The new 2018 Allentown Fair Queen to reign over the upcoming 166th agricultural and entertainment exposition will be crowned during the contest finals, 3 p.m. Aug. 12, Christopher’s Restaurant at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.
The event is free and open to the public for this pre-Fair event. The Allentown Fair runs Aug. 28 through Labor Day Sept. 3.
Kristina Moditch, a Russian classical pianist, performs at noon Aug. 14 in the final concert of the 2018 summer “Bach At Noon” concert series at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.
The fourth summer of Bach’s music in Allentown concludes in August with the third “Bach At Noon” performance by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. In collaboration with the Arts at St. John’s series, the “Bach At Noon” program is presented on the second Tuesday of the month in June, July and August. The event is free and open to the public. A free-will donation is accepted.
Folk music can be as warm and inviting as a winter fire or as potent and exhilarating as an August thunderstorm. Anne Hills, an accomplished Lehigh Valley-based folk singer and songwriter, is a master of both settings.
“Music touches us in a place that ordinarily we do not experience,” Hills says prior to her Aug. 14 performance of “America’s Folk Songs ... Reflections of a Nation” at Waldheim Park, Salisbury Township.
Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anthers of a flower to the stigma of the same flower or another flower. The result is the production of fertile seeds.
When the pollen transfer happens within the same flower, it is called self-pollination. When it occurs between different flowers, it is cross-pollination.
Cross-pollination is preferable to self-pollination because it produces more genetic diversity in plant populations. Genetic diversity plays an important role in the adaptability and survivability of a species.
“Mission: Impossible - Fallout” is the action movie of the summer, the year, and quite possibly the decade.
The shiny, flashy, nearly nonstop thriller confirms its star Tom Cruise as the cinema’s last action hero.
It’s a mantle that has passed from the likes of Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone and, one would think, Dwayne Johnson, Daniel Craig and Vin Diesel.
For the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and Bel Canto Youth Choir, formerly based in Red Hill, Montgomery County, a merger of the two nonproft choral groups has been a long time coming.
In 2012, Bel Canto sang with the Bach Choir for Benjamin Britten’s cantata “St. Nicolas” and the following year, members lent their youthful voices to the Bach Choir’s 2013 CD “A Child’s Christmas in Bethlehem.” Last year, Bel Canto singers performed in the Bach Choir’s performance of Leonard Bernstein’s iconic “Mass.”
Now the two groups have become one.
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Wednesday, August 8: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, diced pears, oatmeal cookie.
Thursday, August 9: Creamy Swedish meatballs, wheat pasta, green beans, tropical fruit.
Friday, August 10: Peach glazed pork chops, mashed yams, cauliflower, fresh fruit.
Monday, August 13: Alaskan white fish, brown rice, roasted beets, Mandarin oranges.
Tuesday, August 14: BBQ chicken breast, wheat pasta, roasted carrots, tropical fruit.
Wednesday, August 15: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.
Preview night: Musikfest celebrates its 35th anniversary by kicking things off a day early with preview night at SteelStacks, 4:30 p.m.-midnight Aug. 2, featuring free performances by The Barrel House Brothers, April Mae and the June Bugs, Funky Dawgs Brass Band and Baby Soda Jazz Band. Also, in a ticketed concert, is Trombone Shorty’s “Voodoo Threauxdown Tour” at the Sands Steel Stage. The concert by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue also features Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and New Breed Brass Band, with Cyril Neville and Walter “Wolfman” Washington. Musikfest, Aug.
With more than 20 years and eight albums under their belt, The Bacon Brothers blend rock, soul, folk and Americana.
“For one thing, we have two writers, and for another thing, we don’t really say, ’This is the kind of music that we play or the instrumentation we use,’” says Kevin Bacon in a phone interview.
“There are certain bands that don’t use certain things, like the banjo. It just wouldn’t work for them. But for us, it does. We write the song and see where the arrangement takes us. Once you do that, it gets pretty diverse in the sound,” says Kevin Bacon.