Nothing promises to warm up a cold January afternoon like the return of Father Sean Duggan, whose guest performance of a Bach concerto on piano is a highlight of Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra’s “Winter Vivaldi” concert Jan. 26.
It will be the 14th year that Duggan has come to Bethlehem to perform in what is his only appearance with Sinfonia this season.
It seems that Bakithi Kumalo will always be best known for playing bass on Paul Simon’s 1986 album “Graceland,” despite the fact that he has recorded and performed with many other well-known artists, including Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Randy Brecker, Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, and Mickey Hart. And he is known for being one of the best electric bass players in the world.
Bakithi Kumalo and the Graceland Tribute Band perform, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Bakithi Kumalo is grateful for his success in music, and wants to share his knowledge.
Kumalo was talking to the staff at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center about his Jan. 24 concert in Baker Hall. The concert is billed as Bakithi Kumalo and the Graceland Tribute Band.
Kumalo spoke about wanting to teach younger musicians, which led to the start of Zoellner’s Music Master Mentor Program.
I don’t run cross country (as I did as a teen on the team at Southern Lehigh High School; badly, but I finished the races).
I don’t skateboard (as I did with my buddies down Main Street, Coopersburg, in a Halloween Parade back in the 1960s).
I don’t compete in demolition derbies (as I did twice at the Allentown Fair, first for an article for the Bethlehem Globe-Times and then for The Morning Call; in the second derby, I won Judge’s Choice).
What do you do at age 69 on the cusp of 70 (May 17) to challenge oneself?
It’s called “Little Women,” not “Little Girls.”
The latest theatrical movie version of “Little Women” is directed by Greta Gerwig, who wrote the screenplay based on the novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888).
Published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869, the novel is about the journey from childhood to womanhood of the March sisters: Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth. The novel, which Alcott based on herself and her three sisters, was a commercial success and critically-acclaimed.
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Wednesday, January 15: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh seedless grapes.
Thursday, January 16: Baked smoked ham, maple sweet potatoes, green beans, rye bread w/ margarine, rice pudding.
Friday, January 17: Navy bean soup, tuna salad hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, oatmeal cranberry cookie.
Monday, January 20: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
From Quidditch to Queen, the Allentown Symphony Orchestra explores the relationship between sports and music at the next “Pops Concert,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, led by guest conductor Carl Topilow of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.
“Music and Sports” looks at how music captures the emotional impact of sports, from the unforgettable theme (“Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti) to “Rocky” (1976) with Rocky Balboa running up the 72 steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, to the inspirational theme from Vangelis that is the backdrop for the Olympic runners in “Chariots of Fire” (1981).
Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced Jan. 13.
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.
This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.
- Antonio Banderas,
“Pain And Glory”
- Leonardo DiCaprio,
“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”
- Adam Driver,
- Joaquin Phoenix,
- Jonathan Pryce,
“The Two Popes”
- Cynthia Erivo,
- Scarlett Johansson,
- Saoirse Ronan,
- Charlize Theron,
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, January 15: Vegetable lasagna, Italian green beans, cauliflower, diced peaches.
Thursday, January 16: Cheeseburger, potato and ham chowder, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, fresh melon.
Friday, January 17: Chicken Francaise, broccoli, parslied potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, rice pudding.
Monday, January 20 - Closed - Martin Luther King Day.
Tuesday, January 21: Barbecue pork patty, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat sandwich roll, cottage cheese and fruit.