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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 16: Orange juice, smoked turkey- salami and provolone cheese on roll, corn and tomato salad, rice krispie treat.

Thursday, August 17: Breaded veal patty w/ gravy, seasoned red potatoes, roasted broccoli, wheat bread w/ margarine, ambrosia.

Friday, August 18: Roast pork w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced carrot cake.

Monday, August 21: Cranberry juice, baked meatloaf w/...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Jazz violin:The Scott Tixier Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the “Jazz Upstairs” series, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Tixier is an award-winning French jazz violinist and recording artist. Grammy Award-winning bassist Marcus Miller said Tixier “is making an international name for himself. I heard him in France and was immediately struck by his individuality and his sound.” Said guitarist Pat Metheny, “[Scott] has found a place for himself within the elite...

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has third annual record year

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival set attendance and ticket revenue records for the third consecutive year.

With nearly 150 performances in just under 10 weeks, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival season concluded with landmark attendance records, ticket revenues exceeding $1.2 million, an 8 percent increase in subscription sales and a main stage production playing to 103 percent capacity.

The Festival’s 26th season closed Aug. 6 in the Labuda Center for the Performing...

Theater Review: ‘Sister Act’

Friday, August 18, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“Sister Act,” though Aug. 20 at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, is an evening of heavenly entertainment, from staging to acting to music direction to set design.

A convert from the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, the musical stage version of “Sister Act” showcases music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner.

Director Chip Rohrbach assembled a well-balanced and talented cast of singer-actors, somewhat of a miracle given that he had to...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 18, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 16: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini-muffin.

Thursday, August 17: Meatloaf, mashed potato, broccoli, banana.

Friday, August 18: Meatball sub w/ tomato sauce, wax beans, warm peach crisp.

Monday, August 21: Veal patty w/ gravy, pasta, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, August 22: Smoked sausage, pasta, carrots, pineapple.

Wednesday, August 23: Salisbury steak, whipped...

Eyes wide shut: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson continues to tour, record

Friday, August 11, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Despite what many are claiming, this year marks Jethro Tull’s 49th anniversary, not its 50th anniversary.

“I come across that all the time. People just seem to want to jump the gun,” says Ian Anderson, lead vocalist, flautist, acoustic guitarist, and founding member of Jethro Tull.

“But honestly, even if it was, this has been just another tour. It’s been just another tour since the beginning. I’m not an anniversary guy. It’s just not on my mind. I don’t think that way.”

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Bud Cole ‘Celebration Of Life’ soars over Blue Mountain

Friday, August 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Kestrels circled in lazy patterns in the brilliant sky. A parasailer glided gracefully, looping back and forth. Far below rolled the green expanse of the valley and beyond, the hazy blue outline of the Pocono Mountains.

A long line formed in the lobby of Blue Mountain Resort-Summit Lodge, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. There were hugs, words of condolence and anecdotes as Bev Cole, Bud Cole’s widow, greeted all.

The occasion was a “Celebration Of Life” service for...

Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’

Friday, August 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Dunkirk” is a brutally-realistic film based on the true story about a World War II battle in which the retreat of Allied Forces became a rallying cry for United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill with the military and civilians to fight the Nazis.

Soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France were surrounded by the Nazi army on the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26 and June 4, 1940, in the Battle of France during World War II. An estimated 300,000...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 9: Apple juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, red-skinned potato salad, fresh cantaloupe.

Thursday, August 10: Country fried steak w/ gravy, baked potato / sour cream, roasted cauliflower parmesan, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh strawberries.

Friday, August 11: Cranberry juice, pork roll w/ cheese on bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, blueberry fluff.

Monday, August 14: Apricot...