Silagh White

Program Host

Rotating host of Lehigh Valley Arts Salon.

Silagh White hosts a program highlighting dance at Cedar Crest College's Performing Arts Department. She welcomes Sarah Carlson, Artistic Director of the virtual Spring Dance Showcase, Saturday April 17th and Toni Byers-Parades, Co-Faculty Director for the new mixed-media livestream piece “Factor,” premiering April 24th.

Host Silagh White welcomes Godfrey Daniels' Managing Director Ramona Murray, along with founder and archivist Dave Fry. Godfrey Daniels, long-time partner with WDIY, is a listening room in South Bethlehem. Join us as we visit with these two local music legends and celebrate 45 years of community music-making.

Host Silagh White is joined by ArtsQuest CEO and President Kassie Hilgert to discuss the recent stimulus package, which includes federal help for the "Save Our Stages" program

To honor Black History Month, Silagh White profiles Nate "The Mime" Moran who recently published his book The Mime Speaks, showcasing his remarkable story of struggle and why his motto is “Never Give Up.” Bathsheba Monk with Blue Heron Books in Allentown, which is publishing the book, also joins the conversation and describes the process and challenges of bringing a story like Nate's to bookshelves.

Bel Canto Youth Chorus

Dr. Silagh White welcomes Dr. Joy Hirokawa, Founder and Director of the Bel Canto Youth Chorus, and discusses their recent program highlighting the Underground Railroad and a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day performance in his honor.

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Host Silagh White is joined by Mark Stutz, Director of Visual and Performing Arts for Parkland School District, and Justin Amann, Director of the Freedom High School Theatre Company. They discuss how the pandemic has affected student productions, what is missed, and, perhaps more importantly, what they have gained in adapting their programs to keep kids safely engaged.  

National Museum of Industrial History

Silagh White looks at the new exhibition at the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem: "Machines of Interest - The Selected Works of Stephen Mallon." Silagh talks with photographer Stephen Mallon as well as NMIH's Curator of Collections, Andria Zaia.

Fun Home is a theatrical adaptation of the 2006 graphic memoir, “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” by American cartoonist Alison Bechdel.  Fun Home won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, along with four other awards to Michael Cerveris for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Sam Gold for Best Direction of a Musical, Lisa Kron took the Best Book, and Kron and Jeanine Tesori took Best Original Score, making them the first female writing team to win in that category.  It was called, “the first mainstream musical about a young lesbian” (Slate, 2015).