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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Third Christmas City Jazz Festival features Easton’s Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts

Friday, July 20, 2018 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The Pennsylvania Jazz Collective presents a smorgasbord of jazz for the third annual “Christmas City Jazz Festival,” 1 p.m. - 10 p.m., Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem.

The event features 10 groups on two stages.

Festival headliner is drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts. The Easton resident has performed with a host of jazz greats, including Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Michael Brecker, Betty Carter, Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane, and Troy Roberts.

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Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 18: Tilapia with bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Thursday, July 19: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Friday, July 20: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Monday, July 23: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey barbecue in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.

Tuesday, July 24: Breaded veal...

The Family Project: driver’s license

Friday, July 20, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My son will be getting his driver’s license this summer. I know other parents have lived through this, but I am terribly anxious. What can I do for my own peace of mind? Is there anything to do to increase his consciousness of the responsibility he will have, and how dangerous this really is?

The discussion began with panelist Mike Daniels’ observation that “children go through many milestones in their lives, but none cause more anxiety than their getting a license to drive.”

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Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer Theater

Friday, July 20, 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,” July 19-Aug. 5, Main Stage

“All’s Well That Ends Well,” July 25-Aug. 5, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare for Kids,” July 25-Aug. 2, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

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8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, July 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Broadway in Allentown: Frankie Grande (J. Pierrepont Finch) and Meredith Kate Doyle (Rosemary Pilkington) star in the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” through July 29, Baker Theater, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. MSMT co-founder Charlie Richter directs the musical. Muhlenberg dance program director and founder Karen Dearborn choreographs the production, with music direction by...

Respectfully Yours: Names

Friday, July 20, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I am horrible at remembering people’s names. It’s embarrassing and I feel inconsiderate. What do I do when I’m struggling to remember a name? Do I try to play it off, or confess?

Dear Reader,

We’ve all experienced that moment of panic when you meet someone you know and your mind goes blank. It happens to everyone sooner or later. However, you can recover gracefully. I have a few simple strategies that will help you save face the next time this happens....

Healthy Geezer: E-mail answers

Friday, July 20, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. Are there different kinds of angina?

Yes. There is stable angina, unstable angina and variant angina.

Angina, or angina pectoris, is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort usually caused by coronary artery disease.

Angina (pronounced an-JI-nuh or AN-juh-nuh) hits when the heart doesn’t get enough blood. This usually happens when there is a narrowing or blockage in one or more of the vessels that supply blood to the heart.

Angina can come from exertion....

Growing Green: Tomatoes

Friday, July 20, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Can’t wait for that first ripe tomato?

You go to pick it, and then you see it: blossom end rot, or maybe a tomato hornworm.

These are some of the typical maladies that may test your tomatoes.

Tomato hornworms are one of the garden’s largest caterpillars at nearly 3- to 4-inches long and about as big around as your little finger. They are green with diagonal white stripes with a black or reddish horn-like protrusion projecting from its rear end, hence hornworm. Don’t...

Theater Review: Loving ‘Shakespeare In Love’ at PSF

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Shakespeare In Love” could be subtitled “Shakespeare With Writer’s Block.”

William Shakespeare (played by the magnificent Luigi Sottile), taking a page from modern nomenclature, must come up with his next hit.

Quill in hand, centerstage at his desk, backdropped by the impressive wood two-tiered set by Scenic Designer Daniel Conway that evokes The Globe Theater, Shakespeare laps up plot points from his pal, Kit Marlowe (an enthusiastic Justin Adams), as willing and eager as the...