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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Emmy

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ST. LUKE’S:

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 2018 Emmy nominations, including “St. Luke’s Health Now - Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.”

Individual nominees include: Ashley Russo, Executive Producer and host of “St Luke’s Now.”; Kenneth Szydlow, Executive Producer, and Kathryn Wallace, Director of photography.

“St. Luke’s Now,” which features St. Luke’s physicians discussing edge health topics, airs Monday evenings on WFMZ - Channel 69.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Grandstand show: Sugarland returns to The Great Allentown Fair, where the group last performed in 2011, with a Grandstand concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Opening the concert are Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell. Sugarland is an Atlanta, Ga., based country music duo of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles, lead vocals, and Kristian Bush, vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin. Sugarland’s first hit was in 2004 with “Baby Girl” from the multi-platinum debut album, “Twice The Speed Of Life.” The second album produced the first two No.

Free talks, screenings

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

WELLNESS EXPO:

The Greater Lehigh Valley Realtor Association (GLVR) holds a “Wellness Expo - Beyond Healthcare: Taking a Proactive Approach to Personal Wellness,” noon - 4 p.m. Sept. 12, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

The event, which is free, is open to GLVR members and the Greater Lehigh Valley community.

There will be four 20-minute presentations followed by 10-minute question and answer periods:

“Recognizing Addiction,” J. Layne Turner, MPA, Drug & Alcohol Administrator, Lehigh County

It’s Fluffy time: Gabriel Iglesias’ comedy set to delight fans at Fair

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JENNIFER SANTIAGO in Focus

Stand-up comedian, actor and voice-over talent, Gabriel Jesus Iglesias, best-known for wearing Hawaiian shirts and his catch phrase, “I am not fat ... I am Fluffy,” is celebrating two decades in comedy with his “FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy,” which stops at 8 p.m. Aug. 30, Grandstand, The Great Allentown Fair, Allentown.

Iglesias says he is most excited about his stop at the Allentown Fair for the funnel cake and fried Oreos.

His direction: Niall Horan on his own world tour

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JENNIFER SANTIAGO in Focus

With his “Flicker World Tour,” Niall Horan brings his new direction to The Great Allentown Fair for a Grandstand concert, 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Opening the concert is Maren Morris.

Horan, 24, began his tour in March in Kerry, Ireland, and will conclude it in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the end of September.

He was the third of the members of One Direction to go solo and accomplish reaching the No. 1 album slot with “Flicker,” released in 2017, on the Billboard 200 chart.

Pittsburgh Symphony official appointed Allentown Symphony executive director

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Board of Directors of the Allentown Symphony Association has announced the hiring of Alfred O. Jacobsen as its new Executive Director.

A reception for Jacobsen will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept, 22, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, prior to the opening 2018-19 season concert at 7:30 p.m. of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra.

Bakithi Kumalo brings ‘Graceland’ to Bethlehem

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Bakithi Kumalo is bringing “Graceland” back home with The All-Star “Graceland” Tribute Band,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Levitt Pavilion, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. The concert is free and open to the public.

Home is Bethlehem now for Kumalo, legendary Johannesburg, South Africa, bass player on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album (1986) and in his subsequent concerts, including “Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour.”

Kumalo originated the memorable bass line of “You Can Call Me Al” on Simon’s now classic world music album, “Graceland.”

The Great Allentown Fair brings summer to a fun close

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, brings the summer season to a fun, entertaining and educational close with a lineup of Grandstand shows, farm exhibitions, arts and crafts contests, culinary demonstrations, midway rides and more at the Allentown Fairgrounds 17th and Chew and Liberty streets, Allentown. This year’s 166th edition of the Allentown Fair is sure to be another Lehigh Valley classic.

Paid-training

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

GOOD SHEPHERD:

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is offering a paid training program for certified nursing assistants.

The five-week program will prepare participants to sit for the Nurse Aid Exam. The course is free for participants.

Classes will be held weekdays, Sept. 24 - Oct. 5, at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem Township.

A clinical rotation will be offered daily Oct. 8 - 16.

To be considered, candidates must be at least 18 years old.

If chosen, participants will be hired by Good Shepherd and paid for training time.

Lehigh Valley Classic: 166th Allentown Fair to be an ‘Ag-venture’

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair, a Lehigh Valley classic for 166 years, will soon welcome thousands of visitors to its big-name outdoor concerts, motorsport shows, rides, games, novelty attractions, food and a showcase of products from the region’s farms, gardens and homes.

One of the United States’ Top 50 fairs kicks off Aug. 28 and runs through Sept. 3, Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Fair organizers are touting what’s “Great” about this year’s event filled with “Fun, Yum and Thrills.”