Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Mondays, 6:00-6:30pm

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 for Lehigh Valley Arts Salon from 6:00 to 6:30 pm following NPR’s All Things Considered or catch up with a podcast on wdiy.org

Your Official Musikfest 2015 Preview on LV Arts Salon

Aug 4, 2015

Host Charles James talks with ArtsQuest's Senior Vice President of Programming, Patrick Brogan, and Senior Director of Communications, Mark Demko, for a preview of Musikfest 2015.

(Original air-date: 08/03/15)

Author, educator and producer Jan Cohen-Cruz talks with hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle about Art in the Fields, an exciting new arts and residency center celebrating regional artists and their heritage. Located on a beautiful 29 acre farm in New Jerusalem, the center is just outside of Kutztown.

(Original air-date: 07/27/15)

The New Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts will open in the heart of the arts and cultural district in south Bethlehem for the start of the 2015-2016 school year! We learn more about building features, special theatre spaces and construction updates as hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle chat with Diane LaBelle, Executive Director and with Peter Wrenn-Meleck, Director o f Production.

The PA Blues Festival celebrates 24 years of Blues in the Poconos! Host Jack Adams speaks with Pennsylvania Blues Festival producer and organizer Michael Cloeren about this year's festival at Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, running July 24-26.  For more information:

(Original air-date: 07/13/15)

2015 season of PA Shakespeare Festival on LV Art Salon

Jul 10, 2015

This week on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, host Neil Hever speaks with Patrick Mulcahy, Producing Artistic Director of the PA Shakespeare Festival about the 2015 season.

At the Movies: Inside Out, an animated look inside the mind of a pre-teen girl, is by Disney-Pixar writer-director Pete Docter, who brought us Up and Monsters, Inc. Lehigh Valley Press movie reviewer Paul Willistein reviews the family comedy.

(Original air-date: 06/06/15)


Bethlehem filmmaker, brewing historian and brewer Chris Bowen discusses his award-winning beer, Arctic Alchemy, created by Bowen and produced through Fegley's Brew Works. The brew took home a gold medal in the prestigious 2014 Great American Beer Festival, the only Valley beer to do so. Bowen will also discuss his latest film, Sagas of the Iron Horn which tackles making ale, Viking-style. 

(Original air-date: 06/29/15)

Dennis Boyne of the LV Story Slam on LV Art Salon

Jul 2, 2015

Hosts George Miller & Kate Scuffle talk with Dennis Boyne of Lehigh Valley Story Slam and Neville Gardner of Donegal Square/Red Stag Pub & Whiskey Bar to discuss the popular new Story Slam series hosted at the Red Stag; then playwrite Brian McDermott and director Ara Barlieb chat about the Crowded Kitchen Players, current production of McDermott's new comedy The Bartender Chronicles, running through June 28 at the Ice House in Bethlehem.

Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission on LV Arts Salon

Jun 9, 2015

The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission Sculpture Garden Concert Series begin Friday June 12 in the Sculpture Gardens, 6 to 8 pm. Commission members Deni Thurman- Eyer and Barbara Pearson join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle highlighting the event and  ongoing projects of the Commission.

(Original air-date: 06/08/2015)

12th Annual SouthSide Film Festival on LV Arts Salon

Jun 4, 2015

Lehigh Valley Press and WDIY At the Movies film reviewer John Pearce interviews Jeff Vaclavik SouthSide Film Institute Board Chairman; Glenn Koehler, SouthSide Film Festival Director, and Benjamin Bertalan, SouthSide Film Festival film wrangler, about the 12th annual SouthSide Film Festival, June 9-13, 2015 in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date: 6/1/2015)

Host Silagh White welcomes Jamie Balliet, Senior Vice President of Marketing at the State Theatre in Easton, to talk about the 2015 Freddy Awards coming to the State Theatre on Wednesday, May 20th.

(Original air-date: 5/18/2015)