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2012-12-05 16:23:02

ORION, Mich., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Newspaper Solutions (ANS) - a technology-driven distribution company servicing the print media industry - announced it is assuming complete home delivery distribution responsibilities for The Morning Call, the preeminent daily newspaper in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The announcement was made by Jerry Ballenger, CEO, ANS. American Newspaper Solutions (ANS) provides delivery, tracking and reporting of daily newspaper print materials and Total...

2008-08-06 18:00:21

By Laurie A. Irion, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Aug. 6--Metal band Poison has been at it for 22 years and its concert Tuesday night at Musikfest showed their chemistry remains strong. Lead singer and guitarist Bret Michaels, guitarist C.C. Deville and bassist Bobby Dall jammed shoulder to shoulder in the middle of the stage, with Rikki Rocket on drums in the center of it all. The Mechanicsburg-bred band's enthusiasm was amplified by its joy at performing in its home state....

2008-08-04 09:00:38

By Veronica Torrejon, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Aug. 4--Ernie Hawkins closes his eyes, deftly plucking notes from the strings of his guitar, as if invoking the spirit of his departed mentor and acoustic blues giant the Rev. Gary Davis. Hawkins speaks of Davis with the hushed reverence befitting a man who also was a devout Christian. Davis died in 1972, but his teachings live on among his students, including Hawkins, who launched Musikfest's "Art of Musik" workshops Saturday with a...

2008-08-01 15:00:28

By Christian Berg, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Aug. 1--Today marks the debut of a new format for the fishing report, which is now a two-part feature available both in the paper and on The Morning Call's Web site. Each week, I'll give Lehigh Valley fishermen a summary of the region's best bets in print, along with timely news and notes about the angling scene. The popular local fishing summaries from our freshwater and saltwater tackle shop reporters will continue to be available...

2008-07-30 12:00:48

By Kathy Lauer-Williams, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 30--Banana Island, the destination for kids at Musikfest, will be teeming with performers, from XMKids hitmakers The Jimmies to folky fave Dave Fry, along with art and music-related activities. Family-friendly music and entertainment great for kids can be found at other venues as well, from the high-flying performance art of Strange Fruit to the mysterious masked carillon player Cast in Bronze. At Banana Island, kids can...

2008-07-27 12:00:32

By Geoff Gehman, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 27--The biggest role of Elissa Piszel's theater career is one of the smallest. The Bethlehem native stands silent for four to five minutes in nothing but a slip and a cowboy hat. Her only act is to hand the hat to the man who tossed it into a self-dug grave, a former dealer of expensive Western paintings stranded in the Badlands with a dead horse that symbolizes his -- and America's -- dead dreams. The Young Woman is huge for Piszel...

2008-07-23 15:00:00

By Stephen Miller, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 23--A pitching matchup filled with flair provided the early storyline. A Phillies rally reminiscent of 2007 stole the evening. Down three runs after being held in check again by Johan Santana, the Phillies went to work on a Mets bullpen without closer Billy Wagner. A six-run ninth gave the Phils an 8-6 win that moved them back into sole possession of first place in the National League East and left the Shea Stadium crowd...

2008-07-18 15:00:00

By Manuel Gamiz Jr., The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 18--It definitely was a dark night. Hundreds of fans of the Caped Crusader packed local movie theaters for the midnight show, many waiting over an hour in line to grab one of the few good seats, to catch the most anticipated and critically acclaimed installment in the Batman series, "The Dark Knight." Pre-sale tickets went quickly and extra screens had to be opened for midnight showings at Regal Cinemas in Lower Nazareth...

2008-07-18 15:00:30

By Ben Slivnick, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 18--The Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners Thursday night approved a $10.5 million plan to relieve backed-up sewers in the central Lehigh Valley. It was supposed to be the last approval the Lehigh County Authority needed before installing sewer lines and a pumping station in Upper and Lower Macungie townships, where pipes often overflow on rainy days. But the new lines will affect sewer drainage across the LCA coverage area...

2008-07-16 15:00:00

By Daryl Nerl, The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. Jul. 16--A "music park" with a permanent stage will emerge on 3 acres that was once the site of the Bethlehem Steel iron foundry, ArtsQuest President Jeffrey Parks told City Council on Tuesday night. The park, framed by remnants of the foundry -- two unattached U-shaped walls with giant arch glassless windows -- will be one of several venues that will host music, art and cultural festivals that are expected to attract thousands of people on...