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Tuesday, February 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...

Healthy Geezer: Allergies, sinusitis, hair

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What are allergy shots?

Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, are a series of scheduled injections meant to desensitize you to specific allergens, which are substances that trigger an allergic response.

The usual schedule is one shot once or twice a week for about three to six months. After that, you’ll need one shot about once a month for three to five years.

Allergy shots are commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and asthma. Allergy shots may...

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 17 and April 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

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...

Rick Levy memoir charts his career in rock ‘n’ roll

Friday, February 8, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Like many teens in the 1960s, when Richard “Rick” Levy first saw the Beatles, he was inspired to start his own band.

But unlike most youths, Levy went on to not only play guitar in various rock ‘n’ roll bands, but also to manage some of the era’s biggest pop-rock artists, including Herman’s Hermits, Tommy Roe, Freddy Cannon, Jay & the Techniques, The Tokens and Bo Diddley. He is now the manager and a guitarist for Memphis legends The Box Tops.

The Allentown native’s...

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 17 and April 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Warm up to the classics: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by ASO Artistic Director Diane Wittry with guest solist, pianist Simon Mulligan, presents “Appalachian Spring & Rhapsody In Blue,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 3 p.m. Feb. 10, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The program includes Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” in its full orchestra version with 75 musicians on stage and featuring dancers from the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, with new choreography by Ballet Guild of...

Review: ‘The Upside’

Friday, February 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The upside about the movie, “The Upside,” is that it’s entertaining, thought-provoking and uplifting.

Kevin Hart plays Dell Scott, whose parole officer mandates that he find a job. Bryan Cranston plays Phillip Lacasse, a wealthy self-help author who is a person with a disability, quadriplegia, after being injured in a para-glider accident.

Dell Scott is hired to be Phillip Lacasse’s in-home health-care worker, much to the dismay of Nicole Kidman, who plays Yvonne Pendleton,...

Lecture to be presented

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV HERITAGE MUSEUM:

Lincoln scholar Dr. Joseph Fornieri will present a lecture, “Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass,” exploring the friendship between President Lincoln and leading African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, 1 p.m. Feb. 9, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Dr. Joseph Fornieri is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty at the Rochester...

Healthy Geezer: A little bit of chocolate

Friday, February 8, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I eat a little chocolate every day. How bad is that for me?

You didn’t say how much chocolate you eat daily. If you eat a chocolate Easter bunny a day, there is an obvious risk of becoming overweight. However, a little chocolate has health benefits.

A recent Harvard study suggested that a bit of high-quality dark chocolate one to three times a month may protect women from heart failure.

The authors studied the chocolate-eating habits of 31,823 Swedish women, ages 48...