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.