The Society of the Arts (SOTA) of the Allentown Art Museum is back with the 2014 SOTA Show House, a beautiful mansion in historic downtown Bethlehem opening to the public on April 26th. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle will talk with Show House co-chairs Shirlee Neumeyer and Sherry May about this year's gem, dubbed "Downton Abbey" for its grandeur and connection to the Moravian community. (Original air-date April 14, 2014).
Touchstone Theatre's latest community-based initiative, Journey from the East explores the history of Chinese immigration in the Lehigh Valley. The first of two productions, "Journey: Dream of the Red Pavilion," will run from April 3 - 13.
Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller talk with author and director, Mary Wright, and Touchstone's general manager and ensemble member, Emma Chong, about this theatrical, human journey and what it takes to put it all onstage. (Original air-date March 24, 2014).
The 2nd Annual SpringUP Dance Festival at Northampton Community College is just around the corner! Dancer/choreographer Sarah Carlson of the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange joins hosts George Miller & Kate Scuffle to talk more about this inspiring, exciting festival, one that brings the best of our talented regional dance scene together with exceptional guest artists and teachers, creating a truly magical weekend. (Original air-day March 10, 2014).
Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University continues its performance season with offerings such as the "Moscow Festival Ballet" to "A Couple of Blaguards, Irish Tales" to the "Bach Choir Festival". Administrative Director Andy Cassano and Artistic Director Deb Sacarakis join host Candi Staurinos highlighting the rest of the season's events. (Original air-date February24, 2014).
In celebration of Black History Month, author Philip Reiss joins host Bob Cohen to talk about his recently published work Blue Eyes on African-American History: A Learning Adventure. (Original air-date February 17, 2014).
The Second Annual Lehigh Valley Beer Week begins February 16 and General Manager Jesse Albertson of Fegley's Brew Works chats with George Miller and Kate Scuffle about the exciting upcoming event. More than ten craft brewers will be participating in the festival week. (Original air-date February 10, 2014).
Host Dave Fry speaks with Dick Boak, archivist and special projects manager at Martin Guitar, about Martin Guitar celebrating 180 years, the history of American music and the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition "Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin" on view now through December 7, 2014. (Original air-date February 3, 2014).
Gerry Timlin of popular Irish music duo Timlin & Kane joins hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller to talk about teaching history through music, song and poetry. Timlin's musical lecture series "Modern Irish History & Song" starts February 5th at the Great Room at Donegal Square, and launches a year of exciting new cultural heritage education programs from the Celtic Cultural Alliance. (Original air-date January 27, 2014).
Internationally known artist and Cedar Crest Professor of art Pat Badt talks to host Bathsheba Monk about art, hers and others, in anticipation of the new show "Girl Band" which opens at the Martin Art Gallery, Baker Center of the Arts, Muhlenberg College on January 22. Besides Ms. Badt, "Girl Band" features the work of Marthe Keller, Julie Shapiro and Kim Uchiyama. (Original air-date January 20, 2014).
Host Bathsheba Monk fires the starting gun on a New Year of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon by welcoming to the show editors of and contributors to the new book of essays, A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality and Female Athletes. This is the third book in a series about sports edited by Dr. Joel Nathan Rosen and Dr. David C. Ogden. Dr. Martha Reid, who wrote the lead essay in the book, will join what promises to be a lively discussion about women in professional sports. (Original air-date January 6, 2014).