It seems that Bakithi Kumalo will always be best known for playing bass on Paul Simon’s 1986 album “Graceland,” despite the fact that he has recorded and performed with many other well-known artists, including Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, and Mickey Hart. And he is known for being one of the best electric bass players in the world.
Bakithi Kumalo and the Graceland Tribute Band perform, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Baker...
Bakithi Kumalo is grateful for his success in music, and wants to share his knowledge.
Kumalo was talking to the staff at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center about his Jan. 24 concert in Baker Hall. The concert is billed as Bakithi Kumalo and the Graceland Tribute Band.
Kumalo spoke about wanting to teach younger musicians, which led to the start of Zoellner’s Music Master Mentor Program.
Kumalo and keyboardist-composer Will Smith will be teaching high and middle...
Nothing promises to warm up a cold January afternoon like the return of Father Sean Duggan, whose guest performance of a Bach concerto on piano is a highlight of Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra’s “Winter Vivaldi” concert Jan. 26.
It will be the 14th year that Duggan has come to Bethlehem to perform in what is his only appearance with Sinfonia this season.
“He’s a master pianist who has won two major Bach competitions and he’s also a Benedictine monk, so there is a fascination...
From Quidditch to Queen, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra explores the relationship between sports and music at the next “Pops Concert,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, led by guest conductor Carl Topilow of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.
“Music and Sports” looks at how music captures the emotional impact of sports, from the unforgettable theme (“Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti) to “Rocky” (1976) with Rocky Balboa running up the 72 steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, to the inspirational theme from...
This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.
- Antonio Banderas,
“Pain And Glory”
- Leonardo DiCaprio,
“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”
- Adam Driver,
- Joaquin Phoenix,
- Jonathan Pryce,
“The Two Popes”
- Cynthia Erivo,
Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced Jan. 13.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2020 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2019 theatrical motion picture releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 9, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, and televised live on ABC-TV.
The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients in the contest’s...
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Wednesday, January 15: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh seedless grapes.
Thursday, January 16: Baked smoked ham, maple sweet potatoes, green beans, rye bread w/ margarine, rice pudding.
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Coconut oil is getting internet attention and with customers at health food stores because it seems effective in giving a boost to high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the good cholesterol.
There are several forces creating this phenomenon.
The coconut oil industry is working hard to win public favor.
There are scientists who are backing off from the damnation of coconut oil.
And there are vegans, who abstain from animal products. Many vegans...
Choosing firewood to burn in your fireplace or wood-burning stove is much like selecting any favorite item.
The fuel-wood connoisseur will want to choose his or her wood carefully and weigh his or her needs and tastes before building a fire.
Softwoods, like pine, spruce and fir, are easy to ignite because they are resinous. They burn rapidly with a hot flame.
However, since a fire built entirely of softwoods burns out quickly, it requires frequent attention and...
Q. My brother is a recently-single parent taking care of three children ages five, nine and 11. The children are becoming unkempt-looking. And they all seem out of sorts. I have asked my brother if he needs help, and he says, “No.” He has gone from a happy individual to a withdrawn, isolated man. I am concerned and am not sure what to do.
The panelists noted that the question does not explain the reason for the brother recently becoming a single brother.
It could be from death...