Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Hosts Paul Willistein and George Van Doren welcome the three first-place winners in the Lehigh Valley Press Ninth Annual Student Poetry Project, a yearly collaboration held each April in honor of National Poetry Month.  The respective winners from each age category Hannah Kurczeski (elementary school), Olivia Sica (middle school), and Lucas Crampton (high school) read their winning poems and discuss their inspiration. (Original air-date April 21, 2014)

The Society of the Arts on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Apr 16, 2014

The Society of the Arts (SOTA) of the Allentown Art Museum is back with the 2014 SOTA Show House, a beautiful mansion in historic downtown Bethlehem opening to the public on April 26th. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle will talk with Show House co-chairs Shirlee Neumeyer and Sherry May about this year's gem, dubbed "Downton Abbey" for its grandeur and connection to the Moravian community. (Original air-date April 14, 2014).

 

Touchstone Theatre on Lehigh Valley Art Salon

Mar 27, 2014

Touchstone Theatre's latest community-based initiative, Journey from the East explores the history of Chinese immigration in the Lehigh Valley.  The first of two productions, "Journey: Dream of the Red Pavilion," will run from April 3 - 13.

Hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller talk with author and director, Mary Wright, and Touchstone's general manager and ensemble member, Emma Chong, about this theatrical, human journey and what it takes to put it all onstage. (Original air-date March 24, 2014).

Zoellner Arts Center on Arts Salon

Feb 28, 2014

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).

"Blue Eyes on African-American History" on Arts Salon

Feb 21, 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).

Local artist Paul Harryn on Arts Salon

Jan 17, 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 on Arts Salon

Jan 2, 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.)

IceHouse Tonight on Arts Salon

Dec 17, 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.)

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