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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Architecture of dance: Because of the City of Easton “Emergency Proclamation,” the Jan. 20 performance of Diavolo has been postponed. The new date is 7 p.m. Jan. 24. Original date tickets will be honored. Diavolo, seen by more than 90 million as one of the Top 10 finalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” was to perform at 5 p.m. Jan. 20, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Broadway World said of Diavolo’s show, “Trajectoire” is “full of incredible feats of daring and acrobatics … the...

Healthy Geezer: Deflate that spare tire

Friday, January 18, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. What kind of exercise should I do to get rid of this big gut I’m carrying around?

Exercise alone will not do the job. Strengthening abdominal muscles can help you look tighter and thinner. Spot exercises won’t banish belly fat.

The real secret to losing belly fat is a balanced, calorie-controlled diet and one hour a day of moderate activity such as brisk walking.

If you are going to do abdominal exercises, which ones work best? Most people figure that doing sit-ups is...

The Family Project: Child’s rude remark

Friday, January 18, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I’m sure everyone has gone through this, but it mortified me. What do you do when a young child (loudly) points to someone and says, “That man is fat,” or something equally embarrassing?

In response to the question, the panel observed that what young children say is an observation, not judgmental.

“Children learn from observation, sight and sound, and experience,” panelist Mike Daniels said, adding, “They make comparisons, but not connections.”

Clarifying the point,...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 16: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Jan. 17: Beef pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple, wheat bread.

Friday, Jan. 18: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, pineapples.

Monday, Jan. 21: Centers closed. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 22: Soup and sandwich.

Wednesday, Jan. 23:...

Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 18, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

The Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, commemorates the birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a slide-lecture, 1 p.m. Jan. 21.

The slideshow program, “March to Freedom: The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” uses historical images and accounts to explore King’s inspirational rise to historical prominence.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

Respectfully Yours: Dinner party

Friday, January 18, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I was shocked to see a guest arrive at a dinner party with her own food. The person did so because of being a picky-eater, not because of a dietary restriction or allergy. The host was gracious and did not say anything. What are your thoughts about bringing your own food to a dinner party?

Dear Reader, Being invited to a dinner party is a wonderful gift and a host will go through a lot of trouble planning and preparing a meal. Not mentioning ahead of time that...

To the Shanty and back: Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay stirs it up at Allentown bistro for hit Fox reality-TV show

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

To say Joe Tatasciore was nervous is an understatement.

At 8 p.m. Jan. 9, his restaurant, Shanty on 19th, was featured on the Fox-TV reality show “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back.”

The Allentown bistro was given a makeover by the celebrity chef for for his television show, which began its second season Jan. 2. The Shanty is featured on the second episode of the 2019 season.

“I’m definitely nervous to see how they portray us,” Tatasciore says. “Let’s just say it...

Simply still-lifes at Baum School of Art

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Four Lehigh Valley artists bring “Simply Still” Jan. 10 through Feb. 7 to the David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries in The Baum School of Art. Allentown.

Still-life subjects are skillfully rendered in three mediums by Sandra Corpora and Lauren Kindle, each working in oils, Elena Shackleton, showing watercolors, and Jacqueline Meyerson, displaying pastels. An artists’ reception is 6 - 8 p.m. Jan. 17.

Corpora, with a background in figure drawing and plein air landscape oil...

Fusion Trio recording CD at ‘Jazz Upstairs’ concert

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Fusion Jazz Trio Miller Symphony Hall concert, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, marks the second time the trio has recorded a CD in the Rodale Community Room “Jazz Upstairs” series.

The ensemble of Vernon Mobley, drums; Brian Bortz, bass, and George Grund, keyboards, are joined by Joe Mixon, guitar, and Chet Brown, vocals.

Fusion Jazz Trio recorded its first CD, “Fusionistic,” at Miller Symphony Hall.

Says Mobley, “I love recording in the studio, but there’s something special when...