Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Respectfully Yours: Attire

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I recently graduated from grad school and have accepted a position that will require me to wear business attire. I would like some tips on how to update my college wardrobe.

Dear Reader,

Congratulations on your new job! Trading in your jeans and T-shirts for professional clothes can be a daunting task. And for recent graduates without much money to spare, the process may seem expensive and overwhelming. To get started, search for bargains. Shopping at outlets can save you a ton of money. And pay close attention to special sales.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

A new year’s perk: Jim Weider & PRoJECT PERCoLAToR presents its annual post New Year’s Eve party concert, 8 p.m. Jan. 5, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem. The band includes Weider, electric guitar; Jesse Gress, guitar (Todd Rundgren Band); Adam Minkoff, bass, and Rodney Holmes, drums. The group blends rock, blues, funk, and jazz with drum loops and samples.

The mighty Quinn brings latest show to Bethlehem

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

Colin Quinn is a quintessential New York comedian.

But he’s become much more than that.

Quinn’s latest one-man show, “One in Every Crowd,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6, Musikfest Cafe, SteelStacks, Bethlehem, is part of the cerebral comic’s first full-scale stand-up tour in more than years. Previously, Quinn’s shows had a central theme.

Upper Saucon girl plays Annie at Philly’s Walnut Street Theatre

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

“Annie” was the first stage show that Upper Saucon Township actress Jenna Seasholtz saw and her babysitter was playing the title role.

Seasholtz has been starring in the title role in “Annie,” through Jan. 7, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia. Seasholtz plays Annie weekends and for select matinees. “Annie” opened Nov. 7 at the Walnut.

“I saw ‘Annie’ before. It was my first show ever and Annie was played by my babysitter. I loved her and seeing her up on stage I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” says Seasholtz, a triple threat singer-dancer-actor.

Review: ‘Darkest Hour’

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Darkest Hour” takes us deep inside Buckingham Palace, British Parliament and the Underground for the intrigue of Great Britain as a nation hovering on the brink of World War II.

The excellent, engaging and inspiring “Darkest Hour” can be viewed as a companion piece to another great film of 2017, writer-director-producer Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” The dilemma of some 300,000 British soldiers stranded on the beach of France’s coast across the English Channel figures prominently in “Darkest Hour.”

The Family Project: Socks

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 14-year-old nephew is bright and artistic, and he has a certain style. My “staunch-conservative” 22-year-old son recently commented about a Christmas gift of brightly-colored socks that I gave my nephew, saying I shouldn’t encourage that “behavior,” meaning my nephew’s flair for the dramatic. I was stunned, and didn’t know what to say. How could I have handled this?

SNAP Chapter

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Chapter won “Chapter of the Year” at the SNAP convention Nov. 15-18, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Pocono Mountains.

LCCC student Megan McGonagle of Schnecksville was elected Southeast Regional Representative and Membership Chair.

Focus reviewed 35 plays in 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

There were 35 theater reviews of Lehigh Valley region stage shows published in 2017 in the Press newspapers and web sites.

The list includes the date the review was published and the name of the reviewer.

The theater reviews are archived on the Focus page of the Press web sites.

You can read the reviews by going to any of the eight Press web sites and doing a search by play title, theater group and-or date published:

Here’s the list of plays reviewed in 2017 in the Focus print section and-or web site pages: