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.

Host Silagh White discusses the Local Arts Index with Muhlenberg Professor Roland Kushner. The Local Arts Index is a tool created to better understand the characteristics of the cultural life of communities. The conversation will center around why this data matters to artists, and arts lovers. Listeners may wish to refer to this website during the show: http://www.artsindexusa.org/local-arts-index.

Jayne Anne Recker, Executive Director of the Celtic Cultural Alliance, joins host George Miller and Kate Scuffle  to the program. The CCA's Celtic Classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and Jayne shares some highlights for this year's festival, happening September 28-30 in Historic Bethlehem.

Muhlenberg Theatre on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Sep 14, 2012

Host George Miller and Kate Scuffle welcome Dr. James Peck, Muhlenberg College Theatre and Dance Department Chair as he highlights the 2012-2013 Mainstage Season and dance offerings.

A Meadow in a Small Backyard? Yes!

Sep 11, 2012

Can you really have a meadow in a small, urban backyard?  You bet! In this Lehigh Valley Arts Salon, listen to author Catherine Zimmerman, and Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery's Louise Shaefer, as they discuss Catherine's new book, Urban and Suburban Meadows, Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces.

Hosts George and Kate welcome Artistic Director Deb Sacarakis to the program to talk about the upcoming 2012-2013 season at Zoellner Art Center.

Hosts Jack Adams welcomes Patrick Brogan of ArtsQuest, and musician Craig Thatcher to the program to discuss The Blast Furnace Blues Festival, happening September 14-16 at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem.

As the summer and the arts festival season draws to an end, Lehigh Valley Arts Salon hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with Lehigh University’s Andrew Chupa, who has just returned from a summer studying with the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin as well as attending the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  They talk about what’s new on the world stage, as well as a sneak preview of Lehigh’s upcoming theatre season, where Andrew will be both acting and directing.

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.

Radio Legend Dick Summer on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Jul 16, 2012

Hosts Laura Lawrence welcomes legendary radio personality Dick Summer to the show to talk about his days in radio during the 1960's in markets like New York City, Philadelphia and Boston.