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Allentown Central: ‘Anything Goes’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Anything Goes,” with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, cruises to the stage at Allentown Central Catholic High School, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Allentown Central Catholic High School, 301 N. Fourth St., Allentown.

Written by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, later revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 1934.

“Anything Goes” features the misadventures of Billy Crocker, a stowaway aboard an ocean...

Healthy Geezer: Blepharospasm

Friday, April 14, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Every so often, my left eye twitches. It goes away after a while, but it’s annoying. Is there a remedy?

Eye-twitching, which is also called eye spasms or blinking disorder, is known technically as blepharospasm. It usually is not a serious condition.

In most cases, eyelid spasms stop on their own. The most common causes are fatigue, stress, prolonged staring, eye strain, and caffeine. The best remedies are more sleep, relaxation techniques, reduced caffeine, warm soaks, eye...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Sly dog:Kinky Friedman, above left, Texas singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist and politician, performs at 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. 4th St. Bethlehem, Friedman, who styles himself in the tradition of American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain, formed the band, Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, releasing his first satiric country-rock album in 1973. Among his infamous tunes are “They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore.” In 2006, he ran for governor of Texas. In 2007,...

Notre Dame: ‘Curtains’

Friday, April 14, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

There’s murder afoot on the stage at Notre Dame High School with “Curtains,” a play-within-a-play musical comedy, at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 22, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Easton.

With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and written by Rupert Holmes, “Curtains” is based on the book and concept by Peter Stone.

It’s 1959 and Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, a Boston police detective and theater fan, investigates the opening night demise...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 12: New England clam chowder, Italian hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, fresh apple slices.

Thursday, April 13 - Easter meal: baked ham, praline sweet potatoes, green beans almondine, home baked roll with margarine, coconut custard pie.

Friday, April 14: Closed for Good Friday.

Monday, April 17: Fresh crab patty, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, blueberry pie.

Tuesday, April...

Kinky Friedman rides again in Godfrey Daniels debut

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Kinky Friedman is anything but predictable.

That bodes well for his concert, 7 p.m. April 19, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.

Friedman promises a mix of the old and new. In between such Kinky classics as “They Don’t Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore” and songs from his most recent album (2015), “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” expect to hear rants and raves from the iconoclastic singer-songwriter who rose to fame, or infamy, in the 1970s with his band, Kinky Friedman and the Texas...

Joseph Elliott’s photographs ‘Monumental’ at Muhlenberg Martin Gallery

Friday, April 7, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Says Joseph E.B. Elliott of “Monument and Ephemera,” a retrospective of his work: “The thread through all of it is exploration of places that people don’t normally explore: industrial sites, industrial landscapes, older urban interiors, structures and places that people don’t normally get inside.”

The exhibition of three decades of Elliott’s photographic work continues through April 22, Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

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Theater Review:‘Take It’

Friday, April 7, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The third time is supposed to be the “charm,” but possibly not where theatrical productions are concerned.

Despite a Pulitzer Prize-winning script by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman that gained the reputation as one of the most popular and successful plays of modern times, Pennsylvania Playhouse’s third staging of “You Can’t Take It With You,” continuing through April 9, got off to a slow start and never quite hit the mark.

Under the direction of Brian McDermott, “You Can’t...

Growing Green: Rain gardens

Friday, April 7, 2017 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

It is that time of year when you should begin planning the gardens you want to plant this spring. A rain garden is the perfect garden to beautify your property and help the environment.

A rain garden is a planted depression in an area of lawn or soil that soaks up rainwater runoff from roofs, driveways, walkways and compacted lawn areas. It’s water that would otherwise carry pollutants directly to our streams. Rain gardens soak up 30 percent more water than an equivalent patch of lawn...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 5: Chicken primavera, pasta, mixed vegetables, pear and walnut salad.

Thursday, April 6: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, French green beans, oatmeal cookie.

Friday, April 7: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, apple.

Monday, April 10: Spaghetti, meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail.

Tuesday, April 11: Veal with gravy, pasta, butternut squash, diced pears.

Wednesday, April 12: Chicken...