Bethlehem

ArtsQuest Founder Jeff Parks on LV Discourse

Sep 20, 2018

Jeff Parks, founder and former President of ArtsQuest and Musikfest, discusses his recently published book, 'Stronger Than Steel: Forging a Rust Belt Renaissance', with host Sally Handlon.

Jane Wells Schooley on Lessons with Leaders

Sep 14, 2018

Laurie Siebert returns with our quarterly Lehigh Valley Discourse feature, 'Lessons with Leaders'. On this program, Laurie's guest is Jane Wells Schooley, internationally certified business coach, facilitator, and certified Master Behavioral Analyst. She is the co-owner of Northstar Team Development based in Bethlehem, PA.
 

(Original air-date: 9/6/2018)

Pennsylvania March Composer Ron Degrandis on WDIY Classics

Sep 13, 2018

WDIY Classics host George Fennell welcomes Lehigh Valley composer Ron DeGrandis to the studio to discuss his latest composition, "The Pennsylvania March", the first ever march composed for the state.

Ron discusses the reason for composing the march and also demonstrates some of his other recent works. In addition to composition, Ron is also a retired school music educator from the Bethlehem area and plays viola in the Allentown Symphony Orchestra.

(Original air-date: 9/3/2018)

Storyteller Denise McCormack on LV Arts Salon

Sep 6, 2018

Hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with storyteller Denise McCormack about her upcoming events with the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild including her performance of 'Love Stories' at Godfrey Daniels on Thursday, September 20th. 

(Original air-date: 8/27/2018)

 

Interview: Bakithi Kumalo on The Blend

Aug 25, 2018

South African bassist Bakithi Kumalo, Paul Simon's long time bassist since the recording in South Africa of Paul Simon's classic 'Graceland' album, joins host Scott Sherk in the studio. 

They discuss Bakithi's upcoming performance with the All-Star Graceland Tribute Band happening Saturday, September 1, at the Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks, and about Bakithi's long association with Paul Simon.

(Original air-date: 8/21/2018)

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith discusses highlights of the first half of Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center's 2018/19 season with Artistic Director Deborah Sacarakis.

Upcoming events include a free presentation from novelist and writing teacher Marita Golden, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, the Ultimate Queen Celebration, and more. A full list of upcoming events is available at Zoellner Arts Center's website.

(Original air-date: 8/20/2018)

WDIY Studio Session: American Trappist

Aug 22, 2018

WDIY's Musikfest 2018 features continued with a live interview and acoustic perfromance from Joe Michelini of Philadelphia indie rock band American Trappist. 

Michelini previewed his Musikfest show later that night where he appeared for an acoustic solo American Trappist set.

(Original air-date: 8/9/2018)

WDIY Studio Session: KALO

Aug 15, 2018

Blues/rock trio KALO joined us in the studio for an interview and performance ahead of their Musikfest appearance later in the day. The band is made-up of Israeli-born guitarist, singer, and songwriter Bat-Or Kalo as well as Oklahoma musicians Chad Roper on bass and Mike Alexander on drums/percussion.

(Original air-date: 8/10/2018)

Your Official Musikfest 2018 Preview on LV Arts Salon

Aug 1, 2018

Musikfest is celebrating their 35th year in 2018, and this year's festivities  will feature more than 500 free music and art performances during its 10-day run. On this edition of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, Charles James welcomes ArtsQuest Chief Programming Officer Patrick Brogan and Talent Buyer Helen Smith to discuss all the festival has to offer this year.

On the June edition of the Inside Dish, Michael Drabenstott looks at South Bethlehem's Roasted with co-owners Derek Wallen and Chris Topping. 

Roasted is a modern café which opened at the former location of Blue Sky Café.

 (Original air-date: 6/4/2018)

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