Northampton Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Jazz-fusion pioneer Coryell at Zoellner

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by JERRY DUCKETT Special to The Press in Focus

Look up the music term jazz-fusion and the name of guitarist Larry Coryell inevitably pops up.

Whether playing electric, acoustic or classical guitar, Coryell is considered by many the pioneer of jazz-fusion.

The Larry Coryell Organ Trio, which includes organist Mike Mandel and drummer Alphonse Mouzon, performs 8 p.m., April 6, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem.

The night before the Zoellner performance, Coryell...

CAMERATA

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Camerata Singers performs its Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. April 6, Wesley Church, 2540 Center St., Bethlehem.

The dramatic cantata by Vaughan Williams, "Dona Nobis Pacem," with the poetry of Walt Whitman begins the program, followed by Gabriel Faure's warm and lyrical "Requiem."

The Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, with soloists: Leslie Johnson, soprano, and Dashon Burton, bass-baritone, perform with Allan Birney, conducting.

DanceBrazil back at Lafayette with director's newest work

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

DanceBrazil performs 8 p.m. April 3, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, 317 Hamilton St., Easton.

DanceBrazil has enthralled audiences around the world for more than 30 years with its fusion of Afro-Brazilian movements, contemporary dance and Capoeira, a dance-martial arts form that evolved in colonial Brazil as a means of fighting enslavement.

The company's return to the Williams Center features artistic director and choreographer's Jelon Vieira's newest work, "...

Moravian College presents 38th annual dance concert

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Moravian College Dance Company presents its 38th annual spring concert, 7:30 p.m. April 5, 6, Foy Concert Hall, Hurd Campus, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

The concert includes dance pieces choreographed by students, teachers and guests as the dancers showcase their skill in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, modern, lyrical and contemporary dance.

Under the direction of Mary Anne Gillen Hoffman, artistic director, are student choreographers Samantha Anderson '13, Caitlin Bach '...

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Tickets are no longer available for the 7:30 p.m. April 11 address at Lafayette College, Easton, by world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, but the event will be televised live in Colton Chapel.

No tickets are required for the telecast. Seating is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, Goodall signs books in Kamine Gymnasium, Kirby Sports Center.

Rachel Brummel, Lafayette College assistant professor of environmental studies, presents "...

CPR for those who may be squeamish

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Focus

Q. I'd like to be able to do CPR, but I'm squeamish about doing mouth-to-mouth on a stranger. Any suggestions?

There is an emergency technique called "Hands-Only CPR." This is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) without mouth-to-mouth breaths.

It consists of two easy steps: Call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the victim's chest. That means 100 per minute uninterrupted compressions until paramedics arrive.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine offers...

Monumental

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN Focus Editor in Focus

Karl Stirner is a towering presence.

Not as towering as his sculpture.

But a towering presence, nonetheless.

Getting Stirner's large, heavy sculpture into the Payne Gallery, Moravian Campus, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem, for the exhibition, "Transformations: Works in Steel," continuing through April 7, was no easy task.

Fortunately, for David Leidich, Payne assistant gallery director and Stirner exhibit curator, he had the assistance of Quakertown-area...

KidsPeace PCs donation

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Shire Pharmaceutical, of Wayne, Delaware County, donated 56 used Dell laptops and docking stations to KidsPeace. The computers, worth about $28,000, replace older models. Left, Shire Pharmaceutical representative Christian Bauer delivers one of the laptops to Patrick Slattery, right, KidsPeace director of development.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Easter Lily: A symbolic journey

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum), native to the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan, was discovered by plant explorer Carl Peter Thunberg in 1777 and sent to England in 1819.

Missionaries and sailors carried the Easter Lily to Bermuda in 1853. Considerable commercial bulb production took place in Bermuda during the late 1800's, hence the other name for this bulbous plant: Bermuda Lily. When a virus destroyed the crop there in 1898, production moved to Japan where it continued until...