The year was 1983 and Jennifer Beals starred as a Pittsburg-based steel worker by day, exotic dancer by night (with dreams of becoming no-less than a professional ballerina), in the Jerry Bruckheimer film “Flashdance.”
Flash forward to 2015, and “Flashdance” finds new life on the stage, a “Flashdance — The Musical.”
Following the same plot of its successful predecessor, the live show tells the tale of Alex Owens, working in a steel mill by day, dancing in a bar by night, dreaming of becoming a professional performer.
Tickets are now available to see Will Allen, one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and the keynote speaker for Northampton Community College’s (NCC) National Institute of the Humanities series for the academic year 2014-2015. His presentation will take place on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, 3535 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. He is an urban farmer who, NCC officials say, is transforming the cultivation, production and delivery of healthful foods to under-served urban populations.
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Following increased shale gas development and concerns over potential impacts on water quality, Trout Unlimited’s (TU) Coldwater Conservation Corps is seeking to engage volunteers to monitor streams in their area. The program, free to participants, trains volunteers to detect and alert authorities to potential pollution events as well as to collect baseline data in watersheds with the potential to experience shale gas development in the future.
East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania is jazzing up campus on Sunday, March 1. A saxophone celebration will be held in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall at the Fine and Performing Arts Center from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. This world premiere performance will feature an appearance by NEA jazz master, Phil Woods and his Celebration Saxophone Quartet, assembled with some of the areas most prominent saxophonists. ESU invites the community to this world premiere.
Now that we are into the Lenten season, you may be looking for some tasty meatless recipes to serve to your family and friends. Here are some delicious dishes that are sure to please. Enjoy.
BARLEY CHEESE SOUP
1 pound fresh or frozen broccoli, cooked, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 small clove garlic
2 medium carrots, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
Entry Price: $21,150
Price as Tested: $32,510
This week, we’re driving the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata, arriving in top class Limited trim and featuring an additional $5,000 in options. With an attractive entry price of just $21,150, consumers can count on a new Hyundai to fit their budgets somewhere in the mid-size Sonata lineup.
New for 2015 is an updated design with roomier interior and extra rear legroom. The independent suspension is modified a bit for both comfort and handling and while the exterior is also tweaked, Hyundai designers did not go overboard on changing what has turned into one of its most popular models. The wheelbase is a bit longer, from 2014’s 110-inches to 110.4 for the 2015 Sonata.