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...
Q. I gave my 81-year-old brother a birthday present recently. As he opened it, a brief smile crossed his face. It was funny to me because I recalled that, when he was a kid, he would tear open presents and jump out of his skin. Does enthusiasm wane as we age?
I wouldn’t describe your brother as someone who has lost his enthusiasm. I would say he is just less excitable, mellower. There is scientific evidence that we do chill out as we get older.
I think that’s probably a good...
The Pennsylvania Playhouse, 390 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, is holding auditions for its production of the musical, “She Loves Me,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and Sept. 22, at the playhouse. Callbacks, if necessary, are Sept. 25.
Those auditioning are to prepare 32 bars of music from the show or a similar show or genre, and be ready for movement. A headshot is not necessary. Schedule conflicts should be noted.
Performances of the show are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and...
The Allentown Arts Commission 31st annual Arts Ovation Awards will be presented 5:30 - 8 p.m. Sept. 26, in a new venue, Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
The 2019 Arts Ovation Awards recipients are:
Jodi Duckett, former Arts and Entertainment Editor, The Morning Call, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts
Ron De Long, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Arts
Mike Krisukas, Outstanding Achievement in Performing Arts
Diane Wittry, Outstanding...
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, September 11: Hot dog on a bun, baked beans, Amish macaroni salad, fresh apple slices, chocolate brownie.
Thursday, September 12: Chicken paprikash, wide noodles, succotash, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh watermelon.
Friday, September 13:...
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...
Ward Hayden and The Outliers present songs from the album, “Can’t Judge A Book,” 8 p.m. Sept. 14, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.
It’s not the first time the Boston-based band has played Godfrey’s, but it’s the first time under a new name. You may remember the group as Girls, Guns and Glory when it performed at Godfrey’s.
Hayden says the name was changed to reflect the band’s gritty rockabilly sound.
“People are constantly stunned that we’re from the Northeast. Calling the...
An opening reception will be held 5:30 - 7 p.m. Sept. 18 for the exhibition, “Ronny Quevedo: Space of Play, Play of Space,” continuing through Nov. 2, with an artist’s talk, 7 - 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Martin Art Gallery and Trexler Library Field, Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The exhibition is part of Muhlenberg’s Center for Ethics 2019-2020 programming, “Borders, Nationalisms, Identities: The Ethics of Global Citizenship.”
The Martin Art Gallery is...
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....