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Festival Unbound by past, looks to the future

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

After more than two years of planning, Touchstone Theatre’s 10-day Festival UnBound, a community convergence featuring more than 20 free and ticketed events, is Oct. 4 - 13, throughout the Lehigh Valley but primarily in the City of Bethlehem.

Festival UnBound is intended to use art to spark conversation about how the city has changed in the 20 years since the closing of Bethlehem Steel Corp.’s southside Bethlehem plant and to imagine the future now that the Lehigh Valley is “unbound”...

‘The Secret’ is out: Actors, puppets, musicians join to explore Bethlehem poet H.D.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

“The Secret,” a new mixed-media play by the Mock Turtle Marionette Theater about H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), the Bethlehem native and poet, has its world premiere, Oct. 5 - 8, Touchstone Theatre, as part of “Festival Unbound.”

“The Secret” is part of “Finding H.D., A Community Exploration of the Life and Work of Hilda Doolittle,” a year-long series of events organized by the Lehigh University English Department, Bethlehem Area Public Library, the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in...

‘Prometheus’ returns, now Unbound

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Let’s go.”

Those were the last words uttered in “Steelbound,” Touchstone Theatre’s groundbreaking 1999 theatrical work that anchored its Steel Festival, a multi-arts festival celebrating Bethlehem’s heritage of steelmaking soon after the steelmaking stopped in Bethlehem.

Now, 20 years later, Touchstone, and Bethlehem, have moved forward, into the future. Touchstone is exploring that future in a new work, a sequel to “Steelbound” called “Prometheus/Redux,” which anchors a new...

Bach Choir, soloists bring ‘Joyful’ to Festival Unbound

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

It’s a true Lehigh Valley community of music.

Angel-voiced Bel Canto youth singers join with the playful and raucous Jakopa’s Punch band; hip-hop-inspired body percussion punctuates a group of elite high school chorale singers, and a New Orleans-style brass band adds a swinging vibe to the spiritual sounds of a Baptist church choir.

For the exuberant “A Joyful Noise,” The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Touchstone Theatre have partnered for a concert, 4 p.m. Oct. 6, Zoellner Arts...

Festival Unbound schedule

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Festival UnBound, Oct. 4-13, features more than 20 free and ticketed events in the Lehigh Valley, but primarily in Bethlehem.

Ticketed events include “Prometheus/Redux,” “A Joyful Noise,” “To Hunt a Wild Utopia” and “The Secret.” A limited number of Pay What You Will tickets are available for these events.

Events that are Pay What You Will, with a suggested ticket price, include “Forward March: The Future of Our Warriors,” “Beyond Utopia” and “Starry-Eyed.”

Free events...

Cook with ‘Kitchen Chronicles’ at PBS 39 Studio, SteelStacks

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

An original theatrical piece created by Mary Wright of Bethlehem aims to bring people together in the kitchen to discover how much they have in common.

“Kitchen Chronicles” will be presented Oct. 6 and 7 in the PBS show kitchen at the PBS 39 building at SteelStacks.

The performances are part of Touchstone Theatre’s Festival UnBound, a 10-day artistic community convergence featuring more than 20 free and ticketed events, Oct. 4-13.

“It’s not just about food. It’s about...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 2: Rosemary roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas and pearl onions, dinner roll, blushing pears.

Thursday, October 3: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bowtie pasta, chocolate chip, bread pudding.

Friday, October 4: Open face hot turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, vegetable soup, chive mashed potatoes, honeydew melon.

Monday, October 7: Beef and bean chili, chuck wagon corn, brown rice,...

Author talk on

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Historian Patrick Donmoyer will speak about and sign copies of his book, “Powwowing in Pennsylvania:

Braucherei & the Ritual of Everyday Life,” 1 p.m. Oct. 12, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Patrick Donmoyer will reveal traditional Pennsylvania Dutch ritual folk healing practices and the insights they provide into the development of a distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch folk culture,” said Joseph...

The Family Project: Smoking and infant

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. We are expecting our first child in three months. I do not smoke cigarettes or vape, but most of my relatives do. My husband is adamant that he does not want any smoking or vaping near our baby or in our house. He doesn’t even want them to have any smell of smoke on them or their clothes. Is he being unreasonable? I don’t know what to tell my family.

“Reasonable and unreasonable are personable opinions,” panelist Mike Daniels said, adding, “Everyone is going to have a different...

Honors Scholars

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is providing The Honors Scholars program for a limited number of first-year students who plan to graduate from LCCC and transfer to a four-year college or university.

Applications are being accepted for students enrolling for the Fall 2020 semester.

Information: LCCC Admissions office, 610-799-1575; honors@LCCC.edu;

lccc.edu/academics/college-honors/honors-scholars.