Leonard Bernstein is an iconic figure in the history of music.
As a composer, conductor, author, and lecturer, he was a person who influenced so many people’s lives, especially with his Young People’s Concerts with the New York Philharmonic.
Bernstein (1918 - 1990) would have been 100 in August. Orchestras all over the world are celebrating his centennial.
Leonard Bernstein was a trail-blazer, and without him and his influence, I am not sure if I would be standing on a conductor’s podium today.
The Lehigh Valley Press newspapers received 25 awards in the 2018 Professional Keystone Press Awards for work published in 2017.
The Bethlehem Press and its contributors received 12 Keystone Awards.
Salisbury Press received four Keystone Awards.
Parkland Press received three Keystone Awards.
Northampton Press received three Keystone Awards.
Catasauqua Press received two Keystone Awards.
East Penn Press received one Keystone Award.
“Side Show (2014 Revival)” is on view, 7 p.m. April 26, 27 and 2 p.m. April 28, auditorium, Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown.
With book and lyrics by Bill Russell, music by Henry Krieger, and additional book material by Bill Condon, the musical opened on Broadway in 1997, receiving five Tony Award nominations.
Sarah Pastelyak produces and directs the Dieruff High School production, assisted by choreographer Joey Schubbert, vocal director Jennifer Dodd, and stage manager Deborah Hamburger.
Q. My four-year-old grandson has begun to stutter. It upsets me and I don’t know how to handle it.
It should be reassuring to you to know that about five percent of children stutter for a period of about six months. Three-quarters of these children recover before they mature. About one percent of adults stutter.
Meanwhile, knowing how to talk to your grandson will help both of you.
With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the annual Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section concludes its annual preview series.
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Wednesday, April 11: Chicken Kiev, baked potato w/ sour cream, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, April 12: Baked meatloaf with gravy, scalloped potatoes, red beets, wheat bread with margarine, lemon bar.
Friday, April 13: Chicken and toasted orzo soup, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, fresh apple slices.
ARTS AT ST. JOHN’S:
The third 2018 “ASO Chamber Series” concert, presented by the Allentown Symphony Association with Arts at St. John’s, features Rick Basehore, Principal Oboe, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Yu Xi, pianist, 12:10 p.m. April 17, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.
The approximate 50-minute program is: “Sonata for Oboe and Piano,” Francis Poulenc; “Sonata for Oboe and Continuo in B flat Major,” Georg Philipp Telemann, and “Concerto in One Movement, Op. 45,” Eugene Goossens.
The iconic fairy tale, with a social justice point-of-view, comes to the stage at Notre Dame High School with “Cinderella (Broadway Version),” 7 p.m. April 20, 21, and 2 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Bethlehem Township.
With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Douglas Carter Beane, the 2013 Broadway debut received nine Tony Award nominations, receiving one Tony.
Follow the yellow brick road to “The Wizard Of Oz,” 7 p.m. April 26, 27, 28 and 2 p.m. April 29, auditorium, Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem.
With music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. “Yip’” Harburg, and background music by Herbert Stothart, the musical is based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” and adapted by John Kane from the 1939 movie, “The Wizard Of Oz,” for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in 1987.