Northwestern Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Play on: Shakespeare meets the classics in Allentown Symphony concerts

Friday, March 1, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

William Shakespeare is often considered the most influential writer in the English language.

We studied Shakespeare in school and some of us can even recite famous quotes from his plays: “To be or not to be: that is the question” from “Hamlet”; or “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” from “Romeo and Juliet,” or ”If music be the food of love, play on.” from “Twelfth Night.”

Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” was one of the plays I remember reading in high school, but I still have to say that my favorite Shakespeare play is “Romeo and Juliet.”

Pa. Sinfonia to present annual all-Mozart concert

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Allan Birney, presents “An Afternoon with Mozart,” 4 p.m. March 3, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.

An all-Mozart concert on a March afternoon has become an anticipated part of the Sinfonia’s season schedule.

The program includes “Symphony No. 17 in G,” K. 129; “Exultate, Jubilate,” K. 165, and the “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D,” K. 218, in which violinist Rebecca Brown is soloist.

Healthy Geezer: Fibromyalgia

Friday, March 1, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My sister went through a nightmare of doctor visits before she finally found out she has fibromyalgia. Why did it take so long for a correct diagnosis?

What your sister endured is common. It’s not easy to diagnose fibromyalgia with a laboratory test. Healthcare practitioners have to rely on symptoms to make a diagnosis.

Fibromyalgia symptoms vary. To complicate the diagnosis, fibromyalgia imitates rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus and other conditions.

Repectfully Yours: Flu stay home

Friday, March 1, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have a weekly ladies’ luncheon. My friend called to say she has had the flu all week and will attend just to get out of the house. How do I tell her she shouldn’t come?

Dear Reader, Showing up at the luncheon when you are days into a case of the flu is completely inexcusable.

The sniffles are one thing, but the flu is dangerous and your friend needs to stay home.

Movie Review: Chapter and ‘Verse’

Friday, March 1, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.”

- Stan Lee (1922-2018)

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” takes a new approach to the comic-book superhero feature movie genre.

It’s more like an old-school approach.

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” is the first animation feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Women in politics

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Angela P. Dodson will speak about and sign copies of her book, “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box,” 1 p.m. March 2, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“We are pleased to host Angela Dodson during our celebration of Women’s History Month.” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

The art of incarceration at Banana Factory show

Friday, March 1, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

In partnership with Art For Justice, The Moravian Church Eastern District, and Moravian Seminary, ArtsQuest presents “Hope in Hard Times: Prisoners’ Art for Social Justice,” March 1 - April 7, Banko Gallery, Banana Factory Arts Center, 25 W. Third St., Bethlehem.

“As a community-based arts center, one of our primary focuses is to showcase artists and exhibitions that prompt people to stop and think about issues that are impacting our society,” says ArtsQuest Sr. Director of Visual Arts Stacie Brennan.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Pasta fajioli soup, smoked turkey-salami-provolone on bun / mustard, pickled cabbage, ambrosia.

Thursday, Feb. 28: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, March 1: Cream of mushroom soup, cheeseburger on a bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, Amish potato salad, blushed pears.

Lincoln Leadership: ‘A Little Princess’

Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Lincoln Leadership Academy presents a Victorian era tale of stark class differences with “A Little Princess,” 7:30 p.m. March 8, 9, and 2 p.m. March 9 and 10, Samuels Theatre, Tompkins College Center, Cedar Crest College, 100 College Drive, Allentown.

Based on the 1905 children’s novel, “A Little Princess” by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the musical follows the trials of a young wealthy British girl in a London boarding school. She is separated from her father, an adventurer on a trek to Timbuktu.