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Pop classic: With her latest album, ‘Two Hearts,’ singer Jackie Evancho adds songwriter to portfolio

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Singing prodigy Jackie Evancho returns to grace the stage of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Nov. 29.

The lauded classical crossover singer rose to fame after appearing on “America’s Got Talent” at age 10 and astounding audiences with her mature, rich sound. Now 16-years-old, she seeks to craft a career on her own terms.

“I’m in the middle of figuring out who I am. I am looking to be outside of being defined by a certain genre. I think it would be really cool to...

Pop classics: With latest CD, ‘Two Hearts,’ singer Jackie Evancho adds songwriter to her portfolio

Friday, November 24, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Singing prodigy Jackie Evancho returns to grace the stage of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Nov. 29.

The lauded classical crossover singer rose to fame after appearing on “America’s Got Talent” at age 10 and astounding audiences with her mature, rich sound. Now 16-years-old, she seeks to craft a career on her own terms.

“I’m in the middle of figuring out who I am. I am looking to be outside of being defined by a certain genre. I think it would be really cool to...

Pop classics: With latest CD, ‘Two Hearts,’ singer Jackie Evancho adds songwriter to her portfolio

Friday, November 24, 2017 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Singing prodigy Jackie Evancho returns to grace the stage of the State Theatre Center for the Arts, 7 p.m. Nov. 29.

The lauded classical crossover singer rose to fame after appearing on “America’s Got Talent” at age 10 and astounding audiences with her mature, rich sound. Now 16-years-old, she seeks to craft a career on her own terms.

“I’m in the middle of figuring out who I am. I am looking to be outside of being defined by a certain genre. I think it would be really cool to...

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Christmas charm:Kaleidoscope Theatre presents “Cinderella’s Christmas,” 2 p.m. Nov. 25, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The show is a holiday twist on the classic family favorite “Cinderella.” The musical adaptation, with book, lyrics and music by David G. Payton, of the famous fairytale is loaded with beautiful songs, including two original Christmas songs, gorgeous costumes, exciting holiday magic and lots of audience participation that makes the production fun for everyone. Join...

The last art exhibit: Richard Redd gives it all away

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“The Scrapbook Show: The Life and Times of Richard Redd” marks the end of Richard Redd’s long and prolific career.

The retrospective exhibit of 60 years of innovative works by the award-winning artist at the Alternative Gallery in The Cigar Factory, Allentown, features not only Redd’s early works, but also pieces not been seen for decades. Scattered among those gems are poems, clippings and snapshots celebrating the artist’s life.

What made the Oct. 28 opening unique was the...

St. Luke’s Singers in concert

Friday, November 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

You know you are home for the holidays when you hear the mellifluous voices of the St. Luke’s Singers.

The St. Luke’s Singers annual Christmas concert, a Lehigh Valley tradition, is Nov. 26 at Wesley Methodist Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem. Preludes begin at 2:45 p.m. The concert begins at 3 p.m.

The beloved Lehigh Valley institution is a renowned hospital-based choir that performs on behalf of St. Luke’s University Health Network. Since 1991, the Singers have collected...

The Family Project: Mom and rehab

Friday, November 24, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have been struggling with addiction for many years. I want to go into a rehabilitation program, but I don’t know how to tell my children, ages eight and 11. They are going to think that I am a terrible person and mother. What should I say to them?

All the experts agreed that the mother was very courageous to face the problem, and several asked what would her children think of her in future years if she didn’t go into rehab.

Panelist Pam Wallace recommended that the mother...

Respectfully Yours: Wine gift

Friday, November 24, 2017 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I enjoy hosting holiday meals for friends and family. Weeks in advance, I plan the menu and coordinate all the details to ensure a lovely time. But every holiday I am confronted with the same question: What is the proper etiquette when you have friends over and they bring a bottle of wine? I never know what to do when I am greeted with a big smile and handed a bottle of wine. Is the wine a gift, or is the host obligated to open the wine that night? I would like to...