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Muhlenberg, Cedar Crest celebrate Lehigh Valley arts community

Friday, July 27, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Underpinnings,” a collaborative project between Muhlenberg College’s Martin Art Gallery and Cedar Crest College’s Center for Visual Research, brings to the fore art by Lehigh Valley arts institutions officials and employees.

Muhlenberg College Martin Art Gallery Director Paul Nicholson and Cedar Crest College Visual Research Gallery Coordinator Brian Wiggins teamed up to create an opportunity for area creatives who work behind the scenes in the arts community to show their artwork....

Ciaran Sheehan brings Broadway to Allentown

Friday, July 27, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Forgetting the words when you’re singing in the shower is no big deal. Forgetting the words to the United States National Anthem when you’re singing at Yankee Stadium could be something else.

To be clear, Irish tenor Ciaran Sheehan didn’t forget the “Star Spangled Banner” lyrics when he performed it before a Yankees’ game, but that didn’t mean it was automatic. The world-renowned vocalist went over the lyrics “something like 50 times” before he took the field. Former Yankees legend...

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...

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...

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.

When you are given radiation therapy, which is also called irradiation, radiotherapy or x-ray therapy,...

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....

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

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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.

Soloists...

‘Shakespeare 4 K’ in 10th year at PSF

Friday, July 27, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

“Who better to introduce kids to Shakespeare than the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival?”

That was the thought of Erin Sheffield more than a decade ago when she was Education Director of the celebrated summer theater festival at DeSales University, Center Valley.

This year, “Shakespeare for Kids” is celebrating its 10th anniversary of making Shakespeare accessible for children.

“Shakespeare for Kids” runs July 25 through Aug. 4 on the main stage in the Labuda Center for...