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Monday, December 9, 2019

Respectfully Yours: Park emotions waiting for parking spot

Friday, November 15, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

During the holidays, things get fairly crowded and looking for a parking space is difficult. There are times people appear to be leaving but sit in their cars. Is there a polite way to ask another driver in this situation if they will be leaving the spot?

Dear Reader,

It tries our patience to wait for someone to leave a parking spot the person is taking his or her sweet time.

It’s no secret that manners tend to break down when cars are involved....

Ulysses String Quartet

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Ulysses String Quartet performs, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley.

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem program is: Haydn, “String Quartet in E Flat Major,” Op. 33, “The Joke”; Paul Frucht: “Rhapsody”; Komitas, “Armenian Folk Songs,” Beethoven, “String Quartet No.4 in C Minor,” Op.18 No.4

The Vision String Quartet cancelled. Tickets: at the door; cmsob.org

Author to talk

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

New York Times best-selling author Peter Stark Speaks on “Why Pennsylvania Isn’t the End of the Road: Joseph Brant, Christian Post, Tecumseh and the ‘Indian Barrier State’ That Would Stop the Western Movement in Early America,” 1 p.m. Nov. 16, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Few Americans today realize how close Pennsylvania came to being the nation’s westernmost state,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

In...

The Family Project: Daughter’s cell phone photos upset mother

Friday, November 15, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have a beautiful, awesome 16-year-old daughter. She does well in school and she doesn’t get into trouble. This morning I dropped her off for swim team practice and saw that she left her cell phone in the car. A text caught my eye, and I snooped. She has been sending naked pictures of herself over her phone to a couple of boys. What do I do?

Starting off, panelist Denise Continenza said, “When the mother can be calm, she needs to talk to her daughter about the photo, but she...

Hobgood’s ‘Jazz Upstairs’: expect old-school stylings

Friday, November 15, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Laurence Hobgood brings his trio to the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Hobgood has had a 30-year career as a jazz pianist, composer, arranger and producer. The Grammy recipient has performed at venues throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Tanglewood and the White House.

Hobgood is known for his 20-year collaboration with singer Kurt Elling...

Philadelphia children’s TV show star has movie costumes from legendary collection in Allentown Art Museum exhibition

Friday, November 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The exhibit is “Designing Hollywood.”

It’s really Gene London’s Hollywood.

The exhibit, subtitled “Golden Age Costumes from the Gene London Cinema Collection,” through Dec. 22, Allentown Art Museum, includes 60 vintage costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood movies, including those worn by Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, Charlton Heston, James Cagney and many more.

London, a Philadelphia children’s...

Movie Review: ‘Addams Family’: Snap, snap

Friday, November 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

At the Addams Family household, it’s Halloween all-year-round.

“The Addams Family” animation feature film celebrates that, especially with the theme song.

You know: That rolling melody (dah, dah ... dah, dun) and then two snaps of the fingers.

It was the theme song, written by Vic Mizzy, for “The Addams Family” TV show (1964 - 1966).

The theme song has been a part of pop culture for 55 years. The Addams Family characters have been with us for 81 years.

Snap...