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February 12 - 18
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Rock of Ages
Presented by the Civic Theatre of Allentown
 
* February 9-25 | 7:30 pm
* Cedar Crest College, Alumnae Hall Auditorium

Nicknamed Broadway's 'Bad Boy' hit, this Tony Award-nominated musical featuring vintage rock tunes from the likes of Twisted Sister and Bon Jovi takes you back to the times of big rock bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! Familiar favorites such as "We're Not Gonna Take It," "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," and "Don't Stop Believing" accompany your trip back to the rocking '80s.



The Simon Mulligan Trio
Presented by Jazz Upstairs 
 
* Friday, February 16 | 7:30 pm
Miller Symphony Hall
 
Back by popular demand, Simon Mulligan returns with bandmates Gene Perla on bass and Dave Willard on drums.



The Wailin' Jennys
 
* Friday, February 16 | 8:00 pm
* Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

 
This Canadian trio's wide range of musical backgrounds and ability to seamlessly blend inspired harmonies have characterized their special mix of Americana, pop and traditional folk. The Jennys' recent studio album, "Bright Morning Stars," offers a shimmering tapestry of achingly perfect vocal sound and soulful songwriting.

 

A Tribute to "Harrigan and Hart: Irish-American Vaudeville"  
Presented by the
Celtic Cultural Alliance
 
* Saturday, February 17 | 7:00 pm
* Foy Concert Hall
 
Chris Simmons and Murray Callahan capture the excitement and humor of the 1870's by saluting Harrigan and Hart through songs and stories based on original characters, drawn almost entirely from contemporary interviews, press accounts, original songs, and sketches by Edward Harrigan and David Braham. In the 1870's, the songs of Edward Harrigan, tunesmith and playwright, and his partner, Tony Hart, were the hit of New York City. They wrote ballads about Irish-American working class immigrants, building characters that were filled with love, grit, and good humor. Harrigan and Hart were arguably the most popular duo of the late 19th century, and their songs and sketches became the foundation for musical comedy on the American stage.
 
 

Great American Songbook 
Presented by
Lehigh University Jazz Faculty
 
 
* February 18 | 3:00 pm 
 
The Lehigh University Jazz Faculty performs classics from the Great American Songbook, from Richard Rodgers to Stevie Wonder, under the direction of Bill Warfield. 



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Program Highlights
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12
 
6:00 - 6:30 pm: Lehigh Valley Arts Salon 
Hosts: Michael Drabenstott Follow us on Twitter
     
Chris Bowen, president of Lehigh Valley Beer Week, and Chris Wilson, Brewmaster at Weyerbacher Brewing Company, preview Lehigh Valley Beer Week 2018 beginning this Saturday, Feb. 17-24. This year's Lehigh Valley Beer Week brings beer-centric events to bars, breweries, distributors, and restaurants across the Lehigh Valley. The annual event, which is in its sixth year in 2018, celebrates not only beer, but Lehigh Valley beer and the close-knit community that it fosters. 
 
At the Movies: "Phantom Thread" is based on director John Paul Anderson's original screenplay about a 1950s' fictional London couturier, Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), who treats people like so many mannequins upon which to drape his designs. "Phantom Thread" is an Academy Award contender with six Oscar nominations: Picture, director (Anderson), actor (Day-Lewis), supporting actress (Lesley Manville), original score (Jonny Greenwood), and costume design (Mark Bridges). The National Board of Review chose "Phantom Thread" as one of the Top 10 films of 2017. Paul Willistein of the Lehigh Valley Press reviews the film drama.    

6:30 - 7:00 pm: Take Charge of Your Life
Host: Eleanor Bobrow

Angela Lender from Recovery Partnership joins  Eleanor Bobrow to discuss mental health awareness and the resources that are available in the Lehigh Valley. Recovery Partnership is a peer-run, non-profit organization that has an array of mental health services for adults. Its mission is to promote individual recovery and strengthen communities.

7:00 - 9:00 pm: Folk Classics
Host: Steve Aaronson

It's the annual Valentine's Day edition, with Golden Age artists singing about all facets of LOOOVE. Among the more unusual pieces will be The Chad Mitchell Trio doing Lennon / McCartney, Joan Baez doing rock and roll, and Judy Collins on Broadway.    
 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13


7:00 - 9:00 pm: Live from Godfrey Daniels 
Host: Dina Hall Follow us on Twitter 
 
Dina Hall will  feature archived sets from Hot Rize (1982), Trina Hamlin (2016), Peggy Seeger (2014) and Richard Shindell (2006). Plus plenty of studio cuts of Godfrey's artists past, present and future.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Your Financial Choices
Host: Laurie Siebert, CPA, CFP®, AEP® Follow us on Twitter

Laurie Siebert will discuss the new world of planning under tax reform.

She will also take listeners' questions live on the air at 610-758-8810. Questions can be submitted early at yourfinancialchoices.com by clicking "Contact Laurie."


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm: WDIY Classics  
Host: Michael Tamte-Horan
     
Host Michael Tamte-Horan presents: Leonard Bernstein at 100 - a celebration of the legendary composer. Featuring several of Bernstein's finest compositions including: Chichester Psalms, A Quiet Place: Suite for Orchestra, Arias and Barcarolles, Symphony No. 2 "The Age of Anxiety," and selections from Candide.

1:00 - 4:00 pm: The Blend
Host: Stewart Brodian Follow us on Twitter 

At 2:00 pm , Savannah-based acoustic quintet Velvet Caravan bring their adventurous mix of Gypsy, honky-tonk, swing, and Latin music to the WDIY studios for a live performance and interview with Swing Sunday h ost Jim Wardrop to highlight their free show at the Mauch Chunk Opera House later that evening at 7:00 pm.
 
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Lehigh Valley Discourse  
Host: Sally Handlon Follow us on Twitter
 
It's time for the annual Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation Update
 
President and CEO Don Cunningham joins host Sally Handlon to explore the state of the Lehigh Valley today, discussing recent accomplishments and giving insight into the recently adopted three-year strategic plan.
 
11:00 pm - 1:00 am: Galactic Travels
Host: Bill Fox Follow us on Twitter 

On  Galactic Travels , Bill Fox presents hour-long soundscapes of electronic, ambient, and space music.
 
Bill continues the month-long special focus on Jeff Pearce. The featured CD at midnight will be "With Evening Above" on Jeff Pearce Music. You will also hear new music by Forrest Fang and Tapes and Topographies.

 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: WDIY Classics
Host: Karen El-Chaar
 
This week's guests include: Eugene Albulescu, director of the Lehigh University Philharmonic Orchestra at 10:00 am, with a preview of the upcoming performances.

At 11:00 am, 
Ms. Susan Kuntz and Elizabeth Zemanek of the Lehigh Valley Music Teachers Association discuss their upcoming Play-a-Thon.
 
5:44 pm:  Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar
Host: Dr. Kamran Afshar Follow us on Twitter

Dr. Afshar will present 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  Morning Edition.