Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Filmmaker Josh Fox on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Jun 11, 2013

Hosts George and Kate welcome filmmaker Josh Fox to the program this evening. He will be talking about his new film Gasland Part II, which will premiere in the Lehigh Valley at a special showing on June 17th at Broughal Middle School on the campus of Lehigh University. Josh will be at the premiere in Bethlehem, participating in a special Q&A after the film. (Original air date June 10, 2013.)

SouthSide Film Festival on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Jun 7, 2013

Host Paul Willistein covers all you need to know about the SouthSide Film Festival with his guests Glenn Koehler, the new SouthSide Film Festival director, Jeff Vaclavik, board president, and Benjamin Bertalan, board member.  The Festival runs June 11-15. (Original air date June 3, 2013.)

Hosts George and Kate welcome Principal Jan Labellarte and sixth-grader Mattie Bender from the Arts Academy Charter School in Bethlehem. They will talk about the school, their programs and their upcoming event, The Annual Celebration of the Arts, happening May 31 at the Davinci Science Center. (Original air date May 27, 2013.)

Host Bathsheba Monk welcomes a full house of guests on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon to celebrate Toulouse- Lautrec’s arrival at the Allentown Art Museum.  Joining her is Diane Fischer, Chief Curator at the Allentown Art Museum, Lisa Norris Professor of Art History at Kutztown University, as well as Sharon Vidmar McCarthy and Ann Schlegel, founder of Allentown Art Squawk, whose summer Squawk is the Belle Epoque.  It will be a lively half-hour in which Ms. Monk will try to persuade her guests to demonstrate the can-can! (Original air date, May 20, 2013.)

Touchstone's Young Playwrights' Festival is just around the corner, and Mary Wright, Coordinator for Touchstone's Young Playwrights Lab, joins hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to talk about this year's new young plays and playwrights. (Original air date: May 13, 2013.)

Host Steve Aaronson welcomes members of the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission to discuss the 48th Annual Fine Art and Craft Show, happening Mother's Day Weekend -- May 11th and 12th in Historic Bethlehem.  Main Street will be scene of over 70 artists and crafters, who will be displaying a variety of prints, drawings, watercolors, oils, photos, jewelry, clothing, woodwork, glass, and other media. (Original air date May 6, 2013.)

Hosts Paul Willistein and George VanDoren welcome the three first-place winners in the Eighth Annual Poetry Project; a collaboration between The Press newspapers and WDIY. Each student poet will have a chance to read their winning poem, and discuss the inspiration for their work. There will be one student in each of the three age groups: elementary, middle and high school. (Original air date, April 29, 2013.)

"The Marriage of Figaro", the 1784 comedy by Beaumarchais, wraps up the Muhlenberg College theatre season in a fresh new production directed by Francine Roussel, and featuring an original score by composer and musician Mike Krisukas (Zen For Primates).  Roussel and Krisukas join hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle to discuss the production and their collaboration. (Original air date April 22, 2013.)

RiverJazz Festival on Lehigh Valley Arts Salon

Apr 16, 2013

Host Silagh White talks with Patrick Brogan from ArtsQuest about the upcoming RiverJazz Festival, happening throughout the month of May at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. The festival, featuring everything from bebop and swing to cool jazz and free improvisation, showcases national touring acts and some of the best jazz performers from the Lehigh Valley.  (Original air date April 15, 2013.)

Host Bill Dautremont-Smith talks with Dr. Bruce Whitehouse, who teaches Anthropology and Global Studies at Lehigh University, about his recent book “Migrants and Strangers in an African City”, listed as among the best overlooked books of 2012, and his blog “Bridges from Bamako” providing insightful analysis of the current situation in Mali.