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St. John's wort use debated

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I have friends in France who take St. John's wort for depression. Do you think it works?

St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum or Klamathweed) is one of the most commonly purchased herbal products in the United States. However, do not take this product unless you have consulted your family physician.

The St. John's wort plant has been used as a medicine for many centuries. It was popular in ancient Greece. Today in Europe, it is used widely to treat mild-to-moderate...

ARTSQUEST

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Grease" - "The Sing-A-Long" is 7:30 p.m. May 1, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Hosts Joshua Neth and Cheryl Moritz of Allentown Public Theatre will lead attendees in "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightning," "You're the One That I Want" and other songs from the movie.

Prior to the movie, attendees may take part in a "Grease" costume contest with prizes awarded.

Ticket information: 610-297-7100

MORAVIAN

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Moravian College Choir presents "Celebration of the Sacred and Profane," under the direction of Paula Ring Zerkle, 7:30 p.m. April 27, Foy Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Bethlehem.

The concert includes Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms," Britten's "Rejoice in the Lamb," and Barber's "Reincarnations."

Ticket information: 610-861-1650

CIVIC THEATRE

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Perspective and Windows," an exhibition by photographer John Harry, continues through May 15 in the new gallery in Civic Theatre of Allentown's Theatre514, 514 19th St., Allentown.

Harry, an Allentown resident, is a consultant on the preservation of historic structures. He has been using photography to document old buildings for decades, and only recently began to take gallery exhibition photos.

The exhibit, which features photos of many structures, harks back to the photos he...

DeSales stages 'Chicago'

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

DeSales University Performing Arts Act 1's season comes to a sizzling close with the musical "Chicago," featuring, above, from left, Phoenix Best as Velma Kelly and Julia Pfender as Roxy Hart. "Chicago" opens April 24 and continues through May 5, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley.

Article By: The Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

@Body.8 Days Head:CIVIC THEATRE OF ALLENTOWN

@Body.8 Days:527 N. 19th St., Allentown. civictheatre.com, 610-432-8943

"The Place Beyond the Pines," 4:45 p.m. April 24; 4:45, 7:30 p.m. April 25, Theatre514

"The Company You Keep" 5, 8 p.m. April 26; 2, 5, 8 p.m. April 27; 1, 4, 7 p.m. April 28; 4:45, 7:30 p.m. April 29 - May 2, Theatre514

"Mad Hot Ballroom," 7:30 p.m. April 24, Theatre514

@Body.8 Days Head:ARTSQUEST CENTER

@Body.8 Days: Frank Banko...

LCCC

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Lehigh Carbon Community College choral group, the Tri-Cees - the Cougar Community Chorale, holds its annual spring performance, 7 p.m. May 6, Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The concerts includes renditions of "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "The Long and Winding Road" and works by Ira and George Gershwin and Jule Styne.

The event is free and open to the public.

Monetary donations and canned...

Mayfair 2013 poster unveiled

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

"Art Without Limits" scrolled in white letters amid a blue sky on the Mayfair Festival of the Arts 2013 poster is like cloud-based graffiti spelling out a prediction from above for great art, great weather, and a great future for Mayfair Festival in its new home on the grounds around the Agri-Plex Hall at the western end of the Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th, Liberty and Chew streets, Allentown.

Everything in Mayfair Festival of the Arts will be back this year, including the Artist...

ZION'S UCC

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Band, under the direction of Ronald Demkee, accompanied by Jane Knotek, Director of Music Ministry at Zion's UCC on the C.E. Haskell-Fritsche pipe organ, presents a concert to benefit the Liberty Bell Museum, 3 p.m. April 28, Zion UCC Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The first half of the concert features pieces from operas composed by Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi. The second half features contemporary American music composed by Morton Gould and concludes...

Caboose to be dedicated June 1

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Focus

The restored Ironton Railroad Caboose No. 6 will be the centerpiece of a dedication program Saturday, June 1, which also is National Trails Day.

For years, the caboose has been located in the Whitehall Parkway, off South Church Street.

The Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission took on the task not only of raising the funding to restore the caboose but also moving it to a more ideal location – near the IRT trailhead in Stiles, off West Coplay Road, Chestnut and Ruch streets in...