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.

13th Annual Student Poetry Project Winners on LV Arts Salon

Apr 19, 2018

Hosts Paul Willistein and George VanDoren welcomed the three first-place winners of the 13th Annual Student Poetry Project to read their poems live on the air and discuss their writing.

This year's winning poems are:

Josh Early Candies' Barry Dobil on The Inside Dish

Apr 5, 2018

April's edition of The Inside Dish features new and traditional flavors in the Valley. Michael Drabenstott's guest was Barry Dobil, owner and fourth-generation candymaker at Josh Early Candies.

(Original air-date: 04/02/18)

Chef Damon Gundy on The Inside Dish

Apr 5, 2018

April's edition of The Inside Dish features new and traditional flavors in the Lehigh Valley. Michael Drabenstott's guest is Damon Gundy, executive chef at The Dime and The Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown.

(Original air-date: 04/02/18)

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle explore two upcoming theater events in the Lehigh Valley.

John Ernesto on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Mar 26, 2018

John Ernesto, the festival general manager for the Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest joined host John Dodds to preview this year's festivities and listen to music from the performers.

The 28th annual festival returns to venues throughout Berks County April 6-15, 2018.

(Original air-date: 03/19/18)

March is Women's History Month, and we're exploring work by and about women in the Valley on this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

First, hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller will talk with DanceLink creator/choreographer Sarah Carlson and composer Vernon Mobley about their new collaboration, "The Body Keeps The Score: Dancing with Trauma and Recovery", opening March 23 at the Ice House in Bethlehem.

Michael Drabenstott returns with our monthly feature exploring the Lehigh Valley's culinary scene. This month, Michael looks at two Lehigh Valley breweries and and one business in the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmer's Market.

First, Michael speaks with Weyerbacher Brewing Company brewmaster Chris Wilson discusses his brewery's rise from a livery stable in downtown Easton to the current 30,000 square foot facility he calls home. Drabenstott also speaks with beer historian and award-winning brewer Chris Bowen who was just named the new head brewer at Fegley's Brew Works in Bethlehem.

Children's Storytelling Series on LV Arts Salon

Mar 1, 2018

Storytellers Ingrid Bohn and Denise McCormack join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about the popular Children's Storytelling Series that the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild is presenting at Godfrey Daniels.

They also discussed other upcoming LVSG spring events.

(Original air-date: 02/26/18)  

Alfred Jarry's all-too-timely absurdist classic "Ubu Roi" has come to Muhlenberg College, and hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview the college's take on the subversive play.

Joining George and Kate are Professor Francine Roussel, Director of "Ubu Roi," and Professor Doug Ovens who composed the original score. "Ubu Roi" is produced by Muhlenberg College's Department of Theatre and Dance. The satirical play runs February 21-25, 2018 at Studio Theatre in Trexler Pavilion.

(Original air-date: 02/19/18)

Lehigh Valley Beer Week 2018 on LV Arts Salon

Feb 16, 2018

Chris Bowen, president of Lehigh Valley Beer Week, and Chris Wilson, Brewmaster at Weyerbacher Brewing Company, previewed Lehigh Valley Beer Week 2018 beginning this Saturday, Feb. 17-24. This year's Lehigh Valley Beer Week brings beer-centric events to bars, breweries, distributors, and restaurants across the Lehigh Valley.

The annual event, which is in its sixth year in 2018, celebrates not only beer, but also Lehigh Valley beer and the close-knit community that it fosters.

(Original air-date: 02/12/18)