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Friday, December 6, 2019

Buchanan talk

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

Dr. Michael Birkner, Professor of History at Gettysburg College, speaks about James Buchanan and the Civil War, 1 p.m. Nov. 23, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Buchanan, of Franklin County, was the only United States president from Pennsylvania (1857 - 1861).

Birkner is the author or editor of 14 books and many articles on 19th and 20th century U.S. political history, including three edited volumes about Buchanan and three others on President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

‘That’s not all, folks’: Queen’s Cartoonists animate jazz for classic film comedies

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Like most children, Joel Pierson grew up watching cartoons. From the wacky antics of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd to the seductive exploits of flapper Betty Boop, he noticed that the cartoons’ accompanying music soundtrack drew heavily from the jazz canon.

Pierson leads The Queen’s Cartoonists, a classically-trained sextet whose unique performances include jazz compositions synchronized to video projections of the original classic cartoons on a screen behind the band.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 20: Herbed roast pork, dilled carrots, sauteed cabbage mixed with noodles, crackers, cantaloupe.

Thursday, November 21: Roast turkey, roasted carrots and parsnips, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, pumpkin mousse.

Friday, November 22: Mustard dill baked whitefish, potatoes au gratin, broccoli, dinner roll, raisin cookie.

Monday, November 25: Spaghetti with meat sauce, minestrone soup, garlic spinach, pineapple.

Tuesday, November 26: GInger chicken, stir fry vegetables, brown rice, dinner roll, orange.

Healthy Geezer: Chemotherapy side effects explained

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. I may have to have chemotherapy. Will I go bald?

Hair loss is not certain with chemotherapy. Whether you lose hair depends upon the medication and dose your doctor prescribes.

Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment that uses drugs to kill malignant cells, bacteria, viruses and fungi. Chemotherapy drugs are used to treat cancer, bone marrow diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The drugs can be given by injection or taken orally. There are also topical creams.

For Dover Quartet, music is a bond for decade-plus

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

The Dover Quartet is somewhat unique among classical quartets, in that its four members have been playing together for nearly 11 years.

Violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and cellist Camden Shaw have been together since they met as students at Curtis Institute, Philadelphia.

“That we have the same membership since we formed is a notable thing,” says de Stadt. “We have such an intensive chemistry. It really feels like a family. And when it comes to playing in a quartet, it really is about the chemical reaction between four people.”

Pete Reichlin Quintet at Pa. Jazz Society ‘Jam’

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Pete Reichlin brings a quintet to the Pennsylvania Jazz Society “Fall Jam Session,” 2 - 4:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Dewey Banquet Hall, 502 Durham St., Hellertown.

The quintet is expected to open with a set of traditional jazz tunes and selections from the Great American Songbook before opening the floor to jazz musicians in attendance wanting to sit in with the band.

1980s pop-rock back with Jessie’s Girl

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

There was no decade quite like the 1980s, from the music, to the clothes, to the hairstyles.

There’s been a resurgence of interest in hit pop-rock songs from the 1980s. The songs have had an influence on hit songs of the past few years, too.

As for the clothes and hairstyles? Not so much.

The party continues with “The Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl,” 8 p.m. Nov. 22, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m.

‘Whose Line Is It Anyway’ returns to State: An improv interview with Brad Sherwood

Friday, November 15, 2019 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

“Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” starring Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, returns at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

In the comedy show, part of their “Scared Scriptless” tour, Mochrie and Sherwood combine audience participation and improvisation.

In a recent interview, Sherwood combines interviewer participation and improvisation.

“We make improv look difficult so that more people don’t try it,” Sherwood quips, adding, “Job security.”

The Family Project: Daughter’s cell phone photos upset mother

Friday, November 15, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have a beautiful, awesome 16-year-old daughter. She does well in school and she doesn’t get into trouble. This morning I dropped her off for swim team practice and saw that she left her cell phone in the car. A text caught my eye, and I snooped. She has been sending naked pictures of herself over her phone to a couple of boys. What do I do?

Ulysses String Quartet

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Ulysses String Quartet performs, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley.

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem program is: Haydn, “String Quartet in E Flat Major,” Op. 33, “The Joke”; Paul Frucht: “Rhapsody”; Komitas, “Armenian Folk Songs,” Beethoven, “String Quartet No.4 in C Minor,” Op.18 No.4

The Vision String Quartet cancelled. Tickets: at the door; cmsob.org