Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Diversity talk

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Angela King, affiliated with Life After Hate, a national organization for former members of hate groups, speaks at 6 p.m. Oct. 30, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

The event is free and open to the public.

Information: Gene Eden, geden@lccc.edu; 610-799-1146

Sixth Fall Fest

Friday, October 20, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Independent designers, crafters and vendors are invited to sell their wares at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Foundation’s sixth annual scholarship Fall Festival, Nov. 4, main campus,

Proceeds benefit student scholarships.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in a larger facility this year, Berrier Hall, to accommodate more vendors. The gymnasium facility, which meets ADA requirements, has wireless internet, tables and chairs, and...

Healthy Geezer: Massage therapy

Friday, October 20, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Does massage do anything besides make you feel relaxed?

Massage therapy, or massage, was first used thousands of years ago. Ancient writings include references to massage in Greece, Japan, China, Egypt, and the Indian subcontinent.

Massage became popular in the United States during the 19th century. In the middle of the 20th century, advances in medicine overshadowed massage treatment. Then, massage started a revival in the 1970s.

There are more than 80 kinds of...

Respectfully Yours: A new column

Friday, October 20, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Editor’s Note: Respectfully Yours is a new column on etiquette that will appear in the Focus section of Lehigh Valley Press.

Dear Reader, You might be wondering why I’m here talking about a seemingly outdated topic: etiquette.

However, etiquette has not gone out of fashion even though today it might seem that the word etiquette has lost its power. This is far from the truth. In fact, the concept of etiquette is more relevant than ever. In these times when interpersonal...

Getting into the ‘Act’: Crowded Kitchen Players presents Lehigh Valley debut of drama about Moss Hart, legendary Bucks playwright

Friday, October 13, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

For director Ara Barlieb and the Crowded Kitchen Players (CK Players) theater company, “Act One” is a production that everyone wanted to be a part of.

“Like a lot of theater companies, we are drawn to plays about theater,” Barlieb says. “It’s really compelling to do a play about a play.”

Barlieb says that, to the best of his knowledge, “Act One” has never been performed outside of New York City.

The Lehigh Valley premiere of “Act One” will be presented by the CK Players...

THEATER REVIEW:

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The much-loved and often-performed musical, “The Secret Garden,” is on a national tour and is expected to be revived on Broadway on a yet undisclosed date.

Whenever that happens, though, it is hard to believe that any Great White Way production could surpass by much Civic Theatre of Allentown’s staging of the classic that runs through Oct. 22. To say the least, the Lehigh Valley production of “The Secret Garden” is a music, acting and technical triumph.

Director William Sanders...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, October 13, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Eder in concert:Linda Eder’s repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. The award-winning actress returns to the State Theatre of the Arts stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. As the tragic character, “Lucy,” in the Broadway musical, “Jekyll & Hyde,” Eder belted out the signature songs, “Someone Like You” and “A New Life.” Eder launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album. Her 17 solo albums include “Retro Volume 1.” Eder has been on PBS TV concert...

Deadman co-founder has a Theory about group’s success

Friday, October 13, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

For Tyler Connolly, Theory of a Deadman was born from a want to enjoy what life has to offer.

“I don’t know that we knew we had anything. We were just having fun and enjoying music,” says Connolly. “We didn’t play many shows. We just jammed. I had two jobs. We were all just blue-collar dudes getting by, and this was the one thing we could vent our frustrations through.”

Theory of a Deadman performs in concert, 8 p.m. Oct. 13, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg.

The band...