Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

High-level silliness: The Queen’s Cartoonists plays ‘Looney Tunes’ and all that jazz

Friday, September 22, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

Looking for something out of the ordinary yet with toe-tapping melodies?

The Queen’s Cartoonists bring all that and more to Miller Symphony Hall’s “Live OnStage Series” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The ensemble features video projections, vocal numbers, comedy, and up-tempo swing arrangements.

The Cartoonists, founded by pianist and composer Joel Pierson, played their first gig in March 2015. The group’s name comes from the fact that all the original members live in Queens. Now, alas, the bass player resides in Brooklyn.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini muffin.

Thursday, Sept. 21: Meatloaf, mashed potato, broccoli, banana.

Friday, Sept. 22: Meatball sub w/ tomato sauce, wax beans, warm peach crisp.

Monday, Sept. 25: Veal patty w/gravy, pasta, mixed vegetable, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Sept. 26: Smoked sausage, pasta, carrots, pineapple.

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.

‘Poconos’ author;‘Museum Day’

Friday, September 22, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LVHM:

Dr. Lawrence Squeri, author of “Better in the Poconos: The Story of Pennsylvania’s Vacation Land,” presents a lecture and book-signing, 1 p.m. Sept. 23, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Vacationing in the Poconos dates to 1829 when the first tourist hotel was built, according to Squeri, Professor Emeritus of history at East Stroudsburg University. His book will be available for purchase, and he will sign copies.

A conversation with Bakithi Kumalo at Allentown Art Museum

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Plan your “Third Thursday Arts Destination” at 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, when Bakithi Kumalo, renowned international musician, composer and educator, presents a program of music and conversation.

Kumalo, a Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa native who played a key role on Paul Simon’s landmark 1985 “Graceland” album and tours with the legendary singer-songwriter, will present a conversation with Tahya at the Art Museum.

Which Bond (James Bond) did it better?

Friday, September 15, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Perhaps no iconic motion picture character has created such a buzz among movie fans as Bond, James Bond.

Bond, referred to by his code name, 007, is a British Secret Service agent who first appeared in a 1953 book by British author Ian Fleming, a former naval intelligence officer who wrote 12 novels and two short story collections that took place 1951-1964.

As a movie franchise, Bond, at 24 (and counting) is only exceeded by “Godzilla,” at 29.

Growing Green: pumpkins and mums

Friday, September 15, 2017 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Fall is the season for pumpkins and chrysanthemums!

Halloween pumpkins are generally harvested in September through October. The first frost typically occurs in early to mid-October when the pumpkin fruits are still curing outside in the fields. The growers in pick-your-own pumpkin operations use this method to ensure that pumpkins are well cured in the field before picked up by their customers.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones: With a little bit of soul

Friday, September 15, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

When Jesse Phillips first met Paul Janeway, it was in the most roundabout of ways.

“He was in an early version of [The Secret Dangers] and I was asked to come in as a substitute player, as someone else couldn’t make it to a performance,” Phillips explains.

“It wasn’t anything initially. He was a nice guy, had a great voice, etcetera. And then we sort of discovered that we had a similar taste in music and became best friends based around that.”