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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 29, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 27: Turkey Diane (lemon mustard sauce), mashed potatoes, broccoli, dinner roll, apple bread pudding.

Thursday, November 28: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 29: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, December 2: Chicken Alfredo, broccoli and red peppers, garlic spinach, bow tie pasta, chocolate chip bread pudding.

Tuesday, December 3: Open face hot turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, vegetable...

Movie Review: Grumpy old gangsters

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Apart from being an intriguing yarn about mobsters, labor unions and United States political conspiracy theories, “The Irishman” is a character study about some real characters, actual and fictional.

It’s also a cinematic reunion of some of the greatest actors of a generation in the past five decades.

“The Irishman” is a particularly Pennsylvania story.

Director Martin Scorsese brings together Robert De Niro as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (1920 - 2003), a high-ranking...

Movie Review Big wheels: ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Ford v Ferrari” provides a behind-the-scenes look at a slice of history that might not be known to the general public.

Car spoiler alert: “Ford v Ferrari” chronicles the strategy, testing and racing that went into winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 by the Ford Motor Company-sponsored GT-40 race car.

It was the first time an American auto manufacturer won the race. In fact, Ford cars placed first, second and third at Le Mans in 1966 with none of the Ferraris completing the...

Theater Review:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Christmas has arrived at The Pines Dinner Theatre, wrapped in original and traditional holiday music and lyrics, and tied up with a spirited cast of five singers, dancers and musicians.

“Pines Country Christmas,” through Dec. 29, is doing its best to prove that this is the most wonderful time of the year.

In the Nov. 17 performance seen for this review, “Country Christmas” opened with a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, original song, “Christmas Time in the Country is Here.” The...

‘That’s not all, folks’: Queen’s Cartoonists animate jazz for classic film comedies

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Like most children, Joel Pierson grew up watching cartoons. From the wacky antics of Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd to the seductive exploits of flapper Betty Boop, he noticed that the cartoons’ accompanying music soundtrack drew heavily from the jazz canon.

Pierson leads The Queen’s Cartoonists, a classically-trained sextet whose unique performances include jazz compositions synchronized to video projections of the original classic cartoons on a screen behind the band.

In The Queen...

1980s pop-rock back with Jessie’s Girl

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

There was no decade quite like the 1980s, from the music, to the clothes, to the hairstyles.

There’s been a resurgence of interest in hit pop-rock songs from the 1980s. The songs have had an influence on hit songs of the past few years, too.

As for the clothes and hairstyles? Not so much.

The party continues with “The Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl,” 8 p.m. Nov. 22, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Jessie’s Girl performs masterful...

For Dover Quartet, music is a bond for decade-plus

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

The Dover Quartet is somewhat unique among classical quartets, in that its four members have been playing together for nearly 11 years.

Violinists Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and cellist Camden Shaw have been together since they met as students at Curtis Institute, Philadelphia.

“That we have the same membership since we formed is a notable thing,” says de Stadt. “We have such an intensive chemistry. It really feels like a family. And when it...

Movie Review: ‘Midway’ the CGI way

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Midway” is a theatrical feature movie that would fit right in with the Turner Classic Movie channel’s annual Veterans’ Day telecast of military-themed movies.

One might reasonably ask why, at this time, a film about the Battle of Midway in 1942, a turning point in the United States” defeat of the Japanese Empire in World War II, needed to be made.

A film of the same title, “Midway,” was released in 1976, with an all-star cast, including Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James...

The Family Project: Handling three out-of-control children

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I can’t seem to take my children, ages 7, 5 and 3, anywhere. In the grocery store they run all over the place, and in restaurants they can’t stay in their seats and eat. I am exhausted from trying to control them. Please help.

“I read in the question that the young kids run all over the place, and can’t keep in their seats,” panelist Mike Ramsey said.

“That is very normal for kids their age,” Ramsey said. “The things I’d be more concerned about are their trying to stab each...