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Respectfully Yours: Thanksgiving guest

Friday, October 25, 2019 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

This year I will not be able to travel home for Thanksgiving. A friend nearby was kind and has extended an invitation to have Thanksgiving dinner. What are some tips to be a good guest?

Dear Reader,

When Thanksgiving involves being a guest at someone else’s banquet, there are things you can do to be an exceptional guest and help out your host.

Book talk about

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LVHM:

Dr. Jeremy Zallen, an Assistant Professor of History at Lafayette College, Easton, speaks about and signs copies of his new book, “American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865,” 1 p.m. Oct. 26, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Far from telling a simple story of progress, Dr. Zallen investigates the dark changes brought by better lighting,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.

Allentown Band member Stephen Reisteter composes original score to accompany silent film classic ‘Nosferatu’ screening at Miller Hall

Friday, October 25, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

See Oktoberfest concert: Page B5

With perfect timing, just five days before Halloween, “Nosferatu” the original vampire film, comes to Miller Symphony Hall at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

The Allentown Band will play an original score composed by one of their own to accompany the classic silent film that introduced the concept of a vampire inspired by Bram Stoker’s gothic horror novel “Dracula.”

Universally recognized as one of the greatest horror movies ever made, the 1922 German silent film brings Count Orlok, a terrifying vampire, to the big screen.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, October 25, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, October 23: Mustard dill baked whitefish, potatoes au gratin, broccoli, dinner roll, raisin cookie.

Thursday, October 24: Roast turkey, roasted carrots and parsnips, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, pumpkin mousse.

Friday, October 25: Spaghetti with meat sauce, minestrone soup, garlic spinach, pineapple.

Monday, October 28: Ginger chicken, stir fry vegetables, brown rice, dinner roll, orange.

Tuesday, October 29: Turkey Diane, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts medley, dinner roll, apple bread, pudding.

Vienna Boys Choir brings centuries of tradition to Miller Symphony Hall

Friday, October 25, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

They’ve sung for kings and emperors and worked with famous composers from Mozart to Britten. They’re been featured in films, released dozens of CDs and graced notable venues like Carnegie Hall.

Now the Vienna Boys Choir, world-renowned for their angelic voices, will perform Oct. 25 in Allentown.

The choir of boys age 10-14 who sing exquisite harmonies in unchanged voices, will bring “Journey Through the Americas,” a program of eclectic music from the middle ages to the present, to Miller Symphony Hall.

Northampton County senior menus 10-23

Friday, October 25, 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, October 23: Orange juice, Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandanavian vegetable blend, wheat bread w/ margarine, blueberry fluff.

Thursday, October 24: Potato crusted cod, garlic potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes w/shallots, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Friday, October 25: Cranberry juice, Italian hoagie, macaroni salad, fresh seedless grapes, peanut butter cookie.

The Family Project: Picky-eater

Friday, October 25, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Our five-year old son is a picky-eater. I am thinking about making him the food that he wants. My husband is against this and wants him to eat what I make for us. What is the best way to handle this?

Panelists Chad Stefanyak and Mike Ramsey agreed that this is a very common problem.

“Everyone thinks their five-year-olds are picky-eaters,” Stefanyak said, “and this argument between parents probably occurs in many households.”

Theater Review: Crowded Kitchen Players’ most unusual ‘Club’

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The title of “The Suicide Club” might be off-putting, but the Crowded Kitchen Players’ original play, continuing at 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and 4 p.m. Oct. 27 and 8 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 and 4 p.m. Nov. 17, Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, is thought-provoking and intriguing.

That’s because of the production’s commendable performances and a detailed script, written by Ara Barlieb, who directs the play. “The Suicide Club” is most unusual, unlike just about any play you will experience on the Lehigh Valley stage.

Movie Review: The ‘Joker’ is wild

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The ‘Joker” is wild.

The reboot, or origin story, of the arch-villain from the DC Comics’ “Batman” franchise, is a tour de force.

While the movie jettisons the article “the” in the name of the character and the movie’s title, it retains the menace.

The Joker is a villain, created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson, who first appeared in the “Batman” DC Comics debut, April 25, 1940.

Stefano Greco hopes to inspire audiences

Sunday, October 20, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

Stefano Greco hopes to inspire the audiences who come to his concerts by helping them get to know composers.

“Understanding music goes together with understanding the composer and the meaning behind his music,” says the renowned Italian concert pianist.

Greco returns to the Lehigh Valley, bringing his unique approach and style to Miller Symphony Hall for the first performance in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s “Chamber On Stage,” 2 p.m. Oct. 20.