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  • Lutron expected to remain in family's control

    Lutron expected to remain in family's control
    Joel Spira could have sold Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. years ago. Larger companies often inquired about buying the global company, a leader in the lighting control business. But Spira, who founded the Upper Saucon Township company with his wife, Ruth...
  • Baseball is the theme of new Bucks Playhouse musical

    Baseball is the theme of new Bucks Playhouse musical
    Baseball takes center field in the new musical "National Pastime" premiering Thursday at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope with a cast that includes performers from Broadway's "Book Of Mormon" and "Les Miserables." The show opens the playhouse's 76th...
  • James Largay: Iran nuclear deal shows why Netanyahu spoke to Congress

    James Largay: Iran nuclear deal shows why Netanyahu spoke to Congress
    To provide a different take on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's unprecedented controversial speech before Congress last month and the issue of Israel's security, I draw on my travels in Eastern Europe. In spring 1998 I stopped in Krakow,...
  • Powerful musical collaboration celebrates Lehigh's 150th

    What does one do to celebrate a major milestone? If it's as seminal an event as the 150th anniversary of Lehigh University, an institution as much a fixture in community culture as in academics, one turns to music, of course. "What passion cannot...
  • Lehigh Valley Scene: ASD goes back to the future for High Notes gala

    The Allentown School District Foundation transported guests back to the 1950s at its retro-themed 5th annual High Notes Gala on March 28 at Miller Symphony Hall. "Back to the Future" celebrated the talent of Allentown School District students while...
  • Allentown Symphony's joyful weekend: Beethoven's 9th

    Allentown Symphony's joyful weekend: Beethoven's 9th
    Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is not only considered to be one of the composer's greatest works, it also is one of the best-known works in the classical repertoire. Some even consider it the greatest piece of music ever written. The work's vast scale is...
  • Theater: Berks native Eric Schaeffer directs 'Gigi' revival on Broadway

    Berks County native Eric Schaeffer is back on Broadway, this time directing the lavish $12 million revival of "Gigi," starring "High School Musical's" Vanessa Hudgens in her Broadway debut. The musical, a stage version of the Oscar-winning 1958 movie,...
  • How much do Lehigh Valley college professors make?

    Two Lehigh Valley universities are ranked in the top tier for average professor salaries in Pennsylvania. The Chronicle of Higher Education has released new data concerning college professors. In Pennsylvania, professors earned average salaries of $115,...
  • Lutron founder Joel Spira, dimmer switch inventor, dies at 88

    Lutron founder Joel Spira, dimmer switch inventor, dies at 88
    It's one of those inventions so ubiquitous that no one gives it a second thought anymore: the dimmer switch. So spare a thought for its creator, Joel Spira, who died of natural causes Wednesday at his Springfield Township, Bucks County, home. He was...
  • Statement from Lutron on the passing of founder Joel Spira

    Statement from Lutron on the passing of founder Joel Spira
    In Memoriam: Lutron Chairman and Founder Joel Spira ┬áThe Lutron family is deeply saddened to announce that Joel Spira, the company’s Chairman, Founder, and Director of Research, died this morning, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. ┬áStarting from a...
  • Lehigh lecturer says reformers out to destroy public education

    Lehigh University billed Tuesday night's lecture as "School Reform: Finding Common Ground," but the speaker made sure from the get-go where she stood, saying some so-called reformers really want to destroy public education. Diane Ravitch, an author...