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‘Cirque It!’ City: Touchstone packs a ‘Punch’ for ‘Jakopa’s Processional’ along Bethlehem Greenway

Friday, July 14, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Touchstone Artistic Director JP Jordan was in Peru when he first decided to create the Jakopa’s Punch Band.

“I was in Peru when I got word that David Bowie had passed,” Jordan explains, “and I was told that The Lesson Center planned to host a benefit for leukemia patients in honor of Bowie.

“Now, I didn’t have a band at the time, but I asked if I could play a set if I could pull a band together in time, and they said sure. So we ended up getting together this group of musicians...

Review: ‘Beguiled’

Friday, July 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s midway through the 2017 movie year and, though it’s early in the Oscar race, “The Beguiled” is a contender.

Look for multiple Oscar nominations, including for Nicole Kidman, actress, as Miss Martha, headstrong headmistress at a young women’s academy circa 1864 Virginia during the Civil War. A wounded Union solder, Corporal McBurney (Colin Farrell, likely supporting actor nominee), is given refuge at the school.

Also look for a co-writing screenplay Oscar nomination for...

Growing Green: The Butterfly Effect

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Butterflies have long fascinated people with their beautiful wings and whimsical flight.

They are also extremely important ecologically. Butterflies pollinate flowering plants and serve as food for other organisms, thus forming an important link in the food chain.

Populations have declined in recent decades because of pesticide use, especially herbicides, loss of fence rows, urbanization, and other destruction of habitat, and loss of caterpillar host and nectar plants. Managing...

Camp Crane,

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

The 100th anniversary of World War 1 and Lehigh Valley contributions to the war effort will be commemorated at 1 p.m. July 15, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The program includes a slide lecture and photographs illustrating how the Lehigh Valley and its residents contributed to the war effort, said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.

More than 20,000 trained at Camp Crane, set up at the...

Note to readers of “Bud’s View”

Friday, July 14, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Focus section in The Press newspapers hopes to resume publication of the “Bud’s View” column as soon as possible.

Please keep Bud Cole in your prayers, and if you would like to send him a card, his address is:

Bernard Cole

Room 501

Priscilla Payne Hurd Pavilion

St. Luke’s University Hospital

801 Ostrum St.


Pennsylvania 18015