American Repertory Ballet Artistic Director Douglas Martin talks with host Silagh White about the company, the life of a professional dancer, and some of the new features in the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream set to the music of Felix Mendelsson. The performance will be at the Zoellner Arts Center on Friday, March 6th at 7:30 pm. Mr. Martin also offers words of encouragement for the many young dancers in our listening area.
Centered around the church burnings in Alabama, Every Tongue Confess is an epic theater poem exploring loss, sin, and redemption. Director Darius Omar Williams and Lehigh University’s Karen Sims join hosts George and Kate to discuss the African American folk religion historical narrative.
Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome Josh Neth and Jason Roth to discuss their performances in Allentown Public Theatre’s upcoming production of Sam Shepherd’s True West at Touchstone Theatre. Also joining them is Professor Francine Roussel, director of Muhlenberg College’s production of The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley, opening February 18.
Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Lehigh Valley Beer Week organizer Jesse Albertson, winning brewer Jim Yergey, and Funk Brewing head brewer Joe Percoco to discuss the week-long event, now in its third year, running February 15th – 22nd.
Host Kenn Michael speaks with Daniel Haxall, Associate Professor of Art History at Kutztown University, about the new exhibition Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women at the Allentown Art Museum.
George VanDoren from The Press Papers and poet Marilyn Hazleton join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon to talk about the 10th Annual Student Poetry Project. Find out how Lehigh Valley students can get involved.
In honor of April being National Poetry Month, WDIY is once again partnering with The Press Papers to allow student winners to read their poems on an April edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.
Bethlehem's own Mark Will-Weber, author of the new book Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to explore the fascinating historical connection between the American presidency and alcohol including the whiskey distilled by George Washington, the Prohibition-era cocktail parties at the White House, and the little-known role of drink in nuclear weapons negotiations.
Host Bathsheba Monk speaks with award-winning author, playwright, and band leader, Uke Jackson, about his latest novel, Tom Buck and the Screaming Stink, and collection of stories, The Curse of the Yellow Mandolin.
Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes jazz saxophonist and music teacher Allan Meyerson to the studio. Meyerson has recently self-published the teaching manual First Steps to Jazz Improvisation. The publication was celebrated with a book signing and in-store performance from Allan's quartet at Barnes & Noble in Center Valley, PA on December 12, 2014.