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.

Cheryl Haughney and Lisa Baas join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to explore the exciting exhibitions and performances that make up Vision/Sound Allentown's '80s Art Scene ReVisited.

(Original air-date: 6/26/17)
 

ArtsQuest

The SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem was recently awarded the Rudy Bruner Gold Medal for Urban Excellence, a prestigious biennial design contest that honors "innovative urban placemaking."

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is opening another star-studded season with "Evita", and hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with the Festival's Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy and Jared Goldstein, Director of Production, about the highlights of this exciting season.

(Original air-date: 6/12/17)

Host Michael Drabenstott's culinary tour of the Lehigh Valley continues on our new monthly feature, The Inside Dish.

On this edition, Michael welcomes  Vica Shparber from the Black Forest Deli, which offers Russian and Ukrainian food out of their West Bethlehem location, and Chad Butters from 8 Oaks Craft Distillers, which has been operating for 16 months in the New Tripoli area, northern Lehigh County. 

(Original air-date: 6/5/17)

14th Annual SouthSide Film Festival on LV Arts Salon

Jun 8, 2017
Paul Willistein

The 14th annual SouthSide Film Festival (SSFF), June 13-17, in Bethlehem is the topic for this week's edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

Host Paul Willistein welcomes guests Jeff Vaclavik, SSFF Board President, and Glenn Koehler, SSFF Director.

(Original air-date: 5/29/17)

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival on LV Arts Salon

May 25, 2017

Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller welcome Todd Morris, Executive Director, and Jocelyn O'Neil, Festival Director for the new Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, premiering June 8th through the 11th, 2017 at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in historic Jim Thorpe, PA.   

 This bold new festival celebrates films of every genre and budget, from gritty underground and experimental fare to "well-funded" traditional work.

(Original air-date: 5/22/2017)
 

Previewing Two Bethlehem Concert Series on LV Arts Salon

May 25, 2017

Host Silagh White previews two free outdoor concert series in Bethlehem. Alison Gillespie discusses the line up for the 2017 Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission Sculpture Garden Concert Series on the first half of the program. During the second half, Tim Brooks and Emily Krall from the Downtown Bethlehem Association of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce gives a peek into the Tunes at Twilight series presented in the Sun Inn Courtyard.

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview Touchstone Theatre's 12th Annual Young Playwrights' Festival and Gala happening on May 13th at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem. George and Kate talk with festival coordinator, Mary Wright, and a new playwright from Liberty High School.

The festival is Touchstone’s annual showcase performance of original plays written by Lehigh Valley students during the theatre’s Young Playwrights’ Lab.

(Original air-date: 5/8/17)

Vynecrest Vineyard and Winery on The Inside Dish

May 4, 2017

On this edition of The Inside Dish on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, host Michael Drabenstott welcomes Sam Landis from Vynecrest Vineyard and Winery.

Located in Breinigsville, Vynecrest Vineyard and Winery is the oldest existing vineyard in Lehigh County.

(Original air-date: 5/1/17)
 

Jenny's Kuali on The Inside Dish

May 4, 2017

Host Michael Drabenstott continues to explore the diverse and thriving culinary scene in the Lehigh Valley on this edition of The Inside Dish on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon. On this program, Michael welcomes Jenny Lim, owner and operator of Jenny’s Kuali on Bethlehem's Southside.

Jenny's Kuali specializes in Malaysian and Vegetarian cuisine, as well as noodles and dumplings. Jenny Lim owns and operates the restaurant with her husband, Roy Lim. Both Jenny and her husband were born in Butterworth, Malaysia.

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