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Theater Review: ‘Newsies’ delivers at NCC Summer Theatre

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Whether playwrights will be writing musicals about the internet and social media only time time will tell.

The media, and newspapers, in particular, have long been the subject of stage dramas and movies, going back at least to “The Front Page” (1931) and up to and including “The Social Network “ (2010) and “The Post” (2017).

Usually, the protagonist is an overly-enthusiastic reporter, hard-driving editor, or wise-cracking femme fatale. You don’t often find a musical entirely...

Theater Review: ‘Yankee Doodle’ grand at Pines

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

What’s not to like about the Pines Dinner Theatre’s latest offering, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” when you have music and lyrics by the great George M. Cohan?

Pines Co-producer Oliver Blatt, who also wrote the book for the musical, has woven into the storyline of Cohan’s life many recognizable tunes, such as “45 Minutes to Broadway,” “Give my Regards to Broadway” and “It’s a Grand Old Flag.”

Playing through July 1, the musical offers interesting highlights into Cohan’s personal...

Lehigh Valley Summer Theater: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival explores new terrain for 2018 season

Friday, June 8, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

It’s one of only seven places in North America, where you can see three of Shakespeare’s plays at one event.

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) 27th summer season at Desales University in Center Valley is poised to attract patrons from across the globe with its professionally-produced Shakespeare and so much more.

This year, in addition to three Shakespeare plays (the popular “Twelfth Night,” the history play “King Richard II,” and the bittersweet comedy “All’s Well...

From ‘Harry Potter’ role to ‘King Richard II’ at PSF

Friday, June 8, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is known for bringing big-name film and Broadway stars to perform in its renowned festival at DeSales University in Center Valley. And the 27th summer season promises to be no exception.

An actor best-known for his role in the “Harry Potter” film series will join actors who have been seen on Broadway, the West End, opera and in film and television, to perform in six different plays through Aug. 5.

Christian Coulson, who played Tom...

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Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Real-life drama: Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) presents the world premiere of “A Softening of Her Eyes,” opening June 8, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, Behlehem. The play, written and directed by CKP co-founder Ara Barlieb, is based on the true story. A black man on trial tells his story on a radio show. Will Alexander, above left, plays the lead, Emmanuel Thorogood Morris. Trish Cipoletti, above right, plays Leslie Grant, the radio show host. Tickets: The Charles A. Brown IceHouse box office,...

Respectfully Yours: funeral

Friday, June 8, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, Driving home today and I saw a funeral procession approaching. There was a police motorcycle at the front, flashing lights, and a long procession of cars with headlights on. Sadly, I saw drivers cut into the procession and honk their horns. Could you please address the protocol involved when encountering a funeral procession?

Dear Reader, It’s disappointing that this happens and even more disappointing that this needs to be addressed. Have people gotten so busy and...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, June 7: Orange juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, Dutch apple pie.

Friday, June 8: Closed for senior games.

Monday, June 11: Apricot nectar, ale house beef sandwich on a bun, cucumber onion salad, dark sweet red cherries.

Tuesday, June 12: Chicken fried cod w/ tartar sauce,...

The Family Project: pre-teen’s visits

Friday, June 8, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 12-year-old daughter wants to start “hanging out” with her friends. I know I need to give her more freedom as she gets older, but this is so hard. What should I be checking out or asking her when she wants to go with her friends to the mall or a park?

The first questions to ask, according to panelist Pam Wallace, are: “Who are you going with? Where are you going? What will you be doing? Will there be an adult with you?”

The mother should stress that she needs to ask these...

Healthy Geezer: Vitamin D

Friday, June 8, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m 68-years-old and I want to know how much Vitamin D you need to be healthy.

The Office of Dietary Supplements in the National Institutes of Health recommends the following daily dietary allowances: 400 IU for children under one year; 600 IU for everyone 1-70 years old, and 800 IU for everyone more than 70-years-old.

The recommended upper limit for vitamin D is 2,000 IU a day. Vitamin D can be toxic when taken in higher doses. Vitamin D is included in most multivitamins,...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, June 7: Alaskan white fish, brown rice, roasted beets, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, June 8: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.

Monday, June 11: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, June 12: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, June 13: Tilapia w/ bread...