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."
Our own much-loved holiday tradition, The Lehigh Valley Christmas in Concert, returns to Miller Symphony Hall on Thanksgiving Sunday, December 1. The concert showcases the area's finest musicians and their renditions of holiday classics and carols, from folk to jazz, to Celtic and blues. Producers Miriam Huertas and Mike Krisukas join hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller to share what magic they've lined up for us this year! (Original air date November 25, 2013.)
Fresh takes on beloved theatre classics are featured on today’s Arts Salon with hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle. Muhlenberg College faculty member Troy Dwyer has newly adapted, and directed, Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” for Muhlenberg Theatre, and actor Jim Benner is in Particle Theatre’s upcoming production of Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame”, directed by Norman Roberts and presented at Illick's Mill. (Original air date Nov. 18, 2013.)
Hosts George and Kate welcome guest Janice Lipzin to the program to talk about this year's InVision Photo Festival, happening Nov 1-3 at the Banana Factory and SteelStacks in Bethlehem. (Original air date October 28, 2013.)
Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller explore what’s new and not-to-be-missed on some of our Lehigh Valley stages for 2013-14, talking with Emma Chong of Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, and Bill Mutimer of the Northampton Community College Theatre Department. (Original air date October 14, 2013.)