Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

The 21st Century

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

People on the airwaves always preach

who I should be

How to dress,

how to talk, maybe how to breathe

We could always use their limber fingers to

paint pictures on what young girls

should aspire to be

We are not Beautiful

unless we look like women in magazines

I have

no power without a man standing

next to me

Can someone tell me if this

is all an illusion or if this is how

the world is turning...

Lona Farr, David Voellinger chair Community Music School Gala

Friday, April 12, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

The move to a new home and a remembrance of the late founding director is the focus of Community Music School Lehigh Valley & Berks’ (CMS) annual Spring Brunch and Silent Auction fundraiser, noon-3 p.m. April 28, Lehigh Country Club, Lower Macungie Township.

CMS will present an afternoon of music and reflections on the transformational move to the school’s new location, 1544 Hamilton St., Allentown, and honoring the memory of Martha Maletz, the inspirational founding director of...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Classical closer: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by ASO Music Director Diane Wittry, concludes the ASO’s 2018-2019 season with performances of Verdi’s “Requiem,” 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 3 p.m. April 14, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts feature the Allentown Symphony Orchestra Chorus, prepared by director Eduardo Azzati; Muhlenberg College Choir, prepared by director Dr. Christopher Jackson, and guest vocalists soprano Toni Marie Palmertree, mezzo-soprano Patricia...

Emmaus High School Chorale to sing in Sistine Chapel

Friday, April 12, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

On April 23, two days after Easter, the Emmaus High School Chorale will become one of the select few choirs to sing at the renowned Sistine Chapel, Vatican City, Italy.

The rare opportunity will take place during the Chorale’s concert tour to Italy during Holy Week.

“There is not a place in Italy that is more significant,” says Chorale director Rita Cortez. “You’re not even supposed to talk when you go there because it’s such a holy place and it’s visually stunning. I can’t...

Healthy Geezer: Travel tips

Friday, April 12, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been losing some hearing the last few years. I have to travel far from home and I was wondering if you had any suggestions for handling my hearing problems on the road.

About one in three United States citizens over 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.

Traveling poses special problems for the hearing-impaired. Here are some travel tips for the hearing-impaired:

Make travel arrangements in advance...

Auditions set

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CK PLAYERS:

Crowded Kitchen Players will hold auditions for its original comedy, “Topsy Turvy.”

In the early 1930s, having grown tired of the vapid romantic comedies and historical dramas that made her a star, Louise Antoinette strikes a self-compromising bargain with a rapacious movie studio boss that will enable her to direct and play the lead in a motion picture intended to help liberate and empower women, a screen adaptation of the bawdy Greek anti-war comedy, “Lysistrata...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 10: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Thursday, April 11: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana, wheat bread.

Friday, April 12: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Monday, April 15: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, April 16: Low salt baked ham with maple mustard, whipped sweet potato...

Pianist Sam Post

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

SECOND SUNDAY:

Pianist Sam Post wraps up the Second Sunday 2018-19 season, 3 p.m. April 14, The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.

The program is expected to include Bach preludes and fugues, ragtime favorites, and Post’s rag-infused compositions.

Post is substituting for Kara Huber, the originally-scheduled artist.

There will be a meet-the-artist post-concert reception.

Tickets, at the door; concertseries.uuclvpa...

Movie Reviiew: ‘Us’

Friday, April 12, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”

“Pogo” comicstrip,

Walt Kelly, 1953

“Us” is not an altogether bad film.

It’s quite good in direction, performances, cinematography and soundtrack.

That said, “Us” is a disappointing sophomore effort from writer-director Jordan Peele, following his critically-acclaimed hit and big-screen directorial debut, “Get Out” (2017).

Whereas “Get Out” explored socio-ecnomic themes layered upon the leitmotif of a horror film...