Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Mondays, 6:00-6:30pm

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.

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To celebrate National Poetry Month, the winning poets and poems in the 16th annual Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project are the subject of this special edition of LVAS with hosts Paul Willistein, Lehigh Valley Press Focus editor, and George VanDoren, Poetry Project adjudication committee chairperson.

Host Silagh White is joined by three Broughal Middle School teachers.  Amy Putlock (vocal music), Jody Trostle (8th grade English) and Lynn Vento (8th Grade science) discuss the spring production and twelve years of theater at Broughal, how they've adapted to COVID safety protocols with innovation and a partnership with local artist Doug Roysdon.

Guillermo Lopez of the Latinx Theatre Leadership Team talks with WDIY about their partnership with Touchstone Theatre to host the Latinx Block Party. Then, Bethlehem Police Chief Michelle Kott talks about BPD recruitment and community outreach... plus her plans to try salsa dancing at the Block Party!

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.

Missy Hartney stands in front of a mural on Bethlehem's SouthSide.
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Kate Scuffle welcomes Missy Hartney, Main Street Manager of Bethlehem's SouthSide Arts District, to talk about the SouthSide's new Urban Arts Trail, the April 2nd First Friday Urban Arts Trail celebration and ribbon-cutting, as well as the new projects and programs in the area.

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

Host Kate Scuffle is joined by Zoellner Arts Center Executive Director Mark Wilson to talk about "On Stage at Home," Zoellner's first-ever virtual spring season.

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.

Allentown Art Museum

Kate Scuffle welcomes back Elaine Mehalakes from the Allentown Art Museum and Dr. Arthur Wheelock, former Curator at the National Gallery of Art, to talk about the return of the Rembrandt painting Portrait of a Young Woman to the Allentown Art Museum.