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.

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Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s new production of 'Beauty and the Beast' which just finished its opening weekend.

George and Kate talk with the two leads, Ashley Hiester, a Muhlenberg sophomore who plays Belle, and Alan Mendez, a Muhlenberg alum who plays The Beast about the exciting new production now running through July 1st.

  (Original air-date 6/18/2018)

For the June edition of the Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott welcomes the artisan ice cream makers at Owowcow, general manager Shira Tizer Wade and production manager Rebecca Troutman.

Owowcow has locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and will be opening a location in the Silk Mill in Easton this summer.

(Original air-date: 6/4/2018)

On the June edition of the Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott looks at South Bethlehem's Roasted with co-owners Derek Wallen and Chris Toppinga. 

Roasted is a modern café which opened at the former location of Blue Sky Café.

 (Original air-date: 6/4/2018)

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview Northampton Community College's second season of their new professional summer theatre program, opening in June 2018 with the Disney musical NEWSIES!

Kate and George talk today with program director Bill Mutimer and actor Patrick Davis, the lead in NEWSIES! and a two-time Freddy winner, about this exciting new addition to the Valley theatre scene and what's coming up in their 5-show summer season.

(Original air-date: 5/21/2018)

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview the upcoming 27th season of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival with Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy and Associate Artistic Director Dennis Razze.

The festival's season will run from June 1 to August 5, 2018 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University in Center Valley. A full 2018 calendar of events is available here.

(Original air-date: 5/14/2018)

Sarah Troxell of Galen Glen Winery on The Inside Dish

May 16, 2018

Michael Drabenstott continues his culinary tour of the Lehigh Valley in May with Sarah Troxell, who with her husband, Galen, owns Galen Glen Winery in Andreas, PA, about 15 miles northwest of Allentown.

(Original air-date: 5/7/2018)

Michael Drabenstott continues his culinary tour of the Lehigh Valley in May with Allison Czapp, Director of Buy Fresh Buy Local Greater Lehigh Valley, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building the greater Lehigh Valley local food economy.

(Original air-date: 5/7/2018)

Photography Historian Gail Buckland on LV Arts Salon

May 3, 2018

Photography historian and author Gail Buckland talked with host Bill Dautremont-Smith about her latest traveling photographic exhibition, "Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present". Guest curated at the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition opens at the Allentown Art Museum next Sunday, May 6.

Previewing the 2018 Emmaus Film Festival on LV Arts Salon

Apr 26, 2018

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle previewed the upcoming 2018 Emmaus Film Festival. They talked to Stephanie Gardner, who is presenting the festival along with Brandon Lay of Living Proof Pictures, who is one of the participating filmmakers.

This year's festival takes place on Saturday, May 5th at the Emmaus Theatre and has been specially curated into a program, "The Masks We Wear," which focuses on celebrating the women of independent cinema from the Lehigh Valley and around the world. 

(Original air-date: 04/23/18)

SouthSide Arts & Music Festival on LV Arts Salon

Apr 19, 2018

This week's show was devoted to the upcoming SouthSide Arts & Music Festival, taking place April 20-21, 2018 in Bethlehem. In addition to live music, the festival will showcase visual and performance art in both expected and unexpected places.

Joining hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle were guests Stacie Brennan, senior director of visual arts education for ArtsQuest, and James West, who sculpted "Split Infinity," a 2,000-lb. bronze sculpture that is one of the festival centerpieces.

(Original air-date: 04/09/18)