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Bel Canto Children’s Chorus

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Bel Canto Children’s Chorus of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem presents its 24th annual spring concert “We Are One,” 4 p.m. April 28, Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Dr. Joy Hirokawa, Bel Canto Founder and Artistic Director, says, “Our program this spring celebrates the diverse heritage of our choristers and their families.

“We will be singing music from Wales, England, Ireland, Bali, Puerto Rico, and music in the African-...

Respectfully Yours: best man speech

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’m the best man in my older brother’s wedding this summer. I am expected to give the toast and I am not comfortable talking in front of a big crowd of people. Do you have any tips for making a solid speech?

Dear Reader,

Being asked to offer a toast at a wedding is an honor and the best man’s toast is as close to non-optional as it gets.

The first step to giving the perfect toast is practicing ahead of time. Write down what you’re going to say. A...

The Family Project: electronics addiction

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Our 19-year-old son has failed out of two separate colleges. Since he came home, we have noticed that he is constantly on his phone or laptop, which he admits interfered with his college success. He is an adult, and we want him to be responsible for himself, but he thinks he may be addicted to electronics. Are there any resources available for him?

The overuse of or addiction to electronics and video is a new, but a real issue facing society today, according to the panel.


Healthy Geezer: Shoulder problems

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. You can settle a bet for me. Who gets shoulder problems more often, athletes or seniors?

Athletes such as pitchers, tennis players and swimmers are especially susceptible to shoulder problems because of their repetitive overhead motions. However, shoulder problems are most likely to victimize people older than 60. You can deduce that, as a group, old athletes are at the highest risk of shoulder injury.

The shoulder is the body’s most movable joint....


Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Broken homes.

The title to a household where the ruckus is over. No more arguing, just broken hearts.

But what if the household isn’t broken? It’s in the process of breaking. Endless nights of


Endless hours of distraction. Hearts breaking. Piece by piece.

The thought of the end is stuck in your head. Not only when you

Can switch from breaking to broken,

But when you can come to closure.

Finally accept the fact that things will...

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 25: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, April 26: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, April 27: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp.

Monday, April 30: Spaghetti and meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, May 1: Veal w/mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, diced pears.


Guest conductor, opera singer, with Curtis Symphony

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

On April 28, Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall welcomes back the Curtis Symphony Orchestra with guest artist, operatic soprano Amanda Majeski.

The ensemble will be conducted by Karina Canellakis, a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Julliard School and winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.

After Curtis, Canellakis embarked on a career as a violinist in chamber groups and with the Chicago Symphony and the Berlin Philharmonic. She then went on to...

Liberty HS Alumni Band

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Liberty High School Alumni Band and the Easton Municipal Band present the 21st annual “John Philip Sousa Concert,” 2 p.m. April 29, Hanover Township Community Center, 3630 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem.

The concert features Sousa marches and other selections.

Refreshments will be served at intermission.

The concert is free and open to the public. A donation will be accepted.

Theater Review: ‘Seussical’ quite a musical at CAST

Saturday, April 28, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“Seussical the Musical,” through April 29, Catasauqua High School, is the perfect vehicle for exhibiting the exceptional talents of the Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre’s performers and volunteers.

In the opening night performance, April 20, seen for this review, director Bill Nothstein pulled out all the stops from the pages of the beloved storyteller Dr. Seuss.

Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and debuting on Broadway in 2000, “Seussical” is a musical compilation...