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Saturday, July 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Summer Theatre “Goes”: Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” July 11-28, continues Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s 39th season. The cast includes, above, Mia Scarpa (Reno Sweeney), center, with, from left, the Sailor Quartet (Ethan Lynch, Zach Rabishaw, Caden Fraser, James Du Chateau). The show includes Robert Fahringer (Moonface Martin) and Jarrod Yuskauskas (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh). Porter’s 1930s’ score includes “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top.” The story is about madcap antics on...

The Family Project: Financial woes

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My husband and I are struggling financially. He lost his job, and my hours were cut because of downsizing at the plant. I have little patience with my children. I am yelling at them a lot. My six-year-old has been going to the school nurse with stomach aches and headaches, and I often have to pick him up at school. Then I miss even more work. What can I do?

In addressing the “What can I do?” question, panelist Denise Continenza said she would first suggest that the mother look at...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 10: Boneless pork ribs, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, vanilla pudding.

Thursday, July 11: Turkey cacciatore, broccoli, whole wheat penne, fresh fruit salad.

Friday, July 12: Cheeseburger, potato salad, vegetable soup, mixed berries.

Monday, July 15: Stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, roll, cherry gelatin.

Tuesday, July 16: Asian BBQ turkey, mixed Asian vegetables, brown rice, crackers, fresh fruit...

Respectfully Yours: Rehearsal dinner

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

This past weekend, I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner. The guest attire was a mix of casual and semi-formal attire. Some guests had on jeans and others were dressed up. I thought it was common knowledge that a rehearsal dinner requires semi-formal dress attire. Is this supposed to be a casual event?

Dear Reader, Determining what to wear to a wedding rehearsal dinner can be more complicated than you might think. You don’t want to be either overdressed or...

El Sistema receives three festival awards

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Sixteen students from El Sistema Lehigh Valley (ESLV) received the highest rating, Superior; the Overall Orchestra Award, and were the only group to receive the Esprit de Corps Award for the group that showed the highest level of professionalism during performances in the Music in the Parks Festival held June 1 at Northeast Middle School, Bethlehem.

ESLV’s advanced orchestra, The Fellowship of The Strings, led by Program Manager and Orchestra Conductor Kaylee Santanello, performed the...

Healthy Geezer: Prescription or generic?

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Are generic drugs as good as brand-name drugs?

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “ A generic drug is the same as a brand-name drug in dosage, safety, strength, quality, the way it works, the way it is taken and the way it should be used. The FDA requires generic drugs have the same high quality, strength, purity and stability as brand-name drugs.”

More than 70 percent of prescription medications taken today are generics, which are identical, or “...

Curtain Rises: ‘Anything Goes’ brings Jarrod Yuskauskas home to MSMT

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s the seventh season for Jarrod Yuskauskas at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT).

For 2019, Yuskauskas plays Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in “Anything Goes,” July 11-28, Baker Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

Yuskauskas played Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady” in 2017 and had lead roles in “Gypsy,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Spamalot” since 2012 at MSMT.

Henry Higgins is his favorite role so far at MSMT. “He’s a lot to dig into. And...

Theater Review: The music rocks on in ‘Buddy’ at NCC

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

It wasn’t a long story. It covered a period of only a little more than 18 months, but it made up for its brevity with a blaze of musical genius that lives on 60 years later as a major influence on rock ‘n’ roll.

It is, of course, the Buddy Holly story retold on stage as “Buddy,” an exuberant musical through July 14, Northampton Community College Summer Theater.

The story begins in Lubbock, Texas, where 20-year-old Buddy Holly is starting out as a country-western singer. He’s...