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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

2020 the year for ‘1917’

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“1917” is the late-breaking lead contender in the 2020 Oscars race.

Here are my 2020 Oscar predictions in the seven categories in the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest:

Lead Actor

Joaquin Phoenix is the favorite for “Joker” as anguished standup comedian Arthur Fleck, who becomes Joker. Phoenix received the Screen Actors Guild Award for Male Actor in a Leading Role. Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”; Antonio Banderas, “Pain And...

Healthy Geezer: Heart attack predictions, preventions

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What causes a heart attack?

A blood clot in a narrowed coronary artery is the usual cause of a heart attack. The clogged artery prevents oxygenated blood from nourishing the heart. This can lead to pain, the death of heart cells, scar tissue and fatal arrythmias.

Many causes can lead to the narrowing of arteries, which is called atherosclerosis. This increases the likelihood of a heart attack.

Some leading causes of heart attacks are: genetics, high cholesterol and...

Respectfully Yours: Food delivery tip: There’s an app for that

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’ve just started using on-demand food delivery services. Should I tip the delivery driver and, if so, how much?

Dear Reader,

Tipping etiquette has largely remained unchanged even though the method of delivery has evolved.

Your delivery person goes to a restaurant near you and brings the food to your door, providing a convenient service that makes your life easier.

When you consider tipping an on-demand food delivery service, think of it the...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Thursday, February 6: Mustard dill baked fish, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, macaroni and cheese, cherry gelatin.

Friday, February 7: Teriyaki glazed pork, stir fried vegetables, carrot ginger soup, sesame brown rice, fresh melon.

Monday, February 10: Stuffed cabbage w/ meat sauce, green beans, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, fresh apple slices.

Tuesday, February 11: Beef stew, peas, potatoes, whole wheat...

Presidents’ book talk

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Kenneth C. Davis presents a lecture and book-signing about his book, “Don’t Know Much about the American Presidents,” 1 p.m. Feb. 15, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Presidents Day Weekend is the perfect time to explore the American Presidency and how it has evolved,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Davis will discuss the origins and development of the American Presidency...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Time for “Rent”: The 20th anniversary production of “Rent” has two performances, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 9, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton. “For the past 20 years, ‘Rent’ has touched the lives of audiences around the world from Broadway to regional productions to high school auditoriums,” says Producer Stephen Gabriel. “Rent,” a reimagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” premiered off-Broadway in 1996 and transferred to Broadway, winning the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer...

Bringing ‘Rent’ character to life rewarding for actress

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by DUSTIN SCHOOF in Focus

The 20th anniversary tour of the award-winning rock musical “Rent” stops for two performances, 3 and 8 p.m. Feb. 9, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” tells the story of seven struggling artists trying to find their place in the world while pursuing their dreams without selling out. The action and drama unfold in Lower Manhattan’s East Village during the heyday of the Bohemian Alphabet City neighborhood, with the HIV-AIDS epidemic not only looming...

Lincoln book talk

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Dr. Matthew Pinsker presents a lecture, “Lincoln’s Greatest Moment: August 23, 1864,” 1 p.m. Feb. 8, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The lecture celebrates the 16th president’s birthday. Slices of Lincoln’s favorite white-almond cake made from Mary Lincoln’s original recipe will be available.

“This is an outstanding program for the whole family to celebrate the life of a great American president...

4th ‘Jakopa’s Punch Bowl’ benefits Touchstone Theatre

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by DUSTIN SCHOOF in Focus

Imagine hearing Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” performed with a boisterous Bourbon Street twist.

The resulting sound and image best describes the nine-piece music ensemble Jakopa’s Punch.

The Touchstone Theatre house band performs its fourth annual Mardi Gras-themed “Jakopa’s Punch Bowl,” 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Charles A. Brown Ice House, Bethlehem.

The evet, a fundraiser for the south side Bethlehem theater, includes New Orleans-style food and complimentary wine and beer.

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