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.

Neil Hever previewed the upcoming season at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown.

Neil was joined by guests Shelia Evans, Executive Director, and Lucy Bloise, Vice President of Marketing and Community Engagement. (Original air-date: 9/25/2017) 

Geoff Gehman -- journalist, book author, and ex-pitcher -- joined hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller to discuss his upcoming talk at the Bethlehem Public Library on September 28, 2017 titled "Yazzamatazz: Carl Yastrzemski - Folk Hero, Role Model and Pop Icon." 

Geoff discussed Yaz's Hall of Fame career, his famous fans, such as fellow Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson and comedian Denis Leary, and his appearances in popular shows such as "The Simpsons" and "Cheers" 50 years after his legendary Triple Crown season.  

(Original air-date: 9/25/2017)

This discussion centered on "Crustless PB&J on Wheat," the witbier that was selected as the winning brew at WDIY's 2nd Annual Homebrew Fest in July. Host Bill Dautremont-Smith talked with the winning homebrewer John Litak as well as the staff at Bonn Place Brewing where the winning brew has just been produced on a commercial scale, owner/brewmaster Sam Masotto and assistant brewer Ryan Kelly. 

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle previewed the Celtic Classic 2017 on this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

They talked with Marcie Mulligan, the Cultural Outreach Coordinator for the Celtic Cultural Alliance about what's in store for this year's Festival and Highland Games in Bethlehem.    (Original air-date: 9/18/2017)  

Kenn Michael previewed the upcoming 2017-2018 season at Lafayette College's Williams Center for the Arts with guest Hollis Ashby, the Artistic & Executive Director for the Center.

 (Original air-date: 9/11/2017) 

The Bayou's Morris Taylor on The Inside Dish

Sep 7, 2017

Michael Drabenstott  sat down to talk about local cuisine with one of the two Bayou Boys, Morris Taylor, who co-owns The Bayou in Bethlehem and Easton, Grain, Queen City BBQ, and Cork & Cage.

(Original air-date: 9/4/2017) 

On the September episode of The Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott further explored the Lehigh Valley culinary scene.

He talked about coffee roasting and preparation with Dan Taylor and Matt Hengeveld, who own Monocacy Coffee and Lit Roastery and Bakeshop in Bethlehem. 

(Original air-date: 9/4/2017)

Nurture Nature Center on LV Arts Salon

Sep 5, 2017

The Nurture Nature Center (NNC) in Easton explores nature and environmental sustainability through a combination of the arts as well as science, including artist workshops, films, gallery shows and a mix of programming for young and old.

Nurture Nature's Executive Director Rachel Hogan Carr and Arts Director Keri Maxfield join host George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about what's on offer this autumn for the arts at NNC.

 (Original air-date: 8/14/2017)
 

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcomed Allison MacKenzie and Hedge Sefcovic of Ah-Ha Arts Management to talk about the premier of the Lehigh Valley Fiber Festival.

The festival, organized by Ah Ha and the Wildlands Conservancy from September 23-24, will showcase over 50 artisans and feature live demonstrations, food specialties, classes, and book signings in addition to kids crafts, nature walks, and the opportunity to explore the 77-acre preserve at Pool Wildlife Sanctuary of Wildlands Conservancy.

(Original air-date: 8/28/2017)

This week's guests are Deb Sacarakis and Andy Cassano of Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center, who talked  with host Bill Dautremont-Smith about the first half of their upcoming 2017-2018 season.  

They  discussed some of the performances they are excited about spanning music and dance in their Guest Artist series, as well as in Lehigh's own Theatre Department and Music Department presentations.

(Original air-date: 8/21/2017)

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