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Allentown, Municipal,

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


The 67th Annual Festival of Bands Concert, “A Tribute to 60s to 80s Pops Music,” 2:30 p.m. April 28, auditorium, Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Avenue, Northampton, presents the Municipal Band, Marine Band, Pioneer Band and Allentown Band performing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Journey, Queen, The Beatles and more.

The Northampton Area High School Jazz Ensemble will perform.

The concert is intended to raise awareness of...


Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Celine celebrated: Tiffany Desrosiers takes audiences on a journey through Celine Dion’s greatest hits in “Celebrate Celine,” 7 p.m. April 27, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. Celine Dion favorites in the concert include “The Power Of Love,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “I’m Alive,” “Because You Loved Me,” “That’s The Way It Is” and “The Prayer.” The concert includes a 12-piece orchestra with a four-piece string section, plus dancers. Vocalist and songwriter Desrosiers has shared the...

mother beauty

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

i want to go

where the roof is the ceiling

and the wind is the fan

i want to go

where the sun shines down

through the rustling green leaves

i want to go

where the cold envelopes me

in a shivery embrace

i want to go

where the water reflects

the scenery around the edge

i want to go

where the smell of wood and forest life

warms my soul with a potent taste

i want to go

where the...


Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

She’s quiet and patient and snowy

Hidden in the light white sky

Snow’s happy when playful

Cries when snow melts by the sun

Older so she blows the wind

And giving snow to the world

Cools down and painting the world

And messing around with her hand

Brings a snow storm when she meets her grandparents

And returns when spring comes

Bowen Liu

Age 9, Grade 4

Freemansburg Elementary School

Bethlehem Area...

a monotone drip

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Endless flood of gray

fuzzy whispers.

Insomnious nights - handcuffed

in a colorless cage.

depression is a blizzard of black


a dark, cinder block maze of

clay spikes.

The pulse of

a monotone drip

floods the calm birdcage

that now hangs by a thread

Jocelynn Zeruth

Age 13, Grade 7

Northampton Area Middle School

Northampton Area School District

Heart valve replacement at St. Luke’s similar to procedure for Mick Jagger

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Elinor LaDue doesn’t sing rock ‘n’ roll but does have at least one thing in common with Mick Jagger, frontman for the Rolling Stones.

She and Jagger both had a non-surgical heart procedure to implant an artificial aortic valve, replacing their original “native” valves.

On Feb. 5, LaDue, an 80-year-old Allentown mother, became the 500th patient to undergo a TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) procedure at St. Luke’s Hospital - Bethlehem.

TAVR is a non-surgical...

Presentation about ‘Earth Day’ at LV Heritage Museum

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Focus

A presentation on the history of conservation in the United States commemorates “Earth Day,” 1 p.m. April 20, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“In our hectic, urbanized lives, we forget the fragility and beauty of nature and the ways in which our lives depend on the health of the planet,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum. Garrera. “Earth Day offers an opportunity to stop, reflect, and take action.”...

Healthy Geezer: What is shock?

Friday, April 19, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve heard the term “shock” a million times, but I realized that I don’t really know what it means. What is shock?

Shock is a condition in which blood pressure is too low and not enough oxygenated blood can sustain your body.

The medical disorder of shock is not the “shock” that people feel from a sudden traumatic event. In the United States, hospital emergency departments report more than one million cases of shock each year.

There are different kinds of shock. They...

Theater Review: ‘Addams Family’ clicks at Catasauqua Showcase Theatre

Friday, April 19, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

This spring’s energetic musical offering by the Catasauqua Area Showcase Community Theatre is “The Addams Family,” featuring all of the iconic macabre characters from the Charles Addams cartoons and the television series (1964-1966), with a few dozen ancestors thrown in for ghoulish measure.

The musical-comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is heavy on songs, but a little too light on laughter.

Despite the script’s...