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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Healthy Geezer: scars

Friday, August 10, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I have a nasty-looking scar that shows only when I wear a bathing suit. I’d like to get rid of it, if possible. What’s available?

There is no procedure yet that will make a scar disappear completely. However, there are treatments to make a scar less noticeable. These include:

Surgical Scar Revision

This is a method of removing a scar and rejoining the normal skin. Wide scars can often be made thinner. Long scars can be made shorter. Using broken-line incisions can...

Box Office hours

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ALLENTOWN FAIR:

The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the Fair, Aug. - Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Starting Aug. 6, box office hours were 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday through Aug. 21. The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 22 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.

The Fair Box Office sells...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Saturday, August 4, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Preview night: Musikfest celebrates its 35th anniversary by kicking things off a day early with preview night at SteelStacks, 4:30 p.m.-midnight Aug. 2, featuring free performances by The Barrel House Brothers, April Mae and the June Bugs, Funky Dawgs Brass Band and Baby Soda Jazz Band. Also, in a ticketed concert, is Trombone Shorty’s “Voodoo Threauxdown Tour” at the Sands Steel Stage. The concert by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue also features Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band...

Nellie McKay seeks solace in the standards

Friday, August 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For her latest album, Nellie McKay returns to one of her favorite “books,” the Great American Songbook.

And she gives a nod to one of her favorite classic movies.

McKay performs selections from “Sister Orchid,” 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Sellersville Theatre 1894, Sellersville, Bucks County.

After several concerts in New York City, including SummerStage, Central Park, and a four-day series. Sept. 19-22 at Birdland, McKay returns to her home turf of the Poconos, for a concert at the...

A first for Packard: Car featured at 55th Das Awkscht Fescht

Friday, August 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Packard, featured car for the 55th annual Das Awkscht Fescht, Aug. 3-5, Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, is legendary, from being one of the first gasoline-powered vehicles to powering military aircraft during World War I and II.

Das Awkscht Fescht is said to be the largest antique and classic car show in the United States, with 2,500 vehicles expected.

A “Friday Night Cruise to the Fescht,” is Aug. 3. There’s a “Car Corral” sales area; “Antique Auto Flea Market,” with 500...

Zero degree of separation with the Bacon Brothers

Friday, August 3, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

With more than 20 years and eight albums under their belt, The Bacon Brothers blend rock, soul, folk and Americana.

“For one thing, we have two writers, and for another thing, we don’t really say, ’This is the kind of music that we play or the instrumentation we use,’” says Kevin Bacon in a phone interview.

“There are certain bands that don’t use certain things, like the banjo. It just wouldn’t work for them. But for us, it does. We write the song and see where the arrangement...

Styx ‘Mission’ to Musikfest

Friday, August 3, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Legendary progressive rockers Styx are set to land at Musikfest in Bethlehem with classic tracks and another lofty musical voyage.

The 7 p.m. Aug. 3 concert at Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, is a double bill with Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.

The group’s latest space trip, “The Mission,” its latest album, is proving invigorating to Styx keyboardist and vocalist Lawrence Gowan. After a 12-year hiatus from the rock group’s last studio effort, the members started “...

German youth choir performs at Holy Spirit, Waldheim Park

Friday, August 3, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS BYLINE.2: in Focus

An award-winning youth choir from Germany that has been featured on German television and sung at the historic Rosengarten Congress Center makes its Lehigh Valley debut in two concerts and a church service as part of two-weeks of appearances on the East Coast during the group’s inaugural United States tour.

Vivida Banda performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the sanctuary of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Emmaus. The group also sings at 10 a.m. before the 10:15 a...

Healthy Geezer: Vertigo

Friday, August 3, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My grandmother told me she has BPPV and that it makes her head spin. What exactly is this BPPV?

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) usually strikes when you change the position of your head.

Vertigo is the feeling that either you or your surroundings are spinning. It is more than being just lightheaded or dizzy, because you are subjected to the illusion of movement. If you feel your body is moving, you have subjective vertigo. When you sense that your surroundings...