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  • Puppets with purpose

     
    “Gruff!” is not your typical fairy tale. Loosely based on the fable “Three Billy Goats Gruff” there are goats and there are trolls, but there is also a message of sustainability. Mix in fuzzy Muppet-like puppets, wacky...
  • Elaine F. Wood, secretary

    Elaine F. Wood, secretary
    Elaine F. Wood, a retired Baltimore County Health Department secretary and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of dysphagia, a swallowing disorder, at her Towson home. She was 98. The daughter of Wesley Fennell, a salesman, and Frances Letetia...
  • Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86

    Daniel Keyes, author of 1966 novel 'Flowers for Algernon,' dies at 86
    Daniel Keyes, whose fascination with the workings of the mind drove a writing career that produced the classic 1966 novel "Flowers for Algernon," died Sunday at his South Florida home from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 86. "Flowers...
  • ‘Gruff!’ is a playful romp with a serious message

     
    “Gruff!” the children’s show through July 26 at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre, playfully uses goats and trolls to address the very serious topic of preserving the environment. The show is a world premiere by Doppelskope, a New York...
  • Michael Hersch's first opera an unconventional take on life and death

    Michael Hersch's first opera an unconventional take on life and death
    Michael Hersch composes music of sobering complexity -- lots of jagged melodic lines, thorny harmonies, quick-shifting rhythms. But even at its densest, his intense work communicates in a way that can make a listener feel privy to Hersch's innermost...
  • Guitarist Russell Mofsky rides out of 'Lost Sunset'

    Guitarist Russell Mofsky rides out of 'Lost Sunset'
    The new Gold Dust Lounge album, “Lost Sunset,” is an exhilarating experiment in the elasticity of time and culture, bandleader and guitarist Russell Mofsky taking familiar sounds and references and bending them into something that reverberates...
  • Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75

    Gerry Goffin, songwriting partner of Carole King, dies at 75
    Lyricist Gerry Goffin, whose songwriting partnership in the early 1960s with then-wife Carole King yielded some of the most indelible hits of the era, died Thursday at home in Los Angeles, said his wife, Michelle Goffin. He was 75. Michele Goffin said...
  • "Gruff!" at the Lehigh Valley Zoo

     
    Join the goats and trolls of "Gruff!" for some fun at the Lehigh Valley Zoo Sunday. The cast will present scenes from the show 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Zoo's Peacock Pavilion. Zoo admission is $12; $11, seniors and $10, ages 2-11. The zoo is at...
  • Activist promises to hold NIZ employers accountable

     
    With the opening of Allentown's PPL Center arena about two months away, there has been increased focus on who will get the venue's 300-plus full and part-time jobs. Allentown School Board member CeCe Gerlach promised on Tuesday to hold operators of PPL...
  • College Match: Helping low-income students achieve more than they might imagine

    NEW YORK In spite of being among the top students in his school, Joseph Nelzy was quick to give up on being admitted to one of the nation's best colleges after he got a rejection letter from Brandeis University, near Boston. "I had no hope after that,"...
  • Aaron Swartz Documentary 'Internet's Own Boy' Set for June 27 Release

    FilmBuff and Participant Media have set a June 27 multiplatform release for "The Internet's Own Boy," the documentary on the late activist Aaron Swartz. Participant's television network Pivot will broacast the film later in 2014. The film is also...