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.

Kenn Michael hosts Allentown Art Museum CEO David Mickenberg and guest curator Luke Wynne to discuss the Museum's three new exhibitions all opening on the weekend of November 13.  

Performance Artist Jose Torres-Tama on LV Arts Salon

Nov 2, 2016

Award-winning performance artist and former NPR commentator, Jose Torres-Tama, joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss his one-man, "Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers," a sci-fi Latino noir multimedia performance satirizing the status of Latino immigrants as aliens.

"Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evildoers" will run November 3-6 at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem. 

(Original air-date: 10/31/2016)

Host Charles James welcomes Philadelphia Film Festival's Artistic Director Michael Lerman to discuss highlights from the 25th annual festival.

(Original air-date: 10/17/2016)

Host Lydia Panas speaks with Stacie Brennan, Senior Director of Visual Arts of ArtsQuest and The Banana Factory Arts Center, about the Olympus INVISION Photo Festival in Bethlehem running from Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 6.

(Original air-date: 10/24/16)

WDIY's 1st Homebrew Fest Winners on LV Arts Salon

Oct 6, 2016

At the end of June, WDIY held our first ever Homebrew Fest celebrating the homebrewers of the Lehigh Valley. HiJinx Brewing Company was on-hand to select a winning beer which would be brewed on their professional system at their Allentown microbrewery.

 Host Jack Adams previews the upcoming 2016 Pennsylvania Blues Festival taking place September 16 -18 at Split Rock Resort with festival producer, Michael Cloeren.

(Original air-date: 9/12/2016)

Host Kenn Michael talks with Hollis Ashby, Artistic and Executive Director of the Performance Series at Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College in Easton.

They discuss Williams Center's upcoming 2016/7 season of music, dance and theater performances that kicks off on Friday, September 16, 2016 with a return visit of jazz trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, newly anointed as the top jazz trumpet player in the influential Downbeat Critics Poll.

Educator Jennie Gilrain and poet Matt Wolf join hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller to share the exciting growth of the Favorite Poem Project of Bethlehem, from new educational outreach programs led by area writers and poets, to return of the popular FPP Public Reading at the Bethlehem Rotunda on October 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

This week's guests are Deborah Sacarakis and Andrew Cassano of the Zoellner Arts Center, celebrating their 20th season this year. 

They talk with host Bill Dautremont-Smith about the upcoming highlights of the fall half of Zoellner's 2016/17 Season that opens with "Rhythmic Circus" on Sept 10, 2016.

(Original air-date: 8/15/2016)

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview the Riverside Festival of the Arts coming up on Septmeber 17 and 18, 2016. Festival Chair Lady Colleen Heller and Ellen Shaughnessy discuss the festival, the artists, and the line-up of events this year.

The Riverside Festival of the Arts is Easton's annual celebration of the arts and Easton itself. The festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

(Original air-date: 8/8/2016)

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