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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Recorder, oboe featured in Valley Vivaldi concert

Friday, August 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Guest artist Rainer Beckmann performs on the recorder for the final Valley Vivaldi 2018 summer concert presented by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra at 7 p.m. Aug.19, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Baroque composers Antonio Vivaldi and J.S. Bach figure prominently on the program, as well as Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Telemann and Marin Marais. The composers are from the mid- to late-17th century through the 18th century.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 17, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, August 15: Spaghetti and meatballs, parmesan cheese, tossed salad w/ Italian dressing, Italian bread w/margarine, chilled pears.

Thursday, August 16: Orange juice, garlic cheddar chicken, rice bake, Calif. vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, August 17: Apple juice, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Respectfully Yours: Enjoy movie

Friday, August 17, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My wife and I were at the movies last weekend, and the couple behind us made loud noises unwrapping their candies and talking during the movie. Their voices were not loud whispers, but normal conversation voices and their crinkling of wrappers was irritating. We looked back at them several times but they did not stop. We got up and moved. Should we have told them to be quiet instead of moving?

Dear Reader,

Tony Tixier and trio finds poetry in jazz

Friday, August 17, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Tony Tixier Trio brings an exciting style of jazz to the Rodale Community Room for the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Tixier, a French native, began piano studies at age six. By age 14, he received a degree in Classical Piano. One of his teachers encouraged him to study jazz.

”The teacher was kind of square, classical. I thought, ‘No way.’ Jazz was for old people, people who are cheesy. I was thinking more of swing jazz,” Tixier says in a phone interview.

Review: Pooh bear

Friday, August 17, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Winnie-the-Pooh and his adorable cuddly stuffed animal friends are revisited in the film, “Disney’s Christopher Robin.”

The film is an enjoyable nostalgia trip for those who grew up with the books of A.A. Milne that were illustrated by E. H. Shepard, including “When We Were Very Young” (1924), “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926), “Now We Are Six” (1927) and ”The House At Pooh Corner” (1928).

Healthy Geezer: Three questions

Friday, August 17, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Does getting older your mouth dry?

Most dry mouth is related to the medications taken by older adults rather than to the effects of aging. More than 400 medicines can affect the salivary glands. These include drugs for urinary incontinence, allergies, high blood pressure, depression, diarrhea and Parkinson’s disease. Also, some over-the-counter medications often cause dry mouth.

The Family Project: Fifth

Friday, August 17, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. The new school year is starting soon and my son will be entering fifth grade. Last year, he started school on a good note, with a lot of self-confidence and good grades. By the end of the year, however, his self-confidence had disappeared, and his grades were down. How can I prepare him for the coming school year?

The panel of experts tried to reassure the mother by saying that the changes she is noticing in her son may be because the transitions between third and fourth grades are difficult, and they get even harder going into fifth grade.

National Museum Of Industrial History offers printing, paper-making workshops

Friday, August 17, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

National Museum of Industrial History Education coordinator Kitsa Behringer says workshop participants will enjoy a hands-on experience while learning the art of making paper by hand and machine; setting type; printing on a hand-fed, foot-powered press; and bookbinding.

Paper-making expert Tom Necker joins master printer Bob Mueller and bookbinding expert Ulla Warcholl to supervise the “apprentice printers” in the labor-intensive processes.

Screen screams: Allentown Band to accompany 1925 ‘Phantom Of The Opera’

Friday, August 17, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

The Allentown Band is the oldest civilian concert band in the United States. Since its first documented performance on July 4, 1828, and now celebrating its 190th year, the band preserves the tradition and heritage of musical Americana.

The Allentown Band is recognized worldwide, having appeared on television and radio and being featured in four European concert tours. The band distributes an ongoing recording project, “Our Band Heritage,” that has reached listeners in the U.S. and 23 countries.