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Curtain Rises: Neil Simon ‘Biloxi Blues’ favorite at Pennsylvania Playhouse

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by DAVE HOWELL in Focus

Theatergoers never seem to get enough of Neil Simon plays.

Simon’s combination of humor and humanity might be best represented by his semi-autobiographical “Eugene Trilogy.” The second of the series, “Biloxi Blues,” opens Jan. 31 and continues weekends through Feb. 16 at The Pennsylvania Playhouse, Bethlehem.

Simon, who died in 2018, had already written most of his best-known works when he began to write more thoughtful plays based on his own life. He began to infuse more drama...

‘Celebrate Memories’: New Disney on Ice show skates into PPL Center

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Disney On Ice returns to PPL Center, Allentown, with “Celebrate Memories,” 7 p.m. Jan. 30 and 31; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Feb 1 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Feb. 2.

The ice-skating show, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., features Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse and his pals, as they travel through beloved Disney settings from movies such as “Fantasia” and “Frozen,” including Arendelle.

“In this new Disney On Ice production, we pay tribute to Walt Disney and the true...

Readers Pick the Oscar winners

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2020 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2019 theatrical motion picture releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 9, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, and televised live on ABC-TV.

The Press Focus section again presents the “Readers Pick the Oscar Winners” contest. The person who picks the most correct number of Oscar recipients in the contest’s...

Readers Pick Oscars Entry Form

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by The Press in Focus

This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.

LEAD ACTOR

- Antonio Banderas,

“Pain And Glory”

- Leonardo DiCaprio,

“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”

- Adam Driver,

“Marriage Story”

- Joaquin Phoenix,

“Joker”

- Jonathan Pryce,

“The Two Popes”

LEAD ACTRESS

- Cynthia Erivo,

“Harriet”

- Scarlett...

Movie Review: ‘1917’ a year to remember

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“1917” is one of the most astonishing accomplishments in cinema history.

Director Sam Mendes, working with legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, is said to have filmed “1917” in one take.

However, based on the names listed in the “1917” end credits, dozens if not hundreds of artists and technicians were employed to accomplish the film’s computer generated imagery.

It would be more accurate to describe “1917” as having been filmed in continuous takes for numerous...

The Family Project: Advice for pre-teen girls concerns dad

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. I am a single dad with full custody of two pre-teen daughters. I have no idea how to talk to them about the “womanly facts of life.” My mother is gone, and I have no close female friends. What do I do?

Panelist Mike Ramsey said, “Communication on any subject is based on what relationships you have with the other parties. Obviously, the father can’t relate to some of the issues his daughters are dealing with, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be supportive and help get them to...

2020 Bach Fest offers youth performance opportunities

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The 2020 Bethlehem Bach Festival will offer two performance opportunities for young musicians with Zimmermann’s Coffee House and the Chaconne Project.

The Coffee House is part of the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival in May. Auditions for college and high school students are 1-5 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, Heckewelder House, Bach Choir offices, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Also at this year’s Festival, the Choir offers students a chance to participate in The Chaconne Project,...

Lecture series marks women’s voting rights

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by The Press in Focus

MUHLENBERG COLLEGE:

A lecture series, “A Century of Struggle: Women’s Rights Before and After Suffrage,” begins with “Images and the Fight for Women’s Voting Rights in the United States,” presented by Allison Lange, Assistant Professor of History at Wentworth Institute of Technology, 7 p.m. Jan. 23, A-Level, Trexler Memorial Library, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

The series marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification and adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States...

Lehigh County senior menus

Sunday, January 26, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, January 22: Egg and cheese baked Monterey, sauteed peppers and onions, diced potatoes, whole wheat dinner biscuit, fresh dinner roll.

Thursday, January 23: Mexican baked chicken, chuck wagon corn, black beans, whole wheat dinner roll, pineapple.

Friday, January 24: Open face hot pork sandwich, split pea soup, mashed potatoes, orange.

Monday, January 27: Swedish meatballs, green beans, whole wheat noodles, tropical fruit...