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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Respectfully Yours: Loaned item

Friday, July 19, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My neighbor borrowed my tree trimmer a while back and he hasn’t returned it. I would like to do some yard work and really need my trimmer. How do you politely ask someone to return something that you let them borrow?

Dear Reader, This happens to most of us. We kindly lend an item to someone, trusting he or she will return it as soon as they are finished.

Time goes by and we forget until we need the item. Now we find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation...

The Family Project: Supportive mother

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My eldest son barely graduated from high school and will be released from juvenile detention. I am a single mother, and his brothers will be entering their freshman and sophomore high school years. Since graduating, my son has done nothing to find a job, and he shows no signs of wanting to move out. How can I help my younger sons stay on track despite their older brother’s influence?

The best thing the mother can do for all her children, according to panelist Michael Ramsey, is to...

Baroque concert

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

VALLEY VIVALDI:

“Valley Vivaldi” continues at 7 p.m. July 21, Wesley Church, Bethlehem. The concert theme is baroque music.

The program is: Locatell, “Concerto in C minor for Strings,” Op. 1, No. 11; Corelli. “Trio Sonata in D for Two Violins,” Op. 1, No. 12; Leclair, “Deuxième Récréation de Musique” for two flutes; Vivaldi, “Sinfonia al Santo Sepolcro,” RV 169, and J. S. Bach, “Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G,” BWV 1049.

The musicians include: Robin Kani, flute; Susan...

World-class photos at Theatre514 Gallery

Friday, July 19, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Globetrotting fine-art photographer Jacqueline M. Lewis has 27 images from her 25 years of travels in “A Passport to World Heritage Sites,” through through July 31, Theatre514 Gallery, Civic Theatre of Allentown.

Lewis spent the greater part of two years going through her photographs, researching the sites and editing the information that accompanies each image. She believes the pictures and text in the series can serve as an “educational social studies tool.”

The award-winning...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 17: Chicken pot pie, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fresh pineapple.

Thursday, July 18: Roast beef, parsley boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, roll, apple bread, pudding.

Friday, July 19: Chicken primavera, tomato basil soup, whole wheat penned, crackers, mixed berries.

Monday, July 22: Swedish meatballs, broccoli and carrots, whole wheat noodles, fresh melon.

Tuesday, July 23: Caribbean fish, Caribbean...

Art Garfunkel to reveal all he knows in State Theatre concert

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Art Garfunkel walked away from Simon & Garfunkel, one of the most successful duos in pop-music history.

And he kept walking.

Garfunkel has walked across the United States and Europe.

“New York City is claustrophobic. It’s gotten taller and taller and all of a sudden there was no sky. So, one day I said to my friend, ‘Let’s walk across America.’ I got my sneakers on and started walking,” Garfunkel says.

Garfunkel presents a solo concert, 8 p.m. July 24, State...

Movie Review: ‘Echo’ and the Dylan man

Monday, July 15, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Echo in the Canyon” is not one of the greatest-ever documentary films, but it has its charms, especially for contemporary music buffs.

The film depicts the 1965-1967 Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, music scene when singer-songwriters, musicians and groups, including The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield (and later, Crosby, Stills and Nash) and others gathered to live, hang out and write one pop-rock music charter-topper after another.

The film is directed...

Theater Review: ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’ serves it up at The Pines

Monday, July 15, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Pines Dinner Theatre is serving up rousing country rock music in its production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a toe-tapping, hand-clapping musical that got its start by chance, and wound up receiving a Best Musical Tony nomination. The story of that journey is hard to separate from the musical itself.

“Pump Boys and Dinettes,” written by a six-member performance group with the same name as the musical, premiered on Broadway in 1982. The playwrights-lyricists-composers were Jim Wann...

Classical Mystery Tour: Roll up for ‘Abbey Road’ 50th anniversary tribute with Allentown Symphony

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Roll up, roll up for

the Mystery Tour”

- The Beatles,

“Magical Mystery Tour”

When The Beatles performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Feb. 9, 1964, Jim Owen wasn’t among the 73 million viewers of the legendary British rock group’s United States’ television debut.

Owen wasn’t born yet.

When The Beatles’ “Magical Mysery Tour” album was released in 1967, Owen was in diapers.

The Classical Mystery Tour, featuring Jim Owen as Beatle John, rolls up to...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Summer Theatre “Goes”: Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” July 11-28, continues Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s 39th season. The cast includes, above, Mia Scarpa (Reno Sweeney), center, with, from left, the Sailor Quartet (Ethan Lynch, Zach Rabishaw, Caden Fraser, James Du Chateau). The show includes Robert Fahringer (Moonface Martin) and Jarrod Yuskauskas (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh). Porter’s 1930s’ score includes “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top.” The story is about madcap antics on...