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Q. All I ever hear about the sun is how dangerous it is. But, when I was a child, my mother used to tell me to get out in the sun and play. Did my mother give me bad advice?
Most public-health messages focus on the hazards of too much sun exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays, an invisible component of sunlight, can cause skin damage, cataracts, wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer.
But there is some sunny news about the sun.
Lydia Panas began collecting blocks of chocolate in 2000. She would find time to focus on her “Chocolate, Hair + Lint” still-life series back then, when she wasn’t busy with family life and raising three young children.
Photographing the combination of lint, chocolate, and her own hair, the work was, “Symbolic of my daily life,” according to the artist.
“The hair was a metaphor for aging, the lint from the children’s clothing was about family, and the chocolate referenced my often-forgotten desires. As markers of time, they recalled what fell away and what was gained.”
“They say that breaking up is hard to do,” but not when it’s done to music in the Pines Dinner Theater production of “Love is a Many Splintered Thing.”
Packed with four decades of Top-40 hit songs from Neil Diamond and Cher to Elton John and Gloria Estefan, not a word was spoken by the cast the entire evening. Instead, the story of six friends and their romantic relationships from high school to adulthood is told entirely through the lyrics they sing.
“The Second Coming” is the title of a poem written by William Butler Yeats in the aftermath of the carnage of World War I. Its allegorical reference is to the Christian belief that Jesus “will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” After asserting that “the blood-dimmed tide is loosed,” Yeats’ poem concludes: “Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand.”
Can you please share your advice on the etiquette of visiting a friend’s house after a new baby arrives? I was excited to visit the newborn and I am afraid I made things more stressful. Do you have any “ground rules” for visitors after the baby is born?
There are few things in life more heartwarming than meeting a newborn baby for the first time. But for the parents who have just had a baby, there are few things that are more stressful than too much company.
The comedy album was a staple at adult gatherings during the mid to latter 20th century.
Known informally as “party records,” these stand-up comedy recordings rivaled popular music as the background sound of choice at house parties.
Albums by the likes of Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, George Carlin and other popular stand-ups and comedy duos often featured bawdy riffs on controversial topics, as well as X-Rated or so-called “blue” material.
Experience the life of Jesus Christ through the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in “Blessings of Bach: A Festival Choir and Orchestra Concert,” 7:30 p.m. March 23, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Emmaus.
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Music Director Sharon MacCabe describes the concert as a collaboration between congregation members and community musicians. MacCabe conducts and accompanies on harpsichord.
“There had never been a spin-off group from a Broadway musical before The Midtown Men,” says Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff of The Midtown Men.
The Midtown Men, four stars from the original hit Broadway musical, “Jersey Boys,” perform at 7:30 p.m. March 23, State Theatre Center for The Arts, Easton.
Hoff is joined by Tony Award-winners Michael Longoria and Daniel Reichard and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer, performing songs by The Beatles, The Rascals, The Four Seasons and more.
More than 100 Allentown School District students will perform a showcase of music theater, choral arts, instrumental music and dance in the annual “High Notes 2018” gala fundraiser to support Allentown School District programs.
“High Notes” begins with a catered dinner at 5:30 p.m. March 24, Miller Symphony Hall, followed at 8:30 p.m. by the show by students from each of the Allentown School District high schools and middle schools.
Also, there’s a “High Notes” 2018 Dress Rehearsal, 6 p.m. March 23, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.