairing cars, he repairs drones, which have been developed into all-purpose super-fast, super-lethal security forces...
The second weekend of the 106th Bethlehem Bach Festival is May 10, 11, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Greg Funfgeld, artistic director, conducts the 100 volunteer singers of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bach Festival Orchestra.
Internationally-acclaimed soloists for this year's Festival are Kendra Colton, soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano; Christòpheren Nomura, bass; William Sharp, baritone; and Daniel Taylor, countertenor.
"8th Annual Young Playwrights' Festival and Gala" 7 p.m. May 18, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. touchstone.org, 484-767-2456
"Beauty and the Beast" May 31 - Aug. 9. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley. pashakespeare.org, 610-282-WILL
"The Clean House," 8 p.m. May 8, 14, 15, 21, 21; 6 p.m. May 16, 23. Pennsylvania Playhouse, Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem. paplayhouse.org, 610-865-6665
"I Love A Piano," through June 2, 12...
Q. My wife insists on buying nothing but crunchy brown bread because she says it is good for us. I'm a bit skeptical about this and suspect we are victims of hype to sell this kind of bread. What do you think?
I'm presuming that your wife wants to get whole grain bread to put more fiber into your diet.
Whole grains are cereal grains that include the bran, the germ and the core of the kernel known as the endosperm. Bran is a tough, fibrous outer layer, which is a source of fiber...