“Jojo Rabbit” is in the tradition of satire that includes the movies of Monty Python (“Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 1975; “Monty Python’s Life of Brian,” 1979, and “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life,” 1983), a tradition that goes back at least to the infamous Jonathan Swift essay (“A Modest Proposal,” 1729).
Since “Jojo Rabbit” is, in large part, a satire about Adolph Hitler, its satiric movie predecessors include Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” (1967) and Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” (1940).
The 2020 Bethlehem Bach Festival will offer two performance opportunities for young musicians with Zimmermann’s Coffee House and the Chaconne Project.
The Coffee House is part of the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival in May. Auditions for college and high school students are 1-5 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, Heckewelder House, Bach Choir offices, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.
Q. Can magnets relieve pain?
Here’s the official position of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the medical research agency of the federal government:
The “Lehigh Valley Black African History Project” Exhibit opens Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 29, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“This exhibit highlights important aspects of African-American experience in the Lehigh Valley,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum, adding, “This is a vital part of our community’s story that is often overlooked.”
The exhibit explores a variety of topics, including education, employment, culture and the Civil Rights Movement during the 1960s.
Disney On Ice returns to PPL Center, Allentown, with “Celebrate Memories,” 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb 1 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 2.
The ice-skating show, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., features Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse and his pals, as they travel through beloved Disney settings from movies such as “Fantasia” and “Frozen,” including Arendelle.
An Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with Delaware Nation, has opened at The Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown.
The office is intended to facilitate the Delaware Nation’s access to ancestral homelands and respond to Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and historic-preservation concerns in the region.
Inquiries can be directed to the Delaware Nation with the Museum’s Historic Preservation Assistant Katelyn Lucas.
A side of hits: The Hit Men, classic rock’s super-group of sidemen, returns, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The group’s musicians have backed Paul McCartney, Elton John, Frankie Valli, Foreigner, The Who and Toto in concert and recorded for some 85 albums, many of which went gold and platinum. The Hit Men are keyboardist and group founder Lee Shapiro, lead guitarist-vocalist Jimmy Ryan, bassist-vocalist Jeff Ganz, keyboardist, percussionist and vocalist Russ Velazquez and drummer and vocalist Steve Murphy.
This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.
- Antonio Banderas,
“Pain And Glory”
- Leonardo DiCaprio,
“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”
- Adam Driver,
- Joaquin Phoenix,
- Jonathan Pryce,
“The Two Popes”
- Cynthia Erivo,
- Scarlett Johansson,
- Saoirse Ronan,
- Charlize Theron,
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, January 22: Beef barley soup, fried chicken patty on bun with lettuce-tomato-mayo, Amish potato salad, dark sweet red cherries.
Thursday, January 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, spinach salad w/ hot bacon dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled peaches.
Friday, January 24: Spinach cheese soup, baked ham loaf, mashed sweet potatoes, sauteed cabbage, rye bread w/margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, January 22: Egg and cheese baked Monterey, sauteed peppers and onions, diced potatoes, whole wheat dinner biscuit, fresh dinner roll.
Thursday, January 23: Mexican baked chicken, chuck wagon corn, black beans, whole wheat dinner roll, pineapple.
Friday, January 24: Open face hot pork sandwich, split pea soup, mashed potatoes, orange.
Monday, January 27: Swedish meatballs, green beans, whole wheat noodles, tropical fruit.