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Monday, February 19, 2018

Lynnie Godfrey wants to share her expertise, inspire children to sing

Thursday, February 15, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Stage and screen veteran Lynnie Godfrey is looking for a few good friends, young friends, to accompany her in a holiday concert.

Godfrey is holding vocal auditions 1 - 4:30 p.m. Feb. 24, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown, for kindergarten through fifth grade students in Allentown School District to perform with her in a December holiday concert at the church.

Theater Review: ‘British’ farce has lots of laughs at Pa. Playhouse

Monday, February 12, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Farce is a type of theater stage comedy designed to entertain through the use of exaggeration, improbable situations and physical shenanigans. In farce, actors may disguise themselves in ridiculous costumes, hide in obvious places or try to hide other people or things. The absurdity of their attempts is what makes us laugh. We, the audience, are in on the deception, and we know something the characters on stage don’t seem to know.

Pennsylvania Playhouse’s latest production, “No Sex Please, We’re British,” through Feb. 25, is classic farce.

Theater Review: Civic rocks 1980s’ music nostalgia

Monday, February 12, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“Rock Of Ages,” Civic Theatre of Allentown’s latest offering, which continues through Feb. 25, is a musical in search of a plot.

Opening on Broadway in 2009, and garnering five Tony nominations, “Rock Of Ages” was written to showcase some of the classic rock music of the 1980s, especially songs from the famous glam pop-metal bands. It’s known as a “jukebox musical” because the script is written around the music.

Entries now open for Student Poetry Project

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 13th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 25 and April 26 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

Robin Reichert to read

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV STORYTELLERS:

The Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild and Godfrey Daniels present Robin Reichert in the 2018 Children’s Storytelling Series, 2 p.m. Feb. 18, Godfrey Daniels, 7 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

Cops ’n’ Kids will hand out free books.

Reichert’s illustrated book, “Feather Gifts for All Ages,” explores the wisdom found in nature.

Information: godfreydaniels.org; lvstorytelling.org

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Thursday, Feb. 8: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana.

Friday, Feb. 9: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Monday, Feb. 12: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 7: Pork rib-B-Q, cabbage and noodles, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread with margarine, pumpkin bar.

Thursday, Feb. 8: Roast turkey with gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato stuffing, California blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, dark red sweet cherries.

Friday, Feb. 9: Chicken corn chowder, pot roast sandwich, cucumber onion salad, chilled apricot. Monday, Feb. 12: Beef Stroganoff, extra wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, fresh watermelon.

Lehigh Valley ‘Getting Grace’: Daniel Roebuck film premiere to benefit area nonprofits

Friday, February 9, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Lehigh Valley is “Getting Grace.”

“Getting Grace,” written, directed and produced by and starring Bethlehem native Daniel Roebuck, will have its Lehigh Valley debut March 3 at three venues in a benefit for several area nonprofits.

Roebuck made the announcement at a Jan. 30 press conference, punctuated by his trademark Roebuckian wit, at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, Bethlehem, where he was joined by some of the film’s actors, producers and crew, as well as Lehigh Valley tourism and business officials.