“Thor: Ragnarok” is a bore.
Yes, there’s plenty of action, lots of quips, and terrific computer generated imagery, but “Thor: Ragnarok” fails in that most essential benchmark of cinema achievement: emotional involvement.
Now, this is from the perspective of a movie-goer (yours truly) who’s not a fan boy, has no interest in attending a Comic-Con convention and doesn’t engage in Cosplay (costume play). Heck, I’m one of those folks who long ago stopped dressing up for Halloween.
Additions, deletions and restoration — revisions to requirements and prerequisites and changes in descriptions for courses in the curriculum at Northampton Area High School are in store for students.
The 2018-19 NAHS program of studies, presented by Northampton Area High School Principal Robert Steckel and Assistant Principal Kimberly Levin at the Nov. 6 school board meeting, is expected to be on the agenda for an up-or-down vote by the board of education at its next meeting, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the NASD Administration Building, 2014 Laubach Ave., Northampton.
An interim executive director is being sought to succeed Sheila Evans, who has resigned as Allentown Symphony Association executive director.
Evans’ resignation was accepted at a Nov. 10 meeting of the symphony association executive committee, according to association board President Philip C. Jackson.
“Sheila’s done an excellent job to getting us to where we are today. With Sheila’s resignation, it is our hope that we can even take it to higher levels,” Jackson said of Miller Symphony Hall during a Nov. 12 interview with The Press.
If you’ve never traveled to Las Vegas and have not seen a Cirque du Soleil performance there, the amazing performance organization that has been at the forefront of the new circus movement is traveling to you.
Right here in the Lehigh Valley, through Nov. 12, at PPL Center, Allentown, Cirque du Soleil is back with “Varekai,” an extraordinary, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring performance. “Varekai” is nothing short of acrobatic ballet.
“Loving Vincent” is a cinematic work of art. The film, which is much more than Vincent van Gogh’s paintings brought to life, is by turns a “CSI” or “Forensic Files” psychological thriller.
Without setting up a “Spoiler Alert!” here, the storyline in “Loving Vincent” (It’s a somewhat unfortunate title in that van Gogh seemed incapable of loving himself, but readily and eagerly embraced the world, people, and everything and everyone in it. Then again, maybe the title is the height of irony.) has to do with the how he died. The film also celebrates how he lived.
Galas galore: Baum School of Art notes building’s 30th anniversary; Civic Theatre celebrates 90th anniversary of venue
The season of galas draws to a close as the year 2017 comes to an end. Two of the most recent fun and fund-raisers benefited the Baum School of Art and Civic Theatre of Allentown.
The Baum School “Fall Gala,” held on several levels of the school, honored the Baum Family for its support of the school and celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Russell E. Baum Building, Fifth and Linden streets, Allentown.
Adding new curriculum and building a new school are two projects moving forward in Northampton Area School District.
The NASD Board of Education voted 9-0, on the recommendation of the administration, to approve an agreement with KCBA Architects, Hatfield, as reviewed by district Solicitor Atty. C. Steven Miller, to provide architectural services to NASD for the new Lehigh Elementary School grades K-5 project.
There’s a naive charm to “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” especially when Tyler Perry’s on-screen as Madea.
Perry, who wrote, directed, produced and stars in “Boo 2,” not only puts on the dress, hair and makeup to play Mabel “Madea” Simmons, he also plays Brian Simmons, the put-upon husband, and Uncle Joe Simmons.
A new supervisor of facilities for Northampton Area School District has been appointed.
By a unanimous 9-0 vote, NASD Board of Education appointed Jonathan Jenny as supervisor of facilities, effective Dec. 4, at a salary of $63,000, with benefits.
Robert J. Yanders continues as NASD director of operations, to whom Jenny will report.
In other business at the Oct. 23 board meeting, school directors voted 9-0 to approve:
Resignation: Jason Winchenbach, assistant boys volleyball coach, effective July 18;
Director Stephen Frears is enamored of the themes of royalty, the British upper-class, minorities, and societal disruption.
“Victoria And Abdul” is based on a true story of the friendship between Queen Victoria and a man from India who became her confidante.