Catasauqua Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Family Project: Supportive mother

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My eldest son barely graduated from high school and will be released from juvenile detention. I am a single mother, and his brothers will be entering their freshman and sophomore high school years. Since graduating, my son has done nothing to find a job, and he shows no signs of wanting to move out. How can I help my younger sons stay on track despite their older brother’s influence?

Respectfully Yours: Loaned item

Friday, July 19, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

My neighbor borrowed my tree trimmer a while back and he hasn’t returned it. I would like to do some yard work and really need my trimmer. How do you politely ask someone to return something that you let them borrow?

Dear Reader, This happens to most of us. We kindly lend an item to someone, trusting he or she will return it as soon as they are finished.

Time goes by and we forget until we need the item. Now we find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation, embarrassed to ask for the item back.

Night on the Town: Wonderground digs that idie rock

Friday, July 19, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The name Wonderground evokes a 1960s’ vibe of The Beatles, Kinks and Zombies.

That’s exactly what Jason Adams and the members of Wonderground intend.

When asked to describe Wonderground’s sound, Adams says it’s “psychedelic soul progressive indie rock.”

True to that description, Adams lists the music groups and music artists influencing Wonderground as including Miles Davis, Zombies, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, and the Kinks.

Wonderground returns July 19 to The Shanty on 19th, 613 N. 19th St., Allentown.

Theater Review: ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ conflicted loyalties at PSF

Friday, July 19, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare’s “Antony & Cleopatra,” through Aug. 4, Main Stage, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley, is big, sprawling and grand.

The drama, believed to have been first performed in 1607 possibly at the Globe Theatre, by Shakespeare’s troupe, the King’s Men, is a hybrid in the Shakespeare canon of a history play, a tragedy and a problem play.

Art Garfunkel to reveal all he knows in State Theatre concert

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Art Garfunkel walked away from Simon & Garfunkel, one of the most successful duos in pop-music history.

And he kept walking.

Garfunkel has walked across the United States and Europe.

“New York City is claustrophobic. It’s gotten taller and taller and all of a sudden there was no sky. So, one day I said to my friend, ‘Let’s walk across America.’ I got my sneakers on and started walking,” Garfunkel says.

Garfunkel presents a solo concert, 8 p.m. July 24, State Center for the Arts, Easton.

Theater Review: ‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’ serves it up at The Pines

Monday, July 15, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

The Pines Dinner Theatre is serving up rousing country rock music in its production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” a toe-tapping, hand-clapping musical that got its start by chance, and wound up receiving a Best Musical Tony nomination. The story of that journey is hard to separate from the musical itself.

Movie Review: ‘Echo’ and the Dylan man

Monday, July 15, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Echo in the Canyon” is not one of the greatest-ever documentary films, but it has its charms, especially for contemporary music buffs.

The film depicts the 1965-1967 Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, music scene when singer-songwriters, musicians and groups, including The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield (and later, Crosby, Stills and Nash) and others gathered to live, hang out and write one pop-rock music charter-topper after another.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations; or visit www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, July 10: Marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, July 11: Apricot nectar,beef BBQ on a bun, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Friday, July 12: Macaroni and cheese w/ bacon and tomatoes, wax beans, baby kale and spinach salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, blueberry fluff.