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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Movie Review: ‘Pavarotti’: Life as opera

Monday, July 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

After Ron Howard directed the documentary film, ”The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years” (2016), one can Imagine (the name of Howard’s and Brian Grazer’s film and television production company), Howard saying, “How can I top that”?

First, there was the little matter of directing the feature movie, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018).

When it came to the topic of his next documentary, Howard chose the rock star of opera, tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007).

The...

Curtain Rises: Christopher Patrick Mullen is a maid man in PSF ‘Irma Vep’

Monday, July 8, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It isn’t often an actor revisits a favorite role, much less with the same artistic team.

Make that “favorite roles” for Christopher Patrick Mullen in the 2019 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s “The Mystery Of Irma Vep,” through July 14, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University. Center Valley.

Mullen is back, opposite Brad DePlanche, directed by Jim Helsinger and with costumes by Lisa Zinni, the same artistic team for the 2007 PSF production...

Crystal Cave a cool place for family visit in summer

Friday, July 5, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Crystal Cave was discovered nearly 150 years ago.

Recently, it was discovered by Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal.”

Leon Fagbemi of London lifted his Cirque du Soleil “Crystal” partner Amber Van Nijk of Belgium high above his head as she balanced on his hands outside the entrance to Crystal Cave.

They performed acrobatic moves seen in Cirque du Soleil’s “Crystal,” June 26-30, PPL Center, Allentown.

The “Crystal” duo visited Crysal Cave, Richmond Township, Berks County...

‘Toy Story 4’

Friday, July 5, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

You know the story in “Toy Story 4”: The toys talk, laugh and scheme to remain in the company of children.

“Toy Story 4” reprises the familiar, from the opening song, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me,” written and performed by Randy Newman, who composed the score and also wrote some new songs (“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” figures into the theme and plot line), and concludes with the familiar, a happy ending for the toy and the movie-goer, as well.

The “Toy Story” franchise...

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Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Bach in Allentown: The “Bach at Noon - Allentown” series continues, 12:10 p.m. July 9, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bach Choir of Bethlehem Artistic Director Greg Funfgeld conducts soloists, members of The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra and discusses each work. The program is: Franz Joseph Haydn, “Second Concerto for Horn in D Major,” featuring Anthony Cecere, French Horn; Johann Sebastian Bach, “Cantata 66 - Erfreut...

Respectfully Yours: Job interview

Friday, July 5, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I have a job interview coming up and it’s really important to me that I do well. I would really love to land this job. What are some etiquette tips and ways I can prepare for my interview?

Dear Reader,

Impressing the interviewer and landing the job you want is not just about your skills and experience.

The interviewer will be looking at the whole package, not just your qualifications, but your overall presentation. During a job interview, you will...

Healthy Geezer: Herbals, breathing

Friday, July 5, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My grandson has been told he has a “personality disorder.” What is that?

People with a personality disorder have serious trouble getting along with others. They are usually rigid and unable to adapt to the changes life presents to all of us. They simply don’t function well in society.

People with personality disorders are more likely to commit homicide and suicide, and suffer from social isolation, alcohol and drug addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and self-...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 3: Roast pork w/ sauerkraut, carrots, mashed potatoes, roll, baked apples.

Thursday, July 4: Centers closed.

Friday, July 5: Franks and beans, broccoli slaw, corn chowder, crackers.

Monday, July 8: Lemon pepper fish, stewed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese, orange.

Tuesday, July 9: Honey mustard chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roll, fresh apple slices.

Wednesday, July 10: Boneless pork...

The Family Project: Childhood trauma

Friday, July 5, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I have been hearing so much lately about the effects of “trauma” on children. How do I know if my children have ever faced it? Does trauma include only major things like abuse, or are there smaller incidents that can have the same effect?

The panel began by noting that the word “trauma” is used a lot in broad terms and not always accurately.

“The word is being used so much in the common language today that its meaning and importance is getting watered down,” panelist Michael...