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Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer Theater

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” through Aug. 5, Main Stage

“King Richard II,” through Aug. 5, Main Stage

“All’s Well That Ends Well,” through Aug. 5, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare for Kids,” through Aug. 2, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333

Article By: CAROLE GORNEY Special to The Press

Friday, July 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

“How I Became a Pirate” is a delightfully-funny children’s musical evocative of “Treasure Island” with just a hint of “Peter Pan.”

Adapted from best-selling author Melinda Long’s book of the same title,” the production continues through Aug. 4 at Northampton Community College Summer Theatre.

The prolific writing team of Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman wrote the libretto, music and lyrics for “Pirate,” once again exhibiting their expertise in telling beloved children’s stories.

On 15th anniversary, Penn’s Peak is prestigious CMA venue nominee

Friday, July 27, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

When Pencor Services, Inc., took a chance on a concert hall in the mountains of Penn Forest Township, general manager Craig Stelling never dreamed the site would one day be in the company of legendary country music venues like Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and Austin City Limits Live.

But as Penn’s Peak embarked on its 15th anniversary this year, Stelling learned that the Carbon County concert hall is one of five nominees for the Venue of the Year - Small Capacity in the Industry Award and Studio Recording division for the 53rd Academy Of Country Music Awards (CMA).

Healthy Geezer: Cancer radiation

Friday, July 27, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I have a friend who is undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. I was wondering how this works. Doesn’t the radiation burn everything it touches?

Radiation therapy kills cancer cells by damaging their genetic material. This process prevents the cells from growing. Radiation attacks all cells in a targeted area, but most healthy cells recover when treatment ends.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, July 25: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, fresh sunshine salad, wheat bread w/margarine, cranberry coconut macaroon.

Thursday, July 26: Italian beef,cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread w/margarine, lemon meringue pie.

Friday, July 27: Cranberry juice, smoked turkey, salami, and provolone on bun/mustard, sour cream cucumber salad, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Third concert July 29

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

VALLEY VIVALDI:

Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra presents the third of its four “Valley Vivaldi” summer 2018 chamber ensemble concerts, 7 p.m. July 29, Wesley Church Bethlehem.

The program is: Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for in D for Strings, RV 121; George Frederic Handel, Trio Sonata in G, HWV 399; Pietro Baldassare, Trumpet Sonata No. 1 in F; Francesco Geminiani, Violin Sonata in D, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060.

Dance ‘Crazy’ at Playhouse

Friday, July 27, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“I got rhythm, I got music, I got my man

Who could ask for anything more?”

Most everyone can hum the tune, but not many know it’s source.

You can see the full song and dance in “Crazy for You,” with classic Gershwin music, which takes the stage July 27, 28 and Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 9-12, at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

“Crazy for You” is the tap-dancing filled tale of a stage-struck New Yorker who falls for a gal he should not get close to. The musical has had audiences dancing in their seats since its debut on Broadway in 1992.

Respectfully Yours: Casual dining

Friday, July 27, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’ve noticed that many men are wildly, and often sloppily under-dressed when out on a date or to dinner with their dress-to-impress date, fiancée or wife. And what is it with men wearing their shirt tails out? Is it to hide their beer guts? A shirttail out resembles a dress on some men. Few realize how ridiculous they look. Furthermore, what happened to dressing up to go out to dinner?

Dear Reader,

Concerts at The Peak

Friday, July 27, 2018 by The Press in Focus

All concerts start at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Blackmore’s Night – 7 p.m. July 26

Yonder Mountain String Band – July 27

Creedence Clearwater Revisited – Aug. 1

Guster – Aug. 2

Chris Isaak – Aug. 16

Fuel & Soul Asylum with Adelitas Way – Aug. 17

Dave Mason and Steve Cropper - Rock & Soul Revue – Aug. 18

Diamond Rio – Aug. 24

Classic Deep Purple Live Performed by Glenn Hughes – Sept. 8

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band – Sept. 14

Gary Allan – Sept. 15

Ziggy Marley: Rebellion Rises 2018 Tour – Sept. 16

Giving the hits Creedence

Friday, July 27, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, with founding members Doug “Cosmo” Clifford and Stu Cook, brings the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, an American rock band from the 1960s and 70s, to Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, at 8 p.m. Aug. 1.

The Hall of Famers formed Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995 after the original group split up in 1972. Performing live once again in concert the hit songs that have touched generations for decades has generated world-wide tours and a platinum-selling album, “Recollection.”