Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Mondays, 6:00-6:30pm

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.

Summer 2016 at Touchstone Theatre on LV Arts Salon

Jun 20, 2016

Host George Miller talks with Emma Chong, Ensemble Member/General Manager of Touchstone Theatre about Fresh Voices held on July 8th and 9th and their  Camp Touchstone held July 18th- 29th for ages 9 to 13.

(Original air-date: 6/13/2016)

Host Silagh White and guest Glenn Koehler (President of the SouthSide Film Institute) discuss the 13th annual SouthSide Film Festival. This year's festival runs June 14-18.

Author Rory Janis Miller on LV Arts Salon

Jun 9, 2016

Host Bob Cohen welcomes author Rory Janis Miller to discuss her latest book, "Bev: The Invisible Sister". This memoir about Miller's family details the story of her intellectually-disabled sister, Bev, who was institutionalized at the age of 9 at Pennhurst State School and Hospital.

For the next 32 years, Bev languished at Pennhurst growing further apart from her family until she became part of a historic class action lawsuit that released her into the community to begin a new life and reconnect with the family she left behind.

Neil Hever welcomes Patrick Mulcahey and Dennis Razze of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival to preview their upcoming 25th season.

(Original Air-Date: 5/23/16)

Host Silagh White welcomes Clint Walker from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission to discuss the upcoming summer concert series, “Friday Evenings in the Sculpture Garden”, running June 10th through July 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Bethlehem's Sculpture Garden. Click here for this year's schedule of performers.

(Original air-date: 5/16/2016)

George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome artistic photographer Lydia Panas to discuss her latest work, "The Middle School Project". Created in conjunction with Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley, "The Middle School Project" features photographs of South Mountain Middle School students on 11 outdoor Lehigh Valley bus shelters throughout the month of May.

(Original air-date: 5/9/2016)

Check out photographs from The Middle School Project here.

George and Kate talk with William Sanders, Artistic Director of Civic Theatre of Allentown and director of their upcoming production of the Stephen Sondheim musical, "Assassins."

(Original air-date: 4/25/16)

Winners of 11th Annual Student Poetry Project on LV Arts Salon

Apr 21, 2016

In celebration of April being National Poetry Month, the winners of the 11th Annual Student Poetry Project (sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Press and WDIY) read their poems live on the air. Lehigh Valley Press Focus editor Paul Willistein and Marilyn Hazleton, The Swain School poet-in-residence and published poet, welcome and speak with the winners in each of the three categories: Marina from Parkway Manor Elementary School with "Moon;" Jazlynn from Trexler Middle School with "Nightmare;" and Mia from Whitehall High School with "The Waters of Bosphorus Lie

Alternative Gallery's Brandon Wunder on LV Arts Salon

Mar 30, 2016

Brandon Wunder, director of Allentown's Alternative Gallery, joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss the successes, plans and programming for this growing collaborative arts space.

(Original air-date: 03/28/16)

Host Silagh White talks with guests Glenn Kohler, newly appointed Director of Marketing and Outreach for the National Industrial Museum and Lisa Harms, newly appointed Director of Education and Outreach atArtsQuest who is accompanied by Julie Benjamin, ArtsQuest's Vice-President of Community Partnerships.

(Original air-date: 03/21/16)

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