Hosts Jack Adams welcomes Patrick Brogan of ArtsQuest, and musician Craig Thatcher to the program to discuss The Blast Furnace Blues Festival, happening September 14-16 at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem.
As the summer and the arts festival season draws to an end, Lehigh Valley Arts Salon hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with Lehigh University’s Andrew Chupa, who has just returned from a summer studying with the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin as well as attending the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They talk about what’s new on the world stage, as well as a sneak preview of Lehigh’s upcoming theatre season, where Andrew will be both acting and directing.
Host Charles James talks with Patrick Brogan and Mark Demko, both of Artsquest about this year’s Musikfest, which takes place in north and south Bethlehem August 3-12. Tune in to hear about highlights of this year’s feature performers and how the festival is evolving, with its second year presence on Bethlehem’s south side. Then, Paul Willistein's weekly film review features Beasts of the Southern Wild.
The Maidencreek Old Time Music Festival is featured on this week's show. Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome Betty Druckenmiller and Norm Williams, who share information about the festival's workshops, ranging from dulcimer and mandolin to old time fiddle and autoharp, taught by 15 different artists who will also perform during the evening concerts. This year's special guest is Ken Kolodner who, with his son Brad, will be teaching banjo master clinics as well as performing. The Maidencreek Old Time Music Festival will be held on Sunday, July 29 in Blandon, PA.
Host Neil Hever interviews Michael Cloeren, Director of the PA Blues Festival, happening July 27-29 at Blue Mountain Resort & Ski Area in Palmerton, PA. Celebrating 21 years, the festival has a history of presenting the finest blues artists in the world.
Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with area playwright Jen Santos and director Felix Mayes about Allentown Public Theatre's upcoming Actors in Action Festival, featuring readings of plays old and new.