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Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, March 28: Chicken noodle soup, barbecue pork croquette / gravy, mashed potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, wheat bread w/margarine, blushed pears.

Thursday, March 29: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens w/ Italian dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, angel food cake w/ fresh strawberry topping.

Friday, March 30: Closed for Good Friday.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, March 31, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 28: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, tropical fruit.

Thursday, March 29: Pot roast, scalloped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sugar cookie, fresh apple.

Friday, March 30: Centers closed. Good Friday.

Monday, April 2: Chicken a la king, roasted potatoes, green beans, grapes.

Tuesday, April 3: Three cheese ziti with meatballs, spinach, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, April 4: Salisbury steak...

Theater Review: ‘Love’ stories entirely in song at The Pines

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“They say that breaking up is hard to do,” but not when it’s done to music in the Pines Dinner Theater production of “Love is a Many Splintered Thing.”

Packed with four decades of Top-40 hit songs from Neil Diamond and Cher to Elton John and Gloria Estefan, not a word was spoken by the cast the entire evening. Instead, the story of six friends and their romantic relationships from high school to adulthood is told entirely through the lyrics they sing.

The engaging plot was...

Theater Review: The Dude arrives and abides at CKP

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“The Second Coming” is the title of a poem written by William Butler Yeats in the aftermath of the carnage of World War I. Its allegorical reference is to the Christian belief that Jesus “will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” After asserting that “the blood-dimmed tide is loosed,” Yeats’ poem concludes: “Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand.”

Yeats may have envisioned Jesus’ return to the broken world he knew, but he would never...

Kathleen Madigan: Her comedy laughs are outside the box

Friday, March 23, 2018 by DEB BOYLAN in Focus

The comedy album was a staple at adult gatherings during the mid to latter 20th century.

Known informally as “party records,” these stand-up comedy recordings rivaled popular music as the background sound of choice at house parties.

Albums by the likes of Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, George Carlin and other popular stand-ups and comedy duos often featured bawdy riffs on controversial topics, as well as X-Rated or so-called “blue” material.

These were the records...


Friday, March 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Mummenschanz is the word: Mummenschanz, 7 p.m. March 28, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, is back with a brand-new show, “You & me.” Performers bring to life large-scale masks and revive the historic tradition of acrobatics. The show also includes some of the troupe’s classic sketches. “You & me” was created by Mummenschanz founding member Floriana Frassetto. These visual theater pioneers make the ordinary extraordinary and speak volumes, all without saying a word. The Swiss-based...

‘Blessings of Bach’ in Emmaus

Friday, March 23, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Focus

Experience the life of Jesus Christ through the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in “Blessings of Bach: A Festival Choir and Orchestra Concert,” 7:30 p.m. March 23, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Emmaus.

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Music Director Sharon MacCabe describes the concert as a collaboration between congregation members and community musicians. MacCabe conducts and accompanies on harpsichord.

“The vocalists are members of the...

Review: ‘Wrinkle’

Friday, March 23, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“A Wrinkle In Time” is a terrible film.

It’s so bad that I felt ripped off after I spent my $10.49 to see it the other evening.

It might be worth seeing at a $5 all-day special or second-run price. Its content might merit a 30-minute short, but not a feature-length movie.

“A Wrinkle In Time” has extensive special effects sequences that are not particularly special nor very effective.

While the film is ostensibly aimed at a youth or pre-teen audience, the plot-line...