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.

Billy Ehrlacher's New Cabaret Act on LV Arts Salon

Jul 19, 2016

Billy Ehrlacher joins host Bathsheba Monk talking about his new cabaret act, Billy Ehrlacher: It's the Truth and Only the Truth So Help Me God which will premier in New York City at The Laurie Beechman Theatre on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

(Original air-date: 7/18/2016)

In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical about life in the Latino community of Washington Heights, plays July 13-31 at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre.

Director Jim Peck and actress Wilma Rivera join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss the production and the excitingly diverse team of artists who've come together at Muhlenberg to create it.

(Original air-date: 7/11/2016)


Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with guests Brady Hill and Nina Attinello of the Third Mask Theatre Company, who are currently at work on their upcoming production of "The Addams Family Musical", running July 28-31 at Northeast Middle School in Bethlehem. Tickets are available here.

Third Mask showcases area high school and college students who share a passion for the performing arts with an annual, full-scale summer production.

Muhlenberg Theatre’s Artistic Director, Charles Richter, joins WDIY’s Neil Hever in the studio to preview the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre's upcoming 36th season which features performances of the beloved Broadway musical, "Gypsy"; 2008 Tony Award winner, "In the Heights"; and "Growl!", a twisted take on the Goldilocks story.

(Original air-date: 6/20/2016)

Summer 2016 at Touchstone Theatre on LV Arts Salon

Jun 20, 2016

Host George Miller talks with Emma Chong, Ensemble Member/General Manager of Touchstone Theatre about Fresh Voices held on July 8th and 9th and their  Camp Touchstone held July 18th- 29th for ages 9 to 13.

(Original air-date: 6/13/2016)

Host Silagh White and guest Glenn Koehler (President of the SouthSide Film Institute) discuss the 13th annual SouthSide Film Festival. This year's festival runs June 14-18.

Author Rory Janis Miller on LV Arts Salon

Jun 9, 2016

Host Bob Cohen welcomes author Rory Janis Miller to discuss her latest book, "Bev: The Invisible Sister". This memoir about Miller's family details the story of her intellectually-disabled sister, Bev, who was institutionalized at the age of 9 at Pennhurst State School and Hospital.

For the next 32 years, Bev languished at Pennhurst growing further apart from her family until she became part of a historic class action lawsuit that released her into the community to begin a new life and reconnect with the family she left behind.

Neil Hever welcomes Patrick Mulcahey and Dennis Razze of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival to preview their upcoming 25th season.

(Original Air-Date: 5/23/16)

Host Silagh White welcomes Clint Walker from the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission to discuss the upcoming summer concert series, “Friday Evenings in the Sculpture Garden”, running June 10th through July 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Bethlehem's Sculpture Garden. Click here for this year's schedule of performers.

(Original air-date: 5/16/2016)

George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome artistic photographer Lydia Panas to discuss her latest work, "The Middle School Project". Created in conjunction with Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley, "The Middle School Project" features photographs of South Mountain Middle School students on 11 outdoor Lehigh Valley bus shelters throughout the month of May.

(Original air-date: 5/9/2016)

Check out photographs from The Middle School Project here.