Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45pm

Visual and performing arts, literature and the people that create them are the subject of Musings.  This is Kenn Michael.  Please join me each week for an in-depth look at artists and their art forms.  Musings features local and visiting artists revealing the inner passion that sparks their artistic life.  Learn more about the Lehigh Valley’s vibrant cultural community on Musings Tuesday at 5:45 during NPR’s All Things Considered and Thursdays at 3:30 during the Blend on WDIY. 

"In the Heights" Cast Interview on Musings

Jul 26, 2016

Kenn Michael talks with two members of the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre production of "In the Heights", Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical. Actress Wilma Rivera who plays Camila and actor Gabe Martinez who plays Usnavi talk with Kenn about their experiences in their roles.

"Casa Valentina" Director George Miller on Musings

May 3, 2016

Host Kenn Michael speaks with George Miller, director of the Selkie Theatre's production of "Casa Valentina." The show, based on real events, takes place at a bungalow resort in the Catskill Mountains in 1962 and follows a group of men who pursue their secret passions of dressing and acting like women.

(Original air-date: 05/03/16)

Muhlenberg Professor James Peck on Musings

Apr 22, 2016

Host Kenn Michael spoke with professor of theater James Peck, who directed Muhlenberg College's adaptation of "Ulysses," James Joyce's 1922 epic. Peck's adaption, called "Ulysses in Nighttown" plays April 27-30 to conclude the Muhlenberg Theatre Department's mainstage season.

(Original air-date: 04/19/16)

Author Neil Gaiman on Musings

Nov 11, 2015

Host Kenn Michael spoke with author Neil Gaiman before his appearance at Muhlenberg College as part of the college's Living Writers series.  Gaiman later gave a public reading of his work on November 16th at Muhlenberg's Empie Theatre, Center for the Arts.

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Ian Summers about his latest exhibition of presidential portraits, "All the Presidents, Men."  On view at the Pomfret Club, 33 S. 4th St, Easton now to Nov. 14.  More information available at

Movies At The Mill Easton 2015 on Musings

Sep 22, 2015

Host Kenn Michael speaks with festival director Gershon Hinkson and Elaine Pivinsky about Movies at the Mill Easton (MME) 2015.  MME, a film festival boasting an international slate of short films, was initially created to aid in the redevelopment of the city of Easton.  In its seventh year, it will be offering a seminar series led by notable Hollywood filmmakers, and it will feature a new component called Film Lab in which one film submission will be selected to participate in an intense workshop meant to assist the selected filmmaker with the quality of their film.

Plein Air Art Workshop in Easton

Sep 7, 2015

Host Kenn Michael speaks with renowned artist and teacher Adriano Farinella about the 6th annual Plein Air Art Workshops and Contest in Easton.  This year Farinella hosts the plein air art workshops leading up to the festival art contest on Sept. 5th and Sept. 12th.  Artists of all levels are welcomed to register and brush up on their painting techniques at two open air locations in the Easton vicinity.  All finished works from workshops and the contest are invited to join a 2015 plein air art exhibition opening Sept.

Williams Center for the Arts - 2015/2016 Season

Aug 23, 2015

With its upcoming 2015/2016 season, the Williams Center for the Arts celebrates its 33rd year of providing a rich array of music, productions, art, and more on the Lafayette College campus in Easton.  This year, the Williams Center expands its artistic palette with the inaugural Theater series.

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Director of the Performance Series Hollis Ashby about this season's opening performance by distinguished jazz ensemble, the Barry Harris Trio on Friday, Sept. 11th at 8PM.

FOUNDATION at Brick + Mortar Gallery

May 26, 2015

Host Kenn Michael speaks with Chaz Hampton and Tom D'Angelo, artists and co-owners of the new Brick + Mortar Gallery, about their upcoming Inaugural Exhibition "FOUNDATION," including artists Doug Boehm, Mike Cabreza, and many more.

Saturday, May 30 from 6PM - 10PM.

Brick + Mortar Gallery is located at 8 Centre Square, Easton.  More information available here.

Host Kenn Michael speaks with George B. Miller and Kate Scuffle, founders of Selkie Theatre, about the US premiere of two plays, "Fragile" and "Dalgety," presented by "Selkie: Theatre Uncut" as part of the Ice House Tonight series at the Ice House in Bethlehem.  These two funny yet powerful pieces by Scotland's David Greig were first commissioned for the UK's exciting Theatre Uncut project, winner of Edinburgh Fringe First and Spirit of the Fringe awards, in response to drastic cuts in UK arts funding in 2010 and as a means of encouraging artists to band together.