Once upon a time, there were six talented singer-actresses who were cast as storybook princesses with an attitude.
The problem? The princesses are “Disenchanted” with their portrayals in classic fairy tales and more contemporary animated films.
The actresses, aka princesses, sang and danced their way through a bevy of royal complaints in “Disenchanted! The Musical,” a hilarious princess parody presented by Star of the Day Productions at the Macungie Institute Performing Arts...
Kirsten Almeida is founder of Star of the Day, a Lehigh Valley theater troupe noting its fifth anniversary season.
“I’ve been involved in theater since I was 14-years-old,” says Almeida, who lives with her husband in Lower Saucon Township.
Star of the Day opened its season at The Macungie Institute Performing Arts and Conference Center, Macungie, with the Lehigh Valley premiere of “Disenchanted! The Musical,” Sept. 19-28.
Prior to founding Star of the Day, which is her...
Editor’s Note: It’s been a five-year battle and counting in the Lehigh Valley region. It’s residents, business owners and farmers versus the Spotted Lanternfly.
The invasive species has caused damage to homeowners’ ornamental trees and plants, vineyards, orchards and nurseries.
At the front lines of the fight has been The Pennsylvania State University’s PennState Extension, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and you.
Information and updates:
Dixon is recruiting area organizations to help with what’s billed as a “Community Public Art Project.”
Dixon, a Virginia-based multidiscipline artist, has a background in working with insects. She first considered using bees for her project.
After being told about the Spotted Lanternfly infestation in Pennsylvania and, more recently, in New Jersey and some other nearby states, Dixon concluded that the colorful, non-native pest should be the theme for the installation.
It unfortunately was a productive Summer of 2019 for the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), an invasive pest present in Pennsylvania and some other eastern states.
The SLF threatens grape production, tree health and can damage high-value ornamentals in home landscapes.
At stake are Pennsylvania’s grape, tree-fruit, hardwood, nursery and landscape businesses, which generate agricultural crops and forest products worth nearly $18 billion annually.
Native to parts of Asia, the SLF...
The Baum School of Art’s annual Fall Gala Oct. 19 honors Janet and Malcolm Gross.
The annual gala recognizes community members who have made significant contributions to The Baum School’s long history of enriching lives through arts education.
This year, the Gala will be held at the Barristers Club, 1114 W. Walnut St., Allentown, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 19, with a cocktail hour, performance by Pheobe Legere, and a silent auction with gift certificates,...
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, September 25: Herb roasted turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roll, fruit bread pudding.
Thursday, September 26: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roll, cottage cheese and berries.
Friday, September 27: Oven baked chicken legs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, fresh melon.
Monday, September 30: Roast pork with sauerkraut, carrots, mashed potatoes, roll, baked apples.
Tuesday, October 1: Cranberry...
A multicultural program featuring outstanding soloists will mark the Allentown Band’s concert, 3 p.m. Sept. 29, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St, Allentown as part of the “Arts at St. John’s” series.
A Curtis Institute trained trumpet player, an Allentown mezzo-soprano who has performed internationally and St. John’s cantor highlight the program that includes selections from eight different countries, says Ronald Demkee, conductor of the Allentown Band.
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, September 25: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, oven roasted fresh vegetable blend, Italian bread w/ margarine, tropical fruit.
Thursday, September 26: Roast pork w/ gravy, maple sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh...
Don Braden brings “Earth, Wind and Wonder” to the “Jazz Upstairs” series, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall.
Braden, adept on saxophone and flute, is a prolific composer, arranger and educator. He has toured worldwide with such jazz greats Kenny Barron, Betty Carter, Tom Harrell, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis and Tony Williams, as well as with the Mingus Big Band, the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band.