Bethlehem

WDIY Studio Session: VoirVoir

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Bethlehem-based indie rockers, VoirVoir, joins WDIY's Shamus McGroggan in the studio for a live stripped-down performance and interview ahead of their set at this year's Musikfest. VoirVoir perform a free set on Tuesday, August 9th at the Provident Bank Main Street Stage. More information on their performance is on the Musikfest website.

(Original air-date: 7/27/2016)

The annual "Celebration of Reading" event is held by Cops 'n' Kids Lehigh Valley every spring at Northampton Community College's Fowler Family Southside Center in South Bethlehem. 2016's event was bigger than ever featuring music, food, children's activities, and the distribution of free books to kids.

WDIY spoke with Cops 'n' Kids Lehigh Valley President, Beverly Bradley; Bethlehem Mayor, Bob Donchez; and some of the many volunteers that make the event possible every year.

(Original air-date: 6/22/2016)

Host Galen Godbey discusses the incubator and accelerator programs available for entrepreneurs in the Lehigh Valley which are driving innovation. His guests are Steve Boerner, Director and Co-Founder of Hatch House entrepreneurial center in South Bethlehem, and Dr. Mark Lang, Executive Director of the Charter Partners Institute, which works with the LVenture School Initiative in the Lehigh Valley.

(Original air-date: 6/9/2016)

Interview: Lake Street Dive on The Blend

Jun 3, 2016

Host Keith Kelleher speaks with the members of the Boston, Massachusetts multi-genre band (and Blend favorite) Lake Street Dive ahead of their performance that night at Musikfest Cafe.

(Original air-date: 6/1/2016)

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 Hrab on The Blend

Jan 26, 2016

Multi-instumentalist, composer, and musical chameleon, George Hrab, returned to the WDIY studios to talk about The Broad Street Score, a reworking of his compositions from the last 20 years for a performance with string quartet, the Rittenhouse Strings, on Saturday, January 23rd at the IceHouse in Bethlehem.

In addition to discussing George's career, host Bill Dautremont-Smith played some of the original versions of George's songs with previews of the string quartet versions.

(Original air-date: 1/19/2016)

The New Ice House Tonight Series on LV Arts Salon

Jan 10, 2016

Doug Roysdon of Mock Turtle Marionettes chats about the creation  of the new Ice House Tonight Series showcasing regional performing artists.

In the second half of the program, writer and critic Paul Willistein, of the Lehigh Valley Press and WDIY, highlights the talents and resources of Lehigh Valley live theatre with a discussion of the upcoming ABE Awards.

(Original air-date: 12/28/2015)

Bethlehem Palette Club on LV Arts Salon

Dec 31, 2015

Host Silagh White and guests Pam Bayliss and Claire Davis discuss the current all-members exhibit in the Bethlehem Rotunda Gallery. Discussion includes insight into the Bethlehem Palette Club; workshops, art mentors and public meetings.

(Original air-date: 12/21/2015)

Host Eleanor Bobrow  welcomes Pennsylvania State Trooper, Alex Figueroa, to the studio. Figueroa discusses  being honored recently by the PETZOLD Foundation, an organization recognizing first responders who demonstrate honor, integrity, selflessness, courage and leadership in their community.

Figueroa, who was raised in Bethlehem, is a graduate of Liberty High School and East Stroudsburg University.

(Original air-date: 12/28/2015)

Host Silagh White talks with Touchstone Theatre's artistic director JP Jordan about Touchstone's upcoming 2015-16 season which includes the American debut of Teatro Potlach, from Sabina, Italy, a new creation of Shakespeare's King Lear by Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller, a new work, Mae Swe, created and performed by Mary Wright, and a new ensemble created piece, BhuDoo.

(Original air-date: 8/31/2015)

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