Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

‘Alien’ review

Friday, June 2, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Be prepared to be scared.

“Alien: Covenant” is the latest in the “Alien” science fiction motion-picture franchise. Although released in spring, “Alien: Covenant” is really a summer season horror film, bringing back one of the scariest, most disgusting-looking and vicious monsters ever created for the cinema.

“Alien: Covenant” is a sequel to “Prometheus” (2012), the second “Alien” prequel, and the sixth installment in the “Alien” franchise.

“Alien: Covenant” is the third...

Zoso to recreate Led Zeppelin in concert at Sherman Theatre

Friday, June 2, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience” is a tribute band that captures the masterful talent of Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and pays homage to one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

Zoso’s passion, musical ability and showmanship has earned the group critical acclaim and a loyal following. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as “head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes,” and the Chicago Sun-Times declared Zoso “the closest to the...

Freddys: Emmaus, 7; Parkland, 5; LV high school musicals dominate

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Emmaus High School’s production of “Miss Saigon (School Edition)” received seven Freddy Awards to lead nominees in the 2017 Freddy Awards for high school musicals productions.

Parkland High School’s production of ”Pippin” received five Freddy Awards, the next most number of Freddys.

Bethlehem Catholic High School’s “Oklahoma!” received two Freddy awards.

Receiving one Freddy Award each: William Allen High School’s “Bonnie & Clyde”; Dieruff High School’s “Jesus Christ...

Benefit brings

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

SSFF:

The Fifth annual “SouthSide Film Festival Fundraiser” is 6 p.m. June 12, Molinari’s, 322 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

Participating chefs are Dominic Lombardo, TheMINT Gastropub; Mike Pichetto and Martin Castro, 3rd & Ferry Fish Market; Joe Bruno, grain; Melanie Lino, Lit Roastery and Bakeshop, and Geo Dodig, Molinari’s.

The evening begins with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Each course is paired with a wine from South Italy Imports. Bonn Place Brewing Co. is on...

STEM classes

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers “Pump up Your Brain!” summer classes for students in grades 6 through 10 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) taught by LCCC instructors at the main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

“Everyday Biotechnology” explores scientific concepts that can be applied in the home and garden: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday for grades 9-10 (rising), with additional materials fee as applicable: “...

Healthy Geezer: allergies

Friday, June 2, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What is mold and why does it make me sick?

There are many types of molds, which are fungi that thrive where it is damp and warm. They reproduce by spreading spores, asexual reproductive bodies. Spores are invisible to our eyes. They float through outdoor and indoor air. Molds that cause allergies include alternaria, aspergillus, cladosporium and penicillium.

If you are allergic to molds, your immune system overreacts when you inhale spores. Mold allergy symptoms can include...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 31: Breaded pork chop, mashed red potatoes, oven roasted Brussels sprouts, wheat bread with margarine, lemon bar.

Thursday, June 1: Apple juice, Italian beef, cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, June 2: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey-salami and provolone with lettuce and tomato on a soft roll with mustard, carrot raisin salad, Rice Krispie treat.

Monday,...

Theater Review:

Friday, June 2, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Watching the opening night performance of “Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches” at Civic Theatre of Allentown was a jarring reminder of just how tumultuous was the decade of the 1980s, and how little we have progressed nearly 40 years later.

Civic Theatre Artistic Director William Sanders directed the award-winning play in 1997, as well as this production 20 years later at Civic, which is highlighted by superb acting, brilliant staging and a masterful script.

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Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 31: Dijon chicken, lentils, carrots, sugar cookie, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, June 1: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, June 2: White fish, cavatelli with roasted mushroom and asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, June 5: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, June 6: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, June 7: Honey...

Both sides now: Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘Hair’ contrast two eras of the Broadway stage

Friday, May 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s the Yin and Yang of Lehigh Valley summer theater.

It’s polar opposites on the Broadway musical spectrum.

It’s Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT).

This year, MSMT again is staging the radical and new, and the tried and true, in the American musical theater canon.

For its 37th season, MSMT presents the revolutionary rock musical “Hair,” June 14 - July 2, and the classic musical, “My Fair Lady,” July 12 - 30. The family children’s show is a really big show...