The Midiri Brothers Orchestra brings its exciting brand of jazz to open the Pennsylvania Jazz Society’s fall 2019 season, 2 - 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Dewey Banquet Hall, 502 Durham St., Hellertown.
Group members include Joe Midiri, clarinet, sax; Paul Midiri, vibraphone; Dan Tobias, trumpet; Pat Mercuri, guitar; Jack Hegyi, bass, and Jim Lawlor, drums.
“Our band is eclectic. We play a little bit of everything,” says Joe Midiri in a phone interview.
“We’re inspired by the...
The Allentown Symphony Chorus hosts an “Open Sing-Along,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St. Allentown.
This free event is open to singers who would like to informally sing with the Allentown Symphony Chorus as it sing the choral repertoire for the 2019-2020.
The event will be led by Allentown Symphony Chorus Master Eduardo Azzati. Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Diane Wittry of the...
The 40th annual Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk, locally sponsored by The Lehigh Conference of Churches, will be held Oct. 13, with registration at 1 p.m. and the walk starting at 1:30 p.m., at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, for a five-mile loop, with rest stops along the way, that will join the Allentown Halloween Parade.
An accessible “Golden Mile” will be held in the neighborhood around St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church.
One quarter of proceeds will...
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold an open house for prospective students and their families, 6 - 8 p.m. Oct. 24, Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville.
LCCC admission and financial aid representatives, academic advisors and academic program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.
The open house is an opportunity for students of all ages to tour the campus, learn about the LCCC admissions process, attend presentations about...
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”
I remember when I got married, this was the saying that everyone followed in order to ensure a good and happy marriage.
Well, I am coming up on my silver anniversary, 25th years, as music director and conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and I think we’ve had a pretty happy and successful relationship.
During this time, we’ve grown the orchestra artistically, expanded the classical concert...
It’s an odd movie title: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.”
How can a movie present two of its characters?
Perhaps the title was chosen so as to not confuse the movie with the “Calvin and Hobbes” daily newspaper comic strip (1985-1995) by United States cartoonist Bill Watterson.
There’s no confusing the comic strip with “Hobbs & Shaw,” although the action movie’s plot line is paper-thin and the dialogue might as well be enclosed in...
The Lehigh Valley continues to see a shortage of houses for sale for the number of people looking to buy. Those eager to purchase a house are not waiting. Instead, they are coming to Carbon County.
“Carbon is having a nice run on their market,” said Justin Porembo, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR). “We’re happy to see a robust Carbon County market. The whole geographical footprint has seen a strong market.”
The number of houses with pending sales...
Piano, plus: The Piano Guys return at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13, to the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The Piano Guys have made more than 65 music videos since 2011, including their hit, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” and a reinvention of the song, “Let It Go,” from Disney’s animated feature movie, “Frozen.” The Piano Guys, each of whom hails from Utah, are pianist Jon Schmidt, cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, videographer Paul Anderson, and music...
Q. The school year is just beginning and my daughter is talking about switching to cyber school. My husband and I don’t like the idea of her sitting in her room on the computer more than she already does, but I also want to be sensitive to the idea that kids do get bullied, and school is tough for some kids. Please help.
The consensus of the panel is that switching to a cyber school is a very complicated decision, with serious logistical and social ramifications to be considered....