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Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Broken homes.

The title to a household where the ruckus is over. No more arguing, just broken hearts.

But what if the household isn’t broken? It’s in the process of breaking. Endless nights of


Endless hours of distraction. Hearts breaking. Piece by piece.

The thought of the end is stuck in your head. Not only when you

Can switch from breaking to broken,

But when you can come to closure.

Finally accept the fact that things will...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 25: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, April 26: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, April 27: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp.

Monday, April 30: Spaghetti and meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, May 1: Veal w/mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, diced pears.


Guest conductor, opera singer, with Curtis Symphony

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

On April 28, Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall welcomes back the Curtis Symphony Orchestra with guest artist, operatic soprano Amanda Majeski.

The ensemble will be conducted by Karina Canellakis, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Julliard School and winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.

After Curtis, Canellakis embarked on a career as a violinist in chamber groups and with the Chicago Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic. She then went on to...

Liberty HS Alumni Band

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Liberty High School Alumni Band and the Easton Municipal Band present the 21st annual “John Philip Sousa Concert,” 2 p.m. April 29, Hanover Township Community Center, 3630 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem.

The concert features Sousa marches and other selections.

Refreshments will be served at intermission.

The concert is free and open to the public. A donation will be accepted.

Theater Review: ‘Seussical’ quite a musical at CAST

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“Seussical the Musical,” through April 29, Catasauqua High School, is the perfect vehicle for exhibiting the exceptional talents of the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre’s performers and volunteers.

In the opening night performance, April 20, seen for this review, director Bill Nothstein pulled out all the stops from the pages of the beloved storyteller Dr. Seuss.

Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and debuting on Broadway in 2000, “Seussical” is a musical compilation...

Ezra Wenner: 75 years and counting with The Allentown Band

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Allentown Band has been a Lehigh Valley institution for 190 years. Ezra Wenner has been an institution in the Allentown Band for 75 years.

That’s 75 years of holding down the trombone chair in one of the United State’s finest concert bands. Wenner, 90, is believed to have played with the Allentown Band for more years than any other musician in the band.

Wenner has received recognition for his longevity in recent years.

In 2015, the Allentown Band board of directors...

Ronald Demkee is Mr. Allentown Band

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Allentown Band has a long and storied past, dating back 190 years, to what is said to be its first performance, July 4, 1828.

For the last 41 years, one man has been the face of the Allentown Band: Ronald Demkee.

The band’s conductor started his association with the United States’ oldest civilian concert band as a tubist in 1964 while attending West Chester University. The rest, as they say, is history.

The Allentown Band is gearing up for its outdoor summer concert...

And the band plays on

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Focus

As the Allentown Band warms up for its annual series of concerts in West Park, Allentown, and at other Lehigh Valley outdoor bandshells and parks, the Focus section profiles the band’s long-time conductor, Ronald Demkee, and the band’s eldest musician, Ezra Wenner.

Respectfully Yours: business cards

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I attend numerous networking events and I am presented with many business cards. In the moment, I find myself trying not to break eye contact and stare at the card. What should I do when someone hands me his or her business card? And what’s the proper way to present one?

Dear Reader, I want to start by giving you a little history on business card handling. Japanese protocol teaches us everything we know about business card protocol.

Until recently, most...