Northwestern Press

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Moving ‘Pictures’: ASO to accompany animated film in East Coast premiere

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Art inspiring music, inspiring more music, which inspired more art. Sounds like a tongue-twister, or a lesson in cause and effect.

It all started in 1874 with a gallery exhibition of the drawings and paintings of Victor Hartman, an artist and architect who was a good friend of the Russian composer, Modest Mussorgsky.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Feb. 22: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.

Friday, Feb. 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, vegetable medley, pineapples.

Monday, Feb. 26: Chicken a la king, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Three cheese ziti with meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, Feb. 28: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana.

Enter Student Poetry Project

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

Growing Green: Tree trunk frost cracks

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Cracks and splits in tree trunks are fairly common and may occur for various reasons, but are usually not a significant threat to the tree.

Usually there’s not much you can do about them once they occur. Tree-trunk cracks and splits, however, occasionally signal a serious problem that may eventually kill the tree.

One of the most common reasons for cracks and splits on tree trunks is frost cracks, which occur during cold winter weather.

‘Punk Rock Flea Market’

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Tape Swap Radio and the Bethlehem Area Public Library host “Lehigh Valley Punk Rock Flea Market,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17, at the library, 11 W. Church St., Bethlehem.

Expected are 20 vendors from Lehigh Valley businesses, artists, and crafters, 21,000 CDs and vinyl records on sale, and music by DJ Reverbiscar in a benefit for renovation of the library’s Bob Cohen Room.



Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

If the shoe fits: “Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, plays the State Theatre Center for the Arts for two performances, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17. The musical, starring, above, Leslie Jackson and Tatyana Lubov, originally written for television, debuted in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. The show, which made its Broadway debut in 2013, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, original book by Hammerstein, was directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.

‘Cinderella’ goes to source

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“This is not the Disney version,” says Leslie Jackson, who plays Marie, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella,’” being staged at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

“Most of us have grown up knowing some version of the story, but this is a more current version of the classic fairy tale,” says Jackson in a phone interview.