The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the American Bach Society are holding the 10th biennial competition for United States singers with interest in the music of J. S. Bach. On May 20, the finalists will appear before a panel of judges and an audience in Peter Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem.
The first-prize winner chosen by the judges receives a career development grant of $3,000 and a solo performance with The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Greg Funfgeld, Bach Choir...
Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.
The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...
The Muhlenberg College dance program presents its annual “Master Choreographers” concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9, and 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 10, Empie Theatre, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.
The performance includes a restaging of a dance by guest artist Tiffany Mills, Baker Artist-in-Residence at Muhlenberg.
Connie R. Kunda, retired Associate Athletic Director and Wellness Director at Muhlenberg, receives the the Lehigh...
What’s the best way to handle a nosy co-worker who is asking too many personal questions? I don’t know how to answer without sounding rude.
When you’re working with the same people every day, co-workers naturally start to become curious about one another. This isn’t unusual considering these are the people you spend most of your waking hours with.
However, there are people who push your personal boundaries to the limits and who want...
The State Theatre Center for the Arts has announced that 30 high schools are participating in the 2018 Freddy Awards.
The 16th year of the program again recognizes accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, N.J.
The 2018 Freddys culminate in a three-hour television awards ceremony May 24 at the State Theatre, produced in partnership with WFMZ Channel 69. The show is...
Q. When does a child having a tantrum cross the line ino this behavior being a real problem? My nephew, who is age five, has been having major tantrums starting at around age two. My sister keeps saying that he is going to grow out of it. It has been three years, and it is getting worse. Is this normal?
Panelist Chad Stefanyak started the conversation by asking if the child was yelling, throwing himself on the ground or throwing things.
“In other words, is he becoming a danger...
Satori performs at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 in the “Second Sunday Concerts,” Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.
Satori’s Nora Suggs, flute; Cheryl Bishkoff; oboe, and Martha Schrempel, piano, perform Telemann’s Sonata No.1 in D Major, Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Hilary Tann’s Shoji, William Grant “Still’s Miniatures” and works by Goosens and Dring.
There’s a post-concert reception.
Tickets, advance or at...
A while ago, I wrote a column on the Heimlich maneuver, a well-known method to save choking victims. After the column appeared, I received an email from Peter Heimlich, the son of the late Henry Heimlich, who invented the procedure.
Peter Heimlich said that two of the methods recommended by the Heimlich Institute, which was the source for my column, are “problematic.” These are the methods for treating unconscious victims and infants. He recommended that I contact the American Heart...
Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the Academy Awards for 2017 outstanding film achievements, 8 p.m. (EST) March 4, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the ABC-TV.
The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients receives a $50 Penn’s Peak gift, Roxy...
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Wednesday, Feb. 7: Pork rib-B-Q, cabbage and noodles, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread with margarine, pumpkin bar.
Thursday, Feb. 8: Roast turkey with gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato stuffing, California blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, dark red sweet cherries.
Friday, Feb. 9: Chicken corn chowder, pot roast sandwich, cucumber onion salad, chilled apricot. Monday, Feb. 12: Beef Stroganoff, extra wide noodles, cauliflower...