Internationally-known saxophonist and eight-time Grammy nominee Dave Koz, and three of his most talented and trusted colleagues, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, and Mindi Abair, celebrate his latest Concord Records CD, "Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns," 7:30 p.m. July 13, State Theatre for the Arts, 453 Northampton St., Easton.
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Free programs will be presented 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. July 13 for the re-opening of the expanded Irma Broun-Kahn Education Building, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton.
Cindy Dunn, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is expected to attend the noon-time ribbon-cutting.
Schedule: hawkmountain.org, 610-756-6000
"Shrek The Musical" makes its Lehigh Valley premier this summer.
It's the latest offering of Sing For America, the group composed of five siblings Taryn, Teara, Tasia, Jewel and Jorne Gilbert well-known for their elaborate stage productions and vocal performances in the Valley.
But what really makes Sing For America stand out from other area theater companies is that all of the profits go directly to the local chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., to help military families.
Theater creates the opportunity to live twice. If you are hooked on "Downton Abbey," perhaps part of the attraction is going inside: a beautiful castle, beautiful yet complicated and fragile lives, and a mesmerizing world from another time that is otherwise unavailable to us.
At the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF), you can live many lives: yours and the life of a famous English King, a novice nun in Vienna, an Oklahoma cowhand, a Victorian matriarch, a spy novel hero on the run, all in the same summer season.
Q. If you want to control your weight, is it better to eat three meals a day, or should you eat more, smaller meals?
There is no scientifically proven answer to this question. Until there is, I'd suggest simply reducing your total food intake for each day until your weight goes down.
I've struggled to keep pounds off all my life. I've learned that calories count.
You take in more than you burn; you gain weight. You burn more than you eat; you lose weight.
The Zombie Apocalypse is upon us and it's called "World War Z."
That's "Z" as in zombie.
And the only person standing between us and the end of the world as we know it is Brad Pitt, who portrays a former United Nations official called back into service and tasked to find the antidote to a zombie pandemic.
Allentown's Sixth Street Shelter Director Jessica R. Dreistadt hosted local supporters, community leaders, volunteers and donors to unveil a new, in-progress expansion of the homeless family shelter at 221 - 223 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
When construction is complete, expected to happen in October, five apartments will be added to the existing 20 apartments in the building operated by Sixth Street Shelter.
The Sixth Street Shelter serves 120 families per year, according to Dreistadt.
Q. I don't walk so well anymore and I'm considering getting one of those scooters that I see seniors driving. What do you know about them?
Scooters have become increasingly popular since they were invented in 1968. As more baby boomers hit the market for mobility assistive equipment, we will see more scooters.
About 1.7 million in the United States use wheelchairs or scooters. About 90 percent of these people have manual wheelchairs. There are155,000 using electrically-powered wheelchairs, and 142,000 riding scooters.
The exhibition, "Empires of the Jungle," continues through Sept. 8 at the Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown.
The exhibition, which explores Central and South America's prehistoric past, includes a Maya zoomorphic effigy, a Costa Rican Sukia ("healer") figure, obsidian blades and pendants, drinking vessels, and Aztec techniques for making and drilling obsidian pendants.
The artifacts in the exhibit include pieces collected by historians and anthropologists in the 1950s and 1960s.