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Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Musikfest experience: 34th annual Bethlehem event adds new venues, attractions

Friday, August 4, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 34th annual Musikfest, Aug. 4-13, features more than 400 performers from the United States, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, The Netherlands, Scotland and South Korea, performing on 16 stages on the north and south sides of Bethlehem.

Headlining the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza are ticketed concerts: Carlos Santana, Aug. 4; Chicago, Aug. 5; Father John Misty, Aug. 6; Live, Aug. 7; Aloe Blacc, Aug. 8; Godsmack, Aug. 9; Toby Keith, Aug. 10; The Band Perry, Aug. 11; Lee Bice, Justin Moore, Aug. 12, and Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Aug. 13.

Theater Review: ‘Troilus And Cressida’ rules at PSF

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 2017 season of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) has been a fight to the finish.

Think about it: “Evita” (fight for power), “The Hound of the Baskervilles” (death and detective work), “The Three Musketeers” (sword fights), “As You Like It” (wrestling), and “Troilus And Cressida” (also, wrestling, and the deaths of Hector and Patroclus).


Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Mollie Rohrbach and Hadyn Charles announce their engagement.

Mollie is the daughter of Marilyn Rohrbach and Gary Phillips of Slatington.

A 2009 graduate of Northern Lehigh High School, she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Cedar Crest College in 2013 and is pursuing a master’s degree at Wilkes University.

Mollie is working as a nurse in the Lehigh Valley.

Hadyn is the son of Kathi and Ted Charles of Schnecksville.

Concerts at Parkland suspended by ACCA


The Allentown Community Concert Association ACCA has apparently suspended its 2017-18 season.

Concerts were presented in the auditorium of Parkland High School, South Whitehall Township.

The Press left a telephone message for ACCA Executive Director Georgia Chomicky, of South Whitehall Township, but the call was not returned as of deadline.

Nicole Mehta McGalla, director of Community Relations and Development, Parkland School District, stated in a July 14 email to The Press of ACCA, “So far, they have not scheduled anything.”


Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Laura Ann (Shively) Kostantewicz and Glen John Benes were married June 21 at Sandals Resort, St. George, Grenada, the Caribbean.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Stanford Simon of the Parish of St. George.

The bride is the daughter of John Shively and Johanna Shively, both of Bloomsburg.

She wore a simple, full-length, Grecian-style gown and carried magenta dendrobium orchids.

The groom is the son of Dorothy Benes of Bethlehem and the late John Benes.

The bride graduated from Bloomsburg High School and attended Bloomsburg University.

Article By: The Press

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

There will be a private service for the family of Bud Cole during the week of July 23 and a public Celebration of Life Service at 4 p.m. July 31, Blue Mountain Resort-Summit Lodge, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton, Pa. 18071.

Bud Cole received a first-place 2017 Keystone state professional journalism award for his “Bud’s View” columns for the Press newspapers. He previously received two second-place Keystone awards for “Bud’s View.”

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 26: Barbecued chicken, pasta, carrots, tropical fruit.

Thursday, July 27: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake w/ strawberries.

Friday, July 28: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, applesauce.

Monday, July 31: Three cheese ziti w/meat sauce, cauliflower, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, August 1: Fish, brown rice, vegetable medley, applesauce.

Wednesday, August 2: Peach glazed pork chop, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.

Tango and blues to meld at Miller Symphony Hall

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Miller Symphony Hall presents a blend of passionate Argentine tango and folk music, featuring María Volonté and Kevin Carrel Footer of Blue Tango Project, and Mavi Díaz and Las Folkies, 7:30 p.m. July 28, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

It promises to be a night of powerful and diverse music.

María Volonté, who hails from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Blue Tango Project explore the musical crossroads where tango and the blues meet.

8 DAYS A WEEK Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Saturday, July 29, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Tango up in Blue:“A Night of Argentine Tango & Folk Music with María Volonté & Friends” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 28 in the Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown. Blue Tango Project is a collaboration between Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté, above left, and California harmonica player Kevin Carrel Footer, above right. Also performing: Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies, with Mavi Diaz, vocals, guitar; Silvana Albano, piano, keyboards; Martina Ulrich, percussion, and Pampi Torre, guitar. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a pre-concert tango lesson.