| Feb 11, 2015
| 7:01 PM
The smart post-modern musical opening Friday at Civic Theatre in Allentown takes on the messy but hilarious process of creation.
"[title of show]" is not only making its Lehigh Valley premiere, but its Pennsylvania premiere as well.
The 2004 Tony-...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:17 PM
In the dead of winter, the backyard of Fred Buse teems with life.
As you walk up the driveway of his South Whitehall home, you can hear the symphony of birds in his backyard. Cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers and (my personal favorite) titmice flit from...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:29 PM
1 Pennsylvania Playhouse in Bethlehem has kicked off its 50th anniversary year with one of playwright Larry Shue's funniest shows.
"The Foreigner," running through Feb. 15, follows the exploits of a shy man who doesn't want to deal...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 3:06 PM
The Liquor Control Board last week became the latest state agency to accept Gov. Tom Wolf's "No, thank you" gift ban, a move that observers say has symbolic and real value for an agency hammered for its employees accepting gifts.
The LCB voted Thursday...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:48 PM
Oh, how the mind dims with age. I was reading a news release about a wood carver named Thomas Horn who had crafted some life-sized raptors for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and I reached a sentence about his award-winning rendering of a plate-billed toucan...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 8:08 PM
The athletic and exciting Koresh Dance Company will take the stage Saturday at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown with its eclectic mix of folk and classical dance.
The acclaimed dance company from Philadelphia performs a blend of ballet, modern and jazz...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:08 PM
For a six-week period that stretched into mid-January, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman had spent less time competing in basketball games than he could ever recall.
It took the Michigan freshman 10 games to log 25 minutes, which was less playing time than...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 4:07 AM
PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Dawud Abdur-Rahkman sat three rows behind the visiting bench, a Michigan cap on his head.
He had planned to attend Tuesday's game at Rutgers regardless of what role his son, Wolverines freshman and Central Catholic grad...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 5:56 PM
Roberta Meek's memory of the day she met the man is fading.
It was 1965 or 1967. She was 9 years old or 11 years old. She and her father walked through a hotel lobby in Philadelphia, his big hand cradling her little one. She recognized a man striding...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:42 PM
When Muhlenberg College takes the mat Saturday, Jan. 17, at Kings Point for dual meets with McDaniel and Washington & Lee, it'll be the first time since the 2008-09 season the Mules will field a full 10-man lineup in a Centennial Conference meet.
| Jan 10, 2015
| 9:00 PM
When Heather Harlen's plucky heroine, Marina Konyeshna, wants to introduce a handsome Turkish stranger to the anthracite coal region, she takes him to a parish bingo game and feeds him pierogies and halushki made by church ladies.
Setting such scenes in...