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Dieruff ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to the stage at Dieruff High School at 7 p.m. April 27, 28 and 2 p.m. April 29, auditorium, Dieruff High School, 815 N. Irving St., Allentown.

The Gospel-themed rock opera, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, opened on Broadway in 1971. Loosely based on the Biblical narrative of the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, the anachronistic musical ends with Christ’s crucifixion. Much of the plot focuses on Judas Iscariot,...

Charter Arts: ‘Hair’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The psychedelic 1960s comes to the stage at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts with “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” at 7 p.m. April 26, 27, 28, 29 and 2 p.m. April 30, theater, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

With book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, “Hair” debuted off-Broadway in 1967 and opened on Broadway in 1968.

A “tribe” of politically-active hippies live the...

A Cosy Sheridan retrospective at Godfrey Daniels

Friday, April 21, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Cosy Sheridan first made her mark on the folk scene in 1992 when she won songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Sheridan’s 1992 CD, “Quietly Led” (Waterbug Records) received critical acclaim. From then on Sheridan continued to create a steady stream of insightful, well-crafted albums, culminating in 2014’s “Pretty Bird” and 2016’s “Sometimes I Feel Too Much.” West Side Folk dubbed her “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 19: Beef tips with gravy, scalloped potatoes, glazed carrots, banana.

Thursday, April 20: Herbed pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, April 21: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.

Monday, April 24: Swedish meatballs, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend vegetables, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, April 25: Baked ham with glaze, whipped sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, angel food...

Healthy Geezer: Legionnaires’ disease

Friday, April 21, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is it true that you can get Legionnaires’ disease from gagging on a drink of water? This has got to be bogus.

While this sounds like an urban myth, it is true.

Most people become infected with Legionnaires’ disease when they inhale microscopic water droplets containing legionella bacteria. If you choke or cough while drinking, you can get water in your lungs. If the water contains legionella, you may develop Legionnaires’ disease, which is a form of pneumonia.

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Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 19: Spinach cheese soup, fried chicken breast on bun with lettuce-tomato mayo, red potato salad, Mandarin oranges.

Thursday, April 20: Country fried steak with mushroom gravy, baked potato with sour cream, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Friday, April 21: Chicken corn chowder, pork roll and cheese on a bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, applesauce.

Monday, April 24: Lasagna...

Bud’s View: Woodland plants

Friday, April 21, 2017 by BUD COLE in Focus

Spring arrived March 20, but some days I wonder if it is really here. We’ve had temperatures vary from the high-30s to some days in the mid-80s.

If it weren’t for seeing harbingers of the season such as birds gathering building materials for nests, trees pushing out their leaf buds, ephemeral wildflowers appearing among the old leaves of fall, and male spring peepers calling for mates, I at times would question whether spring has sprung.

My wife, Bev, and I enjoy all four...

‘Young Child Week’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) celebrates its 30th annual ”Week of the Young Child,” April 23-29, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall. Events are open to the public.

Linda Holliday, ventriloquist-magician, presents “Laugh and Learn” for preschool-age children, 10-11 a.m. April 19. A spring planting ceremony by children of the LCCC Early Learning Center at 11 a.m. follows the show.

The LCCC Teacher Education Office presents an anti-bullying workshop...

Review: ‘Boss’

Friday, April 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Boss Baby” is a refreshingly entertaining animation feature comedy.

It’s short on concept, but long on style.

Tim (voiced by Miles Christopher Bakshi, grandson of legendary animation feature film director Ralph Bakshi, of “Fritz the Cat,” 1972, and “Heavy Traffic,” 1973, fame) is the center of his family, loved by his doting parents, Mom (Lisa Kudrow) and Dad (Jimmy Kimnmel).

Tim’s world is shaken with the arrival of a baby, “The Boss Baby” (voiced by Alec Baldwin)...