“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.
55th annual Das Awkscht Fescht, 6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 4 and 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Macungie Memorial Park, 50 Poplar St., off Main Street (Route 100), Macungie
Nearly 2,500 cars on display: Variety Show. Aug. 3, classics, trucks, motorcycles, custom or modified vehicles; Antique and Classic Car Show, Aug. 4, more than 1,000 antique, classic, foreign and sports cars, and Special Interest Car Club Show, Aug. 5, more than 800 vintage autos
Q. My grandmother told me she has BPPV and that it makes her head spin. What exactly is this BPPV?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) usually strikes when you change the position of your head.
Vertigo is the feeling that either you or your surroundings are spinning. It is more than being just lightheaded or dizzy, because you are subjected to the illusion of movement. If you feel your body is moving, you have subjective vertigo. When you sense that your surroundings are moving, you have objective vertigo.
An award-winning youth choir from Germany that has been featured on German television and sung at the historic Rosengarten Congress Center makes its Lehigh Valley debut in two concerts and a church service as part of two-weeks of appearances on the East Coast during the group’s inaugural United States tour.
Legendary progressive rockers Styx are set to land at Musikfest in Bethlehem with classic tracks and another lofty musical voyage.
The 7 p.m. Aug. 3 concert at Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, is a double bill with Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.