Bethlehem House Gallery to Host Grand Opening Friday, July 25

July 22nd, 2014 posted by

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Last week, I had the opportunity of getting a sneak peek into the new contemporary art gallery, Bethlehem House Gallery  scheduled to open this Friday, July 25 at 459 Main Street, Bethlehem.

This is the first contemporary art gallery to have ever opened its doors on Main Street in downtown Historic Bethlehem. The man behind the vision is Ward Van Haute who is known for his work in oil paintings on the reverse of reclaimed windows (You have to see it for yourself!)

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Musikfest Madness Final Four!

July 21st, 2014 posted by

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The Final Four of Musikfest Madness

Musikfest Madness has reached the FINAL FOUR. Who will emerge victorious in our inaugural showdown of all things Musikfest?

Musikfest’s favorite food, Take a Taco, edged out the Bethlehem Dairy Store to take on the Bastard Bearded Irishmen!

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MacBeth Runs through August 3 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

July 21st, 2014 posted by

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MacBeth at the PA Shakespeare Festival

Located on the Center Valley campus of DeSales University, the Pennsylvania Shakesepeare Festival continues to wow theatre goers with yet another outstanding production.

Running through August 3 on the Main Stage you’ll find Patrick Mulcahy’s triumphant return to directing with MacBeth.

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Musikfest Madness Is down to the Great Eight

July 18th, 2014 posted by

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Musikfest Madness is heating up

We’re onto the Great Eight in the inaugural Musikfest Madness!

A quick recap of round two shows Bethlehem Dairy Store coming out of a tough matchup (vs Aw Shucks ) with a strong win by pulling in the most votes of all contestants. They will have their work cut out for them, though, as they take on Take a Taco in the next round.

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Top 5 Cupcake Bakeries in Lehigh Valley

July 18th, 2014 posted by

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Top 5 Lehigh Valley Cupcakes

Some say that the cupcake trend is on it’s way out, but I fully disagree. There’s nothing better than having your own little dessert at the end of the day (or in the middle).

In the last few years, specialty cupcakes have definitely become trendy, and we’re lucky to have a good set of options for when you’re craving something sweet. I’ve pulled together a list of my favorite local bakeries.

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Beat the Heat for FREE this Summer with “Of Heaven and Earth” at The Allentown Art Museum

July 15th, 2014 posted by

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See "Of Heaven and Earth" this Summer

Great art does not only exist in New York, Paris, Rome, Barcelona and Glasgow. It also exists right here in Lehigh Valley at the Allentown Art Museum, which is currently displaying “Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting” from Glasgow Museums.

Great art also doesn’t have to be expensive, as the Allentown Art Museum is FREE all summer long. Let me say that again, FREE admission to the Allentown Art Museum all summer long!

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Musikfest Madness Moves to The Sweet Sixteen

July 14th, 2014 posted by

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Musikfest Madness Sweet 16

We’re onto the Sweet 16 in the inaugural Musikfest Madness!

A quick recap of round one shows Take a Taco coming on strong, pulling in some of the most votes of all contestants. They will have their work cut out for them, though, as they take on Holy Infancy in round two.

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Musikfest Madness Begins Round One

July 11th, 2014 posted by

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Musikfest Madness Begins

We all have our favorites for best food stand at Musikfest or best band at Volksplatz or best Sands Steel Stage performance. Every early August, we’re treated to these seemingly age-old rivalries again and again.

This year, however, is different. Introducing Musikfest Madness! The concept is simple, we’re running a 32-entry bracket-style tournament with four “regions” and we’ll have YOU vote until only one Musikfest icon from this upcoming year is left standing.

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Lend Me A Tenor at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Provides Endless Laughs

July 11th, 2014 posted by

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Lend me a Tenor

If you’re looking for some laughs, head to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival on the campus of DeSales University for their production of Lend Me a Tenor.

I was lucky enough to catch the show on its second preview night, and you would have thought that the cast had been performing the show for years. Every cue was perfectly on point and the actors moved seamlessly through the transitions.

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Furniture Shopping in Easton Helps Work Up an Appetite (and Thirst!)

July 8th, 2014 posted by

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Mesa Modern Mexican

I recently moved into a condo in Allentown.  Knowing that I was in need of both living room and bedroom furniture, I kept my eye out for special sales and savings. Over the Fourth of July weekend, I heard about a huge sale going on at Monarch Furniture in downtown Easton near Centre Square.

Being a huge supporter of local businesses, I was excited to stop in and explore their showroom.  I have to say, I could not have been more pleased with the quality of service and products on display, not to mention the 50 percent off sale on everything.

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