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Moravian evaluating Boyd following sale to Petrucci

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

The Boyd Theatre has apparently been saved from a fate worse than a box-office bomb, that of the wrecking ball.

J.G. Petrucci, a Asbury, N.J., based design-built firm with an office in Bethlehem and projects in the Lehigh Valley, has purchased the downtown Bethlehem movie theater for an undisclosed price.

The purchase may expedite the theater becoming a venue for Moravian College's theater program.

Moravian College President Bryon L. Grigsby greeted the sale enthusiastically.

Girls basketball coaches approved

Thursday, December 25, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

An assistant girls basketball coach has resigned and three assistant girls basketball coaches have been hired in the Northampton Area School District.

The school board, on recommendation of the administration by a 7-0 vote at the Nov. 10 meeting, approved the resignation of Stephanie Remington, an assistant girls basketball coach, effective Nov. 10, and hiring of three assistant girls basketball coaches for the 2014-15 school year: Richard Worman, $5,342; Adam Bastidas, $2,137, and Emily Reightler, $2,137.

Darlene Love brings 'Love for The Holidays' to Bethlehem

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Darlene Love knows where she's going after "Late Night With David Letterman."

She's going to The Christmas City.

"Darlene Love: Love for The Holidays" is at 8 p.m. Dec. 20, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

Love sings "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on the "Late Show With David Letterman" for the last time Dec 19. Letterman retires from the show May 20, 2015.

Love has performed the song for 28 years on Letterman's show prior to the Christmas holiday.

Lynnie Godfrey celebrates the standards and the holidays

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Lynnie Godfrey wants to get something straight right away.

She's not a jazz singer per se. She sings standards.

To this, it should be added, the way that Lynnie Godfrey sings standards is anything but standard.

Just give a listen to either of her CDs released this year: "Lynnie Godfrey: Doing It Her Way" and "Spending The Holidays With Lynnie Godfrey."

Or attend her concert, "Celebrating The Holidays With Lynnie Godfrey," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

Spotlight On: Civic keeps 'Christmas' well for 25 years

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For its 25th annual production of "A Christmas Carol," Civic Theatre of Allentown pulled out all the Scrooges.

Jim Long, Stan Zukowski and Barry Glassman alternate the role of Ebenezer Scrooge during the show's run.

Tony Kohl was to have been part of the rotation, but was injured in a car accident.

For Civic's final 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 performances this year, seven who've previously played Scrooge in Civic's production are to alternate: Pat Kelly, Tom Onushco, Sharon Lee and Barry Glassman, Long, Zukowski and Kohl, if he is able.

Movie Review: 'Penguins' antics go well beyond Antarctica

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"It looks like a penguin," goes the Monty Python line.

It looks like a whole lot of penguins in "Penguins of Madagascar."

In one of the opening scenes of the animation feature film, there's a line of penguins as far as the eye can see.

The four most important penguins are Skipper (voiced by Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Christopher Knights) and Private (Conrad Vernon).

The four penguins, who are secret agents modeled along the lines of James Bond and Austin Powers but with the tuxedoes on all the time, have super powers but are not super smart.

High school gym, court to be dedicated

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area High School gymnasium and basketball court has been named after two legendary Lehigh Valley sports figures.

The high school gymnasium is now The Pete Schneider Gymnasium.

The high school basketball court is now The Bob Nemeth Court.

The Northampton Area School Board voted unanimously at the Dec. 15 meeting to approve proclamations for the renaming.

"They did a lot for the district as teachers and coaches. This is well-deserved," said board member Roy Maranki.

Three NASD teachers to retire

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area School Board has approved several resignations of teachers who are retiring.

School board members voted 7-0, with two absent and one voting by phone, at the Nov. 24 meeting at the recommendation of the administration to approve:

· The resignation of, effective June 2, 2015, or the last teacher day of the 2014-15 school year, teachers Roger Klotz, science; Carol Kowaleski, mathematics, and Jonathan Terry, science;

Weaver exhibit up for auction at PSU LV De Long Gallery

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Two years ago, I got a call from Annie Prince, who said, 'Did you ever think about having an exhibit of Greg's [Weaver] work?'" recalls Ann Lalik, Ronald K. De Long Gallery Director and Arts Coordinator, Penn State Lehigh Valley.

An auction of the exhibited work in "Greg Weaver: Urban American Folk Artist," is 6 p.m. Dec. 12, Ronald K. De Long Gallery, Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley.

"She [Prince] started to talk about Greg's work in terms of soon it would be the 20th anniversary of his passing," Lalik says of Prince, a Lehigh Valley arts supporter.