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Friday, March 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Mummenschanz is the word: Mummenschanz, 7 p.m. March 28, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, is back with a brand-new show, “You & me.” Performers bring to life large-scale masks and revive the historic tradition of acrobatics. The show also includes some of the troupe’s classic sketches. “You & me” was created by Mummenschanz founding member Floriana Frassetto. These visual theater pioneers make the ordinary extraordinary and speak volumes, all without saying a word. The Swiss-based theater troupe has been dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years.

Eric Mintel had a jazzy youth

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Eric Mintel Quartet brings its unique style of jazz to Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, 7:30 p.m. March 16, as part of the “Jazz Upstairs” series in the Rodale Community Room.

Audience members can expect to hear “originals and a lot of Dave Brubeck’s music ... ‘Take Five,’ ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk,’ some television themes like ‘Mission Impossible’ and ‘Mannix,’ plus a standard or two,” says Mintel in a phone interview.

Mintel’s jazz roots go way back.

120th anniversary concert: Bach Choir of Bethlehem at State Theatre, Easton

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

In celebration of its 120th birthday, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem makes it debut performance at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Greg Funfgeld, Bach Choir Artistic Director and Conductor, says that the concert is part of “a very special anniversary season.

“This year marks the 120th anniversary of the Bach Choir’s founding in 1898,” he says. “This is our first time at the State and we are very excited.”

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 14: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.

Thursday, March 15: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Oriental vegetable, banana.

Friday, March 16: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Monday, March 19: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.

Tuesday, March 20: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.

Wednesday, March 21: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, March 16, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 14: Manhattan clam chowder, chicken paprikash, wide noodles, Calif. blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 15: Roast pork w/ gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Friday, March 16: St. Patrick’s Day meal: Corned beef and cabbage (fish available), boiled potatoes, Emerald Isle salad, rye bread w/ margarine, chocolate mint chip cookie.

For 70th anniversary, ‘My Father’s Dragon’ roars onto stage

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

In celebration of the book’s 70th anniversary, Enchantment Theatre Company brings the beloved “My Father’s Dragon” to the stage, 2 p.m. March 17, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Enchantment Theatre Company Artistic Directors Landis Smith, his wife Jennifer Smith, and Leslie Reidel collaborated to adapt author Ruth Stiles Gannett’s three tales of nine-year-old Elmer Elevator and Boris the Dragon.

Oscar contest winner

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

We have a winner in the annual Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest.

Michael Nonnemacher of Allentown correctly chose all seven recipients in the Focus section contest categories: Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”; Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”; Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”; Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”; Picture: “The Shape of Water,” and Animated Feature: “Coco.”

Lydian String Quartet

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Lydian String Quartet, in residence at Brandeis University, performs at 3 p.m. March 18, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem concert program is Mendelssohn’s “String Quartet No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 12”; Janacek’s “String Quartet No. 2 (Intimate Letters),” and Beethoven’s “String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1.”

Tickets: at the door: