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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Readers Pick the Oscar Winners Entry Form

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 91th Academy Awards.

LEADING ACTOR

- Christian Bale,

“Vice”

- Bradley Cooper,

“A Star Is Born”

- Willem Dafoe,

“At Eternity’s Gate”

- Rami Malek,

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

- Viggo Mortensen,

“Green Book”

LEADING ACTRESS

- Yalitza Aparicio,

“Roma”

- Glenn Close,

“The Wife”

- Olivia Colman,

“The Favourite”

- Lady Gaga,

“A Star Is Born”

- Melissa McCarthy,

The Family Project: Daughter is bullied

Friday, February 8, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My daughter is only seven-years-old and she is already being bullied. I thought that kids didn’t start this until middle school. She is being teased on the bus for everything from her backpack to her clothes. Almost every day she comes home crying, and now she does not want to ride the bus anymore. What can I do to help her stand up for herself?

The panelists began with some questions of their own.

Rick Levy memoir charts his career in rock ‘n’ roll

Friday, February 8, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Like many teens in the 1960s, when Richard “Rick” Levy first saw the Beatles, he was inspired to start his own band.

But unlike most youths, Levy went on to not only play guitar in various rock ‘n’ roll bands, but also to manage some of the era’s biggest pop-rock artists, including Herman’s Hermits, Tommy Roe, Freddy Cannon, Jay & the Techniques, The Tokens and Bo Diddley. He is now the manager and a guitarist for Memphis legends The Box Tops.

Catasauqua parishioners head Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc. has announced that Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson are the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade.

Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson will be crowned the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade at the Coronation Dinner and Celebration, 7:30 p.m. March 15, Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds, 19th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

30 schools participating

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

state theatre:

The State Theatre Center for the Arts has announced the 2019 Freddy Awards, the 17th year of the program, recognizing accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along with productions, performance dates and ticket information, is available at: freddyawards.org

The 2019 Freddy Awards ceremoney is televised on WFMZ and wfmz.com at 7 p.m. May 23 from the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 6: Chicken parm, whole wheat pasta, green beans, orange, wheat bread.

Thursday, Feb. 7: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, Feb. 8: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.

Monday, Feb. 11: Chicken croquette, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Feb. 12: Chicken Caesar salad.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Dr. Sax: Dr. Paul Cohen of the Manhattan School of Music headlines the first Allentown Symphony Orchestra “Saxophone Festival,” Feb. 4 and 5, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Area saxophone players can enhance their skills and meet other Lehigh Valley musicians. Middle school, high school and college students and adults with a minimum of three years experience are eligible. Participants must be able to learn and perform festival music and attend rehearsals and the concert. The schedule is: Feb.

The Family Project: Relatives’ divorce

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My sister and her husband are going through a separation and probably a divorce. My children, ages eight and five, keep asking questions like why their aunt comes to visit them alone. We keep telling them that Uncle Kevin is out of town, but eventually we will have to be honest with them. How do we explain divorce to children?

The panel stressed the importance of being honest with children when answering their questions, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go into great detail.

‘Buyer & Cellar’ dream role for Allen Township native

Saturday, February 2, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

When Doug Atkins first read the play “Buyer & Cellar,” there was no doubt in his mind he would one day star in the show.

The absurdist one-man play is about an out-of-work actor who takes a job curating the Malibu basement of superstar Barbra Streisand.

“I didn’t know how or when, but I knew I was going to do it,” the Allen Township native says.

Atkins, who now lives in Houston, Tex., plays the role for the third time and for the first time in his native state, in “Buyer & Cellar,” Jan. 31 - Feb. 24, Montgomery Theater, Souderton, Montgomery County.