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.

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)

'Rabbit Hole' Director Eric Hersh on LV Arts Salon

May 12, 2015

Eric Hersh, director of Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay Abaire at Global ImpACTORS, one of the newest theatre companies in the Lehigh Valley, chats with hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle. Eric talks about the Pulitzer Prize-winning play and about the work of the Global ImpACTORS Group.

(Original air-date: 5/11/2015)

LU Wind Ensemble Director on LV Arts Salon

May 1, 2015

Internationally recognized for his research of the band music of the Civil War era, David Diggs, Director of the Wind Ensemble at Lehigh University chats with co-hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle . "Heroes All", performed by the Wind Ensemble, offers music to honor our veterans in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, will be performed Sunday, May 3rd at 3pm in Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center. 

(Original air-date: 4/27/2015)

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)