| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:29 PM
An iconic symbol of the Christmas season, the Moravian star takes on special significance in the Lehigh Valley, particularly in the Moravian-founded communities of Bethlehem and Nazareth.
The ornaments, which traditionally have 25 or 26 points, can be...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Bundle up in January for a whirl of wintry festivities — or move indoors to take in exhibitions by world-renowned masters like Van Gogh, Picasso and Dali.
Through Feb. 16: "Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso," St. Petersburg, Fla.; 727-823-3767; thedali....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The 2013 Disney blockbuster "Frozen" and its characters play a big role in this year's holiday season at Disneyland.
If you're visiting the Anaheim park between now and Jan. 6, expect to see the 60-foot-tall Christmas tree in Disneyland's town square...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:58 AM
"Launch" is a new place to meet local innovative entrepreneurs, writers, artists, inventors, scientists and philanthropists, who are raising money for their projects through crowdfunding websites like kickstarter.com.
Who: Kate West, children's book...
| Nov 28, 2014
For some reason or another, the belfry of Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem has never been home to a Moravian star.
The multi-pointed ornaments are found everywhere else in the Christmas City, but none has ever hung in the most prominent spot of...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:13 AM
On a recent afternoon backstage at Lyric Opera, Sondra Radvanovsky and Jamie Barton were behaving like the gal pals they are, hugging each other and singing each other's praises.
Quite the contrast to the emotional sparring partners the singers are...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Henry Furhmann at the Los Angeles Times has beaten me to the punch this year with advice against the holiday cliches that any writer with a modicum of self-respect will shun. But I think I am still catching you in advance of the first ’Tis the...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Mardi Gras is Tuesday -- do you have your king cake?
At first sight, it may come across as, well, a little unusual. A large wreath-shaped cake bedazzled in vibrant shades of purple, green and gold — there's nothing subtle about it. It might be...
| Aug 1, 2014
Galilee Lutheran Church will hold its annual Peach Festival from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. The event includes peaches and ice cream, peach desserts, pit beef, hot dogs, salads and more. Carryout will be...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Leta Dunham got her breakfast order to go at a Roland Avenue Starbucks Wednesday morning: a grande triple skim latte in her cup and, on her forehead, an ashen reminder that we are all destined to become dust.
Dunham was among Ash Wednesday observers who...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Thoughts of childhood Christmases flooded Wendy Winebrenner's mind this month when she opened her mailbox to find an envelope stuffed with gift certificates.
Growing up in the O'Donnell Heights project in Baltimore, Winebrenner and her family depended...