The Foreigner Provides Tons of Laughs at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

July 10th, 2015 posted by

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The stunning set of "The Foreigner"

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival continues its 24th season with a hilarious comedy.

Playing on the main stage through August 2, theatre goers will find Larrry Shue’s The Foreigner. Audience members are in for a treat, as this play offers grand gestures of physical comedy.

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Easton Heritage Day Returns on Sunday, July 12

July 9th, 2015 posted by

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Fireworks kick off just after dusk.

I love fireworks, but I miss them every year on the 4th of July because we go to a friend’s picnic instead. Not to worry! While Lehigh Valley has fabulous firework displays in Allentown and Bethlehem on the 4th, Easton holds out for a later date. Why, you may ask? Easton’s big celebration is on Heritage Day.

This year Heritage Day is on Sunday, July 12 in celebration of a historic event.

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Looking to explore the art, culture, and history of Northampton County?  The Sigal Museum has it all!

July 2nd, 2015 posted by

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The Abel Opera House, Sigal Bridal Gallery, and the Sigal Museum all have one very big thing in common: their location. The Abel Opera House and Sigal Bridal Gallery evolved to what is now the historic downtown Easton’s Sigal Museum. I say “evolved” as the museum still pays homage to these previous tenants in many ways through their exhibits. Opening in the summer of 2010, the Sigal Museum is a gem in the historic downtown, flying a bright red banner reading “History Here” on its exterior. The museum is a mere block from the Easton Farmers’ Market, and a must-see if you are in the area! There is something in this museum for everyone – adults and children alike.

The sign says it all.

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Rapunzel at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Allows the Audience to “Let Down Their Hair”

July 2nd, 2015 posted by

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel!

Grimm’s Fairy Tales have always been a favorite of mine. I’m not sure which tale I like the best, but having a son kind of kept me away from a new found favorite of mine, Rapunzel. I, along with my almost 15-year old step daughter-to-be, Lauren, went to see the production of Rapunzel at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Lehigh Valley recently. Lauren is very interested in acting so I thought if she could see firsthand what is expected of an actress, it might help her in her decision-making process of what she wants to be when she grows up.

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Come Cool off at Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

June 25th, 2015 posted by

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Iceland

Enjoy the heat … somewhere it’s minus 3 degrees today. Summer has officially begun, and temperatures in Lehigh Valley will top 90-degrees this week, but tomorrow there’s an 80-percent chance of three inches of the white stuff falling in the aptly named Snow Hill, Antarctica. Can you stand the stifling humidity just a little more now?

Whether you like your day’s the-hotter-the-better, or are already grumbling about having to leave the office at lunchtime, the staff at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley has a suggestion, cool out!

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Experience all that the Kutztown Folk Festival has to Offer

June 23rd, 2015 posted by

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Hey Now Do the Dutch

The 66th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival is almost upon us.

It’s nine days of celebrating Pennsylvania Dutch culture with crafts, entertainment and, of course, food. And it also happens to be America’s Oldest Folklife Festival!

In honor of the 66th year of this Lehigh Valley tradition, here are the six sections of the Festival you have to experience for yourself.

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Summer Music Theatre Returns to Muhlenberg College

June 9th, 2015 posted by

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The Curtain Rises at Muhlenberg

Each summer, professional theatre arrives at Muhlenberg College in Allentown for a season of fun.

2015 marks the thirty-fifth season for Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT). And perhaps the best part about these spectacular performances are their affordability. You’ll swear that you’re seeing a Broadway show with the beautiful sets, talented actors, and outstanding musicians that bring these productions to life.

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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Returns for 24th Season

May 29th, 2015 posted by

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Time to Light the Lights

You don’t have to travel to the big city to find high-quality summer theatre. The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival kicks off its 24th Season on June 10.

In residence at the Center Valley Campus of DeSales University, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) brings actors, directors, designers and more from across the country to create top of the line performances over the summer months.

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‘William Baziotes: Surrealist Watercolors’ Exhibit Now Open at Allentown Art Museum of The Lehigh Valley

May 19th, 2015 posted by

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Howling Creature, 1936-39, gouache and watercolor. © Estate of William Baziotes

Many of the late William Baziotes’ artwork was inspired by his love of poetry and ancient art. His interpretations of these mediums toward canvas resulted in some of the most exciting, engaging, and beautiful surrealist watercolor work of his time.

The Pittsburgh-born artist’s work, who lived from 1912 to 1963, will be on display at The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley through August 23, 2015. in the Payne Hurd Gallery.

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There’s a Lot To Going on in Lehigh Valley on Memorial Day

May 14th, 2015 posted by

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Memorial Day Weekend in Lehigh Valley

Memorial Day is a time to gather together with friends and celebrate a federal holiday, which many enjoy as a three-day weekend. It also happens to be the unofficial start of summer in Lehigh Valley. But let us not forget that it is also a time to remember those who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

What follows are some suggestions for what to do during your Memorial Day weekend, even if it’s only of the regular two-day variety.

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