In its fifth year, the Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival showcases our region's finest cuisine as well as wine from around the world, all to benefit the Northampton Community College Foundation. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with Festival Committee members Ashley Russo and Victor Bock about the festival's tantalizing treats. (Original air-date 5/12/2014)
Special guests Harold Koda, Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art; Jan Glier Reeder, Consulting Curator at the Costume Institute at the Met; and Charles James, Jr., heir to the Charles James estate, join host Bathsheba Monk to talk about the exhibit opening on May 8th at the Met, 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion.'
Koda and Reeder, co-authors of the exhibit's companion book by the same name, will also discuss the expanded and enhanced Costume Institute at the Met, which is being unveiled with this exhibit. (Original air-date 5/5/2014)
George Miller and Kate Scuffle's guest this week is Julie Thomases, Chairperson of the Allentown Sustain-a-Ball. In its third year, the annual event is being held at the Allentown Brew Works on May 3, 2014 and celebrates initiatives to protect and preserve natural resources in Allentown. (Original air-date: 4/28/2014)
In celebration of National Poetry Month, host Bathsheba Monk speaks with two Pennsylvania poets about their respective works and inspirations. Marjorie Maddox discusses her latest collection of poems Local News from Someplace Else, and Jerry Wemple describes his newest publication The Artemas Poems. (Original air-date 04/21/14)
Hosts Paul Willistein and George Van Doren welcome the three first-place winners in the Lehigh Valley Press Ninth Annual Student Poetry Project, a yearly collaboration held each April in honor of National Poetry Month. The respective winners from each age category Hannah Kurczeski (elementary school), Olivia Sica (middle school), and Lucas Crampton (high school) read their winning poems and discuss their inspiration. (Original air-date April 21, 2014)
The Society of the Arts (SOTA) of the Allentown Art Museum is back with the 2014 SOTA Show House, a beautiful mansion in historic downtown Bethlehem opening to the public on April 26th. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle will talk with Show House co-chairs Shirlee Neumeyer and Sherry May about this year's gem, dubbed "Downton Abbey" for its grandeur and connection to the Moravian community. (Original air-date April 14, 2014).
Touchstone Theatre's latest community-based initiative, Journey from the East explores the history of Chinese immigration in the Lehigh Valley. The first of two productions, "Journey: Dream of the Red Pavilion," will run from April 3 - 13.
Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller talk with author and director, Mary Wright, and Touchstone's general manager and ensemble member, Emma Chong, about this theatrical, human journey and what it takes to put it all onstage. (Original air-date March 24, 2014).
The 2nd Annual SpringUP Dance Festival at Northampton Community College is just around the corner! Dancer/choreographer Sarah Carlson of the Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange joins hosts George Miller & Kate Scuffle to talk more about this inspiring, exciting festival, one that brings the best of our talented regional dance scene together with exceptional guest artists and teachers, creating a truly magical weekend. (Original air-day March 10, 2014).
Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University continues its performance season with offerings such as the "Moscow Festival Ballet" to "A Couple of Blaguards, Irish Tales" to the "Bach Choir Festival". Administrative Director Andy Cassano and Artistic Director Deb Sacarakis join host Candi Staurinos highlighting the rest of the season's events. (Original air-date February24, 2014).
In celebration of Black History Month, author Philip Reiss joins host Bob Cohen to talk about his recently published work Blue Eyes on African-American History: A Learning Adventure. (Original air-date February 17, 2014).