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Mummenschanz brings wordless theater to life on stage

Friday, March 23, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Now in its 46th year, the silent theater troupe, Mummenschanz, captivates audiences with performances that combine movement, masks, color and puppetry. The group pioneered a daring new form of visual theater, using abstract masks and everyday objects to create a surreal and playful experience.

The name Mummenschanz is German for “mummery,” or a play involving mummers. Mummer is an early English term for a mime artist. Mummenschanz emphasizes whimsy, child-like exploration and innocent...

‘High Notes’ showcases students in fundraiser

Friday, March 23, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

More than 100 Allentown School District students will perform a showcase of music theater, choral arts, instrumental music and dance in the annual “High Notes 2018” gala fundraiser to support Allentown School District programs.

“High Notes” begins with a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. March 24, Miller Symphony Hall, followed at 8:30 p.m. by the show by students from each of the Allentown School District high schools and middle schools.

Also, there’s a “High Notes” 2018 Dress...

‘Boys’ to Men

Friday, March 23, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“There had never been a spin-off group from a Broadway musical before The Midtown Men,” says Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff of The Midtown Men.

The Midtown Men, four stars from the original hit Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys,” perform at 7:30 p.m. March 23, State Theatre Center for The Arts, Easton.

Hoff is joined by Tony Award-winners Michael Longoria and Daniel Reichard and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer, performing songs by The Beatles, The Rascals, The Four Seasons...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, March 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, March 21: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.

Thursday, March 22: Roasted turkey breast, bread stuffing, green beans, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit.

Friday, March 23: Fish, confetti rice, Mediterranean medley, apple crisp.

Monday, March 26: Spaghetti and meatballs, broccoli, fruit cocktail

Tuesday, March 27: Veal w/ mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, diced pears.

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Baum School ‘Curiosities’

Friday, March 23, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Assembled Curiosities” at The Baum School of Art featured mixed media assemblages of Domenick Naccarato and photography by Lindsay Woodruff in the David E. Rodale Gallery, as well as their merged collection of random objects of inspiration in the Rodale Family Gallery.

The two Lehigh Valley artists, who were previously unacquainted, are avid collectors. They find a creative spark in mundane objects and fleeting moments of everyday life.

Domenick Naccarato’s “Nine Railroad...

Respectfully Yours: Baby visit

Friday, March 23, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Can you please share your advice on the etiquette of visiting a friend’s house after a new baby arrives? I was excited to visit the newborn and I am afraid I made things more stressful. Do you have any “ground rules” for visitors after the baby is born?

Dear Reader,

There are few things in life more heartwarming than meeting a newborn baby for the first time. But for the parents who have just had a baby, there are few things that are more stressful than...

Zinc lecture at LVHM

Friday, March 23, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The story of zinc production in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania is the subject of a lecture, 1 p.m. March 24, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The program is presented by Peter L. Kern, a former Senior Vice President of Research and Development for the New Jersey Zinc Company.

“The New Jersey Zinc Company exerted a tremendous influence on twentieth-century Pennsylvania, and that’s the emphasis of our program,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive...

Family Project: Sensitive daughter

Friday, March 23, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My nine-year-old daughter often tells me that she is being picked on by other children. I made a point to observe her from a distance in social situations, and I see something different. She seems to be very sensitive, and she reacts strongly. For example, someone told her that her sneakers were “funny,” and she started to cry.

Panelist Pam Wallace pointed out that some children are more sensitive than others, and are going to react differently.

Sensitivity by itself is not...