We are pleased to extend an invitation to you and any guests for a special event being held at the FlatIron building in South Bethlehem on Friday, April 21
st beginning at 3:00 PM. The Stone House Group will be hosting Kenneth Raniere, author of
AW Leh: Living Legacy, which details the history of the storied FlatIron building. Raniere will be presenting a history of the building and there will be an opportunity for a meet and greet including a drawing to win signed copies of his book.
The FlatIron building has been the home of WDIY's studios for our full 22 years of broadcasting. This is your opportunity to hear a presentation on the fascinating early 20
th century history of what was first known as the E.P. Wilbur Trust Company, which housed many different businesses and tenants over its 100+ year history.
Attendance is free but seating is limited. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.
Please RSVP here if you wish to attend
. We hope to see you there for this window into the Lehigh Valley's past.
* April 19 - 22 | 8:00pm
* Baker Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College
Dance Emerge showcases the ideas and talents of our brightest young choreographers, presenting some of the most innovative, imaginative, explorative dance you'll see. This concert provides students the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of dance composition, as well as exploring themes of culture, society, and life in the medium of dance. The choreographers whose work is chosen for Dance Emerge spend a semester devoted to finding, developing, and polishing the essence of the pieces they will present. The work that arrives on the stage is thought-provoking, insightful, and vibrantly performed.
The Paul Kendall Quartet
* Friday, April 21 | 7:30pm
The Paul Kendall Quartet features: Paul Kendall - Saxophone, Patrick Poladian - Pianom Paul Rostock - Bass, Vern Mobley - Drums. "Jazz musicians have been fond of the music of Stevie Wonder for the lyricism, sophistication, and overall excellence of his writing, which we consider among the best in the history of American popular music. During my performances with pianist Patrick Poladian, we found a common appreciation for the high quality of his song writing." - Paul Kendall
Concord Chamber Singers 50th Season Celebration - "Past, Present, Future"
* Saturday, April 22 | 7:30pm
* Wesley Church
Concord Chamber Singers (CCS), an elite 40-voice chorus that has been making music and contributing to the artistic richness in the Lehigh Valley for 50 years, will offer a free concert on April 22, 2017. According to Artistic Director Jennifer Kelly, the concert, which includes the world premiere of Hilary Tann's "Measuring the Distance" as well as Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo with chamber orchestra, is an opportunity for the chorus to thank the community for decades of faithful support. The celebration will take place at 7:30pm at Wesley Church, 2540 Center Street in Bethlehem, and will be followed by a reception. A pre-concert lecture with Kelly, founding director Blaine Shover, and composer Hilary Tann will take place from 6:30-7:00pm.
L.A. Theatre Works presents: Judgement at Nuremberg
* Saturday, April 22 | 8:00pm
On the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017, the Williams Center presents Abby Mann's complex and absorbing chronicle, Judgment at Nuremberg. Set against the looming Cold War, shifting political alliances, and the shocking memories of the Holocaust, Judgment prevails as one of the great courtroom dramas of all time. The penetrating themes explored-the compromise of human rights, the role of politics in foreign policy, the loss of compassion in the rule of law-resonate even today. Renowned for their international broadcast series, L.A. Theatre Works takes live radio-theater-style performance on the road in this fully-staged production.
Lehigh University Jazz Ensemble Funk and Combo
* Saturday, April 22 | 8:00pm
The ensembles perform classic and contemporary jazz. Bill Warfield, director.
Host: Paul Willistein
Host Paul Willistein welcomes the three first-place writers of The 12th Annual Student Poetry Project to read their poems
. In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems have been selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and will be published in the
Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and websites.
At the Movies: "The Boss Baby" is an entertaining animation feature film. Tim (voiced by Miles Christopher Bakshi, grandson of legendary animation film director Ralph Bakshi, of "Fritz the Cat" fame) is loved by his doting parents (voiced by Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimnmel). Tim's world is shaken with the arrival of "The Boss Baby" (voiced by Alec Baldwin), who's on a secret mission.
Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the comedy.
Host: Eleanor Bobrow
Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes guests from
The Lodge, a living community that supports adults with mental illness in Northampton County.
Ian Panyko, director of The Lodge, and two of its residents join Eleanor for this week's show.
Host: Steve Aaronson
The theme for
this week's show
is "Gotcha Covered." Host Steve Aaronson presents a wide variety of Golden Age artists interpreting songs written by their contemporaries. One highlight will be Richie Havens covering Bob Dylan's
Host: Rob Reagan
Host Rob Reagan welcomes Easton resident Jeff "Tain" Watts as his guest during the first hour of Milestones. The program will focus on the veteran drummer's upcoming show at the Allentown Jazz Fest on May 6
, as well as his recent musical projects.
Host: Dave Fry
Host Dave Fry features archived sets from Pavlov's Dawgs ('92), Alex Radus Trio ('15), Dave Van Ronk ('94) and Jesse Winchester ('80) plus CD cuts from Christine Havrilla, Cosy Sheridan and Kinky Friedman.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
Host: Laurie A. Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP®
Laurie A. Siebert covers a wide range of topics focused on helping the listener make sound choices when it comes to personal finance. She can be heard offering the same parting advice in the final seconds of each program, "Be proactive not reactive." Laurie is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner®, and an Accredited Estate Planner®. She is a Senior Vice President at
Valley National Financial Advisors
Host: Roberto Gooden
On the newest addition to the WDIY late night line-up, Roberto Gooden aka DirtyFINGERS delivers a fresh mix of music rooted in soul and R&B with upbeat funk, house, and dance music to keep you moving.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
Host: Jamie Campisi
The first in a series of interviews where WDIY's Jamie Campisi explores the life of student athletes. This week, Jamie talks with Madeline Walsh, a senior on the Lehigh University women's soccer team about the college student athlete experience. Lehigh Valley Insider airs Thursday at 5:44pm and Friday at 7:45am.
As an annual tradition, Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar will join community host Sally Handlon sharing the recent accomplishments and future plans of the college including the 150th anniversary events in 2017. The new strategic plan has been approved and the shovels are poised to expand the college footprint. Tune in and learn about all the excitement on campus!
11:00pm - 1:00am: Galactic Travels
Host: Bill Fox
Galactic Travels, Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
On the next Galactic Travels, I'll continue the month-long focus on
Robert Scott Thompson. The featured CD at midnight
will be "Upon the
Edge of Night"
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
Host: Karen El-Chaar
Today's interviews preview upcoming performances and include
Lehigh University Philharmonic with director Eugene Albulescu at 10:00am and
Allan Birney, director of the Camerata Singers at 11:00am.
5:44pm: Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar
Dr. Afshar presents a synopsis of the week's economic news with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley and the nation.
Economic Pulse airs Friday at 5:44pm during NPR's
All Things Considered and Monday at 7:41am during NPR's
11:00pm - 12:00am: Tape Swap Radio
Hosts: Matt Molchany, Shamus McGroggan
Matt and Shamus premiere the Shards Session from
Elora, a three-piece shoegaze-influenced band from Barcelona, Spain recorded during their tour stop in Bethlehem in October 2015.
Catch WDIY's newest music program which takes the eclectic mix of our weekday afternoon program, The Blend, and adds a healthy dose of global roots music for a unique and adventurous international musical selection.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Hosts: Steve Aaronson, Rosalie Viscomi
April marks the birthdays of four swing icons: Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington. Ella's 100th will be part of the festivities -- as well as tracks from the other celebrants.