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8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Sly dog:Kinky Friedman, above left, Texas singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and politician, performs at 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, Friedman, who styles himself in the tradition of American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain, formed the band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, releasing his first satiric country-rock album in 1973. Among his infamous tunes are “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore.” In 2006, he ran for governor of Texas.

Allentown Central: ‘Anything Goes’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, cruises to the stage at Allentown Central Catholic High School, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown.

Written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1934.

The conversation that matters Writer Ellen Goodman to deliver seventh St. Luke’s Littner lecture

Friday, April 14, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and founder-director of The Conversation Project, will speak on “The Most Important Conversation America Isn’t Having” at the seventh annual Dr. and Mrs. Max Littner Memorial Lecture Series for Bereavement, 7:30 p.m. April 19, Central Moravian Church, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The lecture is also sponsored by St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Kinky Friedman rides again in Godfrey Daniels debut

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Kinky Friedman is anything but predictable.

That bodes well for his concert, 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.

Friedman promises a mix of the old and new. In between such Kinky classics as “They Don’t Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and songs from his most recent album (2015), “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” expect to hear rants and raves from the iconoclastic singer-songwriter who rose to fame, or infamy, in the 1970s with his band, Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Mighty Mahler:The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, with Diane Wittry, Music Director-Conductor, performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, C minor ”Resurrection,” 7:30 p.m. April 8 and 3 p.m. April 9, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts feature the Allentown Symphony Chorus, with Eduardo Azzati, Chorus Master, and vocal soloists Charlotte Daw Paulsen, above left, mezzo soprano, and Ashley Milanese, above right, soprano. The concert will not have an intermission. “Meet the Artist,” noon April 7, with Wittry, Azatti, Daw Paulsen, Milanese and Todd Cravens, ASO Conducting Fellow.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 5: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, shoofly pie.

Thursday, April 6: Hearty vegetable soup, chicken Florentine pasta, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Friday, April 7: Fresh cream of mushroom soup, battered haddock, rice pilaf, roasted sweet potatoes, root vegetable and kale blend, wheat bread with margarine, cherry turnover.

Pinchot book talk

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus


The great-grandniece, Bibi Gaston, of Gifford Pinchot, former two-term Pennsylvania Governor and First Chief of the United States Forest Service, will speak about and sign copies of her book, “Gifford Pinchot and the First Foresters: The Untold Story of the Brave Men and Women who Launched the American Conservation Movement,” 1 p.m. April 8, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Information:; 610-435-1074