Touchstone's Young Playwrights' Festival is just around the corner, and Mary Wright, Coordinator for Touchstone's Young Playwrights Lab, joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about this year's new young plays and playwrights. (Original air date: May 13, 2013.)
Host Steve Aaronson welcomes members of the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission to discuss the 48th Annual Fine Art and Craft Show, happening Mother's Day Weekend -- May 11th and 12th in Historic Bethlehem. Main Street will be scene of over 70 artists and crafters, who will be displaying a variety of prints, drawings, watercolors, oils, photos, jewelry, clothing, woodwork, glass, and other media. (Original air date May 6, 2013.)
Hosts Paul Willistein and George VanDoren welcome the three first-place winners in the Eighth Annual Poetry Project; a collaboration between The Press newspapers and WDIY. Each student poet will have a chance to read their winning poem, and discuss the inspiration for their work. There will be one student in each of the three age groups: elementary, middle and high school.
"The Marriage of Figaro", the 1784 comedy by Beaumarchais, wraps up the Muhlenberg College theatre season in a fresh new production directed by Francine Roussel, and featuring an original score by composer and musician Mike Krisukas (Zen For Primates). Roussel and Krisukas join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss the production and their collaboration.
Host Silagh White talks with Patrick Brogan from ArtsQuest about the upcoming RiverJazz Festival, happening throughout the month of May at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. The festival, featuring everything from bebop and swing to cool jazz and free improvisation, showcases national touring acts and some of the best jazz performers from the Lehigh Valley.
Host Bill Dautremont-Smith talks with Dr. Bruce Whitehouse, who teaches Anthropology and Global Studies at Lehigh University, about his recent book “Migrants and Strangers in an African City”, listed as among the best overlooked books of 2012, and his blog “Bridges from Bamako” providing insightful analysis of the current situation in Mali.
The dedication of the Lehigh-Bethlehem Chinese Harmony Pavilion at the South Side Greenway on April 20th will be the topic of discussion with Norman Girardot, Marcus Brandt and Dongning Wang of Lehigh University. The Pavilion was designed and built by an interdisciplinary team of Lehigh students over a nine month period. Hosted by George Miller and Kate Scuffle. (Original air date April 8, 2013.)
Healing Arts can take several forms. Host Sally Handlon explores both the educational and practical application for art therapy with Professor Rebecca Arnold and artist, Rose Mavis. (Original broadcast April 1, 2013.)
Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission Committee Chairs Clint Walker (Sculpture Garden Project) and Paul Salerni (Sculpture Garden Concert Series) discuss exciting upcoming 2013 BFAC projects with hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle.
Host Silagh White chats with Laura Kaplus, former board member of various arts and cultural organizations in the Lehigh Valley. The topic of tonight's discussion is arts funding, advocacy for arts policy, and successful grant writing. Federal, state and local government grants are reviewed. (Original air date March 18,2013.)