The Sara Caswell Quartet brings its contemporary jazz sound to the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
The Grammy-nominated Caswell says the audience can expect, “A mix of standards with a contemporary feel, reimagined, reworked. I love taking the audience on a journey. I want to give a lot of variety. I never want a performance to be predictable.”
The vagaries of fame and the music business have been covered in story and song many times over.
The Byrds’ “So You Want To Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star” (1967) pretty much said it all.
The Rolling Stones weighed in with “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” (1965).
“Billy Elliot The Musical” is a multi-layered show that has a bit of everything: family conflict, single parenthood, politics, labor strife, mentor and student, elder-care problems, boxing and ballet.
It’s an alphabet-soup mix of themes that would challenge any community theater, much less a troupe returning to its main stage for the first time in about a year to open a renovated and restored new space.
Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, Oct. 10: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Orange juice, chicken noodle bake, California vegetable blend, wheat bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.
Friday, Oct. 12: Apple juice, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.
Two anniversaries significant to Muhlenberg College and its iconic radio station WMUH are being celebrated in two gallery exhibitions through Oct. 31 at the Liberty Bell Museum, Zion’s Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.
“Towards a Greater Muhlenberg: The Evolution of Muhlenberg College 1848-2018” traces the 170-year history of the college from its inception as the Allentown Seminary, Fourth and Walnut streets, Allentown, through the school’s relocation to Allentown’s West End, and its transformation to a modern, coeducational liberal arts college.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Oct. 10: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.
Thursday, Oct. 11: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.
Friday, Oct. 12: Cheese ravioli with meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.
Monday, Oct. 15: Vegetable lasagna w/ meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange.
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, diced pears, oatmeal cookie.
Q. When doctors perform a cardiac ablation, what do they use to clean the heart?
This question made me laugh because I had the same misconception as the correspondent. We both confused ablation with ablution. Ablation is a surgical excision of tissue. Ablution is a cleansing with water or another liquid.
Cardiac ablation corrects heart arrhythmias by destroying tissue that blocks the electrical signal traveling through your heart to make it beat. By clearing the signal pathway of the abnormal tissue, your heart can beat properly again.
Dr. Sally McMurry will speak about and sign copies of her book, “Pennsylvania Farming: A History In Landscapes,” 1 p.m. Oct. 13, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
Her slide-lecture will include images from Pennsylvania farms. McMurry, who received a PhD from Cornell University, is Professor Emerita of American History at The Pennsylvania State University.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074
Tenors of our times: The Allentown Symphony Pops series presents “The Broadway Tenors: Ultimate Broadway,” 7:30 pm. Oct. 13, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Featured are Broadway show actors Brent Barrett (“Chicago”), Matt Cavenaugh (“West Side Story”) and Kyle Dean Massey (“Pippin”). Ronald Demkee, Pops Conductor, leads the symphony. The three tenors will sing songs from Broadway’s Golden Age. “Individually, each is a spectacular artist. Together, they present an infinite and kaleidoscopic range of musical possibilities ...
In the 1990s, “The Three Tenors” were all the rage. Opera singers Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti had joined forces and created an operatic tenor super group.
Brent Barrett, who at the time had starred in numerous Broadway musicals including “West Side Story,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Grand Hotel,” thought he could use the same concept, but instead with some of the talented Broadway leading men he knew.