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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 13: Chicken parmesan, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, March 14: Meatloaf w / gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, March 15: Tilapia, whole-grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, meatloaf w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Monday, March 18: Roasted pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.

Tuesday, March 19: Chef’s salad.

Northampton: ‘Mary Poppins’

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Mary Poppins” arrives on the stage at 7 p.m. March 21, 22, 23 and 2 p.m. March 24, auditorium, Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton.

Nanny Mary Poppins flies into the chaotic Banks household in 1910 London. With her multi-talented friend Bert, Mary brings magic and common sense to siblings Jane and Michael Banks, and to their dysfunctional parents as well.

Review: ‘Madea’

Friday, March 15, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

To paraphrase Williams Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” Act 2, Scene 3, and give it a twist, “I have not come here to bury ‘Medea,’ but to praise him-her.”

“A Madea Family Funeral” is the 11th in the feature film comedy series by actor-writer-director-producer Tyler Perry, who again plays the title role. Perry has said this is his final outing as family matriarch, Madea (introduced in “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman,” 2005).

Film, talk

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

JCC OF LV:

“Nicky’s Family” will be screened at 7 p.m. March 19, Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, as part of the Jewish & Israeli Film Series. The documentary film is about the 1939 Czech kindertransport. Eva Levitt, of Allentown, a Czechoslovakia native and Holocaust child survivor, is speaker.

Tickets: lvjcc.org; Welcome Desk, Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown. Information: 610.435.3571

Panas’ awakens ‘Beauty’

Friday, March 15, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Sleeping Beauty,” a solo exhibition by fine art photographer Lydia Panas through April 13, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, focuses on the social contradictions women face.

Each of the 16 color portraits of women, from girls through adults, features a figure laying in a grassy or leafy setting outdoors. With their eyes wide open, the subjects seem to be defiantly staring back at the viewer. A direct gaze from each conveys a sense of interruption and engagement.

“’Sleeping Beauty’ is actually a reversal of the fairy tale,” says Panas.

Respectfully Yours: Comfy casual

Friday, March 15, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My husband and I are invited to a social gathering and the host suggests “comfy casual” attire. The evening is going to be a relaxing night that includes pizza and some game-playing. My husband insists on wearing khakis and a button-down. I said comfy casual is sweatpants or maybe jeans, but definitely not khakis and a button-down. This is causing a slightly heated debate. He is not comfortable heading out to meet friends in sweats. What is the difference between casual and comfy casual attire?

Dear Reader,

Curtain Rises:

Friday, March 15, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Civic ‘Buyer & Cellar’;

The Lehigh Valley theater scene springs back to life in time for the vernal equinox.

At Civic Theatre of Allentown is the Lehigh Valley debut of the one-man comedy about Barbra Streisand’s basement-dweller, “Buyer & Cellar,” 7:30 p.m. March 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 and 2 p.m. March 24, Theatre514, Allentown.

At Munopco Music Theatre of Allentown is the iconic musical that has legs, “A Chorus Line,” 8 p.m. March 16, 22, 23 and 2 p.m. March 17, 24, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown.

The two stage shows, opposite in concept, are similar as behind-the-scenes takes.

‘Family Storytelling’

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

GODFREY DANIELS:

Denise McCormack performs “Medieval Tales and Slavic Sagas,” 2 p.m. March 17, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, in the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild’s 2019 “Family Storytelling Series.”

The “Cops ’n’ Kids” program will provide two free books to each child in attendance.

Tickets: Godfrey Daniels box office, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem; godfreydaniels.org; 610-867-2390

Kitchen, Levine

Friday, March 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

GALLERY

AT ST. JOHN’S:

Award-winning Boston folksinger-songwriter and Easton native Terry Kitchen and New Jersey folksinger Mara Levine perform at 1 p.m. March 17, The Gallery at St. John’s, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 330 Ferry St., Easton.

Kitchen and Levine have performed and recorded as a duo since 2008. They released a duo EP in 2012 and appear on each other’s solo albums, including Levine’s CD, “Facets of Folk” (No. 1, National Folk-DJ Chart, January), and Kitchen’s 2017 CD, “The Quiet Places.”

Information: stjohnseaston.org; 610-178-6117