Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Lehigh Valley Arts Salon offers a weekly look at the many diverse cultural offerings in the area including interviews with representatives from the regions arts and culture organizations, visiting artists, feature stories and local music.   Listen every Monday night from 6:00 to 6:30 pm following NPR’s All Things Considered or catch up with a podcast right here on our website.

March is Women's History Month, and we're exploring work by and about women in the Valley on this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

First, hosts Kate Scuffle and George Miller will talk with DanceLink creator/choreographer Sarah Carlson and composer Vernon Mobley about their new collaboration, "The Body Keeps The Score: Dancing with Trauma and Recovery", opening March 23 at the Ice House in Bethlehem.

Michael Drabenstott returns with our monthly feature exploring the Lehigh Valley's culinary scene. This month, Michael looks at two Lehigh Valley breweries and and one business in the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmer's Market.

First, Michael speaks with Weyerbacher Brewing Company brewmaster Chris Wilson discusses his brewery's rise from a livery stable in downtown Easton to the current 30,000 square foot facility he calls home. Drabenstott also speaks with beer historian and award-winning brewer Chris Bowen who was just named the new head brewer at Fegley's Brew Works in Bethlehem.

Children's Storytelling Series on LV Arts Salon

Mar 1, 2018

Storytellers Ingrid Bohn and Denise McCormack join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about the popular Children's Storytelling Series that the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild is presenting at Godfrey Daniels.

They also discussed other upcoming LVSG spring events.

(Original air-date: 02/26/18)  

Alfred Jarry's all-too-timely absurdist classic "Ubu Roi" has come to Muhlenberg College, and hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle preview the college's take on the subversive play.

Joining George and Kate are Professor Francine Roussel, Director of "Ubu Roi," and Professor Doug Ovens who composed the original score. "Ubu Roi" is produced by Muhlenberg College's Department of Theatre and Dance. The satirical play runs February 21-25, 2018 at Studio Theatre in Trexler Pavilion.

(Original air-date: 02/19/18)

Lehigh Valley Beer Week 2018 on LV Arts Salon

Feb 16, 2018

Chris Bowen, president of Lehigh Valley Beer Week, and Chris Wilson, Brewmaster at Weyerbacher Brewing Company, previewed Lehigh Valley Beer Week 2018 beginning this Saturday, Feb. 17-24. This year's Lehigh Valley Beer Week brings beer-centric events to bars, breweries, distributors, and restaurants across the Lehigh Valley.

The annual event, which is in its sixth year in 2018, celebrates not only beer, but also Lehigh Valley beer and the close-knit community that it fosters.

(Original air-date: 02/12/18)

Michael Drabenstott welcomed guests Michael Adams and Jim Yergey.

Adams is a chef at Hotel Bethlehem, which also operates 1741 on the Terrace and The Tap Room in the historic downtown hotel. Yergey is the founder of Yergey Brewing, a microbrewery in Emmaus that has been open since late 2016.

(Original air-date: 02/05/2018)

Lydia Panas discusses 'Chocolate Dark' on LV Arts Salon

Feb 6, 2018

Host Kenn Michael talks about a new photography exhibition coming to RE:find's new Gallery on the Walk on the Allentown ArtsWalk. Kenn's guest is international photographer Lydia Panas, discussing her new exhibition, "Chocolate Dark." The exhibition, which features stunning portraits of baker's chocolate, is sure to be a hit with lovers of photography and chocolate.

What's in Store at Miller Symphony Hall on LV Arts Salon

Jan 29, 2018
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Miller Symphony Hall's interim executive director, Diane Scott, and VP of marketing and community engagement, Lucy Bloise, join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about what to look forward to in the Hall's current 2017-18 season.

(Original air-date: 1/22/2018)

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith previews the second half of the 2017-18 season at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem. Bill welcomes guests Candi Staurinos, Zoellner's marketing director, and Andrew Cassano, Zoellner's operations director.

(Original air-date: 1/15/2018)

Dundore & Heister's Tod Auman on The Inside Dish

Dec 21, 2017

Michael Drabenstott speaks with Tod Auman, owner of Dundore & Heister, a sustainable whole-animal butcher with locations in the Easton Public Market and a stand-alone location in Wyomissing at the southern end of WDIY's listening area.

(Original air-date: 12/4/2017)

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