Northwestern Press

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Korean War vets

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

STEELSTACKS:

Phoebe Terrace Korean War Veterans Richard “Dick” Reider, Louis “Lou” Wolf and The Rev. Wilbur “Bill” Albright discuss “The Forgotten War: Stories from the Korean War,” moderated by Frank Gunter, followed by a screening of “Unforgettable: The Korean War,” 7 p.m. Nov, 11, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. Ticket reservations: steelstacks.org; 610-332-3378

‘Second Sunday’ concert

Friday, November 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

UNITARIAN LV:

Neil Kirkwood’s Blue Invention Trio performs 3 p.m. Nov. 10, “Second Sunday Concert Series,” second-floor sanctuary, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

The Trio features Neal Kirkwood, piano and vibes; Tim Harrison, flute and piano, and Ron Horton, flugelhorn.

Concert guests may meet the artists at a post-concert reception.

Tickets: at the door; concertseries.uuclvpa.org; 610-866-7652

The Family Project: Haunted house scary, not traumatic

Friday, November 8, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 4-year-old loves scary Halloween displays in stores, so I took him to a haunted house that I thought was kid-friendly. It wasn’t. I covered his eyes and we ran out as soon as we could. He told me he saw horrible things. I tried to tell him it was all fake. Did I scar him for life?

“No, you have not scarred you child for life,” panelist Mike Ramsey said. He said the mother may be experiencing guilt feelings for having made a decision that resulted in an emotional reaction from...

Healthy Geezer: Techniques to improve your memory

Friday, November 8, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

The difference between normal and abnormal memory difficulties comes down to this:

If you forget a name or where you left your keys, you’re probably OK.

If you can’t remember how to brush your teeth, you need medical attention.

Here are more memory problems that aren’t part of normal aging:

Noticeable deterioration of memory over several months

Repeating stories you told only minutes before, or asking the same questions over and...

The name says it all: Allentown Symphony concerts have all-Tchaikovsky program

Friday, November 1, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky is a name that most of us know because of his popular ballet, “The Nutcracker,” and his overture, the “1812 Overture,” with the famous part for bombastic canons. Both of these pieces are performed regularly at thousands of concerts all over the world.

Tchaikovsky was a leading composer in Russia, living between 1840-1893, but he led a complicated, emotional life with bouts of depression, a disastrous marriage to one of his students, and a long-time...

10th annual InVision is set

Friday, November 1, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The month-long 2019 InVision Photo Festival begins 6- 9 p.m. Nov. 1 as part of Southside Bethlehem’s “First Friday,” ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory Arts Center, with three exhibitions and opportunities to create artwork, view demonstrations and attend artists’ talks.

“The Lehigh Valley has an incredibly rich photographic community and artistic heritage, which InVision has celebrated for 10 years now,” says ArtsQuest Director of Visual Arts Hillary Harper.

“ArtsQuest is excited to...

Civic Theatre launches $1.1-mllion ‘Kapital for Kids’ campaign

Friday, November 1, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown patrons heard Broadway tunes from Civic’s brand-new Civic Show Choir and took tours of the second floor of the Nineteenth Street Theatre Oct. 21 when the nonprofit theater kicked off the third and final phase of its capital campaign.

“Kapital for Kids” aims to raise $1.1 million to replace second-floor windows, renovate and modernize the classroom-rehearsal studios and the costume shop, and preserve and weatherize the Ninteenth Street Theatre façade.

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Theater Review: Get ‘Into the Woods’ at Muhlenberg College Theatre

Monday, November 4, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Into the Woods” at Muhlenberg College is a pristine production of the classic musical.

Through thoughtful set and lighting design, a fine performance by the 15-piece orchestra and superb singing and acting by Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre & Dance Department students, “Into the Woods,” through Nov. 3, Empie Theater, Baker Center for the Arts, merits serious attention from fans of the American musical theater.

Director Beth Schachter brilliantly explores the fluid...