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Notre Dame: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Friday, April 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The 1920s Jazz Age arrives with “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” 7 p.m. April 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. April 14, auditorium, Notre Dame High School, 3417 Church Road, Bethlehem Township.

Flapper Millie Dillmount leaves Kansas and arrives in New York City in 1922 in search of a new life and a rich husband. What she finds is that wealth and security are less important than love.

Shauna Khan is director and vocal director for the Notre Dame production, assisted by choreographer Jenna Winchenbach and technical director Angela Nicolello.

‘Kinky Boots’ national tour to prance onto State stage

Friday, April 5, 2019 by REBEKAH HAWK in Focus

“Kinky Boots” prances its way to Easton’s State Theatre for the Arts, 2 and 8 p.m. April 6.

The Tony Award-winning musical is inspired by a true story. The show’s book is by four-time Tony Award recipient Harvey Fierstein. Songs are by Cyndi Lauper, who became the first woman, without a writing partner, to receive a Tony Award for best score.

In the musical, Charlie Price is torn between pursuing his dream of London city life or saving his late father’s bankrupt shoe factory in Northampton, England.

Movie Review: Horror R not ‘Us’

Friday, April 5, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”

“Pogo” comicstrip,

Walt Kelly, 1953

“Us” is not an altogether bad film.

It’s quite good in direction, performances, cinematography and soundtrack.

That said, “Us” is a disappointing sophomore effort from writer-director Jordan Peele, following his critically-acclaimed hit and big-screen directorial debut, “Get Out” (2017).

Whereas “Get Out” explored socio-ecnomic themes layered upon the leitmotif of a horror film. “Us” lacks overarching intellectual plumbing.


Friday, April 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Todd and Kristine Mullin, of Catasauqua, announce the engagement of their daughter Kayla Marie, to Kevin Andrew Weeks, son of Merle and Barbara Weeks of Red Hill, Montgomery County.

The bride-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Catasauqua High School and a 2017 graduate of Shippensburg University, where she studied management information systems and technical professional communication.

She received a Master’s degree in 2018 from Shippensburg University, where she studied organizational development and leadership.

Parkland: ‘Curtains’

Friday, April 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

It’s 1959 and death stalks those onstage in “Curtains,” a play-within-a-play musical comedy, 7:30 p.m. April 10, 11, 12 and 13 and 3 p.m. April 14, auditorium, Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.

Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, a Boston police detective and theater fan, investigates the opening night demise of the untalented leading lady of the musical, “Robbin’ Hood of the Old West.” While trying to solve the mysterious deaths of additional cast and crew members of the show, the lonely gumshoe attempts to save the day and the play, and find love.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, April 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 3: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.

Thursday, April 4: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.

Friday, April 5: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.

Monday, April 6: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.

Tuesday, April 7: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange.

Wednesday, April 8: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, apple.

Healthy Geezer: aneurysm, anesthesia, pet illnesses

Friday, April 5, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How can I tell if I have an aneurysm?

Aneurysms are dangerous artery bulges that can be lethal if they burst.

Fortunately, aneurysms can be detected by a physical examination, X-ray, ultrasound and modern imaging systems such as a CAT scan or an MRI.

The size and location of the aneurysm determines the treatment method. For example, aneurysms in the upper chest are usually operated on immediately. Aneurysms in the lower chest and the area below your stomach are watched at first. If they grow too large or cause symptoms, surgery may be required.

Liberty: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Friday, April 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” delivers enchantment to the stage, 7 p.m. April 11, 12 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 13, auditorium, Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem.

An arrogant prince, under a spell as punishment for his selfish ways, is transformed into a hideous creature. For the curse to end, he must learn to love and be loved by the young woman he imprisoned.

“We would love for you to ‘Be Our Guest,’” says Liberty production director Judith Rivera.

Sandberg brings a wealth of talent to ‘Jazz Upstairs’

Friday, April 5, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Steve Sandberg Quartet visits the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Sandberg is a three-time Grammy Award-winning composer and a pianist with a wealth of experience in a variety of music genres.

He’s joined by Rob Thomas, violin; Michael O’Brien, bass, and Mauricio Zottarelli, drums.

Says Sandberg, “Everyone in the band is a virtuoso.”

Sandberg grew up in Brooklyn and began classical piano studies at age four:

William Penn talk

Friday, April 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Dr. Andrew R. Murphy will speak about and sign copies of his new book, “William Penn: A Life,” 1 p.m. April 6, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“William Penn: A Life” is the first major biography of Penn in more than 40 years and the first to make full use of William Penn’s private papers. Murphy is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University who has authored or co-authored four other books and numerous articles.

Information:; 610-435-1074