Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Musikfest 2013 on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Jul 30, 2013

Tune in to learn (almost) everything you need to know about this year's festival, with host Charles James and guests Mark Demko and Patrick Brogan of ArtsQuest. Musikfest 2013, scheduled to begin Friday, will feature 500 acts performing on 15 stages in north Bethlehem and the SteelStacks campus, running August 2-11, 2013.  (Original air date July 29, 2013).

PA Blues Festival on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Jul 16, 2013

Celebrating 22 years of blues in the Poconos, host Maxx Foxx welcomes Michael Cloeren from Pennsylvania Blues Festival, happening July 26-29 at Blue Mountain Ski Resort, to talk about this year’s festival. (Original air date, July 15, 2013.)

Author Geoff Gehman on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Jul 9, 2013

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with writer Geoff Gehman about his newest book, “Kingdom of the Kid”, a memoir of growing up in the long-lost Hampton’s of the 1960’s.   Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission’s Vince Gentilcore also joins them to talk about “Reflections: A Self-Portrait Show”, the popular BFAC exhibit currently hanging at the Rotunda Gallery in Bethlehem’s City Hall. (Original air date July 8, 2013.)

Host Bathsheba Monk welcomes Rudy Ackerman, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Baum School of Art in Allentown, to talk about their new exhibition "Clarence H. Carter, Realism to Surrealism" opening July 10 in The David E. Rodale Gallery.  Carter, like many 20th century artists, had to find a way to steer his artistic vision from a pre-WWII aesthetic of homey, local subjects to the new world of abstraction which exploded in the second half of the century.

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre is celebrating its 33rd Season, and Chair of the Muhlenberg Theatre Department, James Peck, joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about this summer's musical offerings.

PA Shakespeare Festival on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Jun 18, 2013

It's summer, and the Bard is back at Desales University!  George Miller and Kate Scuffle chat with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's Producing Artistic Director Patrick Mulcahy about  "Oklahoma", "The 39 Steps", and, of course, all things Shakespearean.

Filmmaker Josh Fox on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Jun 11, 2013

Hosts George and Kate welcome filmmaker Josh Fox to the program this evening. He will be talking about his new film Gasland Part II, which will premiere in the Lehigh Valley at a special showing on June 17th at Broughal Middle School on the campus of Lehigh University. Josh will be at the premiere in Bethlehem, participating in a special Q&A after the film. (Original air date June 10, 2013.)

SouthSide Film Festival on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Jun 7, 2013

Host Paul Willistein covers all you need to know about the SouthSide Film Festival with his guests Glenn Koehler, the new SouthSide Film Festival director, Jeff Vaclavik, board president, and Benjamin Bertalan, board member.  The Festival runs June 11-15. (Original air date June 3, 2013.)

Hosts George and Kate welcome Principal Jan Labellarte and sixth-grader Mattie Bender from the Arts Academy Charter School in Bethlehem. They will talk about the school, their programs and their upcoming event, The Annual Celebration of the Arts, happening May 31 at the Davinci Science Center. (Original air date May 27, 2013.)

Host Bathsheba Monk welcomes a full house of guests on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon to celebrate Toulouse- Lautrec’s arrival at the Allentown Art Museum.  Joining her is Diane Fischer, Chief Curator at the Allentown Art Museum, Lisa Norris Professor of Art History at Kutztown University, as well as Sharon Vidmar McCarthy and Ann Schlegel, founder of Allentown Art Squawk, whose summer Squawk is the Belle Epoque.  It will be a lively half-hour in which Ms. Monk will try to persuade her guests to demonstrate the can-can! (Original air date, May 20, 2013.)