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.

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)

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)