Northwestern Press

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Eyes wide shut: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson continues to tour, record

Friday, August 11, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Despite what many are claiming, this year marks Jethro Tull’s 49th anniversary, not its 50th anniversary.

“I come across that all the time. People just seem to want to jump the gun,” says Ian Anderson, lead vocalist, flautist, acoustic guitarist, and founding member of Jethro Tull.

“But honestly, even if it was, this has been just another tour. It’s been just another tour since the beginning. I’m not an anniversary guy. It’s just not on my mind. I don’t think that way.”

Live is back, live at Musikfest, with original lineup

Friday, August 4, 2017 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

The recently reunited Live, on its 25th anniversary “The Reunion World Tour,” joins the Musikfest headliner lineup at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Black Pistol Fire opens the show.

Live, a multi-platinum alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, consisting of Ed Kowalczyk, vocals-guitar; Chad Taylor, guitar-backing vocals; Patrick Dalheimer, bass, and Chad Gracey, drums-percussion, has sold more than 22 million albums and charted two No. 1 albums, “Throwing Copper” and “Secret Samadhi.”

Chicago hits Musikfest with all the hits

Friday, August 4, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The celebrated sounds of Chicago will ring out Aug. 5 at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame band concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza.

This year marks Chicago’s 50th consecutive year of touring, and trumpeter Lee Loughnane has made all 50. The tour takes the group from the East Coast to the West Coast with stops in Canada and Mexico and concludes after a few weeks off in Shippensburg in mid-November.

Golf classic

Friday, August 4, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Foundation holds its 24th annual golf classic Aug. 7 at Lehigh Country Club, Allentown.

This year’s honorary chairs are the Rothrock Family, in memory of the late Bruce L. Rothrock, Sr. Proceeds benefit the Bruce L. Rothrock Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund.

The registration fee includes green fees, cart use, box lunch and promotional gift for every golfer. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. Golfers will play a scramble format with a shotgun start at noon and conclude with an evening dinner reception and awards.

Allentown Band back at Waldheim Park for historic 102nd concert

Friday, August 4, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Allentown Band’s 102-year journey to Waldheim, Park, Allentown, continues with “A Musical Journey through American History,” 7 p.m. Aug. 8.

The Band performs historic, patriotic and popular tunes with special guests George B. Miller and Kate Scuffle, founders of Selkie Theatre, who will provide historical readings.

“In between each music piece, they’re going to reading something relevant to the period,” explains Pamela Varkony, concert chair for the Allentown Band concert conducted by Ron Demkee.

Movie Review: ‘Maudie’

Friday, August 4, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Maudie” is a charming film based on the real-life story of Maud Lewis (1903-1970), a Nova Scotia folk artist with a disability whose paintings brought her national attention in Canada.

Look for an Oscar actress nomination for Sally Hawkins, who portrays Maud with brash reverence and raw-nerved reality.

Also look for an Oscar supporting actor nomination for Ethan Hawke, who plays Maud’s husband, Everett, with barely-repressed anger.

Maud, rejected by her Aunt Ida (Gabrielle Rose) and brother, Charlie (Zachary Bennett), answers Everett’s ad for a housekeeper.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 4, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 2: Peach glazed pork chop, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Thursday, August 3: Braised beef dip, potatoes, broccoli, seasonal fruit.

Friday, August 4: Chef’s salad with turkey and ham, cheese, croutons, ranch dressing.

Monday, August 7: Grilled hamburger, cole slaw, warm fruit cobbler, jello.

Tuesday, August 8: Pineapple glazed ham, mashed yams, green beans, seasonal fruit, mini-muffin, Graham crackers.

Wednesday, August 9: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, milk.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 4, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 2: Barbecue chicken breast, Spanish rice, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, August 3: Vegetable juice, smoked sausage, grilled potatoes w/ egg, three bean salad, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.

Friday, August 4: Baked meatloaf w/ gravy, oven browned potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, tapioca pudding.

Monday, August 7: Fresh crab patty w/ tartar sauce, roasted rosemary potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, cherry turnover.