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Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Down for The Count: The Allentown Band performs an original score to accompany a screening of the silent film, “Nosferatu,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. It’s the perfect scene for Halloween. The film will be projected on a large screen while the Allentown Band performs an original score by composer and Allentown band member, Stephen Reisteter. The 1922 German Expressionist horror film directed by F. W. Murnau, is re-mastered in high definition format. Actor Max Schreck plays Orlok in the film, an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, “Dracula” (1897).

Film series at JCC in Allentown

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

“Jewish Film Nights at the J” begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Jewish Community Center, 22nd and Tilghman streets, Allentown.

The first film, “93Queen,” is described as “an upbeat, inspiring and revealing documentary that takes place in Brooklyn, N.Y.”

“93Queen” follows Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the “boys club” in her Hasidic community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female ambulance corps in New York City.

Euclid Quartet

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

CMSOB:

The Euclid Quartet performs at 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.

The quartet will be joined by cellist Adrian Daurov.

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem program is: Robert Paterson, “Quartet No. 2” (2018) and Schubert, “String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, Cello Quintet.

Tickets: at the door; cmsob.org; 610-435-7611

Matthew Blum ‘Windows’ in Baum exhibit

Friday, October 25, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Photographer Matthew Blum’s “Windows of the Past: Lehigh County” opens Oct. 24 in the David E. Rodale Gallery, The Baum School of Art, Allentown.

Views of 17 historic buildings captured by Blum’s camera lens will be on view through Nov. 21 when a closing reception is scheduled 6 - 8 p.m. to coincide with Allentown’s “Third Thursday.”

Allentown Band to present German music concert for Oktoberfest benefit at Christ Lutheran Church

Friday, October 25, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

A day after performing at Miller Symphony Hall, the Allentown Band presents a concert of German music as part of an Oktoberfest celebration at Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown.

“It will be be whole afternoon of music by 19th-century German composers,” says Allentown Band conductor Ronald Demkee. “It will be quite a variety of masterworks.”

The band performs a free concert, 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Christ Lutheran Church, 1245 Hamilton St, Allentown, with a festive Oktoberfest of German food, music and other activities following at 5 p.m. Oct. 27.

Healthy Geezer: ED and heart problem

Friday, October 25, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Is erectile dysfunction a possible symptom of heart problems?

Erectile dysfunction (ED), which is inadequate erection for sex, can indicate that something is wrong with your heart. Here’s why:

Blood flowing to the penis creates erections. Plaque buildup narrows and hardens arteries (atherosclerosis), reducing blood flow throughout the body.

The arteries supplying blood to the penis are smaller than those for the heart. So, ED can be an early sign of atherosclerosis, which can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Respectfully Yours: Thanksgiving guest

Friday, October 25, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

This year I will not be able to travel home for Thanksgiving. A friend nearby was kind and has extended an invitation to have Thanksgiving dinner. What are some tips to be a good guest?

Dear Reader,

When Thanksgiving involves being a guest at someone else’s banquet, there are things you can do to be an exceptional guest and help out your host.

Book talk about

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LVHM:

Dr. Jeremy Zallen, an Assistant Professor of History at Lafayette College, Easton, speaks about and signs copies of his new book, “American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865,” 1 p.m. Oct. 26, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Far from telling a simple story of progress, Dr. Zallen investigates the dark changes brought by better lighting,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Allentown Band member Stephen Reisteter composes original score to accompany silent film classic ‘Nosferatu’ screening at Miller Hall

Friday, October 25, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

See Oktoberfest concert: Page B5

With perfect timing, just five days before Halloween, “Nosferatu” the original vampire film, comes to Miller Symphony Hall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

The Allentown Band will play an original score composed by one of their own to accompany the classic silent film that introduced the concept of a vampire inspired by Bram Stoker’s gothic horror novel “Dracula.”

Universally recognized as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, the 1922 German silent film brings Count Orlok, a terrifying vampire, to the big screen.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 23: Mustard dill baked whitefish, potatoes au gratin, broccoli, dinner roll, raisin cookie.

Thursday, October 24: Roast turkey, roasted carrots and parsnips, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, pumpkin mousse.

Friday, October 25: Spaghetti with meat sauce, minestrone soup, garlic spinach, pineapple.

Monday, October 28: Ginger chicken, stir fry vegetables, brown rice, dinner roll, orange.

Tuesday, October 29: Turkey Diane, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts medley, dinner roll, apple bread, pudding.