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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Readers Pick the Oscar Winners Entry Form

Saturday, February 16, 2019 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 91th Academy Awards.

LEADING ACTOR

- Christian Bale,

“Vice”

- Bradley Cooper,

“A Star Is Born”

- Willem Dafoe,

“At Eternity’s Gate”

- Rami Malek,

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

- Viggo Mortensen,

“Green Book”

LEADING ACTRESS

- Yalitza Aparicio,

“Roma”

- Glenn Close,

“The Wife”

- Olivia Colman,

“The Favourite”

- Lady Gaga,

“A Star Is Born”

- Melissa McCarthy,

The Family Project: Older-boy friendship

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My eight-year-od son seems to enjoy the company of a boy in the neighborhood who is 11. He shows up at our house every day, and from what I see, he is a big brother to my son. They play games together nicely, and he is very polite. I have tried to visit the boy’s house and meet a parent, but no adult is ever home, and no one calls to check up on him. My concern is: Why would an 11-year-old want to play with an eight-year-old? Should I put restrictions on how much time he spends at our house? I want to be kind, but I am concerned about this relationship.

Respectfully Yours: Phone-free dinner

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am planning on hosting a large family dinner. Our family doesn’t get together often and I really want to spend time talking and catching up. The problem is that I am concerned some family members will be distracted by their cell phones. I would like for everyone to interact and make fun, new memories. How do I ask them to put away their cell phones?

Dear Reader,

Hosting a family dinner is a great opportunity to reconnect and is so important it should be done as often as possible.

DiBussolo brings melodies of love to Valentine’s ‘Jazz Upstairs’

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Frank DiBussolo and the Philly Reunion Group return to Miller Symphony Hall’s “Jazz Upstairs” series in the Rodale Community Room, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 with “Wine, Women, and Song,” a melange of Valentine’s Day weekend-themed tunes for music lovers.

DiBussolo, a veteran jazz guitarist and eight-time Grammy nominee, has performed with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Diana Ross, among others. He has been a featured soloist with the bands of Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bucky Pizzarelli, Howard Alden, Lester Lannin and a long list of others.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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, Feb. 13: Roast pork w / gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled applesauce.

Thursday, Jan. 14-Valentine’s meal: Chicken stuffed w/ broccoli and cheese, rice pilaf, Waldorf salad, strawberry creme shortcake.

Friday, Feb. 15: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Theater Review: Farce shines in ‘Moon’ at Pa. Playhouse

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Lots of farce, a little slapstick and an ample serving of comic mayhem are back on the stage at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, in “Moon Over Buffalo,” through Feb. 24.

The latest offering is one of two dozen award-winning plays and musicals written by Ken Ludwig, who also penned “The Fox on the Fairway” and “Crazy for You,” both of which were produced by the Playhouse last season.

Movie Review: Not a ‘Favourite’

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Favourite” has extensive use of the fisheye camera lens.

A fisheye lens is a wide-angle lens that achieves visual distortion. The resulting image is that of a panoramic or hemispherical view.

In “The Favourite,” rooms, columns, and even people often appear curved. The fisheye lens is not used in every scene. Extreme closeups are also used to great effect, such as for Emma Stone’s captivating eyes.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

A Valentine To Jazz: The Frank DiBussolo Philly Reunion Group returns to Miller Symphony Hall for the “Jazz Upstairs” series with the concert, “Wine, Women And Song,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. The quartet includes, in addition to DiBussolo, guitar; Dave DePalma, woodwinds; Bruce Kaminsky, bass, and Lorenzo Branca, drums. DiBussolo, a professional musician since 1965, has worked with Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross, Diane Carroll and Vicky Carr. As a soloist, he has been featured with the bands of Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Bucky Pizzarelli and Lester Lannin.

Theater Review: Civic’s ‘Noises Off’ gets the laughter on

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Civic Theatre of Allentown’s production of “Noises Off,” through Feb. 24 at the 19th Street Theatre, Allentown, is a madcap romp through the clichés of farcical comedy and slapstick, with some very inventive twists.

In each of the three acts of “Noises Off,” cast members perform the first act of a play-within-the play, a sex farce titled “Nothing On.”

No chance to get bored, though. The audience views each Act One from a different perspective: onstage rehearsal, backstage shenanigans and on- and off-stage performance chaos.