Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Lehigh Valley Arts Salon offers a weekly look at the many diverse cultural offerings in the area including interviews with representatives from the regions arts and culture organizations, visiting artists, feature stories and local music.   Listen every Monday night from 6:00 to 6:30 pm following NPR’s All Things Considered or catch up with a podcast right here on our website.

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle discuss the 35th Jim Thorpe Old Time Christmas Festival with guests Amy Pienta and Mitch Hanson , owners/artists at Somersault Letterpress , and Jennifer Christman of the Jim Thorpe Old Time Christmas Committee. The festival features three weekends of magical holiday traditions, arts, entertainment, and music. Like a scene from Currier and Ives, the village of Jim Thorpe lies nestled in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains and decorated for the holidays...

Silagh White hosts Miller Symphony Hall Executive Director Sheila Evans and VP of Marketing and Community Engagement Lucy Bloise . They discuss Miller Symphony Hall's upcoming programs for the holidays, classical series, jazz upstairs, family programs, outreach activities, and the new marquee. (Original air-date: 11/21/2016)

A Lehigh Valley Christmas in Concert is returning to Miller Symphony Hall for its 20th and final year on November 27th. Miriam Huertas , Vice President of Allentown Initiatives at Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce , and musician Mike Krisukas join hosts George Miller & Kate Scuffle to share the history of this Valley tradition and preview its 2016 highlights. Miller and Scuffle are then joined by Shari Kaucher , visual arts coordinator at William Allen High School , for a preview...

Kenn Michael hosts Allentown Art Museum CEO David Mickenberg and guest curator Luke Wynne to discuss the Museum's three new exhibitions all opening on the weekend of November 13 . They are: " Allentown X 7: Photographic Explorations ", " Anthony Viscardi: Shadow Landings ", and " Building Bridges: Allentown Photographs . " (Original air date: 11/7/2016)

Performance Artist Jose Torres-Tama on LV Arts Salon

Nov 2, 2016

Award-winning performance artist and former NPR commentator, Jose Torres-Tama , joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss his one-man, " Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers ," a sci-fi Latino noir multimedia performance satirizing the status of Latino immigrants as aliens. "Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers" will run November 3-6 at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem. (Original air-date: 10/31/2016)

Host Charles James welcomes Philadelphia Film Festival 's Artistic Director Michael Lerman to discuss highlights from the 25th annual festival. (Original air-date: 10/17/2016)

Host Lydia Panas speaks with Stacie Brennan , Senior Director of Visual Arts of ArtsQuest and The Banana Factory Arts Center , about the Olympus INVISION Photo Festival in Bethlehem running from Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6. (Original air-date: 10/24/16)

WDIY's 1st Homebrew Fest Winners on LV Arts Salon

Oct 6, 2016

At the end of June, WDIY held our first ever Homebrew Fest celebrating the homebrewers of the Lehigh Valley. HiJinx Brewing Company was on-hand to select a winning beer which would be brewed on their professional system at their Allentown microbrewery. Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes the winning Homebrew Fest brewers, Barry Schippang and Mike Orange , whose robust porter, “Friend’s Porter,” was completed and tapped this weekend at HiJinx. Also joining us is HiJinx Brewing Company head...

Host Jack Adams previews the upcoming 2016 Pennsylvania Blues Festival taking place September 16 -18 at Split Rock Resort with festival producer, Michael Cloeren . (Original air-date: 9/12/2016)

Host Kenn Michael talks with Hollis Ashby , Artistic and Executive Director of the Performance Series at Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College in Easton. They discuss Williams Center's upcoming 2016/7 season of music, dance and theater performances that kicks off on Friday, September 16, 2016 with a return visit of jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, newly anointed as the top jazz trumpet player in the influential Downbeat Critics Poll. More information and a full list of shows is...