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Monday, April 22, 2019

Horszowski Trio

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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The Horszowski Trio performs 7:30 p.m. April 19, Foy Hall, Moravian College, Main and Church streets, Bethlehem.

The trio will be joined by Masumi Per Rostad, violin.

The program is: Germaine Tailleferre, Piano Trio; Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67 (1944), and Brahms, Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26.

The Horszowski Trio performed in the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem (CMSOB) series in 2014.

Also performing at 7 p.m. April 19 in Foy is the Young People’s Philharmonic String Quartet.

Lona Farr, David Voellinger chair Community Music School Gala

Friday, April 12, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

The move to a new home and a remembrance of the late founding director is the focus of Community Music School Lehigh Valley & Berks’ (CMS) annual Spring Brunch and Silent Auction fundraiser, noon-3 p.m. April 28, Lehigh Country Club, Lower Macungie Township.

CMS will present an afternoon of music and reflections on the transformational move to the school’s new location, 1544 Hamilton St., Allentown, and honoring the memory of Martha Maletz, the inspirational founding director of the school, who died March 22.

Healthy Geezer: Travel tips

Friday, April 12, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been losing some hearing the last few years. I have to travel far from home and I was wondering if you had any suggestions for handling my hearing problems on the road.

About one in three United States citizens over 60 suffers from loss of hearing, which can range from the inability to hear certain voices to deafness.

Traveling poses special problems for the hearing-impaired. Here are some travel tips for the hearing-impaired:

Make travel arrangements in advance. Request written confirmation.

‘Billboard’ going national

Friday, April 12, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

A locally-produced film, inspired by a 1982 billboard-sitting contest in Whitehall Township, is getting its national release.

Forks Township filmmaker Zeke Zelker’s “Billboard,” more than 10 years in the making, opened April 5 at Frank Banko Cinemas, Steelstacks, Bethlehem, as part of the Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival, where it’s scheduled to continue through April 11, and at Movie Tavern, Trexlertown, Upper Macungie Township, where it’s scheduled to continue through April 10.

The Family Project: Practice patience

Friday, April 12, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am the parent of three wonderful children, but sometimes I just run out of patience with them, whether it is having to remind them to hang up their coats, or turn off the lights when they leave the room, or put away their playthings. I know it doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it is important to me, and sometimes I just lose it. How can I become more patient?

Movie Reviiew: ‘Us’

Friday, April 12, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”

“Pogo” comicstrip,

Walt Kelly, 1953

“Us” is not an altogether bad film.

It’s quite good in direction, performances, cinematography and soundtrack.

That said, “Us” is a disappointing sophomore effort from writer-director Jordan Peele, following his critically-acclaimed hit and big-screen directorial debut, “Get Out” (2017).

Whereas “Get Out” explored socio-ecnomic themes layered upon the leitmotif of a horror film. “Us” lacks overarching intellectual plumbing.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, April 10: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, broccoli florets, Italian bread w / margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, April 11: Roast pork w / gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w / margarine, applesauce.

Friday, April 12: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby kale and spinach salad w / hot bacon dressing, wheat bread w / margarine, chilled plums.

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Friday, April 12, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Classical closer: The Allentown Symphony Orchestra, conducted by ASO Music Director Diane Wittry, concludes the ASO’s 2018-2019 season with performances of Verdi’s “Requiem,” 7:30 p.m. April 13 and 3 p.m. April 14, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. The concerts feature the Allentown Symphony Orchestra Chorus, prepared by director Eduardo Azzati; Muhlenberg College Choir, prepared by director Dr. Christopher Jackson, and guest vocalists soprano Toni Marie Palmertree, mezzo-soprano Patricia Risley, bass Jeremy Galyon and tenor Kirk Dougherty.