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

Lori Catanzaro

Laurie Siebert discusses year-end tax planning including a conversation about charitable giving with guests Thomas Riddle, CPA, CFP®, Founder and Chair of the Valley National Group as well as the Chair of the ArtsQuest Foundation, along with Selena Lavonier, Senior Director of Advancement for ArtsQuest.

Sally Handlon discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the arts in a conversation with Jeff Parks, Chair of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, author, and former president of ArtsQuest. 


With the screenings of “Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back” and “Black Panther,” ArtsQuest's Frank Banko Cinemas in Bethlehem became the first indoor movie theater to reopen in the Lehigh Valley in the five months since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. Ryan Hill, ArtsQuest Programming Director, discusses what’s ahead for Banko Cinemas with Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Host Charles James reviews this year’s Virtual Musikfest with Anne Sturm, Sr. Talent Buyer and Executive Director of the Levitt Pavilion, and Mark Demko, Senior Director of Communication for ArtsQuest. The festival has had to reinvent itself this year in response to the COVID-19 crisis, finding a way to present 80 performers.

Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Host Silagh White sits down with Bethlehem performer Kate Hughes to discuss her upcoming solo show, "Most Flammable Episode Two," coming to the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas on February 28, 2020. The show is a follow-up to Hughes' sold-out run of the first "Most Flammable."

Jake Shimabukuro Trio Live on The Blend

Feb 18, 2020
Emily Schlegel |WDIY

Hawaii native and viral ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro joins Scott Sherk in studio for a live performance and interview ahead of his performance with the Jake Shimabukuro Trio at the Musikfest Café in Bethlehem.

Dustbowl Revival Live on The Blend

Feb 5, 2020
Shamus McGroggan | WDIY

Americana roots band Dustbowl Revival joins host Shamus McGroggan in the WDIY studios for a live performance and interview ahead of the band's show at Musikfest Café in Bethlehem.

Your Official Musikfest 2019 Preview on LV Arts Salon

Aug 1, 2019

Musikfest is returning to Bethlehem for 2019 and we’ve got your official preview! Host Charles James welcomes guests from ArtsQuest to tell us what’s in store for the festival’s 36th year: Mark Demko, Senior Director of Communications, and Shayna Super, Performing Arts Specialist.

Discussing Support for the Arts on LV Discourse

Feb 14, 2019

Host Alan Jennings welcomes the leaders of some of the Lehigh Valley's most prominent arts organizations to explore the issue of support for the arts and the politics that inevitably ensue.