Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

30th annual Ovation Awards honors Allentown arts leaders

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Now in its 30th year, the Allentown Arts Ovation Award honors those who have made a difference in the arts in the city of Allentown.

This year, seven recipients, including one family, who have had a major impact on Allentown’s arts community will be honored with awards from The Allentown Arts Commission at a ceremony, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 27, Ballroom, Renaissance Allentown Hotel, 12 N. Seventh St., Allentown.

Theater Review: ‘Brigadoon’ comes to life at Munopco

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

It’s a delightful romp through the heather in Munopco Music Theatre’s production of “Brigadoon,” the Tony-Award-winning musical about the Scottish village that comes to life only one day every 100 years.

The musical continues at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 and 29, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown. The Sept. 21 opening night performance was seen for this review.

Theater Review: ‘Harry Potter’ spoof at Peddler’s Village dinner theater

Friday, September 21, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Thrills and chills and funnybone pokes are the order of fare for “The Goblet Of Poison” at the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Peddler’s Pub, Cock ‘N Bull in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, Bucks County.

The show, presented by Without A Cue Productions, is a spoof of the “Harry Potter” movies and books. Performances continue through Nov. 10. The show, written by Lesley Zaya and Justin Calazzo, is directed by Traci Connaughton. The Sept. 15 performance was seen for this review.

‘Apple Fest, Car Show’

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

An “Apple Fest and Antique Car Show” is 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 22, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Johnny Appleseed will be portrayed. Apples and apple cider will be available. There will be a puppet show, storytelling, games, and crafts.

Model T Fords, courtesy of guest curators Dennis and Ron Smith of Allentown, will be displayed.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

Healthy Geezer: radio-head experiences

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

A while ago, I wrote a column about my wife, Gale, who told me she was hearing talk radio in her head. I researched this and I’m convinced that Gale is picking up radio signals through her teeth.

In the column, I invited readers to submit their experiences. The following are some accounts from my e-mailbag. I’m using only first names in case these readers would rather not have anyone else know about the radios in their heads.

Respectfully Yours: arguing football

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Our house gets much harder to live in when the pro-football season rolls around. Between our children, my spouse, and me, there are die-hard fans of at least three different teams. It’s hard enough watching a game on TV when it’s my favorite and “just some other team,” but when it’s my team playing one of their teams, it gets loud and occasionally heated. How can we all get through the season without a referee in the family room?

Dear Reader,

The Family Project: the new man

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 10-year-old daughter’s father and I never married, and he has not been very involved in her life. I have been seeing a very nice man, and I think it is getting serious. What is the best way to introduce her to this new relationship, especially when she is used to it being only the two of us?

Panelist Mike Daniels said that it was a great opportunity to have a conversation about needs and relationships: “Ten-year-olds know about dating, and if the mother hasn’t had a conversation about this the daughter is making it up in her own mind.”

State Theatre to iLuminate

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

With an unprecedented blend of dance, storytelling and technology, iLuminate is a phenomenon that has catapulted the unique dance troupe to fame. Described by critics as “groundbreaking” and “jaw-dropping,” this remarkable glow-in-the-dark performance is exhilarating for all ages.

iLuminate performs at 5 p.m. Sept. 23, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.

Joe Zeller: A timeline

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Sept. 19, 1918: Born in Campus, Ill., to Carl and Frances Zeller.

1918 - 1933: Raised in Godly, Ill.

1933: Moves with younger brother, Frank, to southern Indiana where he works on farm.

1938: Becomes apprentice electrician.

1941: Becomes journeyman electrician; works in this capacity throughout career.

1942 - 1945: Serves in Navy during World War II.

1948: Settles in Emmaus.

1951 - 1953: Serves in Navy during Korean War.

1954: Establishes Emmaus Taxpayers League.

1961: Elected Emmaus councilman.

1965: Elected Emmaus mayor.

Banaby Ruhe in ‘Regenesis’ at The Baum School of Art

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Barnaby Ruhe, a Lehigh Valley creative force of nature, brings “Regenesis” to the David E. Rodale Gallery at The Baum School of Art with an opening reception 6 - 9 p.m. Sept. 20. The event, held in conjunction with Allentown’s monthly “Destination Arts: Third Thursday,” features the multi-talented American artist, shaman, academic, and world-champion boomeranger.