Catasauqua Press

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Resurrected and Transformed: Allentown Symphony, Chorus to perform monumental Mahler

Friday, March 24, 2017 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Why do people write music? Why do people search for a meaning of life beyond themselves? What is the purpose of our time on earth? What legacy will we leave behind? And what might we experience after death?

These are questions that have haunted musicians, artists and creative souls for generations and for centuries.

We are continually searching: Pursuing our never-ending quest for answers that we will never confirm.

Remarkably, Richard Strauss, 24, and Gustav Mahler, 28...

Bach Choir to perform Bernstein’s ‘Mass’

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem’s Spring Concert features Leonard Bernstein’s iconic “Mass” and J.S. Bach’s motet “Jesu Meine Freude,” 4 p.m. March 26, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2344 Center St., Bethlehem.

The Bach Choir will be joined by soloists Barbara Kilduff, soprano; Isaiah Bell, tenor; members of the Bach Festival Orchestra, and the Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir.

Bach Choir Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld gives a pre-concert talk...

Bethlehem Catholic ‘Oklahoma!’

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Oklahoma!” canters onto the stage at 7 p.m. March 31, April 1; 2 p.m. April 2 and 7 p.m. April 7 and 8, auditorium, Bethlehem Catholic High School, 2133 Madison Avenue, Bethlehem.

The Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical, based on the 1931 play, “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs, made its Broadway debut in 1943, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1944.

The setting is the 1906 Oklahoma Territory where cowboy Curly McLain’s courtship of Laurey Williams, a local farm...

Healthy Geezer: Knee replacement

Friday, March 24, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m having a knee replaced and I was wondering what it’s going to be like when I get home after the surgery.

More than nine out of 10 patients who have a total knee replacement have positive results. They experience reduced pain and improved ability to perform common activities.

Within the first year after your operation, you should increase your endurance gradually. One of the key pitfalls is trying to do too much too soon.

You’ll be given physical therapy exercises...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 22: Barbecued chicken, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, March 23: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, jello.

Friday, March 24: Crab cake, tater tots, zucchini, applesauce.

Monday, March 27: Chicken cacciatore, rosemary potatoes, wax beans, whipped berries.

Tuesday, March 28: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli /cauliflower, apple.

Wednesday, March 29: Baked...

Nazareth: ‘Mary Poppins’

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Mary Poppins” flies onto the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 31, April 1; 2 p.m. April 2; 7:30 p.m. April 7, 8 and 2 p.m. April 9, auditorium, Nazareth Area High School, 501 East Center St., Nazareth.

The musical, a fusion of P. L. Travers’ children’s books and Walt Disney’s 1964 movie of the same title, with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, opened on Broadway in 2006.

Nanny Mary Poppins flies into the chaotic Banks household in 1910 London. With her multi-talented friend Bert, Mary...

Northampton: ‘Anything Goes’

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Anything Goes” sails onto the stage at 7 p.m. March 30, 31, April 1 and 2 p.m. April 2 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton.

The musical comedy, written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, debuted on Broadway in 1934.

The show, set aboard an ocean liner, is about the misadventures of stowaway Billy Crocker, who falls in love with American...

Former KGB agent

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Former KGB Agent Jack Barsky speaks about and signs copies of his new book, “Deep Under Cover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America,” which will be for purchase, at 1 p.m. March 25, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“This is high human drama spy story,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. “It offers an inside look at Russian espionage and the astounding journey of a KGB agent who avoided going to...

Fall registration

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Students interested in taking classes in the fall semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) can register for courses beginning April 3. Classes start Aug. 19.

Veterans and members of the military receive preferential registration, which begins March 27.

Registration for the summer session is available now for five- and 10-week sessions that begin May 22, and an additional five-week session that begins July 10.

LCCC offers classes online and at...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 22: Manhattan clam chowder, marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, country blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, March 23: Cheeseburger soup, chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Friday, March 24: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing, wheat roll with margarine, raspberry filled cookie.

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