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Monday, April 22, 2019

Pianist Sam Post

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus


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...

Awards April 18

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus


United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley presents awards April 18 at its annual “Celebration of Caring,” April 18, DeSales University.

The 2018-19 award recipients include: City Center Allentown, Buckeye Partners, L.P., ArtsQuest, Dennis Hower of Teamsters Local 773, Tony Cioffi of Adams Outdoor Advertising, Anne Baum, Bob Jacobs, Samantha Moyer, Ashley Russo and Sonia Vasquez.

The event will be hosted by Laura McHugh, Director of Communications and Media...

Horszowski Trio

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus


The Horszowski Trio performs 7:30 p.m. April 19, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.

The trio will be joined by Masumi Per Rostad, violin.

The program is: Germaine Tailleferre, Piano Trio; Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 (1944), and Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26.

The Horszowski Trio performed in the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem (CMSOB) series in 2014.

Also performing at 7 p.m. April...

Diffenderfer- Sorensen:

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Diffenderfer of Columbia, Lancaster County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katlyn, to Kyle Sorensen, son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Sorensen of New Tripoli, Lynn Township.

The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School and a 2014 graduate of DeSales University, Center Valley, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise and, in 2017, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Her fiance is a 2011 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh...

Press newspapers receive 18 Professional Keystone Awards

Friday, April 12, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Lehigh Valley Press newspapers received 18 awards in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards for work published in 2018.

The Bethlehem Press and its contributors received 12 Keystone Awards.

Four of the Bethlehem Press Keystone Awards was for work published in the Focus section.

East Penn Press received two Keystone Awards.

Northwestern Press received two Keystone Awards.

Whitehall-Coplay received one Keystone Award.

Catasauqua Press received one...

Clay Shoot

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) hosts the 16th Annual LCCC Foundation Scholarship Clay Shoot in partnership with Netizen CyberSecure Solutions, April 26, Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, Coplay.

The event is open to the public.

Tournament proceeds go to general scholarships and military veterans, active duty service members and their families.

To register: Jane Wilchak,; 610-799-1929;

The Family Project: Practice patience

Friday, April 12, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am the parent of three wonderful children, but sometimes I just run out of patience with them, whether it is having to remind them to hang up their coats, or turn off the lights when they leave the room, or put away their playthings. I know it doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it is important to me, and sometimes I just lose it. How can I become more patient?

Panelist Wanda Mercado-Arroyo began the discussion by observing that as a teacher she learned that she had to teach her...