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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Picture this: Pa. Youth Ballet

Friday, June 2, 2017 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

Two family-friendly ballets with live music, “Carnaval” and “Pictures at an Exhibition,” will be performed by the Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley June 2, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

One performance for school students will be presented at 10 a.m. and one performance for the public will be presented 7 p.m. June 2.

The Ballet Guild, a nonprofit organization founded by Marjorie Berlin Fink in 1958, serves as...

Apprentices bring ‘Fresh Voices’ to Touchstone Theatre

Friday, June 2, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Sabrina DeWeerdt and Joe Ferraro are no strangers to theater.

Ferraro has performed with The Associated Mess, the Lehigh Valley-based improvisational comedy troupe, and in a handful of Touchstone Theatre’s “Christmas City Follies” shows.

DeWeerdt received a BA in theater from Muhlenberg College.

So it came as no surprise to either them how much hard work they would need to dedicate to Touchstone’s “Fresh Voices,” June 2 and 3, the annual celebration of new theater,...

‘Luminosity’ honors Air Products

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

PSF:

Air Products is the 2017 recipient of the “Will Shakespeare Award,” to be presented at “Luminosity,” a gala benefit June 3, University Center, DeSales University, that launches The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) season.

Performing at the event is Broadway actress and Easton native Dee Roscioli, who stars in PSF’s “Evita. Roscioli was last seen at PSF in the Festival’s 2012 production of “Sweeney Todd.”

The event features preview performances by award-...

Healthy Geezer: allergies

Saturday, June 3, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What is mold and why does it make me sick?

There are many types of molds, which are fungi that thrive where it is damp and warm. They reproduce by spreading spores, asexual reproductive bodies. Spores are invisible to our eyes. They float through outdoor and indoor air. Molds that cause allergies include alternaria, aspergillus, cladosporium and penicillium.

If you are allergic to molds, your immune system overreacts when you inhale spores. Mold allergy symptoms can include...

Zoso to recreate Led Zeppelin in concert at Sherman Theatre

Friday, June 2, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience” is a tribute band that captures the masterful talent of Robert Plant, John Bonham, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and pays homage to one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

Zoso’s passion, musical ability and showmanship has earned the group critical acclaim and a loyal following. The Los Angeles Times hailed the group as “head and shoulders above all other Zeppelin tributes,” and the Chicago Sun-Times declared Zoso “the closest to the...

Benefit brings

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

SSFF:

The Fifth annual “SouthSide Film Festival Fundraiser” is 6 p.m. June 12, Molinari’s, 322 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

Participating chefs are Dominic Lombardo, TheMINT Gastropub; Mike Pichetto and Martin Castro, 3rd & Ferry Fish Market; Joe Bruno, grain; Melanie Lino, Lit Roastery and Bakeshop, and Geo Dodig, Molinari’s.

The evening begins with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Each course is paired with a wine from South Italy Imports. Bonn Place Brewing Co. is on...

‘Alien’ review

Friday, June 2, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Be prepared to be scared.

“Alien: Covenant” is the latest in the “Alien” science fiction motion-picture franchise. Although released in spring, “Alien: Covenant” is really a summer season horror film, bringing back one of the scariest, most disgusting-looking and vicious monsters ever created for the cinema.

“Alien: Covenant” is a sequel to “Prometheus” (2012), the second “Alien” prequel, and the sixth installment in the “Alien” franchise.

“Alien: Covenant” is the third...

Freddys: Emmaus, 7; Parkland, 5; LV high school musicals dominate

Friday, June 2, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Emmaus High School’s production of “Miss Saigon (School Edition)” received seven Freddy Awards to lead nominees in the 2017 Freddy Awards for high school musicals productions.

Parkland High School’s production of ”Pippin” received five Freddy Awards, the next most number of Freddys.

Bethlehem Catholic High School’s “Oklahoma!” received two Freddy awards.

Receiving one Freddy Award each: William Allen High School’s “Bonnie & Clyde”; Dieruff High School’s “Jesus Christ...

Theater Review:

Friday, June 2, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Watching the opening night performance of “Angels in America: Part One: Millennium Approaches” at Civic Theatre of Allentown was a jarring reminder of just how tumultuous was the decade of the 1980s, and how little we have progressed nearly 40 years later.

Civic Theatre Artistic Director William Sanders directed the award-winning play in 1997, as well as this production 20 years later at Civic, which is highlighted by superb acting, brilliant staging and a masterful script.

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Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 3, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 31: Dijon chicken, lentils, carrots, sugar cookie, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, June 1: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, June 2: White fish, cavatelli with roasted mushroom and asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, June 5: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, June 6: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, June 7: Honey...