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  • TV Review: 'Sons of Liberty'

    The founding fathers receive the "Vikings" treatment in "Sons of Liberty," a six-hour miniseries that History channel will air over successive nights. Produced by Stephen David Entertainment - best known for heavily re-enacted docu-hybrids, like "The World Wars" - this scripted production is clearly intended to bring history to life, but sometimes at the cost (with apologies to Sam Adams) of feeling a bit too much like a beer commercial. Although generally interesting and handsomely done, the program isn't without its excesses, and some of the liberties taken here, creatively and historically, have little to do with the price of tea.
  • Cancel the State of the Union

    Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of...

    History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution

    History's 'Sons of Liberty' foment the American Revolution
    Long before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, there was a group of radical young men who fomented rebellion against the British monarchy. They represented all tiers of society, from well-heeled lawyers to humble craftsmen. They met...

    The highs and lows of classical music in 2014

    The highs and lows of classical music in 2014
    It's the season to take stock of the year's musical blessings — also those people and performances that made 2014 not quite so blessed. In that spirit, we present our 38th annual Rheingold Awards. The envelopes, please. Operatic triumph of the...

    Pawlowski, Donchez and Panto: It's a bad idea to end property tax breaks for nonprofit groups

    Pawlowski, Donchez and Panto: It's a bad idea to end property tax breaks for nonprofit groups
    John Adams once wrote, "Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people." In the Lehigh Valley, we have a strong tradition of caring for the common good. Even in times of fiscal...