“Green Book” is a road movie about travels through the United States south when there was no light left on at motels along the highway for persons of color.
In the film, which is based on a true story, Dr. Don Shirley (played by the remarkable Mahershala Ali) is a jazz concert pianist booked for a concert tour in the midwest and the racially-segregated south of the U.S. in 1962. Dr. Shirley hires a driver, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (played by the great Viggo Mortensen), who doubles as a...
Q. How does acupuncture work?
Studies show that stimulating “acupoints” causes multiple biologic responses. The stimulation can prompt the release of the body’s natural pain-killing endorphins.
By the 3rd century B.C., the Chinese documented a medical system based on qi (pronounced “chee”), a concept of vital energy believed to flow throughout the body.
Qi is said to regulate a person’s physical, spiritual, emotional and mental balance. Advocates of Traditional Chinese...
Billy Strings is a phenomenon, and one of the most popular young bluegrass guitarists today.
Billy Strings opens for Greensky Bluegrass, 8 p.m. Jan 31, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe.
Rolling Stone named him one of the Top 10 “New Country Artists to Know” in 2017, and in 2018 published an article hailing him as “one of the latest breakneck guitar pickers to emerge in the bluegrass world.”
Named one of six “New Rising Stars of Bluegrass” by Acoustic Guitar magazine in 2017, the...
When Stefano Greco describes a classical musical passage he plans to play, it is like he’s describing a movie.
“I can see the images that inspired the composers,” says the renowned Italian concert pianist. “I want to be able to tell a story. I don’t want to just play notes.”
Greco brings his visual and visceral style to Miller Symphony Hall for the next performance in the intimate “Chamber On Stage” series, 3 p.m. Jan. 27.
In Beethoven’s “Les Adieux” sonata, which is...
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Wednesday, Jan. 23: Marinated turkey cutlet,rosemary red poatatoes, country blend vegetables, wheat bread w / margarine, dark sweet red cherries.
Thursday, Jan. 24: Beef vegetable soup, pork BBQ on a bun, Amish potato salad, applesauce.
Friday, Jan. 25:...
Dear Jacquelyn, I was out to dinner with my husband and after we were seated, I quickly realized I was seated next to a blazing heater and right under a sound speaker. I asked our server if we could switch to a different table. She moved us to another table but seemed annoyed. Is it bad manners to ask for a different table when you’ve already been seated?
Dear Reader, Sometimes it’s OK. Sometimes, it’s not. The most common restaurant protocol calls for a server to check with the host...
Q. Steve and I have been living together for four years, and we are thinking about starting a family. Is it important for children to have married parents? We are fine as we are, but not sure whether getting married is the right thing.
In answering this question, the panel discussed it from several different perspectives.
Panelist Kristy Bernard said that the decision about marriage had to be the right thing for the family: “I don’t think there is a ‘right thing’ anymore. It is...
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Wednesday, Jan. 23: Salisbury steak w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, banana, wheat bread.
Thursday, Jan. 24: Pork loin, mashed yams, braised red cabbage, oatmeal cookie, wheat bread.
Friday, Jan. 25: Crab cake, tartar sauce, potato wedges, zucchini, applesauce, wheat bread.
Monday, Jan. 28: Meatball sub, Capri blend vegetables, berry crisp, wheat roll.
Tuesday, Jan. 29: Turkey and biscuit, peas and carrots, orange....
When Aisha De Haas was growing up in Chicago, the jazz sounds of Ella Fitzgerald were part of her aural landscape.
Her father was a jazz bassist, her mother a vocalist, and the family had moved to the Windy City to play jazz.
“She sang and he played,” De Haas says. “I was introduced to this music in the womb.”
De Haas is one of three singers paying tribute to the Queen of Jazz in “A Tribute to Ella,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.
In much of North America, winter is a difficult time for birds. Days are often windy and cold. Nights are long and even colder.
The lush, berry-laden vegetation of summer and fall has withered and been consumed. Most insects are dead or dormant. Birds may have difficulty finding enough food during the short winter days to fuel their internal furnaces.
Setting up a backyard bird-feeder makes their lives easier and ours more enjoyable.
During the spring and summer months,...