Northwestern Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Healthy Geezer: McKenzie exercises

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

Like millions of people who suffer back pain, I rely on a system developed by Robin McKenzie, a physiotherapist in New Zealand.

After I turned 30-years old, I have hurt my lower back many times. Eventually, I suffered from sciatica, a toothache-like pain that runs down my left buttock to my ankle. This is caused by a bulging lumbar disc.

I tried physiatrists, chiropractors and physical therapists. Then I was given a copy of “Treat Your Own Back” by...

Bakithi Kumalo brings ‘Graceland’ to Bethlehem

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Bakithi Kumalo is bringing “Graceland” back home with The All-Star “Graceland” Tribute Band,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Levitt Pavilion, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. The concert is free and open to the public.

Home is Bethlehem now for Kumalo, legendary Johannesburg, South Africa, bass player on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album (1986) and in his subsequent concerts, including “Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour.”

Kumalo originated the memorable bass line of “You Can Call Me Al” on Simon’s now...

Respectfully Yours: Use of ‘f-bomb’

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, Why all the “f-bombs” in casual conversation, by popular contemporary performers in concert, and on T-Shirts and decals? I cannot help but wonder: Are we becoming accustomed to the F-bomb in our everyday language? What is your take on the F-Bomb seemingly in everyday use?

Dear Reader, There’s a reason we call it the “f-bomb.” Like a bomb, the profanity beginning with “f” can be a mighty weapon. Dropping an f-bomb isn’t illegal so to speak, but it is offensive and makes...

Pittsburgh Symphony official appointed Allentown Symphony executive director

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Board of Directors of the Allentown Symphony Association has announced the hiring of Alfred O. Jacobsen as its new Executive Director.

A reception for Jacobsen will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept, 22, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, prior to the opening 2018-19 season concert at 7:30 p.m. of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra.

Jacobsen will be introduced by ASO artistic director and conductor Diane Wittry. Entertainment will be by the Peter Paulsen Trio. The event...

Free talks, screenings

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

WELLNESS EXPO:

The Greater Lehigh Valley Realtor Association (GLVR) holds a “Wellness Expo - Beyond Healthcare: Taking a Proactive Approach to Personal Wellness,” noon - 4 p.m. Sept. 12, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

The event, which is free, is open to GLVR members and the Greater Lehigh Valley community.

There will be four 20-minute presentations followed by 10-minute question and answer periods:

“Recognizing Addiction,” J. Layne Turner, MPA, Drug...

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Grandstand show: Sugarland returns to The Great Allentown Fair, where the group last performed in 2011, with a Grandstand concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Opening the concert are Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell. Sugarland is an Atlanta, Ga., based country music duo of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles, lead vocals, and Kristian Bush, vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin. Sugarland’s first hit was in 2004 with “Baby Girl” from the multi-platinum debut album, “Twice The Speed Of Life.” The second album...

Mid-Atlantic Emmy

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ST. LUKE’S:

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 2018 Emmy nominations, including “St. Luke’s Health Now - Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.”

Individual nominees include: Ashley Russo, Executive Producer and host of “St Luke’s Now.”; Kenneth Szydlow, Executive Producer, and Kathryn Wallace, Director of photography.

“St. Luke’s Now,” which features St. Luke’s physicians discussing edge health topics, airs Monday...

Lehigh Valley Classic: 166th Allentown Fair to be an ‘Ag-venture’

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair, a Lehigh Valley classic for 166 years, will soon welcome thousands of visitors to its big-name outdoor concerts, motorsport shows, rides, games, novelty attractions, food and a showcase of products from the region’s farms, gardens and homes.

One of the United States’ Top 50 fairs kicks off Aug. 28 and runs through Sept. 3, Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Fair organizers are touting what’s “Great” about this year’s event filled with “Fun, Yum and...