Larry James Neff's new book, The Rigger, the memoir of a Bethlehem Steel rigger in the 1970's, is both a funny and chilling look back on a life that few have known, and that will never exist again, in a time when jobs were plentiful and workers scare. Author Neff joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss his vividly rendered tale of a life, and a town remembered.
Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes photographer Lydia Panas. Her new exhibition, After Sargent, opens Wednesday, October 8th at Muhlenberg College. Panas has produced a seemingly simple yet complex and evocative body of large-format portraits inspired by iconic American portraitist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), particularly his well known and beautifully ambiguous painting The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, 1882.
Host John Pearce welcomes authors Roberta Newman, professor at NYU, and Dr. Joel Nathan Rosen, professor at Moravian College, to discuss their award-winning book Black Baseball, Black Business: Race Enterprise and the Fate of the Segregated Dollar, exploring how the relationship between the segregated Negro League and black businesses functioned, particularly in urban areas with significant African American populations--Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, and more.
Penn State Lehigh Valley Campus offers the only one if its kind Arts Administration four-year major this year. Elizabeth Rose Flaherty and Kenneth Thigpen Jr. speak with hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle about the special offering as well as other educational art related opportunities.
Tonight's topic is the change of leadership at Lafayette College's Williams Center for the Arts. Host Bill Dautremont-Smith will be talking with recently retired Director of the Performance Series Ellis Finger, who occupied the position since its inception in 1983, and his replacement Hollis Ashby, who took over at the beginning of this month after serving as Associate Director of Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, one of the largest performing arts presenters California.
Carol Benner and Ellen Shaughnessy of Easton's annual Riverside Festival of the Arts joins hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller to talk about this year's festival, from its exciting juried arts show to the popular Plein Air Art Contest and more.
Host George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with the Artistic Director of dance/film company Artists in Unity, Lindsay Schaefer, and AIU Collaborative Artist, Andy To, about their work and about the upcoming Movies at the Mill festival at the State Theatre in Easton, where AIU's film Pathways will be screened.
Donald L. Miller, author, historian, PBS documentarian, and John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College, talks to host Bathsheba Monk about his new book, Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America as well as his collaboration with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg on a new documentary.
Hair, the musical at Guthsville Playhouse, 1974 & 1975, was an astounding success. The 2014 Anniversary celebration production being held at Cedar Crest College's Alumni Hall is also garnering exceptional praise. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with original cast member Tom Ortalano and with actor Morgan Riley who plays Sheila in the current production at Alumni Hall Cedar Crest College.