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Friday, June 23, 2017

Movie Review: ‘Guardians Vol. 2’

Friday, May 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” brings the usual crew of galactic misfits back for an entertaining mix of 1970s-era mix-tape music, galactic shenanigans and a summer movie season of bountiful quips.

The best part, though, is that writer-director James Gunn was to the movie superhero spoof genre born (writer-director, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” 2014; “Super,” 2010; “Slither,” 2006; writer, “Dawn of the Dead,” 2004; “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” 2004; “Scooby-Doo,” 2002; “The Specials,” 2000; “Tromeo & Juliet,” 1996).

Happy, creative campers to return for ‘City Arts’

Friday, May 26, 2017 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

The 19th annual “City Arts Cultural Camp for Kids” takes place June 26 - 30. This fantastic opportunity is open to youngsters ages of 7 - 10.

The camp, a collaborative project of the Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Symphony Association, The Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown, Community Music School, and Repertory Dance Theatre, allows campers to learn about the arts while participating in activities and classes at each one of these Allentown arts nonprofits.

Freddy Awards area nominees listed

Friday, May 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 2017 Freddy Awards Ceremony will be broadcast at 7 p.m. May 25 on 69 WFMZ-TV and wfmz.com from the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.

Emmaus High School’s “Miss Saigon” received 18 Freddy nominations, the most of any nominated high school musical production in the 2017 Freddy Awards.

Parkland High School’s “Pippin” was next with 17. Southern Lehigh High School’s “Sister Act” received 12. Dieruff High School’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” received 12. Rounding out the Top Five, also in double-digits, was Freedom High School’s “Peter Pan,” with 10.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, May 26, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 24: Apricot nectar, spaghetti with meat sauce, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, applesauce.

Thursday, May 25- Memorial Day meal: Hot dog with kraut, baked beans, red potato salad, fresh cantaloupe, iced brownie.

Friday, May 26: Orange juice, chicken and grape salad on a croissant, marinated vegetable salad, cranberry coconut macaroon.

Monday, May 29: Closed for Memorial Day.

Both sides now: Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Hair’ contrast two eras of the Broadway stage

Friday, May 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s the Yin and Yang of Lehigh Valley summer theater.

It’s polar opposites on the Broadway musical spectrum.

It’s Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT).

This year, MSMT again is staging the radical and new, and the tried and true, in the American musical theater canon.

For its 37th season, MSMT presents the revolutionary rock musical “Hair,” June 14 - July 2, and the classic musical, “My Fair Lady,” July 12 - 30. The family children’s show is a really big show, “Wild,” a circus performance, June 28 - July 29.

Lehigh County senior menus

Sunday, May 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 17: Barbecued chicken, lentils, carrots, tropical fruit.

Thursday, May 18: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake with strawberries.

Friday, May 19: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, applesauce.

Monday, May 22: Three cheese ziti with meat sauce, cauliflower, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, May 23: Fish, mushroom polenta, vegetable medley, applesauce.

Wednesday, May 24: Peach glazed pork chops, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Healthy Geezer: Surgery

Sunday, May 21, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

I view surgery as the last possible solution for a health problem. I’m sure most of you agree.

It’s best to look into alternatives such as medicine, treatments, lifestyle changes and watchful waiting before undergoing anesthesia and the scalpel

Do your own research before undergoing surgery. One area of study should be laparoscopy. In this type of surgery, small cuts are used instead of a large incision. These incisions allow the surgeon to insert a laparoscope (a thin tube with a camera) into the body. Then the surgeon use small tools.

Article By: The Press

Sunday, May 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Here is the list of the 2017 Freddy Awards nominations.

The 2017 Freddy Awards Ceremony will be broadcast at 7 p.m. May 25 on 69 WFMZ-TV and wfmz.com from the State Theatre for the Arts, Easton.

Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra

Bangor Area, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”

Easton Area, “Anything Goes”

Emmaus, “Miss Saigon (School Edition)”

Freedom, “Peter Pan”

Hackettstown, “42nd Street”

Liberty, “West Side Story”

Parkland, “Pippin”

Southern Lehigh, “Sister Act”

Outstanding Use of Scenery