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Friday, February 22, 2019

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Feb. 13: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Thursday, Feb. 14: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, orange.

Friday, Feb. 15: Battered fish w/ tartar sauce, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple, wheat bread.

Monday, Feb. 18: Centers closed. Presidents’ Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Veal w/ mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach,...

Readers Pick the Oscar winners

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2019 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2018 movie releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 24, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, televised live on the 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 receives a $50 Penn’s Peak gift, Roxy...

Theater Review: Farce shines in ‘Moon’ at Pa. Playhouse

Saturday, February 16, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Lots of farce, a little slapstick and an ample serving of comic mayhem are back on the stage at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem, in “Moon Over Buffalo,” through Feb. 24.

The latest offering is one of two dozen award-winning plays and musicals written by Ken Ludwig, who also penned “The Fox on the Fairway” and “Crazy for You,” both of which were produced by the Playhouse last season.

Director Carrie Belenois brings with her 20 years of experience managing, directing and...

Rick Levy memoir charts his career in rock ‘n’ roll

Friday, February 8, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Like many teens in the 1960s, when Richard “Rick” Levy first saw the Beatles, he was inspired to start his own band.

But unlike most youths, Levy went on to not only play guitar in various rock ‘n’ roll bands, but also to manage some of the era’s biggest pop-rock artists, including Herman’s Hermits, Tommy Roe, Freddy Cannon, Jay & the Techniques, The Tokens and Bo Diddley. He is now the manager and a guitarist for Memphis legends The Box Tops.

The Allentown native’s...

Review: ‘The Upside’

Friday, February 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The upside about the movie, “The Upside,” is that it’s entertaining, thought-provoking and uplifting.

Kevin Hart plays Dell Scott, whose parole officer mandates that he find a job. Bryan Cranston plays Phillip Lacasse, a wealthy self-help author who is a person with a disability, quadriplegia, after being injured in a para-glider accident.

Dell Scott is hired to be Phillip Lacasse’s in-home health-care worker, much to the dismay of Nicole Kidman, who plays Yvonne Pendleton,...

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 14th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 17 and April 18 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and web sites.

The student in each of the three categories whose poem is selected for publication on the front page of...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Warm up to the classics: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by ASO Artistic Director Diane Wittry with guest solist, pianist Simon Mulligan, presents “Appalachian Spring & Rhapsody In Blue,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 3 p.m. Feb. 10, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The program includes Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” in its full orchestra version with 75 musicians on stage and featuring dancers from the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, with new choreography by Ballet Guild of...

Catasauqua parishioners head Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc. has announced that Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson are the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade.

Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson will be crowned the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade at the Coronation Dinner and Celebration, 7:30 p.m. March 15, Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds, 19th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

The Coronation ceremony takes place at 8:30 p.m. March 15. Admission...

Events announced for St. Pat’s Parade

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc. has announced events for the 62nd Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade, which departs from the Allentown Fairgrounds at 1:30 p.m. March 17.

The annual Parade Fundraiser is 3-6 p.m. Feb. 17, Christopher’s at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown. Tickets include select beers (sponsored by Banko Beverage) and soda with admission and door prizes. The 2019 King and Queen, Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson, will be introduced. Winners of...