Concert Review: Elton John ‘Yellow Brick Road’ farewell all you could imagine and more at PPL Center, Allentown
For Elton John, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road - The Final Tour” began Sept. 8, 2018, in Allentown, no less, at the PPL Center, where the superstar and his band, staff and crew holed up for nearly a week to assemble, rehearse and present what is a spectacular retrospective of the iconic pop-rock singer-performer-composer’s 50-year career.
The 24-song, 2-hour, 40 min. concert (by my count) was, by turns, intimate (Sir Elton’s chatty introductions to nearly every song), gargantuan (the...
‘Zarathustra’ has a lot to say
for Allentown Symphony fans
With the start of September comes the start of another Allentown Symphony Orchestra season.
The professional orchestra performs pops and classical concerts from September through May at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
Whatever we are performing, it is always a lot of fun for myself, musicians, and audience.
This year, we begin the season in a very dramatic way. Many people remember director Stanley...
Steven Wright is a comedian for the social-media age.
One would be hard-pressed to find another individual so adept for an internet platform like Twitter where brevity is key and wit equals followers.
Steve Wright performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 7 to kick off the 2018-19 season of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton,
Lucky, at least, for fans of keen observational humor, Wright has stayed on the path of the one-liner.
The quick one-two punch has been a comedic...
If Austin Powers is the “International Man of Mystery,” then Sir Elton John has to be the “International Man of Music.”
You know the persona, the act, the costumes, the gossip, but most of all you know the music. The music, after all, is what has made Sir Elton a constant companion throughout your life, even if you’re only a casual fan.
Are you still standing? Did you feel the love tonight? Felt so good one day you didn’t want the sun to go down on you? In themselves, they are...
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold new-member auditions by appointment: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 4; 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sept. 6, and 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 8, Heckewelder House, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.
Singers accepted participate in five concerts in the 2018-19 season, the 112th Bethlehem Bach Festival, and may participate in “Bach to School” and “Bach at Noon” educational programs.
Weekly rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Mondays, First...
Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, September 5: Cranberry juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, sour cream cucumber salad, fresh fruit cup.
Thursday, September 6: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing,wheat bread with margarine,...
Q. We live just under a mile from my daughter’s elementary school, and last year we drove her to school every day. This year she will be in third grade, and she wants to walk to school with some friends. Do you think that in this day and age this is safe?
“For one thing, it depends on who are these friends, and where do they live,” panelist Erin Stalsitz said. “I’d like to say, ‘Yes, it’s safe,’ but it also depends on the location where the children will be walking, and if there are...
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, September 5: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.
Thursday, September 6: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.
Friday, September 7: Cheese ravioli with meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.
Monday, September 10: Vegetable lasagna w/ meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.
Tuesday, September 11: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange...
Q. I’m 69-years-old and I’m considering surgery for obesity. Am I too old for this?
There is no upper age limit for this type of surgery. However, the procedure is riskier for anyone older than 65.
Obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, limits your food intake. Some operations also restrict the amount of food you can digest. It is designed for men who are at least 100 pounds overweight and women at least 80 pounds overweight.
Surgery is an extreme measure for...
After 144 performances of seven different productions presented over 55 days, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival concluded the 27th season with its rotating repertory of “Shakespeare in Love” and “King Richard II” and its “Extreme Shakespeare,” production of “All’s Well That Ends Well.”
The season concluded Aug. 5 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University.
The Festival’s performances of seven productions over 10 weeks were...