Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University continues its performance season with offerings such as the "Moscow Festival Ballet" to "A Couple of Blaguards, Irish Tales" to the "Bach Choir Festival". Administrative Director Andy Cassano and Artistic Director Deb Sacarakis join host Candi Staurinos highlighting the rest of the season's events. (Original air-date February24, 2014).
In celebration of Black History Month, author Philip Reiss joins host Bob Cohen to talk about his recently published work Blue Eyes on African-American History: A Learning Adventure. (Original air-date February 17, 2014).
Host Dave Fry speaks with Dick Boak, archivist and special projects manager at Martin Guitar, about Martin Guitar celebrating 180 years, the history of American music and the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition "Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin" on view now through December 7, 2014. (Original air-date February 3, 2014).
Host Bathsheba Monk fires the starting gun on a New Year of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon by welcoming to the show editors of and contributors to the new book of essays, A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality and Female Athletes. This is the third book in a series about sports edited by Dr. Joel Nathan Rosen and Dr. David C. Ogden. Dr. Martha Reid, who wrote the lead essay in the book, will join what promises to be a lively discussion about women in professional sports. (Original air-date January 6, 2014).
Artist Paul Harryn joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about his work, his influences, and his exciting new exhibition at the Allentown Art Museum, "Essence of Nature," opening this weekend and running through May 2014. (Original air-date January 13, 2014).
Writer Kathryn Craft is a former dance teacher and choreographer, and wrote dance criticism for 19 years for the Morning Call. She joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about The Art of Falling, her debut novel (January, 2014) that explores the intense pressures of the dance world, as well as the relentless pursuit of perfection that affects us all. (Original air date December 30, 2013.)
Host Kenn Michael takes a look at the IceHouse Tonight series, with guest Doug Roysdon, Loly Kinney and Jeff Vaclavik. In its second year, the series was created to serve regional professional artists, arts organizations, young artists and emerging regional artists. (Original air date December 16, 2013.)
In her new memoir “Fighter Pilot’s Daughter”, Mary Lawlor tells the story of her experience as a young woman coming of age in an Irish Catholic, military family during the Cold War. Lawlor, also a professor of English and Director of American Studies at Muhlenberg College, joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about her book, her story, and coming of age in the 60’s. (Original air date December 9, 2013.)
Bathsheba Monk welcomes Matthew Crain to Lehigh Valley Arts Salon to talk about his new book, Reading Dubliners published this fall. A self-proclaimed James Joyce enthusiast, Matthew's short stories have appeared Harper's Magazine and have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania. The program will conclude with Tasty Seasonal Recipes featuring pizzelles.
The Board of Governors of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation have awarded WDIY a discretionary grant of $2,500 for Lehigh Valley Arts Salon. The grant will help in the production, studio and engineering cost associated with the program.
"We were thrilled to receive word of the grant," comments Rebecca Walz, Director of Development and PR for the station. "These funds will go a long way in helping us continue to produce Lehigh Valley Arts Salon on a weekly basis, highlighting dozens of cultural organizations across the Lehigh Valley every year."