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Monday, July 16, 2018

LV Stage: Summer Theater

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” through July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” through July 15, Schubert Theatre

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333

“Beauty and the Beast,” through July 1, Empie Theatre

“Tal: Beyond Imagination,” June 27-July 28, Studio Theatre

Allentown Fair offers contests

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair’s Premium List booklet detailing the procedures and categories for entering the Fair’s blue-ribbon competitions are now available at the Allentown Fairgrounds main office. PDF versions are available to download at: allentownfairpa.org.

Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each of the exhibitor categories judged prior to and during the Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3. There are contests for youth entrants in addition to the all-age categories.

Two separate guideline booklets are available, one for Agri-Plex entries and one for livestock entries.

Leiner-Hernandez:

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

At a posh resort with breathtaking mountains and forest as a backdrop in Breckenridge, Colo., William Leiner III and Diana Hernandez exchanged wedding vows June 10.

The groom is the son of Bill Leiner Jr. of Coplay and Suzanne Blauvelt of Bethlehem.

He is a 2005 graduate of Whitehall High School, where he was an All- Lehigh Valley Team member on the two-time District 11 championship basketball team for the Zephyrs.

Healthy Geezer: coccyx pain

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I was racing down the cellar stairs a few days ago when I slipped and fell on my tailbone. I’ve had pain ever since. What should I do about it?

The coccyx (tailbone) is made up of three to five vertebrae at the lower end of the spine. Most people have a coccyx of four of these spinal bones. The coccyx functions as an attachment site for muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Coccyx comes from the Greek word for cuckoo. The coccyx’s shape is like the beak of a cuckoo. The human coccyx is considered a vestige of what was once a tail.

‘Hairspray’ ‘You can’t stop the beat’ at Munopco Music Theatre

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

More than 60 people will recreate the 1960s era in Munopco Music Theatre’s big, bold and bright production of the hit Broadway musical “Hairspray.”

The musical about a plump teen who yearns to be on “The “Corny Collins Show,” an American Bandstand-style television show in Baltimore, features catchy 60s’-flavored songs and lots of high-energy dancing.

One of the cast members even joked she was losing weight from all the dancing, says Munopco “Hairspray” director Susan McDermott.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 27: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.

Thursday, June 28: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.

Friday, June 29: Cheese ravioli w/ meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.

Monday, July 2: Vegetable lasagna w/meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.

Tuesday, July 3: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange.

Wednesday, July 4: Centers Closed. Independence Day.

Bach Choir at ‘Salon’ in Finger Lakes

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The seventh annual “Summer Salon,” 6:30 p.m. July 21, at the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Dundee, N.Y., in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, is a benefit for The Bach Choir of Bethlehem.

“Bach Masquerade: A Night of Music and Mystery,” offer repertoire that includes “Stars,” by Eriks Esenvalds, with a poem by Sara Teasdale, arranged for choir and tuned glasses; Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night,” and selections from Bach and Haydn.

Respectfully Yours: Salon gossip

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have been going to a new hair salon for a little over a year now. I am happy with my hairstyle, but I feel uncomfortable every time I go because of all the gossip that goes on. Going to the salon is one of the few luxuries I do for myself and I would like this time to be a little more relaxing. It also makes me wonder what is said about me after I leave. Is there anything I can do, or should I find another salon?

Dear Reader,

Movie Review: ‘Incredibles 2’

Monday, June 25, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s just “Incredibles.”

Yes, the sequel, “Incredibles 2,” outdoes “Incredibles,” released nearly 15 years ago, in 2004.

“Incredibles 2,” as with many Disney-Pixar animation features films, is preceded by brief interviews with those who voice the characters, including Craig T. Nelson (Bob Parr-Mr. Incredible) and Holly Hunter (Mrs. Parr-Elastigirl), who joke about the lag time between the original and its sequel.” To paraphrase, they promise, “It’s worth the wait.”

They are correct.