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.

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. Inspired by Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky's popular national Favorite Poem Project , Gilrain, a Bethlehem Area School District...

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 t he 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. T he 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...

Previewing Musikfest 2016 on LV Arts Salon

Aug 9, 2016

John Lunger , ArtsQuest director of marketing, and Mark Demko , senior director of communications, join host Charles James on this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon to discuss Musikfest 2016 . They discuss this year's performers and venues. The festival, now in its 33rd year, runs August 5-14th. (Original air-date: 8/1/2016)

Allentown Public Theatre's "Robin Hood" on LV Arts Salon

Aug 1, 2016

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview the Allentown Public Theatre's rollicking new production of "Robin Hood" on this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon . New APT Artistic Director, Anna Russell, and "Robin Hood" actress Cheryl Moritz join George and Kate in the WDIY studios. In addition to "Robin Hood", they discuss what APT has planned for 2016-17. The Allentown Public Theatre is celebrating its 4th Summer Theatre program for families at St. Luke's Church in downtown...

Billy Ehrlacher's New Cabaret Act on LV Arts Salon

Jul 19, 2016

Billy Ehrlacher joins host Bathsheba Monk talking about his new cabaret act, Billy Ehrlacher: It's the Truth and Only the Truth So Help Me God which will premier in New York City at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

(Original air-date: 7/18/2016)

In the Heights , Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical about life in the Latino community of Washington Heights, plays July 13-31 at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre . Director Jim Peck and actress Wilma Rivera join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss the production and the excitingly diverse team of artists who've come together at Muhlenberg to create it. (Original air-date: 7/11/2016)

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with guests Brady Hill and Nina Attinello of the Third Mask Theatre Company , who are currently at work on their upcoming production of "The Addams Family Musical", running July 28-31 at Northeast Middle Sch ool in Bethlehem. Tickets are available here .

Third Mask showcases area high school and college students who share a passion for the performing arts with an annual, full-scale...

Muhlenberg Theatre’s Artistic Director, Charles Richter , joins WDIY’s Neil Hever in the studio to preview the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre 's upcoming 36th season which features performances of the beloved Broadway musical, "Gypsy"; 2008 Tony Award winner, "In the Heights"; and "Growl!", a twisted take on the Goldilocks story. (Original air-date: 6/20/2016)

Summer 2016 at Touchstone Theatre on LV Arts Salon

Jun 20, 2016

Host George Miller talks with Emma Chong , Ensemble Member/General Manager of Touchstone Theatre about Fresh Voices held on July 8 th and 9 th and their Camp Touchstone held July 18 th - 29 th for ages 9 to 13. (Original air-date: 6/13/2016)