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 from 6:00 to 6:30 pm following NPR’s All Things Considered or catch up with a podcast right here on our website.

Student Poetry Project winners on LV Arts Salon

Apr 21, 2015

The winners of the 10th annual Student Poetry Project join hosts Paul Willistein and George VanDoren to read their winning poems on the air and discuss their writing.

"Journey from the East" on LV Arts Salon

Apr 14, 2015

Touchstone Theatre is about to open "Journey from the East", a free, outdoor, large-scale, community-based theatre piece that completes their two-year exploration of the history, heritage, and future of the Chinese community in the Lehigh Valley and America.  Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with "Journey From the East"'s director JP Jordan and co-playwright Christopher Shorr.

(Original air-date: 04/13/2015)

Author Kurt B. Dowdle on LV Arts Salon

Apr 10, 2015

Bethlehem native Kurt B. Dowdle joins host Bathsheba Monk to discuss his latest novel, Ax and Spade, a historic mystery thriller based on the real-life crimes which took place in 1880 in Bethlehem. Dowdle has a book-signing appearance at the Moravian Book Shop's Local Author Sundays on April 19th.

(Original air-date: 04/06/15)


Host Lydia Panas welcomes former celebrity photographer Luke Wynne to talk about his new exhibition: Artists in Residence - Artists of the Lehigh Valley, which is currently on show at the Banana Factory with a reception on April 3rd. The exhibition captures 70 Lehigh Valley artists in their studios. 

(Original air-date: 03/30/2015)

Baum School of Art on LV Arts Salon

Mar 24, 2015

Host John Pearce welcomes Rose and Rudy Ackerman of the Baum School of Art in Allentown. Rudy, an artist in his own right, is a former executive director of Baum.  His wife, Rose, specializes in jewelry and has been Rudy's business partner for years. Today's topic: Rudy Ackerman's book, Living the Dream, published in 2014.  Learn much about the iconic Baum School of Art.

(Original air-date: 3/23/2015)

Blast Furnance Blues Festival on LV Arts Salon

Mar 17, 2015

ArtsQuest Senior Vice President of Programming Patrick Brogan joins host Jack Adams, to discuss the 2015 Blast Furnace Blues Festival. The festival will take place March 27th through March 29th at SteelStacks.

(Original air-date: 03/16/2015)

Charles Richter & Peter Toscano on LV Arts Salon

Mar 11, 2015

George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome Charles Richter, director of the upcoming Muhlenberg College production of Kurt Weill's landmark American opera Street Scene. Then, George and Kate speak with performer, writer, and activist Peterson Toscano about his lively, insightful, and, at times, hilarious performance of Climate Change: What's Faith Got to Do With It?, on the Lehigh University campus. 

(Original air-date 3/9/2015)

Douglas Martin on LV Arts Salon

Mar 3, 2015

American Repertory Ballet Artistic Director Douglas Martin talks with host Silagh White about the company, the life of a professional dancer, and some of the new features in the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream set to the music of Felix Mendelsson. The performance will be at the Zoellner Arts Center on Friday, March 6th at 7:30 pm. Mr. Martin also offers words of encouragement for the many young dancers in our listening area.

Darius Omar Williams and Karen Sims on LV Arts Salon

Feb 24, 2015

Centered around the church burnings in Alabama, Every Tongue Confess is an epic theater poem exploring loss, sin, and redemption. Director Darius Omar Williams and Lehigh University’s Karen Sims join hosts George and Kate to discuss the African American folk religion historical narrative.

Host Neil Hever welcomes curators Scott Sherk and Pat Badt to discuss their new exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum opening Sunday, February 22, 2015, Past Present: Conversations Across Time.