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Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

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...

Northampton Area HS grad conducts Singing Sergeants

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Air Force Technical Sergeant Taylor Armstrong, a Northampton Area High School graduate, conducts the The Singing Sergeants, official chorus of the United States Air Force.

The Singing Sergeants will perform patriotic tunes and beloved classics, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

The Singing Sergeants were originally a men’s chorus when founded in 1945 from the rank and file of the Army Air Forces Band, and became the first...

Beethoven ‘Times’ with the Symphony

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Da-Da-Da .. Dah ... “

Four famous notes open Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony,” considered to be one of the great classical music works of all time.

The story behind the masterpiece and the life of Beethoven are explored in the touring family production, “The Life and Times of Beethoven,” in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Family Series,” 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

The brainchild of MIchael Boudewyns and his wife Sarah Valentine was commissioned by...

‘Bach Comes to Call’ on 10th anniversary

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Children and their families get a glimpse into composer J.S. Bach’s personal life in the 10th anniversary performance of “Mr. Bach Comes to Call,” 3 p.m. Feb. 25, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Bethlehem.

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, the Bach Festival Orchestra and Touchstone Theatre are collaborating on a theatrical journey through more than 20 works by Bach in the annual “Family Concert” conducted by Bach Choir artistic director Greg Funfgeld

Bach, the Baroque era composer...

Respectfully Yours

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am beginning a new semester in college and I often communicate with professors via email. Please explain the basics of email etiquette and how to format a proper email.

Dear Reader, The number of emails you send in your college career may seem endless. The way in which you communicate and present yourself when writing to your professors is extremely important. You should view how you communicate as a professional exchange.

It is in your best interest to...


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

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.

Miss Pennsylvania...

Healthy: ginger

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is ginger really good for nausea or is this an old wive’s tale?

Ginger is an underground stem that is beige, thick and knotted. The stem extends roughly one foot above ground with long, narrow, ribbed, green leaves, and white or yellowish-green flowers. The underground stems of the ginger plant are used for cooking and medicinal purposes. In Asia, ginger is used to treat stomachaches, nausea, and diarrhea. Ginger extract is found in many dietary supplements sold in the United...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

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.


Family Project

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My husband and I argue a lot. Although he has never hit me or been physically abusive in any way, he puts me down in front of the children, and screams at the top of his lungs when he gets upset. I don’t feel this is good for our children, ages six and 11, but I also think it would be even harder on them if my husband and I split up. I feel that I ought to put up with it for the sake of the children. What does the panel think?

The first reaction to the question by the panel was...