Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Ringo Starr cancels 2020 tour, including State Theatre concert in June, because of COVID-19

Friday, April 3, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Ringo Starr has announced that he is rescheduling his Spring 2020 All-Starr Band tour because of Covid-19.

Starr’s tour cancellation includes a June 6 concert at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, rescheduled for June 7 next year.

The State Theatre website advises ticket-holders for the June 6 concert: “Please hold on to your tickets. They will be valid for the new date.”

The 2020-2021 All-Starr Band features Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Fest cancels 2020 season, Allentown Symphony Diane Wittry concerts canceled

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to roil the Lehigh Valley arts and entertainment scene as the crisis of cancellations continues.

The Allentown Symphony Orchestra concerts to honor the 25th anniversary season of ASO Music Director and Conductor Diane Wittry will not take place.

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has canceled its 2020 summer season.

The Allentown Art Museum is closed “indefinitely.”

The 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival, May 8, 9 and May 15 and 17, is canceled.

Coronavirus impact: 113th Bach Festival canceled in Bethlehem

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

The 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival will not take place in May 2020 because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Bach Choir of Bethlehem officials announced the decision to cancel the internationally-recognized May 8, 9 and May 15, 16 festival, described as “The Heart of Our Season,” in an email to patrons, on its website and in an April 3 press release to the media.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 1: Stuffed peppers w / meat sauce, dilled carrots, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, cherry gelatin.

Thursday, April 2: Pulled pork sandwich, vegetable soup, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, sugar cookie

Friday, April 3: Cheese ravioli w/tomato sauce, Italian vegetable medley, crackers, Greek yogurt, cantaloupe

Monday, April 6: Steak Diane, Capri vegetable blend, baked potato wedges, whole wheat dinner roll, chocolate pudding

Healthy Geezer: Water, Dupuytren’s Contracture, indigestion

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How much water should I drink every day?

Water intake is a health issue that you should discuss with your doctor before deciding how much you should drink. The amount you drink is dependent upon the state of your health.

The simplest answer I could find to this very complicated question is this: If you aren’t thirsty and you produce one to two quarts of light yellow urine daily (the average output for an adult), you’re probably taking in enough water.

Exhibit marks Allentown Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art partnership

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Evolution of the Spiritual: Europe to America,” an exhibition in the Kress Gallery, Allentown Art Museum, began a multi-year partnership with the Philadelphia Museum of Art

On view were eight historic depictions of the Virgin Mary from the 15th century through the 20th century on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Several Renaissance and Baroque portraits of the Virgin Mary that are part of the Allentown Art Museum’s permanent collection in Kress Gallery were rearranged to complement the installation of works from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Respectfully Yours: Female attire for summer morning wedding

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My friend is getting married this summer and the wedding is at 11 a.m. When attending a morning wedding, what are female guests expected to wear?

Dear Reader,

Traditionally, a daytime wedding is a semi-formal event and an evening wedding is a formal event.

When deciding what to wear, the time of day isn’t the only thing to take into consideration. The location and venue of the wedding are also big determining factors in what a guest should wear.