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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Chosen Words

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

18 Years Ago

It is 18 years ago

Since our hearts were blown away;

When our enemy hit the twin towers,

Destroying everything in their way!

They ran airplanes into our buildings,

Where thousands of people worked,

The world was alarmed, and frightened,

And thousands of people were hurt.

Thousands of others lost their lives

On that oh, so fateful, day;

That day was Sept. 11, 2001,

And the memories won’t go away.

They will live in our minds forever,

The fear, the sadness, the dread,

The unrelenting uncertainty,

‘Festival Unbound’ volunteers sought

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Volunteers are sought for “Festival Unbound,’ Touchstone Theatre’s 10-day festival of original art and community conversation, Oct. 4-13.

Volunteer tasks include ushering, setting up folding chairs, helping audience members dance their way down the South Bethlehem Greenway, and being a “Closing Ceremony Ambassador.”

“What gets me so excited is how different aspects of the festival touch on all these parts of Bethlehem, all these different communities and age groups and parts of the history,” said Michael Duck, festival volunteer coordinator.

Auditions Oct. 10

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

ASO CHORUS:

Auditions for new members of the Allentown Symphony Chorus are 6 - 9 p.m. Oct. 10, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The Allentown Symphony Chorus is a professional-level chorus that accompanies the Allentown Symphony Orchestra in at least one concert per season.

For the 2019-2020 season, the chorus performs with the ASO Feb. 8 and 9, 2020, and April 18 and 19, 2020. The chorus has about 50 persons.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Piano, plus: The Piano Guys return at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The Piano Guys have made more than 65 music videos since 2011, including their hit, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” and a reinvention of the song, “Let It Go,” from Disney’s animated feature movie, “Frozen.” The Piano Guys, each of whom hails from Utah, are pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music producer Al van der Beek.

2019 Arts Ovation honors nine; moves to Miller Symphony Hall

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Arts Commission 31st annual Arts Ovation Awards will be presented 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 26, in a new venue, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The 2019 Arts Ovation Awards recipients are:

Jodi Duckett, former Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Morning Call, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts

Ron De Long, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts

Mike Krisukas, Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts

Diane Wittry, Outstanding Achievement in Literary Arts

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, September 11: Stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, roll, cherry gelatin.

Thursday, September 12: Asian BBQ turkey, mixed Asian vegetables, brown rice, crackers, fresh fruit salad.

Friday, September 13: Chicken pot pie, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fresh pineapple.

Monday, September 16: Roast beef, parsley boiled potatoes, peas and carrots, roll, apple bread, pudding.

Tuesday, September 17: Chicken primavera, tomato basil soup, whole wheat penne, crackers, mixed berries.

Society of Arts author luncheon benefits Allentown Art Museum

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Art Museum Society of the Arts (SOTA) presents its Seventh annual “Luncheon With The Authors,” 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oct. 3, Lehigh Country Club, Allentown.

Three nationally-acclaimed authors, Juliet Lapidos, Christopher J. Yates and Lyndsay Faye, will share remarks, participate in a panel discussion and sign books for attendees.

PBS39 “News Tonight” reporter K.C. Lopez is emcee for the Allentown Art Museum benefit.

Lapidos is author of “Talent,” a modern-day exploration of the parable of the talents set in a fictionalized New Haven, Conn.