Internationally recognized for his research of the band music of the Civil War era, David Diggs, Director of the Wind Ensemble at Lehigh University chats with co-hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle . "Heroes All", performed by the Wind Ensemble, offers music to honor our veterans in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, will be performed Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm in Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center.
Bethlehem native Kurt B. Dowdle joins host Bathsheba Monk to discuss his latest novel, Ax and Spade, a historic mystery thriller based on the real-life crimes which took place in 1880 in Bethlehem. Dowdle has a book-signing appearance at the Moravian Book Shop's Local Author Sundays on April 19th.
Touchstone Theatre is about to open "Journey from the East", a free, outdoor, large-scale, community-based theatre piece that completes their two-year exploration of the history, heritage, and future of the Chinese community in the Lehigh Valley and America. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with "Journey From the East"'s director JP Jordan and co-playwright Christopher Shorr.
Host John Pearce welcomes Rose and Rudy Ackerman of the Baum School of Art in Allentown. Rudy, an artist in his own right, is a former executive director of Baum. His wife, Rose, specializes in jewelry and has been Rudy's business partner for years. Today's topic: Rudy Ackerman's book, Living the Dream, published in 2014. Learn much about the iconic Baum School of Art.
Host Lydia Panas welcomes former celebrity photographer Luke Wynne to talk about his new exhibition: Artists in Residence - Artists of the Lehigh Valley, which is currently on show at the Banana Factory with a reception on April 3rd. The exhibition captures 70 Lehigh Valley artists in their studios.
ArtsQuest Senior Vice President of Programming Patrick Brogan joins host Jack Adams, to discuss the 2015 Blast Furnace Blues Festival. The festival will take place March 27th through March 29th at SteelStacks.
George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome Charles Richter, director of the upcoming Muhlenberg College production of Kurt Weill's landmark American opera Street Scene. Then, George and Kate speak with performer, writer, and activist Peterson Toscano about his lively, insightful, and, at times, hilarious performance of Climate Change: What's Faith Got to Do With It?, on the Lehigh University campus.
American Repertory Ballet Artistic Director Douglas Martin talks with host Silagh White about the company, the life of a professional dancer, and some of the new features in the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream set to the music of Felix Mendelsson. The performance will be at the Zoellner Arts Center on Friday, March 6th at 7:30 pm. Mr. Martin also offers words of encouragement for the many young dancers in our listening area.
Centered around the church burnings in Alabama, Every Tongue Confess is an epic theater poem exploring loss, sin, and redemption. Director Darius Omar Williams and Lehigh University’s Karen Sims join hosts George and Kate to discuss the African American folk religion historical narrative.