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Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Music teachers:

The Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association (LVMTA) holds its 36th annual “Hannah Young Play-A-Thon” fundraiser, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 25, Lehigh Valley Mall, Route 22 and MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

Hundreds of Lehigh Valley music students are expected to perform at three locations in the mall. There will be pianists and other instrumentalists, and vocalists performing classical and popular selections.

Miss Pennsylvania...

Healthy: ginger

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is ginger really good for nausea or is this an old wive’s tale?

Ginger is an underground stem that is beige, thick and knotted. The stem extends roughly one foot above ground with long, narrow, ribbed, green leaves, and white or yellowish-green flowers. The underground stems of the ginger plant are used for cooking and medicinal purposes. In Asia, ginger is used to treat stomachaches, nausea, and diarrhea. Ginger extract is found in many dietary supplements sold in the United...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Feb. 22: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.

Friday, Feb. 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, vegetable medley, pineapples.

Monday, Feb. 26: Chicken a la king, whole wheat pasta, carrots, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Three cheese ziti with meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.


Lynnie Godfrey wants to share her expertise, inspire children to sing

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Stage and screen veteran Lynnie Godfrey is looking for a few good friends, young friends, to accompany her in a holiday concert.

Godfrey is holding vocal auditions 1 - 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown, for kindergarten through fifth grade students in Allentown School District to perform with her in a December holiday concert at the church.

The Broadway actress and lauded vocalist seeks to provide a community music education...

Readers Pick

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 90th Academy Awards.


- “Darkest Hour”

- “Dunkirk”

- “Phantom Thread”

- “Get Out”

- “The Post”

- “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

- “The Shape of Water”

- “Lady Bird”

- “Call Me by Your Name”


- Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

- Guillermo del Toro, “The...

Simon Mulligan in ‘Jazz Upstairs’ series for fifth time

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The fifth time is the charm.

Pianist Simon Mulligan returns to Miller Symphony Hall’s “Jazz Upstairs” series for the fifth time at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, accompanied by Gene Perla, bass, and Dave Willard, drums.

Mulligan has classical and jazz chops. He studied music at St Paul’s School and the Royal Academy of Music, both London, and the International Piano Academy, Lake Como, Italy.

He has performed and-or recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Detroit Symphony,...

‘Cinderella’ goes to source

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“This is not the Disney version,” says Leslie Jackson, who plays Marie, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella,’” being staged at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

“Most of us have grown up knowing some version of the story, but this is a more current version of the classic fairy tale,” says Jackson in a phone interview.



Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

If the shoe fits: “Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Cinderella,” the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, plays the State Theatre Center for the Arts for two performances, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17. The musical, starring, above, Leslie Jackson and Tatyana Lubov, originally written for television, debuted in 1957 starring Julie Andrews. The show, which made its Broadway debut in 2013, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, new book by Douglas Carter Beane, original book...

Readers Pick the OSCAR winners

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2017 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 4, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.

The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn’s Peak gift, Roxy...