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

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.

Allentown Public Theatre Performers on LV Arts Salon

Feb 11, 2015

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome Josh Neth and Jason Roth to discuss their performances in Allentown Public Theatre’s upcoming production of Sam Shepherd’s True West at Touchstone Theatre. Also joining them is Professor Francine Roussel, director of Muhlenberg College’s production of The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley, opening February 18.

(Original air-date: 02/09/2015)

Lehigh Valley Beer Week on LV Arts Salon

Feb 3, 2015

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes Lehigh Valley Beer Week organizer Jesse Albertson, winning brewer Jim Yergey, and Funk Brewing head brewer Joe Percoco to discuss the week-long event, now in its third year, running February 15th – 22nd.

 

(Original air-date: 2/02/2015)

Professor Daniel Haxall on LV Arts Salon

Jan 22, 2015

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Daniel Haxall, Associate Professor of Art History at Kutztown University, about the new exhibition Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women at the Allentown Art Museum.

(Original air-date: 1/19/2015)

George VanDoren from The Press Papers and poet Marilyn Hazleton join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon to talk about the 10th Annual Student Poetry Project. Find out how Lehigh Valley students can get involved.

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, WDIY is once again partnering with The Press Papers to allow student winners to read their poems on an April edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

(Original air-date: 1/12/2015)

Bethlehem's own Mark Will-Weber, author of the new book Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to explore the fascinating historical connection between the American presidency and alcohol including the whiskey distilled by George Washington, the Prohibition-era cocktail parties at the White House, and the little-known role of drink in nuclear weapons negotiations.

(Original air-date: 12/22/2014)

Uke Jackson on LV Arts Salon

Dec 18, 2014

Host Bathsheba Monk speaks with award-winning author, playwright, and band leader, Uke Jackson, about his latest novel, Tom Buck and the Screaming Stink, and collection of stories, The Curse of the Yellow Mandolin

(Original air-date 12/15/2014)

Allan Meyerson Talks Jazz Improvisation on LV Arts Salon

Dec 12, 2014

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith welcomes jazz saxophonist and music teacher Allan Meyerson to the studio. Meyerson has recently self-published the teaching manual First Steps to Jazz Improvisation. The publication was celebrated with a book signing and in-store performance from Allan's quartet at Barnes & Noble in Center Valley, PA on December 12, 2014.

(Original air-date 12/8/2014)

Now in its 15th year, Touchstone Theatre's Christmas City Follies is a wonderful holiday tradition, full of vaudevillian hijinx and warm-hearted laughter. Touchstone's Bill George discusses the new treats this year's Follies has to offer with Lehigh Valley Arts Salon host Kate Scuffle.

(Original air-date 12/1/2014)

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