Grab your platform shoes and head to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, for “Abba Mania,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2.
“We have a real authenticity and a real love for the original music so there is real energy,” says Tamsin Stewart in a phone interview.
“Some people just go through the motions, but we pride ourselves in constantly trying to make it better and keeping it fresh. It may be the 757th time I’ve sang a song, but for each audience it could be their first so it’s...
After 70 years, Hackman’s Bible Book Store, along Mickley Road in Whitehall Township, will close its doors April 30.
“We started in 1947. It was a book truck. My dad [J. Walter Hackman] set up a store in a truck [Bookstore to Your Door] and he had an 80-mile radius,” says Joe Hackman, store-owner along with his wife, Marcia.
After that modest start, Hackman’s book store moved to three different store fronts as the business out grew each space. J. Walter and his wife, Ruth,...
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...
American folk music has spanned the entire history of the United States. With roots that go back to Europe and Africa, folk music derives much of its style and techniques from English ballads, hymns, Irish and Scottish traditional music (especially fiddle music) and African-American blues.
While traditionalists in the early 20th century continued to perform the songs and styles that had been passed down orally, such as Appalachian and Cajun music, the times were a-changing.
Kirk Lawrence plays the Wizard in the national tour of “The Wizard of Oz,” which was presented Jan. 19 and 20 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The actor playing the role was misidentified in an article published in the Jan. 17 Focus section of The Press.
Lehigh Carbon Community College offers a cooperative work experience for LCCC students at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., or Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., for the fall 2018 semester.
Students can receive six college credits while learning at Disney World or Disneyland. Since the program began in September 1989, more than 400 LCCC students have participated.
Informational meetings are 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Room 111, Academic Resource Center, main...
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About one in three Americans over age 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness. However, only about one of five people who would benefit from a hearing aid uses one.
Hearing aids have a microphone, amplifier, and speaker. Sound is received by the microphone, which converts the sound waves to electrical signals and sends them to an amplifier. The amplifier boosts the signals and then sends them to...
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Wednesday, Jan. 31: Chicken Marsala, brown rice, green beans, pineapple tidbits.
Thursday, Feb. 1: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding.
Friday, Feb. 2: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit.
Monday, Feb. 5: Swedish meatballs and gravy, whole wheat pasta, Capri blend, vegetables, whipped berries.
Tuesday, Feb. 6: Turkey, peas and carrots, biscuit, orange.
Wednesday, Feb. 7: Beef...
The Muhlenberg College Center for Ethics continues its 2017-18 “Troubling Truth” programming, with talks at 7 p.m., Miller Forum, Moyer Hall. The talks are free and open to the public.
Sa’ed Atshan, “Palestinian Christians: Past, Present and Future,” Feb. 1. Sa’ed Atshan teaches peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College.
Elaine McMillion Sheldon, “Perception of Truth,” Feb. 12. The talk includes a screening of “Heroin(e),” a Netflix documentary short...
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Wednesday, Jan. 31: “Winter Blues.” Chicken cordon bleu, scalloped potatoes, oven roasted vegetables, wheat roll w/ margarine, fresh blueberry fluff.
Thursday, Feb. 1: Roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted Fuji apples, wheat bread with margarine, iced carrot cake.
Friday, Feb. 2: Toasted orzo chicken soup, cheese steak sandwich, Italian marinated vegetable salad, chilled peaches.
Monday, Feb. 5: Cream of tomato soup,...