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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Allentown Symphony season-opener weds the old, new, borrowed and blue

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

I remember when I got married, this was the saying that everyone followed in order to ensure a good and happy marriage.

Well, I am coming up on my silver anniversary, 25th years, as music director and conductor of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and I think we’ve had a pretty happy and successful relationship.

Respectfully Yours: Lunchtime interview

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I’m nervous about an upcoming lunchtime job interview. Can you please share some tips on how to prepare for a lunch interview?

Dear Reader,

You’ve passed the first phase of the job interview process and, as if that were not stressful enough, enter the lunch interview.

A lunch interview usually means that the interviewer is evaluating your social skills. Not only will you be judged on your qualifications and skills, your table manners will be scrutinized, too.

Quevedo exhibition

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

MUHLENBERG:

An opening reception will be held 5:30 - 7 p.m. Sept. 18 for the exhibition, “Ronny Quevedo: Space of Play, Play of Space,” continuing through Nov. 2, with an artist’s talk, 7 - 8 p.m. Oct. 15, Martin Art Gallery and Trexler Library Field, Baker Center for the Arts, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. The exhibition is part of Muhlenberg’s Center for Ethics 2019-2020 programming, “Borders, Nationalisms, Identities: The Ethics of Global Citizenship.”

‘Hobbs & Shaw’

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s an odd movie title: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.”

How can a movie present two of its characters?

Perhaps the title was chosen so as to not confuse the movie with the “Calvin and Hobbes” daily newspaper comic strip (1985-1995) by United States cartoonist Bill Watterson.

Just kiddin.’

There’s no confusing the comic strip with “Hobbs & Shaw,” although the action movie’s plot line is paper-thin and the dialogue might as well be enclosed in cartoon word balloons.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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, September 11: Hot dog on a bun, baked beans, Amish macaroni salad, fresh apple slices, chocolate brownie.

Thursday, September 12: Chicken paprikash, wide noodles, succotash, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh watermelon.

Friday, September 13: Cranberry juice, tuna salad hoagie, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes, peanut butter cookie.

Auditions scheduled

Saturday, September 14, 2019 by The Press in Focus

PA PLAYHOUSE:

The Pennsylvania Playhouse, 390 Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem, is holding auditions for its production of the musical, “She Loves Me,” 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and Sept. 22, at the playhouse. Callbacks, if necessary, are Sept. 25.

Those auditioning are to prepare 32 bars of music from the show or a similar show or genre, and be ready for movement. A headshot is not necessary. Schedule conflicts should be noted.

Performances of the show are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 6 - 22.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 6, 2019 by The Press in Focus

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, September 4: Marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/-margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, September 5: Cranberry juice, pot roast sandwich, sour cream cucumber salad, fresh strawberries.

Friday, September 6: Macaroni and cheese w/ bacon and tomatoes, wax beans, baby kale and spinach salad w/ Ranch dressing, wheat bread w /margarine, blushed pears.

Respectfully Yours: Bad manners

Friday, September 6, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Is it ever alright to point out another person’s poor manners?

Dear Reader,

There are several answers to this question.

It depends on whose manners you want to correct. If it is your child, then naturally you should correct their poor manners.

If it is a co-worker or boss, tread carefully.

But if you want to correct a good friend, think twice. Only consider it if you feel it will benefit them, then do it privately and gently.

Generally speaking, pointing out another person’s bad manners is bad manners and simply unwise.

Healthy Geezer: Playing music instrument good

Friday, September 6, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’m 66 and I’m thinking of taking up a musical instrument. I hear that this will be good for my health. Is this true?

Playing a musical instrument seems to improve your health in a variety of ways.

I play the saxophone almost every day and can confirm that playing music definitely relieves stress. And stress can be bad for your mental and physical health.

There’s a lot of evidence that playing music is good for you.

According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, playing an instrument as a child keeps the mind sharper as we age.