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.

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith previews the second half of the 2017-18 season at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem. Bill welcomes guests Candi Staurinos, Zoellner's marketing director, and Andrew Cassano, Zoellner's operations director.

(Original air-date: 1/15/2018)

Dundore & Heister's Tod Auman on The Inside Dish

Dec 21, 2017

Michael Drabenstott speaks with Tod Auman, owner of Dundore & Heister, a sustainable whole-animal butcher with locations in the Easton Public Market and a stand-alone location in Wyomissing at the southern end of WDIY's listening area.

(Original air-date: 12/4/2017)

Apollo Grill's Rachel Griffith on The Inside Dish

Dec 19, 2017
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Michael Drabenstott continues his culinary tour of the Lehigh Valley with guest Rachel Griffith who has been general manager at Apollo Grill for the last 10 years. She is slated to become the new owner of the fine dining restaurant in downtown Bethlehem by the end of 2017.

(Original air-date: 12/4/2017)

Touchstone Theatre is getting ready to unwrap the latest Christmas City Follies, the theater's annual holiday-themed vaudeville. Touchstone's Mary Wright joined hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle for a preview of some of the jolly mischief, merry melodies, and holiday cheer that awaits us onstage with Christmas City Follies XVIII.

Silagh White spoke with Anthony Marraccini, curator and manager of Connexions Gallery in Easton, about the gallery and the downtown Easton arts scene.

(Original air-date: 11/20/17)

 

James Vivian, actor, director, writer and a co-founder of one of the Valley's newest theatre companies, the Easton Theatre Co-Op, joined Kate and George to talk about the Easton Theatre Co-op and their newest projects as well as the bustling Easton arts community.

(Original air-date: 11/13/2017)

Pappy's Orchards' Lisa Urffer on The Inside Dish

Nov 13, 2017

Lisa Urffer of Pappy's Orchards in Coopersburg joined Michael Drabenstott to discuss the family owned and operated orchard and bakery with an origin dating back to the 1700s.

(Original air-date: 10/06/17)

Juan Martinez, co-owner of Don Juan Mex Grill, joined Michael Dabenstott to talk about the cuisine at his Latin-inspired restaurants in Bethlehem, Emmaus and Easton.

(Original air-date: 10/06/17)

Director Jim Peck joined hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about Muhlenberg College's current production of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George.

Sondheim's longing, luminous musical celebrates creative genius and the exquisite, excruciating process of trying to make art. Winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize, it is perhaps the most intimate and personal work of Sondheim's career.  

(Original air-date: 10/30/17) 

The current exhibition at the the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem is "The New Black - Volunteerism," a show about people, community and the giving capacity of the human spirit, featuring unique portraits created with wood stain on maple panels. 

Artist D Nina Cruz joined hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss this celebration of giving back as a work of art.

(Original air-date: 10/23/17)

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